Zhiyi Cao
b. 1995
Based in Singapore

Zhiyi is an artist based in Singapore and a recent graduate from the Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford. Through her multi-disciplinary practice with a focus in film, she reflects upon millennial expositions and exigencies, seeking to exercise strategic complicity with the narratives she creates. In doing so, she hopes to dissolve the distinction between fact and fiction, subject and object. Some of her research interests include the conditions of labour in the creative regime, the myth of co-working spaces, and youngster’s love stories.


Selected Exhibitions

2019    Flexier Than You, at A Weekend Affair - A Symposium, Singapore

2019    2272 Open Report (in collaboration with Tanat Teeradakorn), Tentacles Art Space, Bangkok

2018    Foxriver Presents: Vicki Yang and Zhiyi Cao, Foxriver, Singapore

2018    The Ruskin Shows, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford
              DD Exhibits, 34 Iffley Road, Oxford
              Outsourcing A Drift and A Steel, Dolphin Gallery, Oxford (solo)

2017    Relay:ROT, Exeter College Chapel, Oxford
             ANIMA:New Music with Animation, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford   
             Open Source Artists, The Oxford Academy, Oxford
             2reel, Mary Ogilive Lecture Theatre, Oxford
             TSAF, Garden Building, Oxford

2016    BAWA Block Party, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
             Ruskin Preliminaries, Oxford
             LoveAnthro, The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

2015    The Book Show, Milan Image Art and Design Fair
             The Book Show, 2902 Gallery@DECK, Singapore

2014    Noise The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) Showcase, SAM@8Q, Singapore

Selected Publications/Writings

2018    War(POD), collaborative visual text with Ellie Begley for The Ruskin Show’s                             exhibition catalogue
              True Roman¢e, online contribution to Industry Magazine

2017    The Politics of .art, print contribution to Industry Magazine
2016    Flight: An Anthology, Oxford Poetry Society, University of Oxford Press
2015    In the House of Unfulfilled Expectations/Unexpected Fulfillments, The Book Show

2014    Non Carborundum I, TAP, Self-published