Ydania Li Lopez

  • Ydania Li Lopez
  • Ydania Li Lopez is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in video, photography, painting, collage, and sculpture. Lopez’s work uncovers the layers of family, race, gender, and community through her own layering of different material investigations of color, perspective, texture, photography, language, and new media. Pulling from the artist’s personal archive of family photographs, Lopez’s current body of workseeks to embody the history of her Puerto Rican, Chinese, and New York roots but also to actively rewrite that family legacy. By adding color where there is none, by scrawling 2016 campaign slogans over poetry lines written by a relative, or by using everyday objects to disrupt the historical image, Lopez complicates familiar immigrant narratives, rewriting them to reveal how popular and historical imagery intersect to shape personal and cultural identity. Her own idiosyncratic disruptions suggest that these are ongoing processes informed by loss, trauma, humor, and love that together result in the complexity of lived experience. Raised between Jamaica Queens and the Lower East side of Manhattan, Lopez currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited throughout New York City and has been supported through residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the School of Visual Arts.
  • Ydania Li Lopez Lives and works in Brooklyn NY Education: BA in Studio Art, The City College of New York , New York, NY HS Diploma, LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and Music,New York, NY Residency and Awards: 2019 Vermont Studio Center Residency 2018 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency 2011 The Connor Awards Semi-annual scholarship for the study of Art Past Exhibits 2018 Beauty for Freedom/ Challenging Heights 2011 CUNY-City College, New York, NY 2011 CUNY-City College, New York, NY 2010 CUNY-City College, New York, NY 2009 CUNY-City College, New York, NY Teaching Experience 2017-2019 Teaching Artist 2017 Teaching Artist for Africans in Brooklyn Fundraiser