Liu Xiaodong lives and works in Beijing but has undertaken projects in Tibet, Japan, Italy, the UK, Cuba and Austria, and closer to home, in Jincheng, in the north-eastern province of Liaoning, China, where he was born in 1963. He has a BFA and an MFA in painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (1988, 1995), where he now holds tenure as professor. He continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid (1998–99). Solo exhibitions include Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (2015), Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2012) and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2010), while his work was been included in numerous group exhibitions such as the Shanghai Biennale (2000, 2010), the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006) and the 47th Venice Biennale (1997).

Liu Xiaodong
Jincheng, 1963

Past Exhibitions


chi K11 art space 27/05/2018 — 25/08/2018


Nam June Paik Art Center
12/07/2018 — 16/09/2018

Datumsoria: The Return of the Real

ZKM | Center for Art and Media 09/09/2017 — 18/03/2018

The Restless Earth

Triennale di Milano
28/04/2017 — 20/08/2017

Liu Xiaodong: Chittagong

Massimo De Carlo, Palazzo Belgioioso
30/03/2017 — 29/04/2017

Solo Shows

Painting as Shooting, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

Liu Xiaodong’s Two Projects, Shao Zhong Foundation Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Childhood Friends Getting Fat, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, China
Liu Xiaodong in Indonesia, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Half Street, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Hometown Boy, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
Hotan Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
In Between Israel and Palestine, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Group Shows

What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China, Qatar Museums Gallery, Doha, Qatar
Des Artistes Chinois à la Fondation Louis Vuitton, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Cross Section of a Revolution’, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea Asia Triennial Manchester, Manchester, UK
1st Xinjiang International Arts Biennale, Urumqi, China
‘Right Is Wrong: Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection’, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Jincheng Country of birth: China Date of birth: 1963 Lives in: Beijing