LU Pingyuan
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  • Biography
  • Exhibitions
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  • Artworks
    • Painting
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  • LU Pingyuan
  • Birthdate: 1984
    Birthplace: China | Zhejiang
    Gender: Male
    Lives and Works in: China | Shanghai
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    About:
    Lu Pingyuan was born in 1984 in Zhejiang province, China, lives and works in Shanghai. Lu Pingyuan‘s artworks involves a variety of media, including texts, installations, videos, paintings and others. For a few years, Lu Pingyuan concentrated his practice on the writing of “stories” as a unique type of media for art creation. These short “stories” significantly broaden the artworks’ state of existence in the real world, extend the inherent spirit of art itself. His works have been exhibited extensively in both national and international museums and biennales.

    Recent solo exhibitions include: “The First Artist”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2021; “Imperishable Affection”, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China, 2020; “KOLA”, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; “La Malle aux Trésors”, Mansion de Hermès, Shanghai, China, 2018; “Look! I’m Picasso!”, with MadeIn Gallery, Art Basel Hong Kong, 2018; “Lost Child”, ONEHOME Art Hotel, Shanghai, China; “HOME ALONe”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2017; “Hidden Treasure”, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China, 2017; “James Stanley-The Seventh Earl of Derby”, Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, United Kingdom, 2016; “ON KAWARA”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2016; “Unexpected Discoveries”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2015; “Time Capsule”, Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011.He participated in numerous group shows among which are “Photosensitizer”, Jinmao Place, Nanjing, China, 2020; “The Curation Workshop II”, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China, 2020; “Shanghai Plaza”, Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai, China, 2020; “Wild Cinema”, TX Huaihai, Shanghai, 2020; “Being of Evils”, Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), Beijing, China, 2020; “A Hypothetical Show For A Closed Museum”, M Woods, Beijing, China, 2020; “Wild Metropolis”, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; “Advent: Inventing Landscape, Producing the Earth”, Qianshao Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China, 2019; “Extreme Mix-Guangzhou Airport Biennale”, Guangzhou, China, 2019; “Land of the Lustrous”, UCCA Dune, Beidaihe, China, 2019; “Edge of the Wonderland-Thailand Art Biennale”, Krabi, Thailand, 2018; “Artist is Present”, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China, 2018; “City Unbounded-China·Shanghai Jing’an International Sculpture Project”, Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China, 2018; “This is Shanghai”, Cunard Building, Liverpool, UK, 2018; “Long March Project: Building Code Violations III - Special Economic Zone”, Long March Space, Beijing, China, 2018; “Arts in Urban Cultures”, Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Beijing, China, 2018; “*underground-children-festival”, Para Site x Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2018; “Animamix Biennale—Ballade”, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China; “PLAY”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China; “11th Shanghai Biennale”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2016; “9th Liverpool Biennale”, Liverpool, England, 2016; “A Beautiful Disorder”, Cass Sculpture Foundation, England, 2016; “Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan”, Si Fang Art Museum, Nanjing, China, 2016; “3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Ural, Russia, 2015 etc. Lu Pingyuan was nominated for the 4th Art Sanya “Huayu Youth Award” and the 1st Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year”. Lu Pingyuan’s work proposal, Tree, was shortlisted for the third and fourth High Line Plinth commission in 2020.
  • Biography
  • Awards

    2017         Nominated for the 1st Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year”

    2015         Nominated for the 4th Art Sanya “Huayu Youth Award”      

     

     

    Solo Exhibitions

    2021         The First Artist, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2020     Imperishable Affection, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China

    2019         KOLA, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

    2018        La Malle aux Trésors, Mansion de Hermès, Shanghai, China

                     “Look! I’m Picasso!”, MadeIn Galelry, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    2017        Lost Child, ONEHOME Art Hotel, Shanghai, China

            HOME ALONe, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

             Hidden Treasure, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China

    2016        James Stanley-The Seventh Earl of Derby, Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, United   Kingdom

                     ON KAWARA, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2015        Unexpected Discoveries, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2013        Waiting for an Artist, Goethe Open Space, Goethe Institute, Shanghai, China

    2012        Not Included, Hemuse Gallery, Beijing, China

    2011        Time Capsule, Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden

    2010         Autonomous Breathing, M50 Creative Space, Shanghai, China

     

     

    Group Exhibitions

    2021         “Ever-Curious”, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

    2020         “Photosensitizer”, Jinmao Place, Nanjing, China

                     The Curation Workshop II, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

                     Jinan International Biennale, Jinan Art Museum, Jinan, China

                     Illusive Particles, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

    Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai, China

    Something Happened, Powerlong Art Center, Xiamen, Fujian, China

                     Wish you a Sweeeeeet Life, Duende Contemporary Art Museum, Foshan, Guangdong, China

                     Prophesy, Wind H Art Center, Beijing, China

                     Wild Cinema, TX Huaihai, Shanghai, China

                     Being of Evils, Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), Beijing, China

             A Hypothetical Show For A Closed Museum, M Woods, Beijing, China

    2019        Wild Metropolis, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China

    Advent: Inventing Landscape, Producing the Earth, Qianshao Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China

    Long Day, Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China

    The Secret of Childhood, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China

    Extreme Mix-Guangzhou Airport Biennale”, Guangzhou, China

    Land of the Lustrous, UCCA Dune, Beidaihe, China

    Infinite Game, How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China

                     The Variable and The Generating, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2018        Ghosts in the information, PPPP, Beijing, China

                     YOHOOD 2018 global trend of Carnival, Shanghai World Expo exhibition hall, China.

                     KNOWHOW, 751D-PARK, Beijing, China

    As We May Think: Feedforward, The 6th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

                     It was a dream of a trip, Fine Art College, Shanghai, China

                     Edge of the Wonderland-Thailand Art Biennale, Krabi, Thailand

                    The Artist is Present, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

    City Unbounded-China·Shanghai Jing’an International Sculpture Project, Shanghai, China

                    This is Shanghai, Cunard Building, Liverpool, UK

    Long March Project: Building Code Violations III - Special Economic Zone, Long March Space, Beijing, China

                    Arts in Urban Cultures, Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Beijing, China

    *underground-children-festival, Para Site x Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

                    Animamix Biennale—Ballade, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

                    PLAY, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

                    Pop Lab--Food Market, Xingye TaiKoo Hui, Shanghai, China

                     The God of Small Things, LEO Gallery, Shaghai, China

                     In the Name of December 12., Imagokinetics Lab, Hangzhou, China

    2017        Mirroring, Aegean Place Public Art Project, Shanghai

                     ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng,Westbund Art & Design fair, Shanghai

                     ZHONGGUO 2185, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

                     TODAY. FUTURE, Guiyang 798 Art Center, Guiyang, China

                     Young’nergy, Modern Art Museum Shanghai, Shanghai, China

    Moments and more, Documents of Culture Pavilion “Wen hua guan” Online Art Project, OCAT,China

    Constellation, Georgia’s National Museum the D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

       Semantic Satiation, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, China

    2016         EXPECTATION, SNAP of SVA, Shanghai, China

       Talk, Talk, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

       Public Art Program, Art Sanya, Sanya, China

       Dragon Liver, Phoenix Brain, OCAT Shanghai, China

                     Why Not Ask Again?, 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

       Everyday Legend, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

       Death Art Festival, Shanghai, China

       In the Dimensionality, Between Art Lab, Shanghai, China

       Little Nothing, Daily Interventions, BAO Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom

       Wall Or Not Wall, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

       Information Sculpture Highway, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

       New stele school 2: Arthrosis Epoche, Miansan Creative Industry Park, Tianjin, China

       The 9th Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, United Kingdom

       A Beautiful Disorder, Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, United Kingdom

                     The Suggestive Wheel: An Era of Metaphors, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, China

       Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China

       Paper, Publication, Performance, Lychee One, London, United Kingdom

       Inventing Ritual, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France

                     Linguistic Pavilion, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

    2015         Inventing Ritual, The 6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria.

                     The 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yakaterinburg, Russia

                  The 1st PIMO Contemporary Art Festival, Shanghai, China.

                  The 4th Art Sanya Festival, Sanya, China

       MadeIn Gallery Songjiang Opening Exhibition, Shanghai, China

       Super Archives, CC Foundation, Shanghai, China

       Photo Shanghai - Moving Image, Shanghai, China

                     Land, Devil and Night, JNBY, Taikuli Beijing, China

                     3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia

    2014         A4 Young Artist Experimental Season, A4 CCA, Chengdu, China

       Nihilistic Belief, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

       Too Smart To Be Good, the 7th A+A, Pifo Gallery, Beijing, China

       Archipelago, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

    2013         The Overlapping Reflection Zhujiajiao Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zhujiajiao, China

       Undressing the Present, Project Mecooon Space, Shanghai, China

       Archipelago, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

       The Sun, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

       Alternatives to Ritual, Goethe Open space, Shanghai, China

    2012         The Girl, Xiwang Art Museum, Beijing, China

       Independent Soul,Force gallery, Beijing, China

    2011         Institution for the Future, Ai Ling Foundation, Shanghai, China

       On the basis of one-sided viewpoint,Top Building, Shanghai, China

       Gas station 4, Vanguard gallery, Shanghai, China

       The Youth Sale Store, Ai Ling Art House, Shanghai, China

       Reperforming History, Bund 18 Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2010         Reflections of Minds: MoCA Shanghai Envisage 3, Museum of Contemporary Art                     Shanghai, China

       Dynamo, Vanguard gallery, Shanghai, China

       The Youth Sale Store, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

       Use Hand, Shift Space, Shanghai, China

       Mindless but pleased, Shanghai, China

    2009         The Youth Sale Store, M50 Creative Space, Shanghai, China

       Vanish, DDM Space, Shanghai, China

       Art Economies Beyond Pattern Recognition, Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China

       HORNY A4, Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden

       Xiao Zhi Zuo no.8 Zhenda MOMA, Shanghai, China

    2008         Xiao Zhi Zuo no.5, Shopping Gallery, Shanghai, China

     

     

    Projects

    2020         Monday OFF Beauty Center, YES! Art Festival, M Woods, Beijing, China

    2019         Lu Pingyuan X Big Kiss, Big Kiss Crystal Plaza store, Shanghai, China

                     LEAP “History in Progress: A Chinese Contemporary Scene since 2010” launch event,

                     Shanghai, China

    2016         “Stories”, Flash Art International, No.307 March – April Issue

                     “Moments and More”, Documents of Culture Pavilion Online Art Project

    2014         “Read” column, Art World, No.291 November Issue

                The 3rd “Classroom”, Imagokinetics, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Chin

  • Exhibitions
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  • Artworks
    • Lingua Playful-Immune

      Painting | Ink and acrylic on acid-free paper | 75.5 x 56.5, 87.5 x 68 cm (With frame) | 2021

    • "Look! I'm Picasso!"-2101-2

      Painting | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 160 × 130 cm | 2021

    • “Look! I’m Picasso!”-2105-1

      Painting | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 160 × 130 cm | 2021

    • On Kawara, Today series, 7Feb. 2020

      Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 25.4 × 33.02 cm | 2020

    • On Kawara, Today series, 5Feb.2020

      Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 25.4 × 33.02 cm | 2020

    • “Look! I’m Picasso!”-2010-2

      Painting | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 160 × 130 cm | 2020

    • “Look! I’m Picasso!”-2010-1

      Painting | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 160 × 130 cm | 2020

    • FLY

      Installation | Fiberglass, paper | 38 x 42 x 9.5 cm,29.7 x 42 cm (paper),22 x 14 x 9.5 cm (hands)

    • Sky Burial

      Installation | Fiberglass, paper | 38 x 42 x 9.5 cm,29.7 x 42 cm (paper),22 x 14 x 9.5 cm (hands) | 2020

    • Saturday— Painted Face Gelato

      Sculpture | Fiberglass, steel | 81 × 345 × 650 cm | 2019

  • Publications
    • “Look, I'm Picasso!”

      By LU Pingyuan

      Catalogues

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