Timeline

1962
Born in Ji’an, Jiangxi Province, China
1977–1985
Employed by Jingdezhen Pottery and Porcelain Sculpturing Factory, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
1985–1989
Studied in the Fine Arts Department of Jingdezhen Pottery College, Major in Sculpture
1989–2004
Associate Professor of the Sculpture Department of the Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming, Yunnan Province
1989–2004
Associate Professor of the Sculpture Department of the Fine Arts School of Shanghai University
Associate Professor of the Sculpture Department of the Fine Arts School of Shanghai University
Lives and works in Shanghai, China

Exhibitions

2013
Esprit Dior, The Musum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2009
Vancouver Biennale 2009, Vancouver, Canada
2009
Metroplis Now! A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, USA
2009
Material Link, ‘Technopolis’ City of Athens, The Center of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece
2009
Small Productions, 50 Mo Ganshan Rd, Shopping Gallery, Shanghai, China
2008
Dream in conflict, Continua Gallery, Italy (solo)
2008
No title, Beijing Commune , Beijing, China (solo)
2008
Material Link, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2008
3rd Nanjing Triennial——Reflective Asia, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
2008
Insomnia, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
2008
2008 Living Zhangjiang——Maglev Express, Zhangjiang,Shanghai, China
2008
The Supplemental History: Contemporary Art Works from Collection of GDMoA, Guang Dong Art Museum, China
2008
Hypallage-the Post Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Overseas Chinese Town , Shenzhen, China
2008
Chinese Gardens for Living: Illusion into Reality, Staaliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
2008
Beijing –Athens——Contemporary Art From China, Technopolis of the city of Athens, Greece
2008
Resilience, Galleria Continua / LE Moulin, France
2008
The world of others, MoCA Shanghai ,Shanghai, China
2008
Portraying food (and the Absence of it), Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
2008
Where are we?, Center for the Arts at Legation Quarter, Beijing, China
2008
City image—contemporary art invitation exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2008
Intrude: Art & Life 366, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2008
Facing Reality, National Art Museum of China , Beijing, China
2008
Homesickness-Memory And Virtual Realrty, 798 art district, T Space, Beijing, China
2008
New world Older—Present-day Installation Art and Photography, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
2007
China now, Cobra museum of modern art, Amstelveen, Holland
2007
What’s Next?, Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
2007
2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Federation Tower, Moscow
2007
Social Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2007
Liu Jianhua, ARARIO SEOUL, Korea (solo)
2007
Export-Cargo Transit, Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund, Shanghai (solo)
2007
Daily•Fragile - Tomb, King’s Lynn Art Center, King’s Lynn, UK (solo)
2007
Daily•Fragile, Oxburgh Hall, King’s Lynn, UK (solo)
2006
Art in Motion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
2006
Singapore Biennale 2006, Sculpture Square, Singapore
2006
Only One Wall, Art Space, Sydney
2004
Hamiltons Gallery, London
2003
Selected to represent China at the 50th Venice Biennale
2002
‘Art Basel’, Basel, Switzerland
2002
'Liu Jianhua’s Works’, National Art Foundation, Taiwan – Hanart, Hong Kong – Taibei, Taiwan
2002
‘Money and Value’, Swiss National Bank, Switzerland
2002
'Fleshly’ Gallery Artside, Seoul, South Korea
2002
'Over–Flavoured’, Shanghai, China
2002
'Something like China POP’, Sydney, Australia – Melbourne, China – Brisbane, Australia
2002
'Paris –Peiking’, Paris, France
2002
‘DREAM 02’ – Group Show – The Red Mansion, Oxo Gallery and Barge House, London, UK
2001
‘1st Chengdu Biennale’ – Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2001
'Delight and Illusion’ – Solo show – Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai, China
2001
'Porcelain-Like Skin’ – Solo show – Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong
2001
‘Made by Chinese’, Navarra Gallery, Paris, France
2001
'Boy and Girl’, Upriver Gallery, China – Singapore, Hong Kong – Art 32 Basel, Switzerland
2001
‘Contemporary Art – Three People Exhibition’, Madrid, Spain
2001
‘Art Times’, Jin Wen Art Centre, Shanghai, China
2000
‘The Figure in Chinese Contemporary Art’, Hanart, Hong Kong, The Air Gallery
2000
'Contemporary Chinese Sculpture’, Sculpture Hall, Qingdao, China
2000
‘Clashing and Selecting, Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition’, Hangzhou, China – Qingdao, China – Shenyang, China – Shenzhen, China
2000
‘Tales of Two Cities’, Asia Contemporary Art, London, UK
2000
'Dialogue with Moore, Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition’, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2000
‘Chinese Figures’, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
2000
‘Exhibition of Contempoary Chinese Art in 2000, Time of Reviving’, Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
2000
'15 Artists’, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
1999
‘At the Door of the New Century, Contemporary Chinese Art 1979-1999’, Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
1999
‘Opening New Channels’, Dongyu Art Museum, Shenyang, China
1999
'Setting off from China’, Design Museum, Beijing, China
1999
‘Towards Materialism and That Sort of Beauty’, Huadong Teacher’s College, Shanghai, China
1999
‘Three Artists from Kunming’ – Group show – Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong
1999
‘China 46’ – Touring group show – Shanghai, China – Taipei, Taiwan - Melbourne, Australia
1998
‘The 5th Documentary Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art’, Sichuan Art Academy, Chongqing, China
1998
‘1st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculptures’, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen – German Embassy, Beijing
1997
‘Characters of the Metropolis’ – Group show – Yunnan Art Institute, Kunming – Sichuan Art Academy, Chongqing
1997
‘Life Categories’, Yunnan University, Kunming, China
1996
‘4th Documentary Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art: Sculpture and Contemporary Culture’, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China
1996
‘Revere Life’ – Group show – Sichuan Art Museum, Sichuan, China
1996
‘Contemporary Art from China – Works by Three Artists’, Cultural Centre, Wiessbaden, Germany

Literature

2007
China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007. www.chinaartbook.de