Yarli Allison (she/they) is a Hong Kong-Canadian born, UK/Paris-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that traverses sculpture, performance, digital, film, drawing, and installation. She fabricates imagined worlds that consist of her invented survival tactics and coping mechanisms, often in interaction with personas or creatures.

Her works have been shown internationally in numerous exhibitions and film festivals. Recent and upcoming shows (2021–2022) include Decriminalized Futures, Institute of Contemporary Arts: ICA, London; Queering Now 2021, UK; LINZ FMR, Austria; Research Residency at CFCCA, Manchester; and Radical Ancestry, FACT Liverpool (curated by Annie Jael Kwan). Yarli Allison is the recipient of the Hong Kong Art Council Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant (2020).

Yarli graduated in 2017 with an MFA in Sculpture from Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK. She is a member of Asia-Art-Activism London Network.


2022 This Is Not For Clients (Group), Decriminalised Futures ICA: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
2021 In Virtual Return We (can’t) Dehaunt (Online Screening] PARS PRO TOTO Peer to Space, Berlin
2021 PRISON? GARDEN! (Solo), 55 Squared Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
2021 Speechless (Group), Art Night Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
2021 Radical Ancestry Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool
2021 Datafication: May Ian Valley 0101 (Group) LINZ FMR Arts in Digital Contexts & Public Spaces, Austria
2021 Sam's Eden (Group) Catalyst Arts, Curated by Thomas Wells, Belfast, N.Ireland
2021 Preserving Machine Room(15) [3D Exhibition] New Art City, FORMAT21 Festival
2021 The Preserving Machine [3D Exhibition] Digital Artist Residency x Implied Gallery, UK
2020 In Virtual Return We (can’t) Dehaunt 於虛擬的彼岸 迴魂(不)散 [Solo] VIDEOTAGE Gallery, Hong Kong