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.