Ao Li is a set designer and visual artist from Wuxi, China.
He is also the co-founder and former president of the Intercultural Performance Studio in Shanghai.
Ao started designing for theatre in 2011. Ao Li's designs include Tis Pity She's a Whore (Yale University Theatre), The Apple Tree (Yale Cabaret), Titus Andronicus (Iseman Theatre), Xander Xyst, Dragon:1 (Yale Cabaret), The Styx Songs (Yale Cabaret), Cao Zhi (Academy Theatre), Blind (Shanghai International Arts Festival), Everything in the Garden (Duanjun Theatre) among others. His artwork has received three solo exhibitions include, Expression, 2009 and Childhood, which displays his drawings from the age of five . He holds a BFA in Stage Design from Shanghai Theatre Academy. He is now a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama.