LIU Chengrui
  • About
  • Exhibitions
    • Solo Exhibition
    • Group Exhibition
    • Art Fair
  • Artworks
    • Installation
    • Photography
    • Video
    • Other
  • LIU Chengrui
  • Birthdate: 1983
    Birthplace: China | Qinghai
    Gender: Male
    Lives and Works in: China | Beijing
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    About:
    Liu Chengrui (Guazi) was born in Qinghai Province in 1983. He graduated from Qinghai Normal University with a degree in Fine Arts in 2005, and currently lives and works in Beijing. His practice covers “live performances”, “durational performances”, videos, writings, etc. “Live performances” (or on-site performances) highlight the intense degree of repetition of certain behaviors in a particular setting. “Durational performances” often explore the relationships among people established for art-related purposes, regardless of any potential cultural inequalities. Maintaining this relationship with people, the artist manages to influence their life paths and social characters. Most of the artist’s durational performances last for a lifetime. The artist’s video work often employes pasture landscape as backgrounds to invoke the absurdity and poetic qualities of human beings situated in such a surrealistic atmosphere.

    Liu Chengrui’s major solo exhibitions include: Into The Sun, X Gallery, Beijing, China, 2015; So the River, A4 CAC, Chengdu, China, 2013; Our Backgrounds are All the Same, Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing, 2011, etc. Selected group exhibitions include: Heavy Artillery, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2016; The 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2015; 6th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia, 2015; Performance Platform Lublin, Labyrinth Gallery, Lublin, Poland 2013; The 19th Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagano, Japan, 2013; 53rd Venice biennale international art exhibition Exhibits from Macao, Venice, Italy, 2009, etc. Selected awards: Excellence Award, Youth Plus-Young Artists Promotion Project supported by China National Arts Fund, 2015; First prize, the 1st Circle Art Youth Award, 2015; Merit Award, Inward Gazes - Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art, Macao Museum of Art, 2008. Poems Published: So the River, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, 2013; Which Way to East, Qinghai Normal University, 2004
     

  • Exhibitions
    • ART021 2016
      Nov 9, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016
      Artists: CHEN Ying, LIU Chengrui, LU Pingyuan, MIAO Ying, SHANG Liang, XU Dawei, XU ZHEN®
      • Art Fair
    • Information Sculpture Superhighway
      Sep 8, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
      Artists: DING Li, FENG Mengbo, HE An, LIU Chengrui, LU Pingyuan, MIAO Ying, SHEN Xin, UMA , WANG Newone, WANG Sishun, XU ZHEN®, YANG Zhenzhong, YU Ji, ZHAO Yao, ZHENG Guogu
      • Group Exhibition
    • Liu Chengrui Pagan
      May 14, 2016 - May 20, 2016
      Artist: LIU Chengrui
      • Solo Exhibition
  • Artworks
    • The Prompter No.6

      Other | Bronze, fabric | 60 cm diameter | 2016

    • The Prompter No.5

      Other | Bronze,fabric | 60 cm diameter | 2016

    • Pagan Day 7

      Photography, Video | Two C-prints mounted on dibond /Video | 00:03:36 | 2016

    • Pagan Day 6

      Photography, Video | Two C-prints mounted on dibond /Video | 00:03:42 | 2016

    • Pagan Day 5

      Photography, Video | Two C-prints mounted on dibond /Video | 00:03:24 | 2016

    • Pagan Day 4

      Photography, Video | Two C-prints mounted on dibond /Video | 00:02:57 | 2016

    • Pagan Day 3

      Photography, Video | Two C-prints mounted on dibond/Video | 00:04:06 | 2016

    • Pagan Day 2

      Photography, Video | Two C-prints mounted on dibond /Video | 00:02:07 | 2016

    • Pagan Day 1

      Photography, Video | Two C-prints mounted on dibond /Video | 00:04:32 | 2016

    • The Prompter No.3

      Installation | Bronze, fabric | 60 cm diameter | 2016

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