fair | LISTE – ART FAIR BASEL 2017

Booth: 1-7-G3
June 12th through 18th, 2017

The gallery’s debut in LISTE – Art Fair Basel 2017 will feature a solo presentation by Copenhagen-based young Chinese female artist Liu Shiyuan.

Born in 1985 in Beijing, Liu Shiyuan lives and works in Copenhagen after having studied in New York and Beijing. Traveling and living between cities and across multiple cultures, Liu has developed an artistic sensibility to the new forms of language and expressions on cybersphere and its ensuing patterns of everyday communication across the globe. The works on view at the booth also underlines the nuances and influences of the new internet rhetoric between different regions and media.

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fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2017

Li Qing, "Window · The Sea in the Museum", 2016-2017

Frieze New York
Booth B23
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
May 5th through 7th, 2017
Preview: Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Located at booth B23, the gallery will be exhibiting a solo presentation of Shanghai-based artist Li Qing, who was recently shortlisted for the sixth edition of Prix Jean-Francois Prat (2017), a prestigious international contemporary art prize mainly focuses on painting.
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Art Basel Miami Beach
Stand N13
Miami Beach Convention Center
December 1st through 4th, 2016
Preview Wednesday, November 30th

LEO XU PROJECTS is pleased to announce its participation for the first time at Art Basel | Miami Beach. Located at stand N13, the gallery brings a group presentation of three artists; aaajiao, Cui Jie and Liu Shiyuan, each articulating a different vision of their experiences living, working and exhibiting in the city of Shanghai.
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fair | ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2016

ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
Stand W28
Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai 

November 10th through 13th, 2016
Preview Thursday, November 9th

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fair | WEST BUND ART & DESIGN 2016

West Bund Art & Design
Stand C2
West Bund Art Center, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai

November 9th through 13th, 2016
Preview Tuesday, November 8th

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fair | ASIA NOW 2016

PIXY LIAO, "A Collection of Penises", 2013-present

Asia Now
Stand A207
9 Avenue Hoche, Paris

October 19th through 23th, 2016
Preview Wednesday, October 19th

LEO XU PROJECTS is pleased to present “Girls: Portraits, Fantasies and Troubles”, a group exhibition curated for gallery’s second-year participation in Asia Now. The booth includes a selection of photographs, installations, sculptures and videos created by Chen Wei, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Liu Shiyuan, and others, which carefully study individual and collective emotions, experiences and expressions of young female Chinese in their everyday and professional life.

New to the gallery stable, Shanghai-born Brooklyn-based young female artist Pixy Liao attempts to smash the stereotypes of hierarchies in relationship and gender roles by presenting a body of bold and experimental works — “A Collection of Penises” (2013-present) shows a collection of nineteen pink soft fabric models of male genitals in various possible shapes created by the artist’s partner; “Start your day with a good breakfast” (2009) is a selfie of the artist and her partner interacting in explicit and provocative manners. Having studied and lived in Beijing and New York, Copenhagen-based Liu Shiyuan presents a playful sculpture “But My Apple…” (2015) that captures a subtle second-thought on female’s sensibility.
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fair | FRIEZE LONDON 2016

Frieze London
Stand H20
Regent’s Park, London

October 6th through 9th, 2016
Preview Wednesday, October 6th

Titled after Arthur Rimbaud’s eponymous poem, “Le Bateau Ivre (Drunken Boat)” is young Chinese artist Chen Wei’s solo project that features his photographs of various formats and installations across multiple media. A time capsule on China’s disco and relevant youth cultures since the early 1990s onwards, the project outlines the growth of Chen’s generation through artist’s fabricated visual and literal materials which are informed by then British publications like i-D and the Face (once circulated underground in Beijing and Shanghai). Chen explores the mystery of Chinese disco, an apparition in most celebrated films by Jia Zhangke and Lou Ye, but barely made to the discourse of Chinese visual art. An unlicensed institution of Chinese youth cultures and generational concerns, Chen commented.
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fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2016

LIU SHIYUAN, "This Way or That Way", 2016, Site-specific installation, detail

Frieze New York
Booth B35
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
May 4th through 8th, 2016

Located at booth B35, the gallery will be exhibiting a solo presentation of Beijing-born and Copenhagen-based young female artist Liu Shiyuan, whose installations and photographs have recently been exhibited at various institutions, including Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, Yuz Museum Shanghai (solo), Aurora Museum Shanghai, among others.
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Convention Centre, Hong Kong

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, 3-8pm
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, 1-5pm

March 24th through 26th, 2016

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fair | FRIEZE LONDON 2015

Frieze London 2015
Stand H20
October 14th through 17th, 2015
Preview: Tuesday, October 13th, 2-8:30pm

For our second year participation in Frieze London, the gallery presents a group show entitled “The Rural Poetics”, and curated by the Gland, an alternative space founded by Chengdu-born, Beijing-based young artist Guo Hongwei and located in Beijing’s far-off infamous Heiqiao Village, also known as Black Bridge Village beyond the city’s fifth ring road. The stand will includes new works by Chen Wenbo, Guo Hongwei, Han Wuzhou, Hu Qingtai, Li Binyuan, Li Jinghu, Li Shurui, Wang Guangxu, Yan Bing, Yang Guangnan, Yang Xinguan, etc.
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CHENG RAN, "The Last Sentence", 2013, Single channel video with sound, 12 min 44 sec

Tuesday, October 20th through Sunday, October 25th, everyday 1pm-6pm
Tuileries garden, “carré des sangliers”, Concorde entrance.

Admission: at the Cinéphémère or directly at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard:
info@fondation-entreprise-ricard.com / +33 (0)1 53 30 88 00

Cheng Ran participates in FIAC’s artist’s film program Cinéphémère 2015. Curated by Daniel Kurjakovic, the sixth edition of Cinéphémère will be presented by FIAC and the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard in the Tuileries Garden. More than thirty short films by artists—for instance, Alain Fleischer, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Alex Prager, James Richards, Bojan Šarčević, Colin Snapp, Mario Garcia Torres—are screened every day from Tuesday, October 20th to Sunday, October 25th, in a 14-seat cinema.
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Art Basel 2015
Unlimited, Stand U19
June 18th through June 21st, 2015

Presented by Salon 94 in collaboration with Leo Xu Projects, the solo project “Love Story” by Beijing-based Liu Chuang will showcase this critically acclaimed installation in full swing.

“Love Story” is composed of thousands of used pulp fiction novels rented or borrowed by young migrant workers in China’s boomtown Dongguan, where varieties of made-in-China commodities and knock-offs are manufactured. “The sappy cover illustrations, together with the printed and handwritten Chinese characters, telegraph a poignant sense of isolation and longing.” Roberta Smith once commented (New York Times, May 10th, 2013) on the occasion of “Love Story” New York debut in Frieze New York, 2013. Those anonymously scribbled notes fall into categories as such: confessional and family letters, personal diaries, poems, personal contacts and biographical info, daily memo, and doodles. They will be translated and hand-painted in form of enormous wall drawing as visual components of the site-specific installation. A mobile library of this specific literature and an offline facebook in the most classic and analog form, “Love Story” delivers a precise yet multifaceted portraiture of a young generation of Chinese.
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fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2015

Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan.

May 14th through 17th, 2015

The third year exhibiting in Frieze New York, the gallery will be presenting a solo project by Shanghai-based young media artist aaajiao (internet alias of Xu Wenkai). It employs a set of artist’s sophisticated algorithm to study the human body and its physical operation and movement, by following the paths of both Chinese philosophy (and medical science) and the present Fractal Theory.

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Convention Centre, Hong Kong

March 13th through 17th, 2015

After two years’ participation in the Discoveries section, the gallery will be presenting its debut in the Galleries Section at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. Located at booth 3C16, the presentation is a curated display that addresses new approaches to self-portrait within today’s context that omnipresent social media selfies have been transforming the way people looking at themselves and the way we anticipate and understand the vision. The booth will feature recent and commissioned new works by Li Qing, Liu Chuang, Cui Jie, Guo Hongwei, Cheng Ran, Chen Wei, a group of young Chinese artists highly representative of a generation that works across various media and disciplines.

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Shanghai Exhibition Centre
NO 1000, Middle Yan’an Rd
Jing’an, Shanghai

March 27th through 30th, 2015

In the booth of IDEAT magazine (Modern Media Group), Michael Lin will be presenting his installation “After Chandigarh (Architecture or revolution)”.

“After Chandigarh (Architecture or revolution)” is a direct reference to a historical period in the modernization of India, which has parallels to what is happening in China today. Modernity, not as a temporal marker but as the grand narrative of art and architecture developed in the west, is an unavoidable construct that must be confronted and questioned in the context of China in order to develop its own modern culture and art. As Amartya Sen, the Indian economist and philosopher, says, “Identity and cultural identity in particular cannot rest exclusively on what is our ‘own’, but requires an openness to, and mutual enrichment with what is foreign.”
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fair | FRIEZE LONDON 2014

Frieze Art Fair London
October 15th through 18th, 2014
Regent’s Park, London, UK
Booth H19 

fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2014

GUO HONGWEI, Into the Void #3, 2014, collage on paper, 35.4 x 55 cm

Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
Booth B33
May 9th through 12th, 2014
Preview Thursday May 8th, 11am – 9pm

LEO XU PROJECTS is proud to announce our second participation in Frieze New York at Randall’s Island, running from May 8th through 12th, 2014. At booth B33, we will be exhibiting a solo project by Beijing-based young artist Guo Hongwei.

Entitled “Miss Oyu (Oyu-Sama)”, the presentation revisits the eponymous film by celebrated Japanese filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi (1898–1956), which explores the relationship between affairs of the heart and the social mores that define a people and a time. Guo samples and reorganizes elements within each frame, creating space within space, introducing new perspective to the image. The result is a dual-channel video, a body of collages on paper, scrolls and sculptures, all involving characters and scenes identical to the original, but with varied narratives and altered concepts. Guo’s approach translates the love affairs of Miss Oyu into a transcendental psychoanalytic journey.
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Installation view, Solo show "Simply Wild", Art Basel Hong Kong,1D51

Simply Wild
May 15th through 18th, 2014
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
1 Harbour Rd, Hong Kong
Booth 1D51 

Cheng Ran’s solo show Simply Wild at LEO XU PROJECTS’s booth 1D 51 for Art Basel HK 2014, consisting of five works in various media—video, mixed media installation and photograph, etc., revolves around a spam e-mail he received from an anonymous woman.  Recently made during his artist residency at Rijksakademie, Netherlands, this show reflects a refreshing artistic practice and insight in his ovoure.

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May 23th through 26th, 2013
Hall 1, Booth C56. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
1 Harbour Rd, Hong Kong

For its participation in the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, LEO XU PROJECTS premieres a new photography-based project by Beijing-based young artist Chen Wei.

This new project includes an ongoing series of photographs Chen Wei initiated three years ago on a research in the youth cultures—that related to the music and life-style in particular—in Mainland China.

Continuing his exploration in possibilities of photography by breathing in elements from other disciplines as theatre, cinema, still-life painting, etc, Chen Wei has been producing a new body of works that is set primarily in club dance-floor and locations of parties—places and activities have barely been the subjects of Contemporary Chinese art. Starting with photographing an unlikely moment or some theatrically charged occasions in such cultures, Chen has been furthering his study and work to reveal the internal world of young Chinese who grow through the post-89 decades, say, the 1990s and early 2000, and who lived upon the imported and pirate cultural products as their resource of art and recreation, for instance, pirate music cassettes, CDs, DVDs, illegally translated literature and art publications.
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fair | FRIEZE NEW YORK 2013

Frieze New York
Randall’s Island, Manhattan
Booth B28

May 10th through 13th, 2013
Professional view May 9th, 2-9pm

LEO XU PROJECTS is proud to announce our participation in Frieze New York at Randall’s Island, running from May 10th through 13th, 2013. At booth B28, we will be presenting Beijing-based artist Liu Chuang’ssolo show. It features a selection of his recent works that explore the cultures of the Shenzhen and Guangdong region that are shaped by a large population of migrant workers.

LIU CHUANG, "Buying Everything On You", 2006-present, found objects, dimension variable

Liu Chuang’s work integrates social intervention with institutional critique to examine China’s immediate realities, particularly the Shanzhai—the phenomenon of piracy and plagiarism in mass manufacturing and culture. Working across disciplines from video, installation, architecture to performance, Liu uses banal ready-mades and intervention techniques with a subtle, wry sensibility and an awareness of absurdity.
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