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Liu Bolin

  • Freedom A1 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A1 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A2 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A2 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A3 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A3 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A4 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A4 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A5 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A5 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A6 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A6 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A7 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A7 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A8 Acrylic on Paper201448 × 36 cm, 18.8 × 6.2 in
    Freedom A8 Acrylic on Paper201448 × 36 cm, 18.8 × 6.2 in

  • Freedom A9 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A9 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A10 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A10 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A11 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A11 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom A12 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in
    Freedom A12 Acrylic on Paper201457.7 × 41.8 cm, 22.7 × 16.4 in

  • Freedom B1 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B1 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Freedom B2 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B2 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Freedom B3 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B3 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Freedom B4 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B4 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Freedom B5 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B5 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Freedom B6 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B6 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Freedom B7 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B7 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Freedom B8 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in
    Freedom B8 Acrylic on Paper201453.8 × 39 cm, 21.1 × 15.3 in

  • Draft 2 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in
    Draft 2 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in

  • Draft 3 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in
    Draft 3 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in

  • Draft 4 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in
    Draft 4 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in

  • Draft 5 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in
    Draft 5 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in

  • Draft 6 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in
    Draft 6 Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in

  • Draft 7 Pen on Paper201226 × 37.5 cm, 10.2 × 14.7 in
    Draft 7 Pen on Paper201226 × 37.5 cm, 10.2 × 14.7 in

  • Draft 8 Marker Pen & Pencil on Paper201226 × 37.5 cm, 10.2 × 14.7 in
    Draft 8 Marker Pen & Pencil on Paper201226 × 37.5 cm, 10.2 × 14.7 in

  • Draft 9 Acrylic & Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in
    Draft 9 Acrylic & Pen on Paper201237.5 × 26 cm, 14.7 × 10.2 in

  • Draft 10 Acrylic & Pen on Paper201126.6 × 37.8 cm, 10.4 × 14.8 in
    Draft 10 Acrylic & Pen on Paper201126.6 × 37.8 cm, 10.4 × 14.8 in

  • Draft 11 Acrylic & Pen on Paper201126.6 × 37.8 cm, 10.4 × 14.8 in
    Draft 11 Acrylic & Pen on Paper201126.6 × 37.8 cm, 10.4 × 14.8 in

  • Up to Standard 1 Ink Stamp on Paper201458 × 42 cm, 22.8 × 16.5 in
    Up to Standard 1 Ink Stamp on Paper201458 × 42 cm, 22.8 × 16.5 in

  • Up to Standard 2 Ink Stamp on Paper201458 × 42 cm, 22.8 × 16.5 in
    Up to Standard 2 Ink Stamp on Paper201458 × 42 cm, 22.8 × 16.5 in

  • Up to Standard 3 Ink Stamp on Paper201458 × 42 cm, 22.8 × 16.5 in
    Up to Standard 3 Ink Stamp on Paper201458 × 42 cm, 22.8 × 16.5 in

  • Up to Standard 4 Ink Stamp on Paper201442 × 58 cm, 16.5 × 22.8 in
    Up to Standard 4 Ink Stamp on Paper201442 × 58 cm, 16.5 × 22.8 in

  • Up to Standard 6 Ink Stamp on Paper201442 × 58 cm, 16.5 × 22.8 in
    Up to Standard 6 Ink Stamp on Paper201442 × 58 cm, 16.5 × 22.8 in

  • Up to Standard 7 Ink Stamp on Plastic Wrap201450 × 660 cm, 19.6 × 259.8 in
    Up to Standard 7 Ink Stamp on Plastic Wrap201450 × 660 cm, 19.6 × 259.8 in

  • Draft 1 Pencil on Paper201053 x 38 cm, 20.8 x 6.2 in
    Draft 1 Pencil on Paper201053 x 38 cm, 20.8 x 6.2 in

  • Up to Standard 5 Ink Stamp on Paper201442 x 58 cm, 16.5 x 22.8 in
    Up to Standard 5 Ink Stamp on Paper201442 x 58 cm, 16.5 x 22.8 in

Introduction

Born in 1973 in Shandong Province, Liu Bolin was trained as a sculptor in Shandong University of Arts (graduating with a BA in 1995) and in the Central Academy of Fine Arts(graduating with an MFA in 2001) He has been the assistant of Sui Jianguo,dean of the Central Academy's sculptur department.

Education

  • 2001 Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master degree, Beijing, China
  • 1995 Graduated from Shandong University of Arts with a bachelor degree, Jinan, China
  • 1973 Born in Binzhou City, Shandong Province, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013
  • "Mask", Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • "Liu Bolin - ein Meister der Tarnung", Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • "Liu Bolin, Camouflages Urbains", Fondation d’Entreprise Espace Écureuil Pour l’Art Contemporain, Toulouse, France
  • "Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man", Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, U.S.A.
  • "Invisible Man", Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
  • "Liu Bolin", Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
  • "Liu Bolin", Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012
  • "Liu Bolin", The Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University, New York, U.S.A.
  • "Liu Bolin", Photographers Limited Editions, Vienna, Austria
  • "Liu Bolin: A Secret Tour", Museo H.C. Andersen, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
  • "Lost in Art", Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • "The Invisible Man", Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia
  • "Liu Bolin: The Sociology of the Invisible Body", California State University Northridge Art Galleries, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • 2011
  • "Liu Bolin", Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China
  • "The Invisible Man", Lake Vänern Museet, Lidköping, Sweden
  • "The Invisible Man", Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • "The Invisible Man", Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010
  • "Hiding in Italy", Forma Centro Internazionale Di Fotografia, Milano, Italy
  • "Hiding in the City", Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
  • "Liu Bolin", Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • "On Fire", Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2009
  • "Hiding in the City", Galeria Tagomago, Barcelona, Spain
  • "Getting Accustomed to Being Impermanent", Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "Hiding in the City", Yu Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2008
  • "Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition", Boxart Gallery, Verona, Italy
  • "Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition", Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Paris, France
  • "Lin Bolin Solo Exhibition", 798 Originality Square, Beijing, China
  • "Lin Bolin Solo Exhibition", Bridge Art Center, Beijing, China
  • "Lin Bolin Solo Exhibition", Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "Liu Bolin's Life", Hotsun Art Space, Beijing, China
  • "Lin bolin Solo Exhibition", Galerie Adler, Paris, France
  • "Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition", Mediterranean Gallery, Palermo, Italy
  • "Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition", Ifa Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition", Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2007
  • "Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition", Bertin-Toublanc Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
  • "Photo Solo Exhibition", Bertin-Toublanc Gallery, Paris, France
  • "Sculpture", Dashanzi Art Zone, Beijing, China
  • "Distortion", Dashanzi Art Zone, Beijing, China
  • 2001
  • "Haiyang Sculpture Works Exhibition", Passage Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 1998
  • "Liu Bolin’s Works", Ming Ren Gallery, Jinan, China
  • "Haiyang Works Exhibition", Yantai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014
  • "The Camera's Eye", PHOTOJAX 2014, Jacksonville, U.S.A.
  • "East Wing Biennial: INTERACT", The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, U.K.
  • 2013
  • "TED 2013", The Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, U.S.A.
  • "Portrait(s)", Culture Centre Valery Larbaud, Vichy, France
  • "Inner Journeys", Maison Paticulière Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
  • "Religion, Ritual, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art", Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, U.S.A.
  • "Skin Trade", PPOW, New York, U.S.A.
  • "10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003 – 2013", New York, U.S.A.
  • "War Zone Home", John Jay College of Criminal Justice Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • "Incarnations", Institut Confucius des Pays de la Loire d’Angers, Angers, France
  • "Aura and Post Aura: The First Beijing Photography Biennale", China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
  • 2012
  • "Changement de Décor: Festival des Arts Visuels de Vevey", Vevey, Switzerland
  • "Bienne Festival of Photography", Bienne, Switzerland
  • "Harper’s Bazaar: Inside the Magazine", Yermilov Center, Kharkiv, Ukraine; Korobchinskiy Center, Odessa, Ukraine; Izolyatsia, Donetsk, Ukraine; Museum of Modern Art, Kiev, Ukraine
  • "D.E.F.E.N.C.E. – A Consideration of Various Strategies in Biology, Politics, Economy, Technology, Military, Psychology, Society, and Culture", VögeleKulturZentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
  • "Performing for the Camera", Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, U.S.A.
  • 2011
  • "Urban Play", Landgent Center, Beijing, China
  • "Scenes from Within: Contemporary Art from China", Blackbridge Hall Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, U.S.A.
  • "Black and White", Zero Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2010
  • "Reflection of Minds", Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai, China
  • "Passing China", Sanatorium, Istanbul, Turkey
  • "HomeLessHome", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
  • "Armed & Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal", Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, U.S.A.
  • 2009
  • "Animamix Biennial", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • "Shore – Contemporary Academy Sculpture Exhibition", Moon River Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • "Blank – Making China", Zhongjian Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • "International Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition", Seoul Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • "Erotic – Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition", Dadi Rui City Exhibition Center, Jinan, China
  • "The Big World: Recent Art from China", Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • "Passing By China", Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • "Camouflage", La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
  • 2008
  • "Mixed Maze – Group Photography Exhibition", Red Mansion Foundation, London, U.K.
  • "New Middle Kingdom", Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, U.K.
  • "Force-Form: International Contemporary Art Exhibition", Bridge Art Center, Beijing, China
  • "International Exhibition", Roma International Contemporary and Modern Art Center, Roma, Italy
  • 2007
  • "China Now: Lost in Transition", Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • "Olympic Landscape Sculpture Exhibition", Beijing, China
  • "Memory: Contemporary Art Exhibition", New York Art Center, Beijing, China
  • "Les Rencontres d'Arles", Arles, France
  • "Made in China - Chinese Contemporary Art", Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • "Union - Exhibition of Chinese and Chile Artists", No. 1 China Art Base, Beijing, China
  • "Union in June- Chinese Performance Art Exhibition", Beijing, China
  • "Resettling- SuoJia Village Modern Art Exhibition", Suojia Artist Village, Beijing, China
  • "The First ‘Breathing’ - Shandong Modern Art Exhibition", Shandong Museum, Jinan, China
  • 2006
  • "Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition", Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Paris, France
  • "Impact Power", Sunshine International Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2005
  • "Luxury Age-Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition", Tianjin, China
  • "Chai? Chai! Chai. ", Suojia Artist Village, Beijing, China
  • 2001
  • "Life is Beautiful - Invitational Sculpture Exhibition", Hangzhou Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
  • 2000
  • "The Second Invited Sculpture Works Exhibition of Contemporary Young Sculptors", Hangzhou Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
  • 1999
  • "The Second Metals Work Exhibition of Central Academy of Fine Arts", Beijing, China

Selected Public Collections

  • 21c Museum, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
  • 88-MOCCA, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • ARTantide Museum, Verona, Italy
  • AT&T Art Collection, TX,U.S.A.
  • Banca Aletti, Milan, Italy
  • Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, U.S.A.
  • Biblioteca Capitolare, Verona, Italy
  • Collection SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE, France
  • Collection NEUFLIZE VIE, France
  • DSL Collection, Paris, France
  • FMAC Paris, France
  • Fondation Ariane de Rothschild, Madrid, Spain
  • Fondation Frances, Senlis, France
  • Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.
  • The Red Mansion Foundation, London, U.K.
  • Symbolic Collection, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
  • Teutloff Photo & Video Collection, Bielefeld, Germany
  • Uli Sigg Collection, Mauensee, Switzerland
  • Unicredit Group, Italy