Born and currently living in Shanghai, Ding Yi’s practice incorporates sculpture, architecture, painting and spatial installation. He studied at the Shanghai Arts & Crafts Institute and holds a B.F.A from Shanghai University. His work primarily features the symbol ‘+’ and its variant form ‘x’, selected as a synonym of structure, rationality and a pictorial expressiveness that reflects the essence of things.
Ding Yi is a founding member of China’s New Wave art movement. His work has been exhibited extensively within China and internationally, and has been acquired by major institutions.