Who is Yi Zhou?
Born in 1978, Yi Zhou is a Chinese artist who has lived in Rome from the age of ten and studied between London and Paris with degrees in Political Science and Economics. Her work has been shown at Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, Sundance Film Festival & Cannes Film Festival.
Yi Zhou was named as the first artist-ambassador to endorse a beauty brand:Clarins, from 2010 to 2011. The brand has also stepped into art by being one of the sponsors of Venice biennale solo collateral show of Yi Zhou during the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Since 2012, she has also started collaborations with brands such as Italian luxury eyewear brand, Persol and Italian luxury brand, Hogan.
She has also collaborated with the French couture jewelry house Gripoix; a first artist-collection entitled "Pineapple's Secret". Her animations have also inspired clothing collection by the French hip brand, Each x Other.
In 2013, Yi Zhou has also been invited as the very first Chinese talent to be hired as a designer and creative director of a brand to do an articulated complete project ranging from men's wear, women's wear and accessories for Iceberg. "Breaking the Ice" capsule collection will be released in December 2013 world wide.