Li Yinglong China, b. 1988

Li Yinglong was born in Guangzhou (Canton), China. He achieved his BA and MA in Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University from 2007-2014. Currently, Li Yinglong is a PhD researcher at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, the UK. His studies mainly focus on including the innovative practice of traditional craft and digital technology, and the development of intangible cultural heritage. As a craft practitioner and researcher, Yinglong is good at the contemporary creation of traditional metal crafts such as filigree and enamel. In the past fifteen years, he visited many minority areas of China to study and record the current situations of traditional metal crafts. And his works have been shown in different international exhibitions and achieved award such as the Gold Award in Enamel & Enamel Painters 3D Craft and the Phil Barnes Enamelling Bursary Award of the Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Council (GC&DC) 2022. Yinglong continues to investigate the connective relationship of craft and technology and explore the value of craft within this digital era today.