Liu Jianhua
Work Gallery
BMCA Exhibition

Liu Jianhua

1962 Born in Ji'an, Jiangxi Province, China

1977-1985 Worked in Jingdezhen Pottery and Porcelain Sculpture Factory

1985-1989 Studied in Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, majoring in Fine Arts of Sculpture

1989-2004 Worked in Art College, Yunnan Arts University

Since 2004 Working in College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, teaching in Sculpture

Lives and works in Shanghai, China


Solo Exhibitions

2015    To Be Done, Pace Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

        Polit-Sheer-Form in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2014    Square, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China

        Polit-Sheer-Form: Fitness for All, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

        Polit-Sheer-Form!, Queens Museum, USA

        Discard, The Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

        Do the Same Good Thing, Times Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

2012    Liu Jianhua, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China

        Silent Anomalies, Art & Public Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2011    Discard, Shanghai Pujiang Overseas Chinese Town, Shanghai, China

        Screaming Walls, Beijing Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

        We are Polit-Sheer-Form, Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund, Shanghai, China

2010    Floating Landscape, Z-art Center, Shanghai, China

2009    Horizon, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

        Tofu, Kungfu, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

2008    Dream in Conflict, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

        No Title, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

        Library, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

2007           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

          Polit-Sheer-Form, Beijing Commune, Beijing

          Virtual Scene, paul freches gallery, Paris, France

2006           Anomalous Thoughts, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

2005           Only One Wall, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

2004           Liu Jianhua, Red Mansion Foundation; Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK

2003           Do You Really Know about It?, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China

2002           Liu Jianhua, Hanart Gallery; Taiwan Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

2001           Delight and Illusion, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China

                   Porcelain - Like Skin, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China

1990           Liu Jianhua, Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming, China


Group Exhibitions



        Reshaping Tradition-Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia, USC Pacific Art Museum, Los Angles, America

        “2015 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

        Wind Veers To the East, Boao Asian Art Exposition, Hainan, China

        On Your Mark, Gallery, 1933, Shanghai, China

        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

        Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University Purple Roof Art Gallery, Shanghai, China  

        Unlived by what is Seen, Gallery Continua, Pace Beijing, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

        Oltre la material, Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy

        Study, Jewelvary Art Space, Shanghai, China

        Pursuing Dream – 2014 Shanghai Sculpture Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, 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

        ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Ground Floor Exhibition, Shanghai China

        Global Channel- Five Experimental Objects of Chinese Contemporary Art, Qilou Art Space, Haikou, 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


        Image Boundary: 2014 Shanghai Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, China

        Shanghai Deal, Radical Space, Shanghai, China Xiang Kan,

        Nanjing International art Festival, Invited Exhibition, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China

        Asia Triennial Manchester: Conflict & Compassion, National Football Museum, Manchester, Britain

        Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China

        East bridge, 798 Art Factory, Beijing. China

        Summer Group Show, Pace Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 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

        Oltre la material, Mo Space, Xinmi, China

        China, AMNUA, Nan, China

        Picturing Global China, Oregon University White Box Gallery, Oregon Portland, USA

        Arte Fiera Bologna - Discovering Ink, BolognaFiere S.P.A. - Viale della Fiera, Bologna, Italy


        Design Shanghai 2013 - ART WORLD Second Hand Exhibition, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

        Concrete & Possibility, Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, China

        2013 Annual Exhibition of Fine Art Sculpture teachers, Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University Purple Roof Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

        Encounters – Art Sanya, Baihua Gu Yalong Bay Sanya, Sanya, China

        DS China Contemporary Art Avant-garde Awards, DS World Shanghai, Shanghai, China

        Alan Badiou and the Artists, Mecooon Space, Shanghai, China

        The Overlapping Reflection – Zhujiajiao Contemporary Art Exhibiton, Zhujiajiao, 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

   Art 500: Dimensions of Dialogue, Halcyon Gallery, Shanghai, China

   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

   Facing Faces, Yifeng Galleria, Shanghai, China

   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

   Halo Sanya, Plaza of CRREC, Sanya, China


        Mutual Contemplation of Image – 2012 Annual Exhibition of Fine Art College of Shanghai, Museum of Fine Art College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

   Refill, Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University Purple Roof Art Gallery, 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

                   Talking Objects, Yifeng Galleria, 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

        Uninkable, TOP Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China

        ARSENALE 2012: The 1st Kiev Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Mystetskyi Arsenale, Kiev, Ukraine

        Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

        Dragon Show, Jinqiao International Commercial Plaza, 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

        Nature of Matter: 2011 Shanghai Contemporary Invited Exhibition, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, 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 Festival – Box, Top Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China

        Black White, Zero Art Museum, Beijing, China

        Rabbit in Art, Jinqiao International Commercial Plaza, Shanghai, China

        Future Pass: From Asia to the Future World of Art, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands


        Time Brings Nothing Change, Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University Purple Roof Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

        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

        Double Act, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, 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

Will to Height, EpSite, M50 Art Zone, Shanghai, China

 Nature of China: Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, True Color Museum, Suzhou, China

17th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Reshaping History: China Art from 2000 to 2009 , China National Convention Center , Beijing, China

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

        ON YUNNAN , Beijing Center for the Arts, 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

        Small Productions, Shopping Gallery, M50 Art Zone, Shanghai, China

        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

       ’09 Annual Exhibition, Purple Roof Art Gallery, Shanghai, China


        Material Link, MoCA Shanghai (Museum of Contemporary Art - Shanghai), Shanghai, China

   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

   Portraying Food (and the Absence of It), Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA

   Where Are We?, Center for the Arts at Legation Quarter, Beijing, China

   City Image: Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

   Intrude: Art & Life 366, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

   Facing Reality, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

   Homesickness-Memory And Virtual Realrty, 798 at district, T Space, Beijing

   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

   Absolute Images, Arario Gallery, New York, USA

   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

   Say and Hear Everywhere: The 3rd Guiyang Biennale of Art, Guiyang Art Museum, Guiyang, China

   “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

                   You Think Who You Are? - Chinese Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy

   The Contemporary of Media and Tradition, Taiwan Asia Art Center, Beijing, China

   ’07 Annual Exhibition, 99 Art Center Fine Arts College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

The Decameron - BMCA Documenting Art