Yee I-Lann (b. 1971, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur. Her primarily photomedia-based practice speculates on issues of culture, power and the role of historical memory in our social experience. Such layers necessitate an extensive and multi-layered visual vocabulary drawn from historical references, popular culture, archives and everyday objects.
Yee graduated from the University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia) with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in 1993 with a major in Photography and a minor in Cinematography. Recent exhibitions include Away from the Long Night, MSAC, Taipei (2014); The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from South East Asia, ARTER, Istanbul (2014); Tabled, Silverlens Galleries, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2014); Picturing Power, Tyler Rollins, New York (2014); Curators’ Series #7. A Special Arrow Was Shot In The Neck…, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2014); You are the company in which you keep, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (2013); Suspended Histories, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam (2013); Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (2013); Art of Memory: Contemporary Textile Expressions, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2013). Yee also works in the film industry in Malaysia. Her most recent production role in 2014 was as Set Decorator for the television series Indian Summers, a Channel 4 (UK) production. She will be in residency at the Center of Contemporary Art in Singapore in 2015.
Drop me an email at yeeilannmail[at]gmail[dot]com