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Kwan Q Li

Coalescing lens-based media, installation, performance, and writing, Kwan Q Li’s practice examines the relations of conflict within postcolonial, technopolitical, and ecological explorations. She approaches the complexity of dominant forces through probing their “dispositif”: the set of interplaying actors that constitutes institutional and cultural power. Her work has been exhibited in the Venice Architecture Biennale (HK Pavilion, 2021), Ars Electronica (2021), Thresholds Journal (MIT Press, 2022), and more. She has been awarded funding and residencies in Hong Kong and Singapore, through the Design Trust (2019), IdeasCity co-organised by the NTU CCA and the New Museum (2020), Videotage and Film London (2023). She was the recipient of the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize by the Arts Council at MIT (2022), and was awarded the Stuart Morgan Prize for Art History at the Oxford University (2019). Li has lectured in creative communications at local universities in Hong Kong. She was a graduate teaching fellow at MIT between 2020 and 2022.