Yiru Yan (b. 1994), better known as Cainy, is an interdisciplinary artist who delves into existential themes and spirituality through her diverse body of work.
She prioritizes giving voice to marginalized stories and deftly intertwining the captivating and sublime allure of nature and the universe with elements of art, technology, religion, and science in her artistic creations. Through the skilful application of poetic techniques, Cainy masterfully combines these seemingly contrasting elements, giving rise to a symbiotic dialogue. The intricate interplay of these elements forges a transformative nexus, inviting a profound exploration of the intricate dynamics between diverse mediums.
Cainy's artistic practice encompasses a diverse range of mediums, with a particular focus on creating immersive experiences. Her repertoire includes photography, digital art, installations, AV performance, and spatial sound, all of which evoke profound emotional and spiritual resonance. With the ability to challenge and captivate, Cainy's artistry has gained recognition in prestigious venues, and events, as well as numerous festivals worldwide.
Selected Exhibitions & Activities:
Nocturnes - Flicker, IKLECTIK, UK
Echoes of the Abyss - Murmations, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Dream Harmonies - Canal Dream Oasis, Chengdu, CN
Round Sky Square Earth - PASSAGES, IKLECTIK, UK
Celestial Armillary and Ubiquitous Wave, IRCAM Forum, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR.
The Catalyst - Textile Circulatory Centre of Research-RCA, Regenerative Fashion Hub, London Design Festive, London, UK
FATIMA - White Noise, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Holy Hymn of the Air - IRCAM Forum, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR.
22° Halo of the Moon - Acoustic Territories X White Noise, IKLECTIK, London, UK.
Holy Hymn of the Air - Roadside Picnic Exhibition, Cromwell Place, London, UK.
Holy Hymn of the Air- Migratory Birds 300 Canal Dream, Aranya Theatre Festival, Aranya x London, China, UK.
FATIMA - Migratory Birds 300 Canal Dream, Aranya Theatre Festival, Aranya x London, China, UK.
Recycle Life - New Author Salon, VCD, Beijing, CN
Recycle Life - We Space x No Theater, Shenzhen, CN
Recycle Life - J's Artist studio x No Theater, Shanghai, CN
Recycle Life - Local Landscape x No Theater, Guangzhou, CN