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Celeste Viv Yun L厲奫 is a London-based, Chinese-American interdisciplinary artist and writer. Ly's work in sculpture, intervention, time-based installation, performance, film, and text is an inquiry into biotechnological processes, futurity, speculative mythologies, sociopolitical conundrums, and intersubjective relations. Interweaving worldbuilding, language, organic/synthetic processes, and the fictioning of real life occurrences in dialogue with the technoscientific imaginary, their research and practice question and examine the artefacts of spatiotemporal interspaces and non-places, the entanglement of human and more-than-human agencies, the registers of harm and synergy on the body and its Sisyphean cycles — whether it be nonhuman, symbolic, sacrificial, or diasporic — and the contingencies of the in-between in peripatetic contexts.
 
Ly graduated with first class honours in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and currently experiments with the convergence of art, biotech and material science in Fine Art Expanded Practice at Royal College of Art. 

Born on Coast Salish land (Seattle) and raised in Shanghai and Anishinaabe land (Michigan), Ly's work is catalysed by their nomadic upbringing, an architectural family background, and the places they have stayed; various spaces are examined in their research and practice — transitory and perpetual, abject and complicit, oneiric and surreal, material and immaterial interspaces. 
 
Ly is the co-founder of the curatorial platform Æon Project and the Intercorps artist collective. They have worked with Pace Gallery and various arts education programmes as a contributing writer, assistant, and educator. Their recent exhibitions include Hybrid Realities at Dyson Gallery in London, UK (2022), tête-à-tête at Stereo in Glasgow, UK (2021)13festivalen at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg, Sweden (2020), Generate! Festival for Electronic and Performance Art at Shedhalle Tübingen in Tübingen, Germany (2019), Mexico City at Ovalo Galeria de Arte in CDMX, Mexico (2019), Exchange | UAL x GOLD Collective in London, UK (2019) and so on. Their writings have been previously published in publications such as Pressing Matters and Lungs Project poetry anthology New Landscapes

CV and work list PDF available upon request.

Instagram  @virtio.djvu
                 cel.vlh@outlook.com
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