PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
Liu Ding

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

Liu Ding - Twilights
Twilights
2016
Mixed media (stampa 3D)
Cm 6,5 x 28 x 15
Liu Ding - Twilights
2016 - Mixed media (stampa 3D) - Cm 6,5 x 28 x 15
Liu Ding - Course (as in political course)
Course (as in political course)
2016
Mixed media
cm 60 x 130 x 150 (podium), cm 21 x 9 x 9 (flower pot), cm 100 x 45 x 32 (plaster relief)
Liu Ding - Course (as in political course)
2016 - Mixed media - cm 60 x 130 x 150 (podium), cm 21 x 9 x 9 (flower pot), cm 100 x 45 x 32 (plaster relief)
Liu Ding - Ghost 9
Ghost 9
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 9
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 8
Ghost 8
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 8
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 7
Ghost 7
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 7
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 6
Ghost 6
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 6
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 5
Ghost 5
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 5
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 4
Ghost 4
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 4
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 3
Ghost 3
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 3
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 2
Ghost 2
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 2
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 1
Ghost 1
2016
C-print su carta fotografica
Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Ghost 1
2016 - C-print su carta fotografica - Cm 60 x 80
Liu Ding - Tomato
Tomato
2016
Oil on canvas
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Tomato
2016 - Oil on canvas - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Rice
Rice
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Rice
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Pumpkin
Pumpkin
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Pumpkin
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Potato
Potato
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Potato
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Pork
Pork
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Pork
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Onion
Onion
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Onion
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Mango
Mango
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Mango
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Corn
Corn
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Corn
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
2016
Olio su tela
Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - Chrysanthemum
2016 - Olio su tela - Cm 180 x 160
Liu Ding - A Story Told to Me by Wang Luyan
A Story Told to Me by Wang Luyan
2012
Cotone, corda e carta
Cm 240 x 160
Liu Ding - A Story Told to Me by Wang Luyan
2012 - Cotone, corda e carta - Cm 240 x 160
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology No. 9: 04June,1994
Experience and Ideology No. 9: 04June,1994
2012
Fotografia
Cm 105 x 128
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology No. 9: 04June,1994
2012 - Fotografia - Cm 105 x 128
Liu Ding - We always fail to describe this chaotic world of ours
We always fail to describe this chaotic world of ours
2012
Legno, corda e specchio
Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - We always fail to describe this chaotic world of ours
2012 - Legno, corda e specchio - Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - Untitled
Untitled
2012
Video installation. Tv set and a stainless steel water basin
Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - Untitled
2012 - Video installation. Tv set and a stainless steel water basin - Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter (The tilted telecommunications tower with flower-shaped neon lights)
The Curvature of Matter (The tilted telecommunications tower with flower-shaped neon lights)
2009
Acciaio nero e luce al neon
Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter (The tilted telecommunications tower with flower-shaped neon lights)
2009 - Acciaio nero e luce al neon - Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - Grey from Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces
Grey from Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces
2009
Mixed media
Cm 170 x 130 x 32
Liu Ding - Grey from Small Gardens and Small Marketplaces
2009 - Mixed media - Cm 170 x 130 x 32
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter ( A blank road sign)
The Curvature of Matter ( A blank road sign)
2009
Acciaio nero
Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter ( A blank road sign)
2009 - Acciaio nero - Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter (Black box)
The Curvature of Matter (Black box)
2009
Acciaio nero e luce al neon
Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter (Black box)
2009 - Acciaio nero e luce al neon - Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter (Fences with graffiti-strip-shaped neon lights)
The Curvature of Matter (Fences with graffiti-strip-shaped neon lights)
2009
Acciaio nero e luce al neon
Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - The Curvature of Matter (Fences with graffiti-strip-shaped neon lights)
2009 - Acciaio nero e luce al neon - Variable dimensions
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology n°1
Experience and Ideology n°1
2008
Fotografia
Cm 50 x 105
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology n°1
2008 - Fotografia - Cm 50 x 105
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology n°2
Experience and Ideology n°2
2008
Fotografia
Cm 50 x 105
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology n°2
2008 - Fotografia - Cm 50 x 105
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology n°3
Experience and Ideology n°3
2008
Fotografia
Cm 50 x 105
Liu Ding - Experience and Ideology n°3
2008 - Fotografia - Cm 50 x 105
Liu Ding - Liu Ding
Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Olio su tela
Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Olio su tela - Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - Liu Ding
Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Olio su tela
Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Olio su tela - Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - Liu Ding
Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Olio su tela
Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Olio su tela - Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - Liu Ding
Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008
Olio su tela
Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - Liu Ding' s Store - Take Home and Make real the Priceless in Your Heart
2008 - Olio su tela - Cm 60 x 90
Liu Ding - The Remaining Landscape 2
The Remaining Landscape 2
2007
Smalto su specchio acrilico
Cm 122 x 183
Liu Ding - The Remaining Landscape 2
2007 - Smalto su specchio acrilico - Cm 122 x 183
Liu Ding - The Remaining Landscape 1
The Remaining Landscape 1
2007
Smalto su specchio acrilico
Cm 122 x 183
Liu Ding - The Remaining Landscape 1
2007 - Smalto su specchio acrilico - Cm 122 x 183
Liu Ding - The Remaining Landscape
The Remaining Landscape
2007
Smalto su specchio acrilico
Cm 122 x 183
Liu Ding - The Remaining Landscape
2007 - Smalto su specchio acrilico - Cm 122 x 183
Liu Ding - A man kissing a wolf
A man kissing a wolf
2007
Marmo, tassidermia
Cm 220 x 70 x 150
Liu Ding - A man kissing a wolf
2007 - Marmo, tassidermia - Cm 220 x 70 x 150
Liu Ding - A man fucking a chicken
A man fucking a chicken
2007
Marmo, tassidermia
Cm 60 x 80 x 120
Liu Ding - A man fucking a chicken
2007 - Marmo, tassidermia - Cm 60 x 80 x 120
Liu Ding - Hero
Hero
2007
Marmo bianco e nero
Cm 210 x 30
Liu Ding - Hero
2007 - Marmo bianco e nero - Cm 210 x 30
Liu Ding - Sketches in the Garden
Sketches in the Garden
1994
Mixed Media
Cm 210 x 85
Liu Ding - Sketches in the Garden
1994 - Mixed Media - Cm 210 x 85