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LIANG Yuanwei

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Xi’an, China

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Liang Yuanwei, was born in 1977 and is a Beijing based artist. Graduated from Design Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts (BA and MFA), Liang has embarked upon contemporary artistic practices and got involved in exhibitions since 1999 and was one of the founders of N12, a dynamic art collective of the young artists in the early 2000’s. Liang is apt to utilizing multiple media, with sophisticated meditation revealed in her seemingly easily comprehensible works. Her artistic characteristics are real, simple, exquisite, but acutely reflecting contemporary conditions. Playing up the relations between natural environment and cultural surroundings, Liang has revealed tricky conflicts and coalition between works and environment, which concludes to be a particular and enticing aestheticism.

Liang yuanwei’s art is exhibited extensively in various art institutes of art which include Berkeley Art Museum (US), Joan Miro Museum (Spain), Minsheng Art Museum, Taikang Space and Pace Beijing, etc. She was also a participating artist of the China pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. Since her first solo show “BLDG 115 RM1904,”(2008), Liang Yuanwei has acquired massive attentions. In 2010, her first solo exhibition at Beijing Commune “Golden Notes”, was selected as one of the most annually valuable shows in the terrain of contemporary paintings by Art Forum magazine. Her works are included in important publications such as “Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting” by Phaidon Press, “The Generational: Younger than Jesus” by New Museum in New York City, etc


Liang Yuanwei




Born in Xi’an, China


Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, M.A.


Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, B.A.

Currently lives and works in Beijing, China


Solo exhibitions


"51㎡:51#Liang Yuanwei", Taikang Space, Beijing, China


"Golden Notes--Liang Yuanwei", Beijing Commune, Beijing, China


"BLDG 115 RM1904", Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

Group exhibitions


"Venice Biennale 54th--Pervasion: China Pavilion",Venice,Italy

"51 ㎡:16 Emerging Chinese Artists", Taikang Space, Beijing, China

"Painting Lesson I--Illusion or Derlusion", Gallery Yang, Beijing, China

"Visual Structure", A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China


Beijing Voice: Together or Isolated, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China

Alex: A Tribute to Alexander McQueen, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China


"Santa's Workshop Shanghai", James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China

"Il Dio Delle Piccole Cose", Casa Masaccio Contemporary Art Space, San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo, Italy

"Normality", Fine Art Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

"Warm Up", Minsheng Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

"Just around the Corner", Arrow Factory Space, Beijing, China

"Domino Plan in the Space", Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing, China

"New Trends: Fifteen Contemporary Chinese Artists", Pacific Heritage Museum, San Francisco, USA


"Soliloguy: the Reconstruction of Art", Shuimu Art Space, Beijing, China

"Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection", Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA

"Homsickness--Memory and Vitual Reality", T Space Gallery, Beijing, China

"Hidden Life: Apartment Diary", Lin&Keng Gallery, Beijing, China

"Asking for It--Everyday Neurosis in Chinese Contemporary Art", Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

"Red Aside: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection", Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain


"Sample: Young Photography Artists in China", Potential Space Gallery, Beijing, China

"Zhu Yi! Chinese Contemporary Photography", Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

"Is It Ok to Have Fun in an Art Gallery?", Beijing Tokyo Projects, Beijing, China


"Extroardinary: Non--commercial", OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

"N12 Fourth Annual Exhibition", C5 Gallery, Beijing, China

"Limitation & Freedom", Fine Art Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

"Liang Yuanwei & Yangjing", Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain

"Diffusion of International Contemporary Art", Baekmin Art Museum, Boseong, Gwangju, Korea

"7 Young Artists", Zero Gallery, Beijing, China


"Naughty Kids", Star Gallery, Beijing, China

"N12 Third Annual Exhibition", CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China


"N12 Second Annual Exhibition", CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China


"N12", CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

"VV2--Recycling the Future", 50th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy


"Art Project 2000", Beijing, China

"Touch", Sculpture Studio, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

"Time of Er Chang", Wanfung Gallery, Beijing, China



Younger Than Jesus, Phaidon Press, 2009

Vitamin P2, Phaidon Press, 2011


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Recent Exhibits

LIANG Yuanwei participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2015 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists
Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)
Jun, 2014 Focus Beijing - De Heus-Zomer Collection
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Jan, 2014 N12-No.5
Beijing Commune
Mar, 2013 Pomegranate
Beijing Commune
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Nov, 2011 Beijing Voice: LEAVING REALISM BEHIND
Pace Beijing
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