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Yee I-Lann: 2005-2016

Silverlens Galleries and Ayala Museum with the support of Philippine Airlines present

Yee I-Lann: 2005-2016

Opening Reception: August 30, 2016, 6PM
Artist Talk: August 30, 2016, 4PM,
Moderated by Dr. Patrick Flores
Special Guided Tours:
October 2, 2016
2 PM (Exclusive to Ayala Museum Members)
3 PM (General Public), and 4 PM (General Public)
Exhibition Duration: August 30 – October 2, 2016,
Ayala Museum Ground Floor Gallery

Silverlens Galleries, in collaboration with the Ayala Museum, is pleased to present Yee I-Lann: 2005-2016.  A landmark exhibit, this is the first solo show for a Malaysian contemporary artist in the Ayala Museum.

“The simultaneous journeys I would take would be as a librarian, a collector, a sorter of stories and as a researcher using those libraries of information, heavy with baggage, to find a temperament, tempest, temple, template to address Sulu. I was attracted by the idea of photographing ‘empty; land/seascapes, just to hold still the physical space with my camera,” Dr. Patrick Flores quotes Yee I-Lann in “Optic Nerve,” the essay he wrote for the show’s catalogue, referring to the artist’s process and perspective of her role as a storyteller through her photomedia work.

Through her different series from the last eleven years, Yee I-Lann tells narratives of Southeast Asia’s turbulent past.  She invites viewers to reflect on personal histories and dislocations while revealing a common human experience across the Southeast Asian archipelago – the Philippines included.


About the Artist

Born in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, I-Lann Yee graduated from the University of South Australia with a major in Photography and a minor in Cinematography in 1993. She has since earned international recognition for her photomedia-based practice that resonates across histories, landscapes and cultural identities.  Her work has been exhibited in international galleries and museums such as the Tyler Rollins Gallery in New York, Yokohama Art Museum in Japan, and the Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam.  Along with the Bank Negara Malaysian Art Museum and Gallery’s acquisition of Kerbau, they also grace the collections of other prestigious cultural institutions such as the Mori Art Museum in Japan, the Singapore Art Museum, The National Visual Art Gallery, Sabah Art Gallery, Kazanah Art Collection and the Petronas Art Collection in Malaysia.  She was a member of the curatorial team for the Singapore Biennale 2013.  I-Lann also works as a production designer for film.  Her latest work was as set decorator for Channel 4 UK’s Indian Summers, Season 1, Episodes 1-4.  Since 2015, she has joined Silverlens Galleries’ roster of represented artists.


About Silverlens

Through its artist representation, institutional collaborations, and exhibition programming including art fairs and gallery partnerships, SILVERLENS aims to place its artists within the broader framework of the contemporary art dialogue. Its continuing efforts to transcend borders across art communities in Asia have earned it recognition from both artists and collectors as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Southeast Asia. SILVERLENS was founded by Isa Lorenzo and Rachel Rillo in 2004. Visit their website.



Php 150 To see this exhibition only (Available beginning August 30, 2016)
Admission to the Artist Talk and Special Guided Tours comes with purchase of museum admission on event dates.
For inquiries:
CALL: 816 0044
LOOK FOR: Kach Pelayo

CALL: 759 82 88 local 35
LOOK FOR: John Balaguer, or any Education Associate

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