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Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin, född 1973 i Shangdongprovinsen. Han tog sin Bachelor of Fine Arts-examen vid Shangdong Arts Institutet. Liu Bolin flyttade till Peking 1999 och studerade skulptur för Sui Jiangou vid Central Academy of Fine Arts. 2005 tog han sin Master of Fine Arts-examen. Liu Bolin studerade skulptur, och som många andra kinesiska konstnärer experimenterar han ofta med olika medier och tekniker. Efter sin examen har han hyllats internationellt för debutserien Hiding in the City.


English – Liu Bolin is a chinese artist known for taking photographs of himself, painted in order to blend in with the background. He graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Liu belongs to the generation that came of age in the early 1990s, when China emerged from the rubble of the Cultural Revolution and was beginning to enjoy rapid economic growth and relative political stability.

Since his first solo shows in Beijing in 1998, Liu Bolin’s work has received international recognition. Among other international venues, his distinctive photographs and sculptures have been shown at the major contemporary photography festival Les Recontres d’Arles and he had solo shows at Dashanzi Art Zone in Beijing (2007), Galerie Bertin-Toublanc in Paris (2007), Eli Klein Fine Art in New York (2008), Boxart Gallery in Verona (2008), Forma Foundation for Photography in Milan (2010). In June 2011, Liu Bolin created his Hiding in New York series, in which he incorporated iconic New York sites into his work.To celebrate US President Obama’s visit to China, he made an effigy of Obama in his honor. He now lives and works in Beijing, China.


2011 Hide in the City, Galerie Paris-Beijing, France (solo)
2011 Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2011 Fotográfica Biennale, Museo de Fotografía, Bogotá, Columbia
2010 The Right to Protest, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
2010 Passing China, Sanatorium, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 HomeLessHome, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
2010 Armed & Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
2010 Animamix Biennial,” Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai, China; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2010 Hiding in Italy, Forma Centro Internazionale Di Fotografia, Milano, Italy (solo)
2010 Hiding in the City, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
2010 Sunshine International Art Museum, Songzhuang, Beijing, China (solo)
2010 On Fire, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2010 Galerie Du Monde, Hong Kong, China (solo)
2010 Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2010 Hiding in the City, Sylvia White Gallery (solo)
2009 Hiding in the City, Yu Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2009 Hiding in the City, Galeria Tagomago, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2009 Getting Accustomed to Being Impermanent, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (solo)
2009 Shore – Contemporary Academy Sculpture Exhibition, Moon River Art Museum, Beijing, China
2009 Blank – Making China, Zhongjian Art Museum, Beijing, China
2009 International Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Seoul Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2009 Erotic – Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Dadi Rui City Exhibition Center, Jinan, China
2009 The Big World: Recent Art from China, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA
2009 Passing By China, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY2009 Camouflage, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
2008 Hide and Seek (solo), Boxart Gallery, Verona, Italy
2008 Being h Contemporary art Exhibition, Jinan, Shandong province, China
2008 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Liverpool, Great Britain
2008 ”Force-Form” International Comtemporary Art Exhibition, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
2008 The Converted-Image Dax Art Space, Beijing, China
2008 Roma International Contemporary and Modern art Center of international Exhibition, Roma, Italy
2008 International Art Exhibition Sunshine Museum, Songzhuang Art Zone, Beijing , China
2008 Bertin–Toublanc Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2008 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China (solo)
2008 Bridge Art Center, Beijing, China (solo)
2008 Adler Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2008 Ifa Gallery, Shanghai, China (solo)
2008 Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2007 Bertin–Toublanc Gallery, Miami, USA (solo)
2007 Sculpture Exhibition, Hotsun Art Space, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China (solo)
2007 ’Distortion’ Exhibition, Hotsun Art Space, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China (solo)
2007 Photo Exhibition, Bertin-Toublanc Gallery Paeis, France (solo)
2007 Modern China: Lost in Transition, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Computer Men Art Exhibition, Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China
2007 Far Away From City h Photography Group Exhibition, Ifa Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
2007 Song Zhuang Art Festival-2007 Chinese Visual Files, Songzhuang Art Zone, China
2007 Cooperation-Group Exhibition of Chinese and Chile Artists, No.1 Art Base Beijing, China
2007 Made in Beijing–Chinese Contemporary Art, Korea
2007 Olympic Sculptures International Exhibition, Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
2007 Memory Contemporary Art Exhibition, New York Art Center,798 Art Zone Beijing, China
2007 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, New Gallery, Houston, USA
2007 ARLES International Photo Exhibition, Arles, France
2007 United Exhibition of Communities at the foot of the Great Wall, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2007 Made in China–Chinese Contemporary Art, Duolun Museum of Modem Art, Shanghai, China
2007 Union h Exhibition of Chinese and Overseas Artists, No.1 Art Base, Beijing, China
2007 Union in June h Chinese Performance Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Zone, Beijing, China
2007 China Dream h Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Adler Gallery, Paris, France
2007 Back United Exhibition of Three Artist, Hotsun Art Space, Beijing, China
2007 After Contemporary Art Exhibition, New Art Project 798 Art Zone Beijing, China
2007 China Modern Art Exhibition, Mediterranea Gallery, Palemo, Italy
2007 Resetting—Suo Jia Village Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suojia Village, Beijing, China
2007 Review Exhibition of Chinese Performance Art Photos h, Ying Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
2007 Off center Generation—Post-1970s Group Exhibition h 751 Space, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
2007 The First gBreathing h Shan Dong Contemporary Art Great Exhibition, Jinan, Shandong province, China
2006 China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bertin-Toublanc Gallery, Paris, France
2006 The Second gimpact power hContemporary Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Zone, Beijing, China
2006 Visit by yourself h Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Zone, Beijing, China
2006 Beijing View Exhibition, Ner Art Project Dashanzi Art Zone, Beijing, China
2006 Satellite Exhibition, Shanghai, China
2006 Qingzhou International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Qingzhou Museum , Shandong , China
2006 Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Korea
2006 Redstar, Redstar, Redstar Contemporary Art Exhibition, Red Star Gallery Dashanzi Art Zone Beijing, China
2006 Nan Jing Reference inside and outside h Exhibition, Nanjing, China
2006 Demolish | CHINA Beijing Contemporary Art Exhibition 751 Factory, Dashanzi Art Zone, Beijing, China
2006 Sculpture Exhibition for 2008 Olympic Jintai Museum, Beijing, China
2006 Opening of Beijing Distillery Art studio, Beijing Wine Factory Art Zone, China
2006 grey and red, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Dashanzi Art Zone, Beijing, China
2005 Contemporary Art Exhibition of Dismantle at Xiyuantianlu Business Hall, Beijing, China
2005 Beijing Calligraphy Exhibition, Must be Art Centre, Dashanzi Art Zone, Beijing, China
2005 Luxury times – Tianjin Harbour Plaza Cheung Chau Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Tianjin, China
2005 dismantle – dismantle – dismantle, Contemporary Art Exhibition of Beijing Suojia Village International Arts Camp – Beijing, China
2001 Life is Beautiful — 2001 West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition, Hangzhou Art Museum , China
2001 The Second Invited Sculpture Works Exhibition of Contemporary Young Sculptor, Hangzhou Art Museum, China
2001 The First Sculpture Competition Exhibition, Fujian, China
2001 Exhibition of Sculpture, Peking Passage, Beijing (solo)
2000 The 2nd Invited Sculpture Exhibition of Contemporary Young Sculptor,Hangzhou
2000 Works Exhibition of the First Sculpture Competition China
1999 Work gEmbroidery Shoe h was registered gNew Reinforcements of Art – after 70’s Born Artist album
1999 The Second Metals Work Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
1998 Haiyang Works Exhibition, Shandong province, China (solo)