LIU XINTAO

Presentation

刘芯涛 PORTRAIT b&w

Né en 1968 à Xichang en Chine.

Vit à Beijing et Leshan en Chine.

Biographie

Liu Xintao est né en 1968 à Xichang, dans la province chinoise du Sichuan. Il obtient son diplôme de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts du Sichuan en 1992. Il enseigne actuellement à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Leshan, et partage sa vie et son travail entre Pékin et Leshan.

Il a exposé dans plusieurs galeries chinoises, mais aussi à Jakarta, en Indonésie. Il a également participé à plusieurs expositions collectives et diverses foires, à travers la Chine, à Hong Kong, à la Biennale de Suzhou, aux Etats-Unis, en Italie ou encore en Angleterre.

Ses oeuvres sont par ailleurs présentes dans plusieurs collections publiques, dont celle du Wall Art Museum de Pékin, ou au Yuehu Art Museum à Shanghai. L’artiste vit et travaille actuellement entre Pékin et Leshan et enseigne parallèlement à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Leshan.


Commentaire

Les œuvres de Liu Xintao présentent des visions nocturnes de paysages urbains, en faisant ressortir leur fondamentale étrangeté. En l'absence temporaire des foules endormies transparaît l'omniprésence des messages du pouvoir politique et économique, dévoilant leur nature inquiétante de dispositifs organisationnels des espaces publics.

Mais la nuit laisse aussi entrevoir la vacuité de cet agencement urbanistique, ses fissures, ses failles, en autant de prises. L'aspect uniforme, géométrique et blafard de la cité moderne trahit d'irrémédiables malfaçons, et les manifestations diverses de formes silencieuses d'une vie persistante hantent toujours ces déserts, silhouettes vagabondes ou végétales. Les pérégrinations esthétiques de Liu témoignent de cette sourde et subversive évidence que la ville appartient encore à qui sait la croquer.

Expositions

EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES

2015

Camera Oscura, Galerie Loft, Paris

2014

Spectating – The Land of Desire, Aimer Gallery, Beijing, China

2009

Resplendent Clothing Walking in the Night, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008

Collapse Night, PATA Gallery, Beijing, China

2006

Collapse Night, CVanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia

1997

The Face of City 1997 - Liu Xintao Oil on Canvas, Sichuan, China

 


MAJOR EXHIBITIONS 

2014

The Second Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale, Basel Suzhou Contemporary of Modern Art Museum, Suzhou, China

2013

The Time Restart Art Group Exhibition, Chongli, China

The Material & The Method in the Painting, Shishang Art Museum, Beijing, China

Urban Anecdotes, Group Exhibition by Li Changlong, Liu Xintao & Wu Yiqiang, Art Experience Gallery, HongKong, China

The Symbolic Power, Jinyi Art Space, Beijing, China

Blue Roof Art Group Exhibition, Chengdu Blue Roof Art District, China

2012

Art & Frontal : Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China

Sociological Landscape : The first Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale, Basel Suzhou Contemporary of Modern Art Museum, China

The Body & Beyond, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition International Tour (USA), Rose Company Gallery at Howard Community College, U.S

2011

Basel Contemporary Art Museum Collection, Opening Exhibition Basel Suzhou Contemporary of Modern Art Museum, Suzhou, China

Light, Xichang, China

Chengdu Biennale Exhibition Special Invitation of « Flowing » Contemporary Art Exhibition, Blueroof Art Gallery, Chengdu, China

Ttraverse, China Contemporary Art Exhibition (The second Exhibition), Sicily Gallery, Italy

Luxurious city likes dreams, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Yue Hu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2010

Ttraverse, China Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Ancient city municipal administration Art Gallery, Italy

Crack the pain of skin, Soemo-fine-Arts Beijing, China

Visible Image Consumption, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

What is the narrative, A4 Art Gallery, Chengdu, China

318-International Artists - Joint Exhibition », Elements MoCA, Beijing China

Reshaping History China Youth New Art International Exhibition », Arario Beijing, Beijing, China

The Red Storm - China Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Dutch National Gallery Twente Branch Enschede Gallery, Netherlands

2009

Experience • stunning, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Fengfeng artistic organization, Beijing, China

Blend, QingHe Contemporary Art Museum, NanJing, China

Night Journey, Ren Art Center, Beijing, China

Reflection: 2009 depth of New Art of invitation Exhibition, West Lake Art Museum in Hangzhou, Wall Art Museum in Beijing, China

Brave New World: Contemporary Chinese Art, Opus Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Small Painting Boutique Exhibition, Korea PYO Gallery, Beijing, China

2008

Future Skies, Chinese Contemporary Young Artists nomination Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008 The First Southwest Strength of Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Traveling exhibition, ShangHai, ShenZhen, ChengDu, China

Reverse Flow, Opus Gallery, London, UK

People • History -20 Century Chinese Art Research Exhibition, the Ministry of Culture, the Central Academy of Fine Arts Musemu, Beijing, China

Art Beijing, Art Fair, Beijing Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China

Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

The Painting and Sculpture of Digital Era, KongGang 10 artistic organization, ChengDu, China

The Convergence and the Self - Sustaining, China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zhuo Pu Arts Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China

Virtual City  — New impetus of Contemporary Art Biennale Exhibition, YuanGong Art Museum, Shanghai, China

GO GAME, BEIJING, German Embassy in Beijing, China

China Contemporary Gallery Fine Art works Exhibition, ShenZhen GeFeng Contemporary Art Museum, ShenZhen, China

Asian International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China

2007

The Asia Young Artists Promotion of Exhibition, won the Recommended Award, Shanghai Art Fair , ShangHai, China

Italian Bologna Fair, Bologna , Italy

Multi-dimensional Visual China Contemporary 11 artists Art Exhibition, Ni gallery, Beijing, China

Israel - China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tel Aviv art Museum, Israel

Transparent Situation - Series of events of Tibet, Tibet, China

1976-2006 From Local Modernity to the City Utopia, The academic school of painting retrospective of the SiChuan, Foreign Cultural Exchange Center of Ministry of Culture, China International BoYi Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Heard and Oral, The Third GuiYang of Art Biennale Exhibition, Guiyang Art Museum, Guiyang, China

Chengdu Contemporary Art / North America touring exhibition, Edmonton Art Museum, Edmonton, Canada

Blue House for three years, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Blue House Art Center, Chengdu, China

New Power China, WuXi Museum, WuXi, China

New Power · China, Artist Nomination Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2006

BeiJing International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China

New Power - China, Art Biennial Exhibition, YuanGong Art Museum, ShangHai, China

Art Beijing, Art Fair, BeiJing, China

Mutual connection, Vanessa Art Center, Beijing, China

2005

Endless Fun, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

LuYi Cup, (Received the Academic Award), LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, ShenYang, China

2004

The First Sichuan University Art teacher Exhibition of Works, ChengDu, China

2003

Oil Paintings Exhibition of Sichuan Province, ChengDu, China

The Third China Oil Painting Exhibition, China Art museum, Beijing, China

2002

The Second Session SiChuan Province of The Youth Art Exhibition, (won an Award), ChengDu, China

2001

100 Artists Faces, Nanjing, China

1999

The Nineties Popular Images of Art Exhibition, YuanGong art Museum, ShangHai, China

1998

The Fifth China Contemporary Art Documentary Exhibition, SiChuan Fine Arts of Academy , ChongQing, China

1992

SiChuan Fine Art Academy Oil Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong, China

 


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

YuanGong Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Tan Guobin Contemporary Museum, ChangSha, China

Shanghai Yuehu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Suzhou Basel Contemporary Art Gallery, Suzhou, China

 


PUBLISHED

Oil on Canvas have been publicized in the « Art », « Artists », « Art world », « 93 China Artists », « Urban Personnality and Contemporary Art », « Art World », « Art contemporary », « Oriental Art », « Art Map », « Meiyuan », « Art Review », « Art Teacher’s Works Collection of National Higher Education of Art » and other Professional Publications

2008 

« Collapse Night »

2009 

« Resplendent Clothing Walking in the Night » Culture and Art Publishing House