David Zink Yi

David Zink Yi (born 1973 in Lima, Peru) is a contemporary artist who works primarily with sculpture, photography and video.


Yi comes from a Peruvian- Chinese- German family. He studied at the University of Arts in Berlin in the years 1998 to 2002 and attended the Masters School Lothar Baumgarten 2002 to 2003.

Currently (2011 ) lives and works in Berlin Yi. He is represented by Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich.


  • 2004: Schmidt- Rottluff scholarship
  • 2004: ars viva prize
  • 2004: MAK Schindler Scholarship

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2013: Why Am I Here and not somewhere else - Independencia II, Kunstverein Braunschweig.
  • 2012: David Zink Yi, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, catalog.
  • 2011: Art Unlimited, Basel with a clay replica of a squid titled Untitled ( Architeutis ), just on the Dublin Contemporary 2011.
  • 2009: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.
  • 2008: Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, winner of the Schmidt- Rottluff scholarship 2008.
  • 2006: Galerie Johann König, Berlin closed curve in which for each point the sum of the distances is constant. Omission in particular the midst of something.
  • 2006: Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Independencia I.
  • 2005: Art Space Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria The Sociographic View 12 David Zink Yi.
  • 2004: Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen Alrededor del dosel / bypassing the treetops.
  • 2010: Fondation Musée d'Art Moderne Grand -Duc Jean, Luxembourg Brave New World.
  • 2009: Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen The inner lick - The interior in contemporary art.
  • 2008: Gallery of Contemporary Art, Leipzig poems of the facts - works from the Arend and Brigitte Oetker Collection.
  • 2007: Kestnergesellschaft / Sprengel Museum, Hannover Made in Germany
  • 2006: Les Abattoirs, FRAC -Fonds régional d'art contemporain Midi -Pyrénées, Toulouse, France Le Printemps de septembre
  • 2005: Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York City, New York Irreducible: Contemporary Short Form Video
  • 2004: Zachęta Polish National Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland Ars Viva 05/ 05 - time.
  • 2003: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt nation.
  • 2001: Collection Falkenberg, Hamburg.
  • 2000: Academy of Arts, Berlin.
  • 1999: Gallery Acker Strasse, Berlin.