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Liu Xiaodong

  • Sketch of a Girl No.2 Pencil on Paper200634 x 29 cm, 13.3 x 11.4 in
    Sketch of a Girl No.2 Pencil on Paper200634 x 29 cm, 13.3 x 11.4 in

  • Sketch of a Girl No.3  Pencil on Paper200634 x 29 cm, 13.3 x 11.4 in
    Sketch of a Girl No.3  Pencil on Paper200634 x 29 cm, 13.3 x 11.4 in

Introduction

Born in 1963 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Liu Xiaodong is currently living and working in Beijing. Liu Xiaodong is a key figure of the Chinese realist and New Generation movements. Liu Xiaodong was included in the landmark "China Avant-Garde" 1989 exhibition at the National Gallery in Beijing. His paintings are known for having rich colors, strong brush strokes and for their spontaneity.

Biography

  • 1994 Currently teaches in the Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine,Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1998 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 1995 M.F.A., Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1988 B.F.A., Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1963 Born in Jincheng, Liaoning Province, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Liu Xiaodong in South Africa, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Liu Xiaodong: Migrations, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
  • 2015 Painting as Shooting, Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy; Faurschou
  • Foundation Beijing, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
  • Diary of an Empty City, Faurschou Foundation Beijing, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
  • 2014 Liu Xiaodong in Indonesia, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Childhood Friends Getting Fat—Moving Image of Liu Xiaodong 1984-2014,
  • Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Liu Xiaodong’s Two Projects, Shao Zhong Foundation Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • Liu Xiaodong: 25 Oil Paintings from 1993-2007, Yallay Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2013 Liu Xiaodong—Hometown Boy Print Series, ESLITE GALLERY Project One, Hong Kong, China
  • In between Israel and Palestine, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
  • Hometown Boy, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
  • Liu Xiaodong: Half Street, Lisson Gallery, London, England
  • Liu Xiaodong in Hotan, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2012 The Process of Painting, Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria
  • Liu Xiaodong in Hotan, Xinjiang Arts Center, Urumqi, China
  • Liu Xiaodong and Yan Pei Ming, Dual Exhibition, Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • 2011 Jincheng Kid, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 Liu Xiaodong: Hometown Boy, UCCA, Beijing, China
  • 2009 The 10th Havana Biennia, Morro Castle, Havana, Cuba
  • Traces——Liu Xiaodong’s Documenta, Beijing Angle Modern Art Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2008 Qinghai-Tibet Plateau & Beijing Girls New Paintings by Liu Xiaodong", Mary
  • Boone Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2007 Liu Xiaodong Solo Exhibition 2007, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Richness of Life: The Personal Photographs of Contemporary Chinese Artist Liu Xiaodong 1984-2006 ", Time Zone 8, Beijing, China
  • 2006 The Three Gorges Painting Project by Liu Xiaodong, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Liu Xiaodong:Painting from Life, Art Museum of Guangdong, Guangzhou, China
  • ’Hot Bed’: a Painting Project by Liu Xiaodong, Tang Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Liu Xiaodong's New Works: Domino, Xin Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2005 Childhood friend getting fat, LOFT Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2004 Three Gorges: Displaced Population & Three Gorges: Newly Displaced
  • Population, Chinablue Gallery & CAAW Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Eighteen Soldiers Between Mainland and Taiwan, Bunker Museum of
  • Contemporary Art, Jinmen Island, Taiwan
  • 2003 Liu Xiao Dong, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2002 Liu Xiao Dong, Art Center of Donghai University, Taizhong, Taiwan
  • 2001 Liu Xiao Dong, LOFT Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2000 Liu Xiaodong 1990-2000", Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
  • Liu Xiao Dong and His Time", LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1999 Liu Xiao Dong, Gallery of Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Fusion—Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art since 1930s / Inaugural
  • Exhibition of Wanlin Art Museum of Wuhan University, Wanlin Art Museum of
  • Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • What about the Art? Contemporary Art from China, QM Gallery Al Riwaq,
  • Qatar Museums, Doha, Qatar
  • Bentu: Chinese Artists in a Time of Turbulence and Transformation, Fondation
  • Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
  • Memory of Times—Minsheng Collection Exhibition for China Minsheng Bank
  • 20th Anniversary, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2015 The Exhibition of Annual Contemporary Art of China 2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “The Civil Power—Beijing Minsheng Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Beijing
  • Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • The Temperature of History—CAFA and Chinese Representational Oil Jingling Painting, China Art Museum, Shanghai; Ancestral Temple Art Gallery, Beijing; Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • Chinese Utopias Revisited——The Elephants, BOZAR Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  • Chinese Freehand—National Art Museum of China Academic Invitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art,
  • Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • 2014 Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Re-View: Opening Exhibition of the Long Museum, West Bund, Long Museum (Pudong), Shanghai, China
  • Central Academy of Fine Art High School 60th Anniversary Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Resonance: Exhibition of Teachers from China Central Academy of Fine Arts,
  • Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Heartbeat, Beijing: 55th Venice Biennale Parallel Exhibition, China Millennium
  • Monument World Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Harmonious Society—Asia Triennial Manchester 14, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
  • 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2013 Host and Guest, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
  • From Beijing—Works by the Faculty of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
  • CAFA Professors: Special Exhibition of the Works of Central Academy of Fine
  • Art Professors, Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2012 Over 10 Years of Chinese Contemporary, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Opening Portrait, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Taste of the East- Masterpieces of Chinese Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 Opening of Chengdu MOCA Collecting History China New Art, Chengdu, MOCA, Chengdu, China
  • Six Six: Energy, Left, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China
  • Gallery Hotel Art Project, Gallery Hotel, Beijing, China
  • Emerging Asian Contemporary Part I, Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
  • Scenery, Silhouette - Triumph Art Space Collection Of Portraits, Triumph Art Space, Beijing, China
  • Museum on Paper: 12 Chinese Artists, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Portraits, Eastation Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Art Beijing 2011 Contemporary Art Fair, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
  • Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
  • 20 Years Retrospective Exhibition of 1991 San Diego Chinese Artistic Creation Seminar, Xi'an Art Museum, Xi'an, China
  • 2010 Erotic Show, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery,B eijing, China
  • Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, U.S.A.
  • Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 years of Drawing,Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing,China
  • Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art, Salt Lake Art Center, USA
  • A Dot in Time and Space: Contemporary Art Collection of Guangdong Art Museum, Tai wan Museum of Art, Taizhong, Taiwan
  • Art Beijing 2010 Contemporary Art Fair, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
  • The State of Things, Brussels/Beijing, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • RESHAPING HISTORY-Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
  • Tour Exhibition of Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 years of Drawing, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • Contemporary Drawing Fair 2010 in Paris, Paris, France
  • Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art on Painting (1979-2009), Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Construction Dimension —— 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Great Performances, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Awakening: A Group Exhibition of 15 Artists, Shanghai Expo Theme pavilion, Shanghai, China
  • 2009 Inaugural Exhibition, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, U.S.A.
  • Wild Wild East (Group exhibition for Huang Yan, Liu Xiaodong, Debbie Han and Don Ed Hardy), Art Gallery at the SF State Student Center, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Sense Group——Century Mind, Large-scale Contemporary Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Domus Collection, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Looking for China——Group Exhibition, Eyelevel Art, Beijing, China
  • We Workers Have Power——Chinese Industrial Topic Art work Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Collision——Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • Broadsheet Notations: Epilogue, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailan
  • 2008 China 21st Century, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, Italy
  • 2007 The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, U.K.
  • Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Made in China, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Energy and Character, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • ART LAN @ ASIA, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
  • Korea-China Contemporary Art Exhibition Giants in Illusion, Seoul National Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • 2006 Zones of Contact 2006 Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • The Blossoming of Realism The Oil Painting of Mainland China since 1978, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China
  • 2005 The Wall Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Mahjong Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Bern Museum, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2004 Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation Contemporary Art Exhibition from China,
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, U.S.A.
  • 2003 Alors, La Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 1st Beijing Biennial Art Exhibition, Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • The Nude Ideal and Reality From Neoclassicism to Today, Bologna Modern Art Museum, Bologna, Italy
  • Premieres Lueurs Sur L'Orient’: l'Aventure de la Peinture Chinoise au 20ème Siècle, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France
  • 2002 A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art - Guanzhou Triennial, Art Museum of Guangdong, Guangzhou, China
  • 2001 China Art Now, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2000 Shanghai Spirit, Shanghai Biennial Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
  • China Art in the 20th Century" Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • The New Face of China, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • 1999 Gate of Century:1979-1999, Modern Art Museum of Cheng Du, Cheng Du, China
  • 1998 East Meet East in the West LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Representing The People, Chinese Arts Centre, London, U.K.
  • 1997 47th Venice Biennial Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
  • 1995 Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting from Realism to Post Modernism, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1994 Between East and West: Transformation of Chinese Art in the Late 20th Century, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, U.S.A.
  • Transformation, Mark Tansey Studio, New York, U.S.A.
  • Liu Xiaodong & Yu Hong's works, OIPCA East Village, New York, U.S.A
  • 1993 New Art from China: Post 1989, Marlborough Gallery, London, England
  • 1992 Art Today in China, California Art Institute, Valencia, U.S.A.
  • 1991 20th Century China, Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 1989 Chinese Avant-garde Art Exhibition, Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Public Collections:

  • Asian Art Museum, SF USA
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Shanghai Art Museum, China
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
  • Art Museum of Central Institute of Fine Arts, China
  • Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Belgium
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
  • China Art Gallery, China
  • Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland
  • Fukuoka Gallery, Japan