Cinephile Monocular










Li Zong-Jhan is a moving image artist based in Taiwan. He holds a Master’s degree in Photography Arts with distinction from the University of Westminster, London. His first film, Johnny, was awarded with the Gold Prize at the LEXUS Short Film Taiwan during his pursuit of the degree of BFA in Painting and Multimedia at the Taipei University of the Arts. Li’s following projects have been shown internationally within the contexts including fine art, film and photography.

Li is engaged in fiction-based practices bridging still imagery, animation and film. He melts and moulds singular selves into multiple authenticities, creating realities that compete with the original, the monolithic and the normative reality.




MA Photography Arts with Distinction, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

BFA Fine Art, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan


2019  Toulouse, France
The Pivot Point was part of Recontre Traverse Vidéo on the theme of Experimental {research/art},  screened in the programme of Les Curiosités at Cinémathèque de Toulouse, and exhibited in the programme of Recontres at Lycée Ozenne.

2018  ONCA Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
The Pivot Point was part of Brighton Photo Fringe in the section of Open 18 Moving Image.

2018  Ambika P3, London, United Kingdom
The Pivot Point was part of Probable Lies, one of the joint MA Photography degree show (University of Westminster).

2016  New Taipei City, Taiwan
Body-Boat Project: Let’s Build a Boat and Row Us Out! was a group project conducted on the occasion of the BFA degree show (Taipei National University of the Arts).

2016  8 & 1/2 Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
From 8 to 8 & 1/2 was exhibited in Visual Cortex, a duo exhibition with Tsai Tsung Hsun.


2017  Saint-Raphaël, France
Riddles from Inferno was officially selected in AVIFF art film festival.

2015  Taipei, Taiwan
Johnny was awarded Gold Prize in LEXUS Short Film Taiwan.


2018  Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The Pivot Point was sponsored by Donglin Fude Temple 東林福德廟 for the exhibition expense in Probable Lies (London, 2018).


Cinephile Monocular

‘ The narratives have dropped away like those rockets that disintegrate in the atmosphere once they have placed their small payloads in orbit. Detached from their original settings, each scene is now the satellite of the other.’

─ Victor Burgin, The Remembered Film

I look into, with a cinephile monocular, the websites where film quotes are circulated and consumed. Re-produced with a life simulation game, the selected scenes form a language with words from different origins: a park bench, a rental flat and an alien landing site.

*Images are gameplay screenshots shot on Ektar films.