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Yee I-Lann

Malaysian, b. 1971

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Yee I-Lann

Malaysian, b. 1971

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Yee I-Lann, who received training in cinematography and also works as a production designer for feature films, is known for her installations and photography-based works. Recurring themes in her work include Southeast Asian cultural identity and Malaysia’s history—a hybrid subject she refers to as “genetic memory”. Idiomatic objects make frequent appearances in her work, including Malaysian flags, multi-colored tarp bags, oxen, and native plants. She also garnered attention for printing her photographic images onto batik cloths, using a technique involving dye and liquid wax to create her cloth’s signature appearance of hairline cracks. In 2010, Yee applied this method in producing her series “Orang Besar”, which literally means “Big Person” and refers to members of the socio-political and economic elite in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

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Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Yinchuan Biennale
Biography

Yee I-Lann, who received training in cinematography and also works as a production designer for feature films, is known for her installations and photography-based works. Recurring themes in her work include Southeast Asian cultural identity and Malaysia’s history—a hybrid subject she refers to as “genetic memory”. Idiomatic objects make frequent appearances in her work, including Malaysian flags, multi-colored tarp bags, oxen, and native plants. She also garnered attention for printing her photographic images onto batik cloths, using a technique involving dye and liquid wax to create her cloth’s signature appearance of hairline cracks. In 2010, Yee applied this method in producing her series “Orang Besar”, which literally means “Big Person” and refers to members of the socio-political and economic elite in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
ArtAsiaPacific
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Yinchuan Biennale
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Articles Featuring Yee I-Lann
Yee I-Lann’s Plucky Approach to Identity Politics
Aug 20th, 2014
Yee I-Lann’s Plucky Approach to Identity Politics
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