Zhang Yibei (b.1992, Daqing) currently lives and works in Beijing. She graduated from Royal College of Art (UK) in 2017 and University of the Arts London in 2015. Yibei starts with a proposition, that is, a rethinking of the relationship between artist, material and ideation. In this rethinking, the artist and her materials form the entity world and the entity world frames the ideation world; ideation and material together compose the imagery of the artist and this imagery leads, chicken and egg-like, to the collaboration of artist and material. Material, artist and ideation are therefore fated to co-exist. What then is material and who is the artist? Where is ideation? We might deem that the artist picks her material, be it stone, silicon or things that exist in the world (found or sought objects), because she combines her materials as reference objects to her subconscious. This poses for Yibei the question of whether the material belongs to the artist or vice versa, i.e. relative to material, the artist is moved and relative to the artist, the material is moved.