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Li Ran

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Hubei, China

Birth year

Lives in
Beijing, China

Works in
Beijing, China


Representing galleries

Li Ran is an artist working with video and performance. He graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Oil Painting Department with a BFA, and currently lives and works in Beijing. In 2008, he co-founded the artist group '公司/Company.'


Li Ran CV

1986 Born in Hubei, China.

2008 Founder and member of COMPANY

Currently lives and works in Beijing, China



Graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Oil Painting Department with BFA, Chongqing, China, 2009


Solo Exhibition


Another “The Other Story”, ”Discoveries”- Hong Kong Art Basel, with Aike-dellarco gallery, Hong Kong, China


I Want To Talk To You, But Not All Of You, Goethe-Institut Open Space, Shanghai, China

Pretty Knowledge, Aike-dellarco, Shanghai, China    

Mont Sainte-Victoire, Magician Space, Beijing, China


Selected Group Exhibitions


FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, Haus der Kulturen der Welt(HKW), Berlin, Germany

The Experimental Practices from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China

I’m Not Involved In Aesthetic Progress: A Rethinking of Performance, Star Gallery-­‐C5 Qikeshu Creative Park, Beijing, China  

Alternatives to Ritual – case of OCAT, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal(OCAT), ShenZhen, China

ON|OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China


The Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie - Contemporary Visions on China, Yi&C, Taipei,  Taiwan

Focus Asia – Beyond Geography, Art Toronto 2012, Toronto, Canada

Unfinished Country: New Video from China, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, USA

ROUNDTABLE, The 9th Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju, Korea

The First “CAFAM · Future” Exhibition, Cafa Museum, Beijing, China

Accidental Message: Art is not a System, not a World – The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China

Isomer, Screenage Art Phenomenon Exhibition – Photo Beijing Thematic Exhibition, 2012 Art Beijing, Beijing, China. 


Little Movements: Self-practice in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China

The Personal is Public, Aike-dellarco gallery, Shanghai, China

Micro Intervention, The 4th 54 International Young Art Festivals, Multimedia Art Unit, 798, Beijing, China

In The Perfect World…, Meulensteen gallery, New York, USA

Man For Himself, Art Channel, Beijing, China

The Third Party-A Group Celebration!, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China

Transcendental-Group Show of Emerging Artists, Aether Space, Beijing, China


Mummery, Art Channel, Beijing, China

A Project – Incommunicable, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China

Use The Hand Do The Job, Shift Space, Shanghai, China


The 6th Small Productions Event, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China


Dream Plant contemporary art exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China

Recent Exhibits

Li Ran participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 Standing in the Shadow
Ota Fine Arts
Apr, 2014 Die 8 der Wege: Kunst in Beijing
Apr, 2014 One Man, One Night
Kadist Art Foundation
Apr, 2014 Many Places at Once
CCA Wattis Institute
Dec, 2013 28 Chinese
Rubell Family Collection
Dec, 2013 Semi-automatic Mode
ShanghART Gallery Beijing
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