PRIMAE NOCTIS
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Liu Ding

nato nel 1976 a Changzhou (Cina)

"La consapevolezza è una caratteristica fondamentale del lavoro di Liu Ding, a tratti molto predominante. Quando si guardano i lsuoi avori è come se ammiccassero e, astutamente, implicassero l'osservatore nel loro investigare." Edward Sanderson

Liu Ding persegue una ricerca basata sulla pratica che manifesta in una serie di media, dalla pittura alla produzione teatrale, come anche al lavoro curatoriale e teorico. Il suo lavoro investiga i diversi meccanismi che regolano il sistema dell'arte. Attraverso i contrasti e i paragoni tra gli archetipi del passato e del presente, Liu Ding esamina le idee mutevoli del cittadino modello, il ruolo degli artisti e degli intellettuali nella società e le condizioni della produzione culturale e la conoscenza storica.

Nato nel 1976 a Changzhou, nella provincia cinese del Jiangsu, si trasferisce nel 2001 nel sud della Cina per fondare a Nanchino il Pink Studio dove continua la sua pratica artistica. Tra i suoi maggiori successi possiamo citare la fondazione del Complete Art Experience Project (2004-2005) e la sua nomina come direttore del Beijing’s JoyArt. Attualmente vive e lavora a Pechino come artista indipendente. Tra le sue mostre più importanti ci sono sia personali che collettive in Cina ed Europa, specialmente in Italia, Germania, Gran Bretagna, Olanda, Norvegia come anche in Russia e Australia.
Mostre Personali (selezionate)

 

2016
Rice, Mango, Pork... and Ghosts, Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, IT
Li Jianguo Born in 1952, Antenna Space, Shanghai, CN

2015
Reef: A Prequel, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL

2014
Three Performances, Galerie Urs Meile, Pechino, CN

2013
BMW Tate Live: Liu Ding Almost Avante-garde, Performance Room, Tate Modern, Londra, UK

2012
Liu Ding’s Store: Take Home and Make Real the Priceless in Your Heart, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, US

2011
Gravestone for Rumour Mongers/Grabstein für Verleumder, L.A. Galerie, Francoforte DE

2010 
Liu Ding’s Store, Galerie Urs Meile, Pechino, CN
Liu Ding: Conversations, Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Aftergallery, Mosca, RU

2009 
Special project: Chen Ke, Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, IT

2008 
Traces of Sperm, L.A. Galerie, Francoforte DE

2007  

The Ruins of Pleasure, Marella Gallery, Milano, IT
Tiger, Universal Studios Beijing, Pechino, CN

2006 

Samples from the Transition – Products, L.A. Galerie Francoforte, DE

2005 
Samples from the Transition – Treasure, Long March Project Room, Pechino, CN

2004
Noah’s Living Room – The Power of the Mass, China Unlimited, Berlino, DE
Image Beyond Image – Liu Ding’s Photography, Rooseum, Malmö, SE

2001 

White Ecstasy – Liu Ding’s Installation, KEYI Gallery, Nanjing, CN

1998 
Unbalance – Liu Ding’s Paintings, FEIFAN Art Center, Nanchino, CN

 

Mostre Collettive (selezionate)

2018
The Szechwan Tale: China Theatre and History, FM Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milano, IT

2016
Chinese Whispers, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berna, CH
Discordant Harmony, Guandu Museum of Art, Taipei, TW

2015
Discordant Harmony, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, JP
Do Disturb, MOMA PS1, New York, USA
8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU
The 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TR
Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Parigi, FR
Discordant Harmony, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, KR

2014
Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, CN
Prospect3 Notes for Now, New Orleans, US
5000 Names: Hans van Dijk, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art , Rotterdam, NL
5000 Names: Hans van Dijk, UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Pechino, CN

2013

Chen Shaoxiong and Liu Ding, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, CH

2012
Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TW
Pulse Reaction: An Exchange Project on Art Practice, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN
The Tanks – Art in Action, Tate Modern, Londra, UK

2011
A Museum That is Not, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN
Marker, Art Dubai Projects (non-profit curated programme), Madinat Arena, Dubai, UAE
The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und
Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, DE

2010
Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2010, Lianzhou, CN
The Third Party – An Exhibition in Three Acts, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Pechino, CN
EAA (Emerging Chinese Artists), KDJ Convention Center, Gwanju, KR
Zeitgenössische chinesische Fotografie, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, DE
Liberation – and its Relative Meaning, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
Personal Frontier – An Inaugural Exhibition by ia32 Space, ia32 Space, Pechino, CN
Reshaping History – Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Pechino, CN
Glass Factory – Art in the New Financial Era, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Pechino, CN
Mush-room, Aftergallery, Moscow, RU
Jungle – A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Pechino CN

2009 
Chinese Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennal, Venezia, IT
that obscure object of desire, offiCina, Pechino CN
The Big World: Recent Art from China, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, US
The 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, CA
5th Latin-American Biennial of Visual Arts – VENTO SUL, Instituto Paranaense de Arte, Curitiba, BR

2008 
China: Construction Deconstruction, Museum of Art San Paulo, San Paulo, BR
Aurum – Gold in Contemporary Art, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, CH
Down Town Prodution – Exhibition of the Artists Who Live in the City, Red Mansion Foundation, Londra, UK
Far West, Arnolfini Arts Center, Bristol, UK
Art Multiple, Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, CN
New World Order, Groningen Museum, Groningen, ND
Global Eurasia, special exhibition in Art Cologne, Colonia, DE
Community of Tastes, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Pechino, CN

2007 
China Power Station II, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO
Forms of Concepts – The Second Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Center for Documentary
Exhibition of Fine Arts, Wuhan, AU
Thermocline of Art – New Asian Waves, ZKM Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, DE

2006 
AllLookSame? Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, IT
Dual Realities – The Fourth Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
China Power Station I, Battersea Power Station, Serpentine Gallery, Londra, UK
Beijing Biennial of Architecture 2006, The National Museum of China, Pechino, CN
Chaos City, Universal Studios Beijing, Pechino, CN
The Poetic Reality – A Reinterpretation of Jiangnan, RCM Art Museum, Nanchino, CN
Fiction @ Love, MOCA, Shanghai, CN

2005 
Renovation – Relations of Production, Long March Space, Pechino, CN
Beyond - the Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, CN
Limitation and Freedom, Wuhan Art Archives and Center, Wuhan, CN
Complete Art Experience Project No. 5 – 24 Hours, Beijing Film Studio, Pechino, CN
Archaeology of the Future – The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanchino, CN
Complete Art Experience Project No. 1 – Incest, Platform China, Pechino, CN

2003 
Illusion, Artist Commune, Hong Kong, CN
Aphrodisiac, Hai Shang Shan Art Centre, Shanghai, CN
Space – Guangdong Museum of Art Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Guangdong, Museum of Art, Guangzhou, CN
Lustre – Two-Man Exhibition of Yu Fan & Liu Ding, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Pechino, CN

2002 
Death is Silence, Yan Club, Pechino, CN
New Urbanism – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou, CN

2001 
Money Funny Honey, Taikang Top Space, Pechino, CN
Inauguration of the New Gallery, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Pechino, CN

1999 
Aesthetes and Vagueness – Performance Art Exhibition, Qinliang Park, Nanchino, CN
The Feeling of Floating, Nanjing Normal University Museum, Nanchino, CN