LI Yuchen’s work revolves around themes of migration, diaspora, memory and belonging. The artist investigates the historical-cultural-political contexts that shape the movements of both humans and the food we consume. By employing her own personal narrative, she questions the conventional understanding of identity and considers the experience of belonging while reconnecting with ancestral memory. In her works, the stories of people and food are intertwined: food holds a strong connection to cultural identities and ancestral memories, and plays a key role in ecological, economic and political transitions throughout history.
Through her installations, videos, and performances, she reflects on the dynamics of encountering "the other" and explores different ways of weaving relations with the world. Her work is not intended as a statement, but rather as a way to raise questions into collective conversations.