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 showings (2021–2022) include Decriminalized Futures at Institute of Contemporary Arts: ICA, London; V&A museum; Queer East at Barbican Center, LINZ FMR, Austria; and Radical Ancestry at FACT Liverpool (curated by Annie Jael Kwan). Yarli Allison is a recipient of the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants and Hong Kong Art Council Project Grant (2022).

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

Website: http://YarliAllison.com

Studio Instagram: @YarliAllison


2022 This Is Not For Clients (Group), Decriminalised Futures ICA: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
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
2021 In Virtual Return We (can’t) Dehaunt (Online Screening] PARS PRO TOTO Peer to Space, Berlin
2020 In Virtual Return We (can’t) Dehaunt 於虛擬的彼岸 迴魂(不)散 [Solo] VIDEOTAGE Gallery, Hong Kong