Artist’s Statement

Jiali Mai is a Chinese Fine Artist and Photographer. She graduated from the Photography Bachelor Honours Degrees of the Kingston School of Art University in the United Kingdom in 2019 and currently studying her fine art Postgraduate Degrees at the Chelsea College of Art University in the United Kingdom. 

 

She is a London based artist working with performance, photography and moving images. Her work focuses on the connection between the body, emotional and society creates performance art works that satirize society and the nature of human beings based on the current situation, culture identity, and female representation. 

 

In Jiali Mai's works, the works she wants to present are all related to society. Combining her background and the combination of Asian and Western cultures, her creative theory is dedicated to breaking traditional definitions. 

Education 

2020-2021

MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK.

2019-20

Graduation diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK.

2016-19

BA in Photography, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University of London, London, UK.

2015-16

Diploma in Photography, Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts, Cambridge, UK.

2014-15

Foundation in Art & Design, Bellerbys College Brighton, Brighton, UK.

2013-14

Alevel in Fine Art, Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, Yorkshire, UK.

Selected Exhibitions:

 

2021 P/N, Live Performance, Perception, Koppel 540, LONDON, UK 

2021 100 SELIFIES, Postcards from London, Villa Arson, PARIS, FRANCE

2021 100 SELIFIES, GM/CET, Galerie Beauté Du Matin Calme, PARIS, FRANCE

2021 Untitled, GMT/CET, Morrell House, LONDON, UK

2021 Mine and Yours, Live Performance, Over the Arthill and Far Away, Arthill Gallery, LONDON, UK

2021 Stereotype form YOU, REMOTE LANDING, LANNG SPACE, BEIJING, CHINA

2021 Mine and Yours, Live Performance, RALLY, Chelsea College of Arts, LONDDON, UK

2021 Hair, Cloudy to Clear, Yard Gallery, SHANGHAI, CHINA

2021 Mine and Yours, Live Performance, You Turn Orange to Orange Juice, The Koppel Project Hive, LONDON, UK

2021 Untitled, Video Performance record, REVOLUTION: ART & CHANGE, The Holy Art, LONDDON, UK

2021 They She Hers, Dress Rehearsal Show 2, Chelsea College of Arts, LONDDON, UK

2021 Stereotype form YOU, Dress Rehearsal Show 1, Chelsea College of Arts, LONDDON, UK

2021 Secret Fragments, Fragments Online Exhibition, LONDON UK, JAPAN and SWITZERLAND

2021 Between, Disruptions Online Exhibition IG Live, LONDON, UK

2021 Don’t call me, I’m on holiday, Cookhouse Show, Chelsea College of Arts, LONDON, UK

2020 Immortality, 2020 Summer Anti_Rocket Exhibition, LONDON, UK

2020 MX. Live Performance, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, LONDDON, UK

2020 MX. Live Performance, Studio Exhibition, Chelsea College of Arts, LONDDON, UK

2019 Regulation, BA Photography Graduation Show, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, UK

2019 Unconscious is Alive, BA Photography Group Show, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, UK

2018 Untitled, BA Photography Studio Show, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, UK

2017 Identity, BA Photography Studio Show, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, UK

2017 Terminus, BA Photography Studio Exhibition, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, UK

2016 End of year at King Street Space, CAMBRIDGE, UK

Professional Experience

EAWAC, 2021

East Asian Women Artist Community (EAWAC) is organized by women of color from east asian diaspora, coming together under the commonality of not wanting to exist in the given paradigm. Current members: Zichen Wang, Qianlin Wang, Semin Hong, Annan Shao, Chuni Wu, Jiali Mai, Soyeon Kim, Lily Yang

Disruptions, 2021

An Instagram live where we give each other instructions on how to finish or start our artworks. Participating artists: Jiali Mai, Maria Konder, Tanja Kapoglou and Vangelis Tzolakis.

Interview with Guo Yingguang, 2019

Interview with a fine art photographer Guo Yingguang exploring how she used performance art to explored social problems of contemporary China.

London Fashion Week Fall/ Winter, 2019

Commissioned by izzue, Nethany Williams and On|Off to shot fashion photographic.

London Fashion Week Men's, 2019

Commissioned by JORDSNLUCA, ICEBERG, bobby abley, Saul|Nash(LUAS), Liam Hodges and St-Henri to shot fashion look.

Spring Studio, Shanghai, China, 2018

Summer internship as a photographer in Spring Studio, Shanghai, China working with photographers subs as Liang Xiu, Tina & Luya and Hao Xin.

Jewellery Design, Birmingham City University, 2017

Commissioned by jewellery design BA students at Birmingham City University to shoot final works.

Personal Tutorials with TenGuSan, 2016

Interviewed and personal tutorial with a fine art photographer TenGuSan exploring how he used Polaroid to explored identity, community and sexual photography.

HONORE, 2016

Commissioned by HONORE to shot commercial photographic.

Vision Photography Competition, China, 2015

Winner of third prize in national photography competition organised by a multimedia copy called Vision.

Bilibili, China, 2014-prsent

I have my own channel in Bilibili which is a video sharing website in China.

Self-published

2021- 100 Selfies

2021- Stereotype form YOU 

2017-Terminus

2016-Residue