Yafei Qi
(b.1987) Lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

2014 - 2016   MFA in Fine Arts, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway
2015              (Exchange) MFA in Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
2007-2011     BA in Film and Video Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Artist Residencies 
2019              AArtist in Residence, Berlin, Germany.           
2017              IASPIS Residency Program, Umeå, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions
2022            ‘Hours and Hours’, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway 
2021             ‘Fall right back to sleep after a terror’, Migrant Bird Space, Berlin, Germany
2019             ‘Wearing the Fog’, Migrant Bird Space, Berlin, Germany
                      K4 gallery, Oslo, Norway
2018              Entrée gallery, Bergen, Norway
2017              ‘Life Tells Lies’, Noplace gallery, Oslo, Norway

Group Exhibitions
2022            Open Video XIV, Pomor Museum in Barentsburg, Svalbard (Upcoming)
2021             Open Video XIII, Svalbard Gallery, Longyearbyen (Upcoming)
                      ‘Fresh Perspectives’, Kunstraum des Konfuzius-Instituts, Nuremberg, Germany
2020             ‘In weiter Ferne so nah’, Haus am Luetzowplatz, Berlin, Germany
                      ‘Plenty of nothing’, Migrant Bird Space, Berlin, Germany  (Duo)
2019              ‘Long journey into night’, Kaktus gallery, Akureyri, Iceland
                      Bærum Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway
                      New Cinema & Contemporary art Paris / Berlin, Paris,France
                      Open Video X, Tenthaus Oslo, Norway                     
2018             Open Video IX, Gallery Dikemark, Asker, Norway
                      ‘Here / Elsewhere’, He Xingning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
                      ‘Insolence: The Prerogative of Youth’, Dada Post, Berlin, Germany
                      Transti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
                      Open Video VIII, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo,Norway          
2017              ‘The Staged Club’, Hong Kun Museum, Beijing, China
                      ‘Accessing the Memory’, I: project space, Beijing, China
2016              ‘Guestbook’, 49 gallery, Murmansk, Russia
                      CAFA Agnès Varda Visual Festival, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
                      ‘The metro is a stranger’, Island, Oslo, Norway
                      ‘Hex’, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
2015              ‘Material Light’, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway
                      ‘Passenger’, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway
2011              BA Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
                      Independent Images Forum Exhibition. Beijing, China
                      ‘Final end, Initial start’ , Beijing, CAFA, China

2021             2 years, The state artist scholarship (Arbeids­stipend for yngre / ny­etablerte kunstnarar), Arts Council Norway
2021             Fond for lyd og bilde - prosjektstøtte, Arts Council Norway
2020            SKS Midlertidig stipend - COVID 19, 2020, Arts Council Norway
2020            Project support,  Norsk Fotografisk Fond
2019             1 year, The state artist scholarship (Arbeids­stipend for yngre / ny­etablerte kunstnarar), Arts Council Norway
2017             Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, Arts Council Norway
2016             Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond Art Student Scholarship, Norway

Selected Festival Awards / Screening
2019             Arctic Moving Image&Film Festival (AMIFF), Harstad, Norway     
2017             Umeå Europe film festival, Umeå, Sweden
                     The Best Experimental Film ,The Broadway Film Festival, New York, USA
                     The Best Fine Art Film, Open Art Short Film Festival, Germany
2016            Official Selection, Short Film Festival Diessen am Ammersee, Germany
                     Official Selection, Split Film Festival, Croatia
                     Honorable Mention, South Taiwan Film Festival
                     Official Selection, Venice Film Week, Italy
                     Semi-Finalist, Los Angeles CineFest, America.
                     Honorable Mention, The First International Film Festival, China
                     The 3rd prize, CAFA Agnès Varda Visual Festival, China
                     Official Selection, Lisbon International Film Festival 2016, Portugal
                     Official Selection, The Moonrise Film Festival 2016 wells, Canada
                     Honorary Mentions, The Largo Film Awards 2016 Award, June edition