Liu Jianhua



Born in Ji'an, Jiangxi Province, China

Now Lives and works in Shanghai, China



Solo Exhibitions(Selected)


Transfer, Dowse Museum, Wellington, New Zealand


Between, Pace London, London, Britain
To Be Done, Pace Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Polit-Sheer-Form in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan


Square, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Polit-Sheer-Form!, Queens Museum, USA
Discard, The Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


Liu Jianhua, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Silent Anomalies, Art & Public Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland


Discard, Shanghai Pujiang Overseas Chinese Town, Shanghai, China
Screaming Walls, Beijing Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China


Floating Landscape, Z-art Center, Shanghai, China


Horizon, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China
Tofu, Kungfu, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China


Dream in Conflict, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
No Title, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China


Export - Cargo Transit, Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund, Shanghai. China
Daily·Fragile - Tomb, King’s Lynn Art Center, King’s Lynn, UK

   Daily·Fragile, Oxburgh Hall , Oxburgh, UK

   Liu Jianhua, Arario Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

   Polit-Sheer-Form Office In Shanghai, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China


Anomalous Thoughts, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China


Only One Wall, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China


Liu Jianhua, Red Mansion Foundation; Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK


Do You Really Know about It?, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China


Liu Jianhua, Hanart Gallery; Taiwan Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan


Delight and Illusion, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
Porcelain - Like Skin, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China


Liu Jianhua, Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming, China


Group Exhibitions(selected)


The 57th Venice Biennale “Viva Arte Viva”, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Pace Seoul Inaugural Exhibition,
Pace Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Echo of Civilization, Beijing Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, China


The Decameron-BMCA Documenting Art, Caochangdi, Beijing, China
The 12th Dakar Biennale, National Theatre, Dakar, Senegal
Collection Displays: Between Object and Architecture, New Tate Modern, London, Britain
Artists Living in Shanghai/Wu Speech, China Arts Museum, Shanghai, China
Heavy Artillery, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Collected Letters, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Utopias/Heterotopia——Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuzhen, China
Xike Collector: Chinese Contemporary Art 40th Years, ArtisTree, Hong Kong, China
Money, Good and Evil, Baden-Baden Art Museum, Baden-Baden, Germany


 A New Dynasty-Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, ARoS, Denmark
Reshaping Tradition-Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia, Pacific Art Museum, Los Angles, America
The Sixth Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennaie 2015, Niigata-ken,Japan
 “Power of Education”, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
 “Shanghai Ever”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Glasstress 2015 Gotika, Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition

                            Fondazione Berengo/ Exhibition Space on Murano, Venice, Italy

China 8, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany

                Kunstmuseum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

                Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany

The System of Objects, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Myth/History: Shanghai Galaxy, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Beyond G(l)aze, KODE SAMTID, Bergen, Norway


The World in the third World, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn university, Bangkok, Thailand
Unlived by what is Seen, Gallery Continua, Pace Beijing, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Making of A Museum, Aurora Museum, Shanghai, China
Unscrolled Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada  
Do The Same Good Deed, Time Square, New York, USA  
Asian Contemporary Art Week, Asia Society and Museum, New York, USA
Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Asia Triennial Manchester: Conflict & Compassion, National Football Museum, Manchester, Britain
Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China
Aura of Poetry, Moca, Shanghai, China
Art of Living, Jingan Kerry Center, Shanghai, China
We have never participated – The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale 2014, OCT Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China
Beyond G(l)aze, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
Picturing Global China, Oregon University White Box Gallery, Oregon Portland, USA


Design Shanghai 2013 - ART WORLD Second Hand Exhibition, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Concrete & Possibility, Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, China
Encounters – Art Sanya, Baihua Gu Yalong Bay Sanya, Sanya, China
Alan Badiou and the Artists, Mecooon Space, Shanghai, China
Filter The Public, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
Residual Value – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Pudong Lujiazui Central Area, Shanghai, China
Extension–2013 international sculpture exhibition of Chinese Datong Biennial, Heyang Art Museum, Datong, China
Dior Esprit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Portrait of the Times – 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Revel – Celebrating MoCA’s 8 Years in Shanghai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Insightfu l Charisma – Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
ç, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Back to Earth – Rediscovering Ceramics in Art, Herbert Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
Pessimism or Resistance?, Taikang Space, Beijing, China   
DUCHAMP and/or/in China, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
The Amazing Shoemaker, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence, Italy
What to Think, What to Desire, What to Do, CaixaFroum Social and Cultural Centre, Barcelona, Spain
Shanghai Surprise: A Group Show on Contemporary Art in Shanghai, chi K11 art space, Shanghai, China


Of Human Scale and Beyond: Experience and Transcendence, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong, China
Just What is it about the End of the World that Makes it so Appealing?, V-Art Center, Shanghai, China
The Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie, Yi’s Furniture, Taipei, China
HOMO FABER, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy
REAL LIFE STORIES, The Bergen Museum of Art, Bergen, Norway
2012 Shanghai Sculpture Programme – Life Latitude, Museum of Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute, Shanghai, China
Artist in Wonderland – Kuandu Biennale, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, China
Time Traveler, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
Ctrl+N: Non-Linear Practice 2012 Gwangju Biennial special exhibition, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
ARSENALE 2012: The 1st Kiev Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Mystetskyi Arsenale, Kiev, Ukraine
Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Future Pass: From Asia to the Future World of Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, China
Passing Through Memory, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China


Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, Pace Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China
Start from the Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture since 1978, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Surreal versus Surrealism in contemporary Art, IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno Centre), Valencia, Spain
Poster Exhibition, Top Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
”The Evening of an era” – Exhibition of 1990s Yunnanese Contemporary Artists, Duffy Cigar Gallery, Yunan, China
Little Movements: Self-practice in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of the He Xianning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
The Hague under the Heavens: Contemporary Chinese Sculpture, the Hague Sculpture and Museum Beelden aan Zee, Hague, Netherlands
Future Pass: From Asia to the Future World of Art, Abbazia di San Gregorio; Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice, Italy
Glasstress 2011, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy
Future Pass: From Asia to the Future World of Art, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Big Draft - Shanghai, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Trace & Qualitative Leap: The Second Beijing Film Academy New Media ART Triennial, 4D Space Museum, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
The Second Today’s Documents: Negotiations, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2010 Martell Artists of the Year, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
14th international Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, Carrara, Italy
17th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
New Experience——Art Square, Towada Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Art For The World, Expo Boulevard World Expo Shanghai 2010, Shanghai, China
REM(A)INDERS, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
Shanghai Art Of The City, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA


Metroplis Now! A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, USA
Material Link, Technopolis City of Athens, Athens; The Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011, Vancouver, Canada
Warm Up, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Queensland Art Museum, Queensland, Australia
Shanghai Town 1979-2009,The Bridge 8 Art Zone, Shanghai, China
Bourgeoisified Proletariat,Shanghai Songjiang Creative Studio,Shanghai, China
Europalia China Art Festival, Brussels, Belgium
2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture, Hong Kong; Shenzhen, China
Mahjong: Comtemporary Chinese Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA


Reflective Asia: The 3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
Insomnia, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
2008 Living Zhangjiang: Maglev Express, Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai, China
The Supplemental History: Contemporary Art Works from Collection of GDMoA, Guang Dong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Hypallage-the Post Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen, China
Chinese Gardens for Living: Illusion into Reality, Staaliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Beijing–Athens: Contemporary Art From China, Technopolis of the city of Athens, Athens, Greece
Resilience, Galleria Continua/LE Moulin, Moulin, France
The World of Others, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Where Are We?, Center for the Arts at Legation Quarter, Beijing, China
City Image: Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Facing Reality, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
 A Year: ’08 Annual Exhibition, 99 Art Center Fine Arts College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
New world Order—Present-day Installation Art and Photography , Groninger Museum, the Netherlands


A Vista of Perspectives, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
China Facing Reality, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Ludwig, Austria
The First Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Rejected Collection, Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China
China Now, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, the Netherlands
“What’s Next”-Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, China
2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Federation Tower, Moscow
Social Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Setting off the South West: Contemporary Art exhibition, GuangDong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China


Art in Motion, MoCA-Shanghai, Shanghai, China
The 1st Singapore Biennale, Sculpture Square, Singapore
Only One Wall, Art Space, Sydney, Australia
38 Artists’ Solo Exhibition, Creative Garden 2577, Shanghai, China
Hyper Design: The 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
China! Absolute Images, Arario Cheonan, Cheonan, South Korea
The 1st MOCA Envisage, MoCA-Shanghai, Shanghai
China Now, Kunst Der Gegenwart Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria
Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
The Skin of the City - Research in Possibility of Images of Contemporary City, Shenzhen Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese, Hamburg Art Center, Hamburg, Germany


Shanghai Constructions, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Three on the Bund, Shanghai, China
The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, International Conference Hall Ceramic Research Center, Icheon, Korea
XianFena - Chinese Avant-garde Sculpture, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague/Schevenin, Netherlands
The1st International Biennial of Contemporary Chinese Art, Montpellier Art Museum, Montpellier, France
Mahjong, Only One Wall, Bern Art Museum, Switzerland; Beijing Commune, Beijing
Convergence at E116°/N40°: International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
Section of the 2nd Triennial of Guangzhou: Self-Organization, Guang Dong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
It is too Me - Lianzhou International Photo festival, Lianzhou, China
The Skin of the City - Research in Possibility of Images of Contemporary city, Tap Seac Gallery, Macao, China


62761232: Courier Exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art from China, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Shanghai Duolun Exhibition of Young Artists, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
The Secret of ClayFrom Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, London
Open Asia International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations 2004, Venice Lido, Venice, Italy
Contemporary Art from China of 5 Artists, Örebro City Exhibition Hall, Örebro, Sweden
Body·China: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Marseilles Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France
Forbidden Senses, Espace Cultaeel Francois Mitterrand de Perigueux, Acien Eveche de Sarlat, France
Exhibition of Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Hanart Gallery, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
The First Fine Arts Archive Nomination Exhibition, Museum of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China               


Alors la chine?, Center Pompidou, Paris, France
The 34th Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
The 50th Biennale di Venezia, China Pavilion; Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou; Art Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Alternative Modernity, Beijing X-RAY Art Center, Beijing, China
Surmounting square, Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Open Sky: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China


Money and Value / Final Taboo, National Bank, Switzerland
33rd Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Too Much Flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
Paris-Peking: Collection Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
The 1st Triennial Art Exhibition of Chinese Arts, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou
Contemporary Art from China, Kuppersmuhle Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Dream02, OXO Art Center, London, UK


Made By China, Contemporary Art Exhibition of 15 Artists, Navara Gallery, Paris, France
Boy and Girl, Upriver Loft, Kunming, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
The 32nd Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Art Era - The 1st Jing Wen Art Exhibition, Jin Mao Mansion, Shanghai, China
The 1st Chengdu Biennale, Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China


Contemporary Art Exhibition of 15 Artists, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
Reincarnation Era - Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art in 2000, Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
Contemporary Chinese Sculpture Exhibition, Sculpture Hall, Qingdao, China
Clashing and Selecting, Contemporary Sculpture Tour Exhibition, Hangzhou; Qingdao; Shenyang; Shenzhen, China
Chinese Figures -Tales of the Two Cities, Air Gallery, London


Opening New Channel in 1999, Dongyu Art Museum, Shenyang,China
Setting off from China, Design Art Museum, Beijing, China
Towards Materialism and That Sort of Beauty, Normal University of South East China, Shanghai, China
Three Artists from Kunming, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
China 46, Shanghai, China
At the Door of the New Century, Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-99, Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China


The 5th Documentary Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Sichuan Art Museum, Chongqing, China
The1st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculptures, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Review of Traditions, Consulate General of Germany, Beijing, China


Life Categories, Science and Technology Hall of Yunnan University, Kunming, China
Characters of the Metropolis, Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming; Sichuan Art Academy, Chongqing, China


The 4th Documentary Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art - Sculpture and Contemporary Culture, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Revere Life, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Contemporary Art from China - Works by Three Artists, Wiessbaden Cultural Center, Wiessbaden, Germany


Current Situation Exhibition( Sponsored by Sino-American Culture Exchange Center of Colombia University, U.S.A), Yunnan Art Museum, Kunming, China


Started creating The Painted Sculpture Series
Art from the South West, South West Mansion, Kunming, China


Created Green Series, Direction of Spirit - Dissociation Series


The 3rd Sports Art Exhibition, China National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, China


Yunnan Province Fine Arts Exhibition, Yunnan Museum of Art, Kunming, China