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Liu Jianhua

Liu Jianhua is born in 1962. Now lives and works in Shanghai, China. He is one of China’s best-known contemporary artists who experiment with comprehensive materials.

In 1989, within a contemporary context, he started his own experimental practices. His porcelain and mixed media works reflect the economic and social changes in China as well as the problems that follow suit. In 2008, he shifted his previous close and direct attention on the problems emerged in China from globalization and sharp social changes to “no meaning, no content”, which declared the fairly new exploration of his creation with works Untitled in 2008 and therefore has developed his own expression system for contemporary art.

Liu Jianhua’s works have been exhibited at a tour exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2019, a solo exhibition at Fondazione Made in Cloister, Naples, Italy in 2018 and a Minimalist exhibition at National Gallery Singapore, the international art exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA of the 57th Venice Biennale, the 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, the 14th International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, the 17th Biennale of Sydney, the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, The 1st Singapore Biennale, The 6th Shanghai Biennale, the 50th Biennale di Venezia China Pavilion and exhibitions held by institutions including Kunst museum Bern (Switzerland), Asian Art Museum San Francisco (US), Groninger Museum (Netherland), Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Austria), Hamburg Art Center (Germany), Mori Art Museum (Japan), Tate Modern (UK), Center Pompidou (France), etc. His works have been collected by Tate Modern (UK), MoMA (US), YUZ Foundation, Towada Art Center (Japan), Guggenheim Museum (US), The Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia), etc.