Kinabalu Series: Anak Negeri
106 x 205 cm
Digital print on Kodak Endura Paper
Yee I-Lann

Yee I-Lann (born 1971, Sabah) straddles the South China Sea between her hometown in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia as an artist and a production designer for feature films. I-Lann received her BA in Visual Arts from the University of South Australia, Adelaide in 1992 majoring in photography and cinematography. Incorporating various media including photography, film and installation, her practice seeks lattices between history, landscape, memory and cultural identity. Her visual vocabulary is extensive—drawn from historical references, popular culture, urban landscapes, archives and everyday objects.

I-Lann has exhibited widely. She has taken part in the Third Asia-Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery, Contemporary Commonwealth exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, 'Independence Project' and 'Out of the Mould' at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, 'Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves' at ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany, 'New Nature' at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand and was invited to speak about her practice under the 'Global Photography Now' seminar at the Tate Modern, London.

I-Lann’s recent feature films as production designer are ‘Karaoke’ (2009) directed by Chris Chong Chan Fui for Tanjung Aru Pictures, ‘Senandong Malam’ (2008) directed by Dain Said and Al-Jafree Yusop for Trinini Productions and 'Rain Dogs' (2006) directed by Ho Yuhang for Focus First Cuts. ‘Karaoke’ will be screened as part of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight and is a contender for the Camera d’Or prize.
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