LI Xiaoqiao

Department of Creative Arts People Faculty LI Xiaoqiao


LI Xiaoqiao



Xiaoqiao Li is a research-based artist, PhD candidate and a current senior lecturer at the Department of Creative Arts under the School of Arts and Social Science at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). His research analyses digital print-matrixes via the dialogue between analogue and digital imprints. Through such a practice-based approach, his research is engaged with the question of how the printmaking process can help us understand how information is captured, retained, lost, and transmitted in digital imaging functions. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art at the Faculty of Arts and Design, Macao Polytechnic University and his MA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. In 2019, he was awarded the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong to pursue PhD in visual arts studies at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received professional awards across the globe, including the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize in the UK and the Chinese Young Artists' Work Award at the Beijing International Art Biennale. He has undertaken the International Artist Residence Program at Nansha Ancient Village Artist-In-Residence, Guangzhou city, China, 2019 and Hu's Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2017. In addition, he continually publishes his research activity through international conferences and symposiums papers.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Contemporary Print Media Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Practice-based Research
  • Computer-assisted generative art
  • Digital art prototyping
  • Experimental moving image

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Experimental moving image of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts, 2022-2023
  • Research member, PRIINT (Print Research Institute in Tokyo), Tokyo University of the Art, 2023-present

Selected Publications

  • Li, X.Q. (2023). Data Transformation: New Visual Data Based on the Printmaking Model. IMPACT Printmaking Journal, (1).
  • Li, X.Q. (2021, December 1-3). Image Decaying: Exploring Materials, Surfaces and Time within Printmaking and Moving Image Editing. Paper presented at the Fourth International Mokuhanga Conference Sumi-Fusion: Mokuhanga & Nara, Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA, Nara, Japan,Retrieved from
  • Li, X.Q. (2021, September 9-10). (Re)forming the imprint: how the digital print-matrix imprint can be augmented with computational/robotically-assisted etching and drawing. Paper presented at the Don't Press Print: De/Reconstructing of nineteenth-century photomechanical reproduction and their 21st-century embodiment conference, RPS House, Bristol, England. Retrieved from

Creative Works

Solo Exhibitions

  • Journey-Memory-Fragment. Xiaoqiao Li Solo Exhibition, Post-Ox Warehouse Experimental Site, Macao, 02 Jun – 12 Jul 2020
  • Translated: Fragmented Memory. Xiaoqiao Li Solo Exhibition, White Mirror Art Space, Shenzhen,17 Aug-15 Sep 2019
  • The printed image: Ambiguous view, Free. Space, Guangzhou, 18 Apr -05 May 2017
  • Ambiguous view, 10Fantasia-A Creative Industries Incubator, Macao, 23 Oct- 06 Nov 2016
  • Over Time-the poetic image of the Urbanscape, The Crypt gallery, London, March 2016
  • Bent Over Backwards, 10Fantasia-A Creative Industries Incubator, Macao, Aug 2015
  • Lay dying, Guangzhou urban fringe Gallery, Guangzhou, 2012

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • The Backbone – The 5th Lu Xun Culture Week Thematic Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, 2022
  • Friends of Time, Culture Art Centre, Shenzhen, 2021
  • Dawn Ranch, Concert Hall, Local Landscape, Guangzhou, 2021
  • AVA RPG 2021 Staggered, Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, HK, 2021
  • And the Ship Sails on-Art.Practice.Research, Gallery L0, JCCAC HK, 2021
  • The 6th China Youth Prints Exhibition, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, 2021
  • AVA RPg 2020-groundwork, Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, HK,2020
  • SYAAF 2020 Exhibition, Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, 2020
  • The Power of the Academy-Youth Art Exhibition of Top Ten National Art Schools and Overseas Famous Schools, For First Art Space, Shunde City, 2020
  • Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao-Taiwan Youth Art Exchange Exhibition and Nansha Ancient Village Artist-In-Residence Achievement Exhibition, Nansha Guangzhou,2019
  • Grow in Art, Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing, 2019
  • Evolutionary Tradition/ Asian Contemporary Print Art, Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, 2019
  • The 4th Wall post-Artist Exhibition, Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing, 2019
  • The 5th China Youth Prints Exhibition, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, 2019
  • One Square Meter Space Art Show Guangzhou design week, Poly wold Trade Centre, Guangzhou, 2018
  • Holly's International 2018 Autumn Auctions, Holly's International Auctions Co. Ltd, Guangzhou, 2018
  • I Art Youth Project, Yuan Museum, Chongqing, 2018
  • Pure, Dun xing Art&Design Gallery, Guangzhou, 2018
  • Double Click/ Banana Jam, Shenzhen University Museum, Shenzhen, 2018
  • Post-OX Warehouse Experimental Site, Warehouse Gallery, Macao, 2018
  • Stone from Other Mountain, Hu's Gallery Auckland, New Zealand, 2018
  • Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand, 2018
  • The first mini print artwork exhibition, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, 2018
  • Undercover – The Sixth Shanghai Duolun Youth Art Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, 2017
  • AP49 'Impression – Contemporary International Printmaking Exchange Exhibition, The Mount Fortress Corridor Museum of Macao, Macao, 2017
  • AP48 Impression- Anita Fung and Xiaoqiao li printmaking exhibition, Lin Ze Xu Memorial Museum of Macao, Macao, 2017
  • Loop2017 Artists in Print, Bankside Gallery, London, 2017
  • The masters’ monoprint exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, 2017
  • The 1st Qingdao International Youth print invitation exhibition, Qingdao Art Museum, Qingdao, 2017
  • The 4th China Youth Prints Exhibition, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, 2017
  • Clifford Chance’s Postgraduate Printmaking in London 2016 exhibition, Clifford Chance, London, 2016
  • IVY ART 2016-Chinese Young Artists Annual Exhibition, Tian Jin Art Museum, Tian Jin, 2016
  • On the road.2015'Nomination Exhibition of Chinese Young Artist Works & Forum of Young Art Critics, Guan Sanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2015
  • ART MO Special Art Exhibition, Macao tower, Macao, 2015
  • 11 Minutes of PRINT, Sassoon Gallery, London, 2014
  • Crossing Borders- travel exhibition, Gong gallery, Seoul, 2014
  • Crossing Borders, SOMARTS Bay Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2013
  • The 11th annual print works exhibition of institutions of higher education, Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, 2013
  • From known to unknown/Turn of Chinese contemporary printmaking, 798 United arts centre, Beijing, 2012
  • International invitational mini-prints exhibition and symposium, Taiwan, 2012
  • Reflection of the heart – Contemporary Printmaking, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China, 2011
  • The 5th Annual Guangdong province printmaking exhibition, Zhanjiang Museum, China, 2011
  • Artist Kang Jian Fei and Macao printmaking artist exchange exhibition, 10Fantasia-A Creative Industries Incubator, Macao, 2011
  • 2011 New generation-international university student image Art exhibition, Guan Sanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2011
  • The Asia Invitation Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea, 2010
  • The 4th Beijing International Art Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2010
  • The 1st International Mini-Prints and Ex-Libris Biennial, 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China, 2010
  • The 10th Annual Macau Visual Arts Exhibition, Macao, 2010


  • Evolving Tradition: Art & Technology as Creative Tools, Macao Former Municipal Cattle Stable, Macao, 12-23 Dec 2022
  • Open surface, Dunxing Art& Design Gallery, Guangzhou, 29 Apr-29 May 2018
  • AP51- Macao International Printmaking Art Research Centre Members’ Exhibition, The Mount Fortress Corridor Museum of Macao, Macao, 15-23 Jul 2018
  • Impression – Contemporary International Printmaking Exchange Exhibition, The Mount Fortress Corridor Museum of Macao, Macao, Dec 2016Creative Writings

Creative Writings

  • Li, X. Q. (2022, August 19). Visual machines and artificial imagination. Retrieved February 05, 2023, from
  • Li, X. Q. (2022, July 2). Creative Tools and Artificial Imagination. Lecture presented at Artificial Imagination. From DALL.E 2 and Disco Diffusion – Part. 3 Education practice in Art & Artificial Intelligence Lab, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University|Aiiiii Art Center, Shanghai.
  • Li, X. Q. (2022, June 28). The use of creative tools in Art and Design practice. Lecture presented at Harbin Imprint ·Urban Exploration, Harbin Institute of Technology 2022 International Summer School in Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin.
  • Li, X. Q. (2022, April 20). Evolving Tradition: Art & Technology as Creative Tools. Lecture presented at the 2nd International Academic Webinar – Contemporary Design and Visual Culture in Macao Polytechnic University, Macao.
  • Li, X. Q. (2021, October 18). Reforming Impression: Expansion of traditional printmaking to encompass new technologies through hybrid approach. AVA Magazine, (10), 26-27.
  • Li, X. Q. (2021). Practice-based Experimental Observation. In Things will Work Out Tomorrow – A Growing Collection of StepBackForward Methodologies, Part 02 Methodology Cards. HK, HK:
  • Li, X. Q. (2020, June 27). Photography and Printmaking: CMYK 4-colours woodcut printmaking workshop. Retrieved February 05, 2023, from
  • Li, X.Q. (2017). AP48 Impression Duo printmaking exhibition: Li Xiaoqiao portfolio. Macao: Macao International Printmaking Arts Research Center. ISBN: 978-99965-348-1-2

Honours, Awards & Prizes

  • Outstanding Performance Scholarship for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) Awardees, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK, 2022
  • Outstanding Performance Scholarship for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) Awardees, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK.,2021
  • Outstanding Mentor Award at the computational Design 2020 International Workshop, co-organised by the Computational Design Academic Committee of the Chinese Society of Architecture and the School of Architecture of Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2020
  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), University Grants Committee, Government of Hong Kong, HK, 2019-2023
  • The Outstanding Youth Artist Award at the 6th Graduates Art Fair Guangzhou, 2017
  • Clifford Chance Purchase Prize, London, UK, 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Student was awarded by the Chief Executive of Macau Special Administrative of the People’s Republic of China Mr Chui Sai On, Macao, 2011
  • Chinese Young Artists' Work at the 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, 2010
  • Henry Fok Foundation Scholarship, Macao Polytechnic University, Macao, 2010-2011
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement Students, Macao Polytechnic University, Macao, 2008-2011

Professional Community Services

  • Board member, Macau International Printmaking Art Research Center, 2014-present
  • Board member, Greater Bay Area Cultural, Urban and Rural Arts Institute, Guangzhou Nansha, 2022-present