Liu Chuang (b. 1978 Hubei, China) produces work that integrates social intervention with institutional critique to examine China’s immediate realities, particularly the Shanzhai 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.
Liu Chuang has exhibited extensively in international exhibitions including: “Matter Fictions”, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa, Portugal, 2016; “Tutorials”, Pino Pascali Foundation Museum, Polignano, Italy, 2016; “Bentu, Chinese Artists In A Time Of Turbulence And Transformation”, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, 2016; “We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art”, Asia Society, Texas, Houston and Center For The Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, 2016; Berlinale, The Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2016; The 10th Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House, Gwangju, Korean, 2014; The 10th Shanghai Biennale: Social Factory (Shanghai, China, 2014), “28 Chinese”, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, The San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, both in USA, 2015, and Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, USA, 2013; “My Generation: Young Chinese Artists”, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, California, USA, 2015; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma , USA, 2015, Tampa Museum of Art & Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida, USA; “Artists’ Film International”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2012; “Moving Image In China: 1988-2011”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2011; “China Power Station”, Pinacoteca Giovannie Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy, 2010; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway, 2007; The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, The first New Museum Trienanle, New Museum, New York, USA, 2009; Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, 2008; “Slash Fiction”, Gasworks, London, UK, 2007, etc.
Liu Chuang’s recent solo exhibitions include “Segmented Landscape”, (K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China 2015) “Love Story”, (Salon 94, New York, USA, 2014), “Untitled” (The Dancing Partner), (Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger Norway, 2014), and “Liu Chuang: Works #16-21”, (Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, 2012).
Liu Chuang lives and works in Beijing, China.
For more works and projects by the artist, download the portfolio in pdf.
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RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
“Segmented Landscape”, K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China, 2015
“Liu Chuang: Live Remnants”, Magician Space, Beijing, China, 2015
“Art Unlimited”, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2015
“Love Story”, Salon 94, New York, USA, 2014
“Untitled (The Dancing Partner)”, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway, 2014
“Liu Chuang: Works #16-21″, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China, 2012
“51m 2:13# Liu Chuang”, Taikang Space, Beijing, China, 2010
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“Heavy Artillery”, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2016
“Matter Fictions”, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa, Portugal, 2016
“That Has Been, and May Be Again”, Para Site, Hong Kong, China, 2016
“TUTORIALS – Moving images and instructions for use from China”, Pino Pascali Foundation Museum, Polignano, Italy, 2016
“We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art”, Asia Society, Texas, Houston, Texas, USA, 2016
“We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art”, Center For The Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, 2016
“Bentu, Chinese Artists In A Time Of Turbulence”, Fondation Loius Vuitton, Paris, France, 2016
“WE: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists”, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China, 2016
“Mud of Compound Experience”, Organized by Leo Xu Projects and Mother’s Tankstation, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, 2016
“Forum Expanded: Traversing the Phantasm”, Berlinale, Berlin, Germany, 2016
“Digging a Hole in China”, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China, 2016
“Kyiv International Short Film Festival”, Kiev, Ukraine, 2016
“M+ Screenings: Visible Places”, Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong, China, 2016
Artsy, “20 Chinese Emerging Artists You Should Know”, by Frances Arnold, July, 2016 [download pdf]
Leap, “Against Entropy”, by Zhao Meng Sha, Issue 113, January & February, 2016 [download pdf]
Frieze, “Cold Portraits And Warm-Hearted Annotations”, by Paul Teasdale, Issue 169, March, 2015 [download pdf]
Kaleidoscope, “Liu Chuang Love Story, Afterword”, by Venus Lau, Launch Issue, January, 2015 [download pdf]
Kaleidoscope, “Liu Chuang”, by Venus Lau, Issue 22, Fall, 2014 [download pdf]
Art Asia Pacific, “Love Story”, by Paul Lester, June, 2014 [download pdf]
Artforum, “Liu Chuang: Love Story”, by Zhang Hanlu, May, 2014 [download pdf]
The New York Times, “40 Nations, 1,000 Artists and One Island”, by Roberta Smith, May, 2013 [download pdf]
For Him Magazine, “Liu Chuang and his Shanzhai”, by Weng Xiaoyu, Spring & Summer, 2013 [download pdf]