Jiaqi Li



Jiaqi Li focuses on the field of visual art, specializing in painting and object making. He looks into electronic devices, studies the cultural bobble comes along with exotic aesthetic, blends related visual memories, and thinks about the consumption logic. Jiaqi Li earned his BFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (2019) and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a China Scholarship Council-sponsored student (2021). Now he lives and works in China's Greater Bay Area.




2019-2021 MFA, Printmedia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago United States
2014-2019 BFA, Sculpture, Central Academy of Fine Arts China
2017-2018 Sculpture & Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art United Kingdom


  Solo Shows  
2024 AMBULANCIAGA, Studio Gallery 工作室画廊 Shanghai, CN
2023 🔘Brightness🔘Saturation🔘Glossiness, Double Double Gallery 協力空间 (798) Beijing, CN
Our TV, Your Success, @hā Art Space Changsha, CN
2020 O BEDIENT ART, Sullivan Center Chicago, US
2017 A UTILITARIAN EXHIBITION, The White Space Glasgow, UK


  Group Exhibitions  
2024 Brand-new Architecture, Figurativism Loom on Every Floor, Kě Yi Gallery 可以画廊 Hefei, CN
2023 Fractal Resonance, Epoch Art Museum 年代美术馆 × RE’VAN Shanghai, CN
Untitled Source Youth Art Festival, Wind H Art Center 山中天艺术中心 Beijing, CN
Art Amoy International Art Fair 艺术厦门, EveryArt Gallery Xiamen, CN
The 9th Shenzhen Young Artist Week: Phoenix Rising Form The Ashes – Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Shenzhen University Art Museum Shenzhen, CN
eMOTION, Ely Center of Contemporary Art New Haven, US
The Crimoires Road, Cooling Gallery Nanjing, CN
Fast Forward. ?. Play Back, YOUNG SPACE Art Museum Chongqing, CN
We See It All, NO Space, nospacegallery.com Beijing, CN, London, UK
The 6th Wrong Biannual, biennale.thewrong.org
Paradise – EveryArt Online Festival 2.0 Shanghai, CN
2022 Where Is The Boundary, EveryArt Online Exhibition Shanghai, CN
Mars Pop Art Festival, Wuhan International Exhibition Center Wuhan, CN
The Transformation Door Art Exhibition, Coco Gallery Guangzhou, CN
入村出城, Prickly Paper Studio 刺纸工作室
The 3rd New Failed Works Auction: The Relationship Between Humans and ____, FREE Space
2021 The Principle of Hope, Inside-Out Art Museum 中间美术馆 Beijing, CN
The Beat Rhythm Of Each Player Playing 50 Boards, SIMULACRA 拟像
Art Teleported Korea 2021, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum Gimpo, Korea
What's So Funny?, Well Well Projects Portland, US
Graduate Exhibition 2021, SAIC Galleries Chicago, US
2020 Clouds: New Media Art, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum Gimpo, Korea
Under 500, Maryland Art Place Baltimore, US
Corona Portrait Project, coronaportrait.com Wilsonville, US
Back Home, Hunan Art Museum 湖南美术馆 Changsha, CN
A Crop of Fruit, Hey Town Art Center Beijing, CN
Painting Is The Pass For Conceptual Artist, And Concept Is The Epitaph For Painting Artist, live streaming virtual exhibition on Bilibili.com
Come As You Are, Side Street Studio Arts Elgin, US
2019 Chicago Art Book Fair, Athletic Association Hotel Chicago, US
REAL: The World As We See It, Sullivan Center
CAP-Xhibition, Career and Professional Experience Office, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Believe It For Now, āotū Space Beijing, CN
夹山改梁 Jasagala II, Private apartment in Hua Jia Di
Undergraduate Students' Graduation Artwork Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum
2018 Art Nova 100 Opening Exhibition, Guardian Art Center 嘉德艺术中心 Beijing, CN
ASA-XYZ Young Artist Award Nomination Exhibition, XYZ Gallery
Originality by the Academics Creative Art, CAFA School History Museum
2017 夹山改梁 Jasagala, Exhibition Hall of Printmaking Department Beijing, CN
2016 3D in Offices - Digital Art Exhibition, Pin Shi Jie Cultural Development Co., Ltd., Xin Hua 1949 Cultural Park Beijing, CN
2015 Material Usage(Part 2), Passage Gallery, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, CN
  My 2015 - Sculpture Exhibition of Undergraduates, Passage Gallery, CAFA  
  Play with Metal, Passage Gallery, CAFA  
2014 Observation and Expression, Underground Exhibition Hall, CAFA Beijing, CN


2021 Pictorialized Living Space, Art Teleported Korea 2021, CICA Museum, Jan 24, online
The Principle of Hope Artists' Talk no.3: Li Jiaqi, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Inside-Out Art Museum, Nov 28, online
2020 MOST XCITING TALK, Departmental Grad Talk, Nov 24, online


2022 Article "Visual Phenomenon Study: Space Collage" published on Fine Arts Literature (CN 42-1756/J, ISSN 1673-4958, Mailing code 38-397), Issue 191, Sept. 2022
2021 Artwork "Untitled (Package Boxes)", Into the Clouds: New Media Art 2021, Gimpo: CICA Press, P122-125
Photography "Our Television", SAIC 2020-21 Photo Department Catalog
Work published on ArtTreasury 2021, P30-35
Work published on VAST Magazine, Issue n°02, P66-67
Video "Our Television, Your Success", Emerge Journal (online, IG: emerge.saic)
2020 Work published on Selection Magazine, Vol. 1, YAN Books
Photographs published on Ci Zhi Magazine, Jan. Issue 2
2018 Artwork "Camouflage" "Camouflage Jumpsuit", Art Nova 100 Exhibition Catalog, P212-213
Artwork "Savage Beauty", ASA-XYZ Young Artist Award Exhibition Catalog, P20
Illustrations "Drawing of Shell", Ocean World Magazine Issue 526, P76-77
Illustrations "Drawing of Shell" "The Comb of Venus – Murex", Ocean World Magazine Issue 528, P64-71


2020 cafa.com.cn. "Overseas Art Students Under the Pandemic IV". Apr 15. CAFA Art Info
2019 art.ifeng.com. "Edge of 'Black Hole' ". Mar 20. Zhu, Ruihan
Feng Huo Monthly. "Jia Shan Gai Liang II". Feb. Issue 72
2018 artron.net. "Camouflage". Jul 26. Zhang, Xin


2020 Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, Gimpo, Korea


2023 Honorable Mention, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards, Hong Kong Academy of Contemporary Arts and Culture
2022 Tokyo TDC Annual Awards (Ferris Gallery – Daido Moriyama: Seeping into Darkness, visual design photo portion, StudioTODO)
2020 Clay Morrison Scholarship, SAIC
2019 Chinese Government Scholarship (Full, to study at SAIC), China Scholarship Council
2018 Nomination for ASA-XYZ Young Artist Award
2016 The Third Prize Scholarship, CAFA
The third prize for Photography Awards "On the Road", CAFA
Excellent Prize for My 2015 – Sculpture Exhibition of Undergraduates, CAFA
2015 The Third Prize Scholarship, CAFA
2014 Outstanding Student Cadre of Foundation Department of School of Fine Arts, CAFA


  Teaching and Professional Experience  
2022-2023 Faculty Member, School of Art and Creativity, Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology Guangzhou, CN
2020-2021 Teaching Assistant, Printmedia Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, US