Yafei Qi is the current Artist-in-Residence at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. While she resides in the rooftop-studio of the ministry, a solo-exhibition of her previous work will be on display at Migrant Bird Space from April 20 until June 7. Working with performance and video predominantly, Yafei’s work examines the clashes between cultural norms, traditional values and the mindset of a globalising Chinese society.
Themes in her work tackle generational conflicts and modern-day family structures, gender issues, and traditional role-models, as well as the impact of environmental changes on modern Chinese culture. On display in her solo-show will be her video-work but also paintings and drawings that explore the subject matter of her performances within a different visual language and medium. The exhibition is the artist’s first solo-show in Germany.