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The Chinese director, art director and costume designer, Oscar winner for the film “The Tiger and the Dragon” directed by Ang Lee, talks about himself in an open dialogue with the curator of the Festival, Gloria Maria Cappelletti, editor at large and creative director of i-D Magazine.

Tim Yip – Oscar winner, world-renowned visual artist, costume designer, and art director for stage and film

Tim Yip works widely in contemporary film, theatre, art, literature and other creative fields. For “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, Yip won the Oscar for “Best Art Direction”, becoming the first Chinese to be awarded by the Academy, and the British Film and Television Academy award for “Best Costume Design”, in 2001.

Since joining his first movie “A Better Tomorrow” in 1986, Tim Yip has created sets and costumes for many films, cooperating with world famous directors such as #JohnWoo, AngLee, Feng Xiaogang, Cai Mingliang, Chen Guofu, Guan Jinpeng, Chen Kaige and more.

Since 2002, Tim Yip has held special exhibitions at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, Maison de la culture bourges in France, the Royal Dutch Theater in Amsterdam, the Madrid Cultural center in Spain, and the @Kennedycenter for the Performing Arts in the United States.

Tim Yip has worked with M.A.C, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery and other well-known commercial brands in cross-border artistic collaborations

GLORIA MARIA CAPPELLETTI has built a reputation as a pioneer in digital art, and through her well-regarded namesake Gloria Maria Gallery, has shown and supported some of the most influential digital artists of our generation, often quite early in their careers, such as Petra Cortright, Rafaël Rozendaal and Amalia Ulman. Agent for the International photographers agency Management Artists since 1999, she has been managing the likes of photographers and directors Steven Klein, Stephane Sednaoui and Daniel Sannwald to name a few. Proud Curator of the Fashion Film Festival Milano, Cappelletti is also the Editor at Large of i-D.co Italy since 2013, and Creative Director of VICE Fashion & Luxury Group Italy, the full service creative agency by VICE Media, which covers research, strategy, creative development, production, content distribution and activation worldwide.