Originally from China, in 1965 Li was invited to exhibit at Signals Gallery in London. He stayed in Britain and a few years later moved to Cumbria. In 1972 he opened the LYC Museum and Art Gallery which remains today as a foundation preserving his work. His work incorporated Eastern philosophy, Western Abstraction and Conceptual Art. He worked in many different media, including using concrete poetry and audience participation, and is particularly notable for his contribution as an early pioneer of the performativity of language.
BRETT, Guy in TAWADROS Gilane (2004) Changing States: Contemporary Art And Ideas In An Era Of Globalisation, London: INIVA, pp 238-245
BRETT, Guy and SAWYER, Nick (2001) Li Yuan-chia: tell me what is not yet said, London: INIVA
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