• Profile:

    Zhongkai Li is a designer, video artist, illustrator, and filmmaker. His recent research challenges and subverts conventional subject-object relationships between viewer and content. He approaches time-based media with a focus on a dualistic method, examining the different ways of interplay between narration, moving images, and sounds in physical and digital space


    Degrees Held:

    2019   MFA, Yale School of Art 

    2016   BFA, Academy of Fine Art

    Performances And Appearances:



    Finding Patterns in Time and Place

    January 27 - July 20, 2020

    Maharam, 251 Park Ave S #15, New York, NY 10010


    Body as Camera 

    November 5 - November 11, 2018 

    The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media,149 York St, New Haven, CT 06511



    Perceptions / Distortions

    January 8 - February 14, 2021

    Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St, Boston, MA 02130


    Undocumented events and object permanence 

    March 3 - Current, 2020

    Blockchain certification, Noemata, Arts Council Norway


    International Poster Exhibition

    November 22 - Current, 2019

    Olympic Gallery, Scotland, UK


    International Poster Exhibition

    October 21 - December 23, 2017

    Scotland's Centre for Design & Architecture, 11 Mitchell Lane Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU


    China TDC: Typographic Design in China Invitation Exhibition 

    April 23 - May 15, 2017 

    Nanshan Museum, 2093 Nanshan Ave, Nanshan District, Shenzhen


    13e Biennale Internationale des poétes en Val-de-Marne

    May 26- June 20, 2015

    Centre cultural Anis Gras, le lieu de l'autre, 55 avenue Laplace 94110 Arcueil


    The “4th Block” IX International Triennial

    April 20- April 28, 2015


    Come In Gallery

    Kharkiv Architecture School


    Semуradskogo Art Gallery, 

    The gallery of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts 

    Mekhanika Art Factory


    ASIA NEXT Poster Design Invitation Exhibition

    September 21 - October 8, 2015

    Yucun gallery, Suzhou

    Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Kaohsiung 

    Namseoul University Art Center Gallery Iang, Seoul


    The 11th Golden Bee Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design

    October 7 - October 12, 2014

    Central House of Artist, CHA, Moscow, Krymskyval 10, Moscow, RU


    The 6th World Biennial of Student Poster

    December 14 - December 25, 2014

    The Biennial in Novi Sad, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, RS



    Festival International du Livre d'Art et du Film, 2020

    Video Objects, Thursday, November 14, 2019, Grace Street Theater, 934 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220

    Artist Screening: layers, November 9 - November 10, 2019, The Bridgeport Art Trail, American Fabrics Arts Building, 1069 Connecticut Ave, Bridgeport, CT

    Hong Kong New Wave Film Festival, 2019

    New Haven International Film Festival, 2019  

    New Haven Documentary Film Festival, 2019



    Finding Patterns in Time and Place, Maharam, 2020

    Response To Gazing, Alexis Angelus, Digital America, 2020

    Index: Spotlight, Q&A, 2019

    Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Interview, 2019

    Untitled-folder Issue 4, Interview, 2019

    Palimpsest #9 Trans [ ] Yale Graduate Literary Arts & Magazine, Featured Work, 2019

    Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Interview, 2017

    Media, Commercialism and Feminism, The Creators Project, Vice, Interview, 2016


    Awards And Honors:

    Sanyu Scholarship, Andrea Frank Foundation, 2018-2019

    Yale School of Art Scholarship, Yale University, 2017

    The First Prize Scholarship, Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2015

    Entrepreneurship Scholarship, Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2015

    The Second Prize Scholarship, Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2014

    Current Courses:

    Advanced Motion Graphics (Spring 2020)