Boers-Li Gallery was founded by then-curators Pi Li and Waling Boers in 2005, under the name UniversalStudios-beijing. Located in Caochangdi, it occupies old industrial buildings in a growing gallery area known as the East End Art District. The exhibition space of around 1000 square meters is split into two galleries that show, respectively, large-scale projects (Gallery I) and lesser-known work by young and experimental artists (Gallery II).
The gallery represents a selective group of internationally operating artists. The gallery program is not media-specific, and includes installation, sculpture, painting, works on paper, audio work, photography, video, film, performance, and digital art. Each year, approximately six major solo exhibitions are organized, along with an irregular number of smaller solo and group exhibitions. Boers-Li emphasizes its support for the production of new and experimental work, utilizing its unique position both at home and abroad to open new pathways for artistic development. The program focuses on new developments in international art, as well as on the changing contemporary positions of established or older-generation artists.
In addition, Boers-Li participates in a selection of both Chinese and international art fairs. The program also includes the publication of catalogs, both to accompany major solo exhibitions and to offer retrospectives on our artists.