Yi Zhou is a young Chinese artist who has lived in Rome since she was ten. She has studied in London and Paris and has degrees in both political science and economics. She is a polyglot artist whose work has been shown at the shanghai biennale, the Venice biennale and at the Sundance film festival. She relocated back to China in 2010 and founded a studio and production company in Shanghai, creating job opportunities for young Chinese people to work and experiment together on international projects. An image maker and muse, switching from the front to the back of the camera, Yi Zhou is a modern-day Chinese Hitchcock, Yoko Ono and Cindy Sherman.
“My heart laid bare,” Yi Zhou’s collection for Each x Other, is a fusion of science and art, where images of cardiograms and broken Chinese porcelain merge in a mixture of modernity and tradition. The lines are structural; a cropped leather jacket and gently flared trench coat draw inspiration from the classic cut of the kimono. The leading colors are white and cerulean blue, which is reminiscent of Chinese blue willow pattern, firmly rooting the collection in the context of the orient.