Yu Kiki Tianqi
filmmaker, scholar, curator
Kiki's main interests include global film and moving image theory and research-led practice, particularly on non-western cinema, film and eastern philosophies, documentary, personal cinema and essay film. She is Lecturer in Film at Queen Mary University of London (permanent faculty member). Her curatorial projects include ‘Polyphonic China: Chinese independent documentary’ (London 2009) and ‘Memory Talks: Personal CinemaМ’ (Shanghai 2017).
Kiki’s award-winning films include Photographing Shenzhen (2006), Memory of Home (2009), China’s van Goghs (2016), and The Two Lives of Li Ermao (2019). Her films have been shown at IDFA, Vision Du Reel, Helsinki DocPoint, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival, Festival de Cinema i Fotografia, British Film Institute, London V&A Museum, etc. and have been collected by Harvard University, Yale University, DSLCollection, etc.