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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.

Biography

  • 2005 Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Master’s 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

  • 2017 Undercover, Odalys gallery, Madrid, Spain
  • Portrait Festival,Alice River, France Wesley
  • Exposure, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
  • 2016 Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, HDM Gallery, Hangzhou, China
  • 2015 Liu Bolin solo show - Hiding in the City, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Liu Bolin solo show – The Hacker Series, MD Gallery, London, UK
  • Liu Bolin solo show – CAMALEON, Centro Roberto Garza Sada, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Liu Bolin solo show – Cyrus M. Running Gallery, Concordia College, New York, USA
  • Liu Bolin solo show – The Distance To The Eyes, MD Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Liu Bolin solo show – Disappearing, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Liu Bolin solo show, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
  • Liu Bolin solo show – CAMUFLAJE, Galería Oscar Román, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Liu Bolin solo show – CAMUFLAJE, Presidente Intercontinental Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2014 Liu Bolin solo show – Hiding in the City, MCLEMOI Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Liu Bolin solo show – A Colorful World, Klein Sun gallery, New York, USA
  • Liu Bolin solo show - In Plain Sight: Photographs by Liu Bolin, University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Liu Bolin solo show - The Heroic Apparition, Scream gallery, London, UK
  • Liu Bolin solo show – Works on Paper, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
  • Liu Bolin solo show – Hiding in the City, HDM Gallery, Hangzhou
  • 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

  • 2017 Biennale Archipelago Mediterranean, Cultural Shipyards alla Zisa - Palermo Dusseldorf Pavilion, Palermo, Italy
  • Portrait (s) Festival 2017, Ville de Vichy, France
  • 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976 - 2017), Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China
  • 2016 Sublimina, Museo Delle Mura, Rome, Italy
  • Chinascape: From Rural to Urban, Spazioborgogno, Milan, Italy
  • Art From The Streets, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Camouflage: In Plain Sight, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
  • Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
  • We Are What We Eat, Main entrance lobby of United Nations Visitor Center, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
  • Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 21C at 10: A Global Gathering, 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY
  • Seeing Now, 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, OH
  • TAKE ME OUT, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2015 Camaleón, Centro Roberto Garza Sada, Universidad de Monterrey, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico
  • A Touch of Classics: 100 Chinese Contemporary Works - Charles Jing Collection of Original Photo Prints, China Millennium Monument World Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • L’uomo Nel Paesaggio, San Pietro in Atrio, Como, Italy
  • Immortal Present: Art and East Asia, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
  • Target, Bienal de Performance 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Focus on the Future – What Makes Us ‘Us’, Tokyo International Photography Festival, Art Factory Jonanjima, Tokyo, Japan
  • Psycho/Somatic: Visions of the body in Contemporary East Asian Art, John N. Stern Gallery, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
  • INTERACT: Deconstructing Spectatorship, North Wing of The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, UK
  • 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