I-Lann Yee

Bio

Yee I-Lann (b. 1971, Kota Kinabalu) currently lives and works in Kota Kinabalu in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah. Her primarily photomedia-based practice engages with archipelagic Southeast Asia’s turbulent history with works addressing issues of colonialism and neo-colonialism, power, and the impact of historic memory in social experience, often with particular focus on counter-narrative “histories from below”. She employs a complex, multi-layered visual vocabulary drawn from historical references, popular culture, archives, and everyday objects. She has in recent years started working collaboratively with sea-based and land-based communities and indigenous mediums in Sabah. She is a co-founding associate of The Ricecooker Archives: Southeast Asian Rock ‘n’ Roll Treasury with her partner Joe Kidd and has worked as a production designer in the Malaysian film industry. She is currently a Board member for Forever Sabah and Tamparuli Living Arts Center (TaLAC), both based in Sabah.

Yee I-Lann (b. 1971, Kota Kinabalu) currently lives and works in Kota Kinabalu in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah. Her primarily photomedia-based practice engages with archipelagic Southeast Asia’s turbulent history with works addressing issues of colonialism and neo-colonialism, power, and the impact of historic memory in social experience, often with particular focus on counter-narrative “histories from below”. She employs a complex, multi-layered visual vocabulary drawn from historical references, popular culture, archives, and everyday objects. She has in recent years started working collaboratively with sea-based and land-based communities and indigenous mediums in Sabah. She is a co-founding associate of The Ricecooker Archives: Southeast Asian Rock ‘n’ Roll Treasury with her partner Joe Kidd and has worked as a production designer in the Malaysian film industry. She is currently a Board member for Forever Sabah and Tamparuli Living Arts Center (TaLAC), both based in Sabah.

Selected Works

Selected Works

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Sulu Stories: The Ch'i-lin of Calauit
2005
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digital c-type print
24.02h x 24.02w • in 61h x 61w cm
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Kinabalu Series: Anak Negeri
2007
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digital c-type print
41.73h x 80.71w • in 106h x 205w cm
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Kerbau
2007
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PVC billboard
108h x 384w in • 274.32h x 975.36w cm
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The Orang Besar Series: “YB” #3-5
2010
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Inkjet (giclée) Pigment Print on Premium Luster Photo paper, mounted on aluminium composite using pH-neutral pressure sensitive adhesive
13.78h x 10.24w • in 35h x 26w cm each
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The Orang Besar Series: Fluid World
2010
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direct digital mimaki inkjet print with acid dye, batik crackle Japanese Ai natural indigo dye on 100% silk twill
50.98h x 111.81w in • 129.50h x 284w cm
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Picturing Power: Wherein one cultivates cultural codes, the noble endeavours of mankind and thereby puts them in their place
2013
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Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth Fine Art, 310gsm 100% cotton rag
24.80h x 70.87w in • 63h x 180w cm
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Tabled
2013
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Ceramic rimmed flat plates with digital decal prints and back-stamp
11 in diameter
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Nine-Dash Line
2017
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Inkjet pigment print on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Pearl
86.36h x 287.02w cm • 34h x 113w in
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MEJA
2018
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Split bamboo pus weave, Kayu Tuber black natural dye, Clear PVC glue
49.61h x 67.32w in • 126h x 171w cm
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TIKAR/MEJA 1
2018-2019
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Bajau Sama DiLaut Pandanus weave with commercial chemical dye and matt sealant
36.22h x 47.64w in • 92h x 121w cm 2 of 2
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TIKAR/MEJA 31
2018-2019
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Bajau Sama DiLaut Pandanus weave with commercial chemical dye and matt sealan
36.22h x 47.64w in • 92h x 121w cm
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Tikar-A-Gagah
2019
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Pandanus weave and commercial chemical dye
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"whoa whoa yeah yeah"
2019
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Split bamboo pus weave, black natural dye and matt sealant
87h x 125w in • 220.98h x 317.50w c
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Selected Exhibitions

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