Bai Yiluo, who earned his living at a factory in Luoyang before he began producing art, once said: “It does not matter what you do, you will never be able to escape the experiences you’ve passed through.” Fittingly, his photography-based installations and sculptures are recognizable for their labor intensity and use of found objects. For Bai, the primary themes of his artwork have to do with the intersection of popular and traditional Chinese culture in shaping Chinese identity. Some of his most prominent works feature discarded anonymous ID photos as a primary material, as in Untitled (US Dollar) (2008), Animal Destiny (2005), and Fate No. 4 (2007). His work is often characterized by political overtones and violent imagery.