David Zink Yi

David Zink Yi (b. 1973, Lima, Peru) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Zink Yi’s practice, rather than accomplishing an integration of heterogeneous fragments of identities and cultural spheres into a single patchwork identity dissolves and blends them in a way that affords us fundamental insight into how the other, the stranger, but also ourselves is constructed. His multi-disciplinary practice, comprising of film, photography, sculpture, performance and ceramics, is often a reflection of his own life experiences. He is also known for his multi-channel video installations, many of which revolve around the experience of music, analysing between individualism and cooperation, between regulation and expression, between what is known and what is new or still to be learnt. Building on the principles inherent to the Afro-Cuban music tradition, Zink Yi places his focus on the performative strength and interaction of the protagonists, framing the body as a medium of expression and space of resonance. Recent exhibitions include Haus der Kunst, Germany (2018); König Galerie, Germany (2016); 8th Berlin Biennale, Germany (2014); and 55th Venice Biennale, Italy (2013).