LIU DING

Viewing Liu Ding’s works is like visiting a pure, futuristic “lab” that is full of texture. When you enter Liu Ding’s world, you will discover that all common and familiar materials end up appearing unusual. Liu Ding’s sensitivity towards and obsession with texture enables him to toy with raw materials and end products. By transforming the physical existence and texture of an object, he plays games with our usual experiences like a magician.

Liu Ding’s work was recently shown at China Power Station: Part 1, an off-site Serpenite Gallery exhibition of contemporary Chinese video, sound and installation art co-produced by The Red Mansion Foundation at Battersea Power Station.

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1976
Born in Changzhou, JiangSu Province, China
2001
Established Pink Studio, Nanjing. Until now independent artist in Nanjing and Shanghai

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2001
"WHITE ECSTASY", Liuding's installation works Exhibition, KAYI Gallery, Nanjing, China
1998
"UNBALANCE", Liuding's works exhibition, FEIFAN Art Center, Nanjing, China

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006
"CHINA POWER STATION: PART I", An off-site Serpenite Gallery exhibition of contemporary Chinese video, sound and installation art co-produced by The Red Mansion Foundation at Battersea Power Station, London, UK
2003
"LUSTRE" Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
2002
"DEATH IS SILENCE" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yan Club, Beijing, China
"NEW URBANISM" Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou, China
2001
"MOBILE HORIZON" International Film Festival, Beijing, China
"IN" Contemporary Exhibition, Nanjing and Shanghai, China
"INAUGURATION OF THE NEW GALLERY", China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
"MONEY FUNNY HONEY", Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
1999
"RESTRAINED OVER RESTRAINED", Short Film, 3M Gallery, Nanjing, China
"AESTHETES AND VAGUENESS", Performance Art Exhibition, Qinliang Park, Nanjing, China
"THE FEELING OF FLOATING", Art Exhibition, Nanjing Normal University Museum, Nanjing, China

ART ACTIVITES
2002
Curated "CHINESE SOUL", Honglei's solo exhibition in Beijing, China
2001
Directed "GAY", 4 minute short film
Directed "HEY HOMEY, SOMETHING FUNNY", 8 minute short film
Directed "IN", Contemporary exhibition
Directed "RESTRAINED, OVER RESTRAINED", 24 minute short film
2000
Wrote "CHINESE ARTIST PORTRAITS" with Li Xiaoshan and Liu Ligan (published on the magazine Lotus)
1999
Co-directed "PLAY WITH US", Transmission Form Concept Art, with Sun Jean