LI LIHONG

Presentation

LI-LIHONG - Protrait

Born in 1974 at Jingdezhen in China.

Living in Shanghai, China.

Biography

Li Lihong, a native of Jingdezhen of Jiangxi province, a town known as the “Porcelain Capital” with a long history of producing pottery.

He learned the ceramics with a foremost master Qin Xiling. Different from his teacher’s traditional works, Li lihong was inspired by the Chinese great ceramic creations and in which he added the contemporary elements.

Nourished by this centuries-old technique and surrounded by those extraordinary ceramic creations of China, Li Lihong has always dreamed of being an outstanding ceramist since his childhood. The ancestors’ creations and the guide of Qin Xiling, all bring a modern feeling into his works.

By interiorising all the influences of contemporary society, from the public to the consumption culture (with the arriving of international companies in China, like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s ), Li Lihong retranslated this traditional quality of pottery, the contrast between modernity and tradition, and also the culture collision between western and eastern into his ceramics.

With the most experienced Chinese ceramists, Li Lihong achieved this amazing mixture of minimaliste forms, geometric and curved lines for surpassing the limit of traditional ceramic. With these elements of daily life, he also conveys the change of Chinese society and its assimilative capacity of various cultures with which the society is confronted.

Exhibitions

2017

New Space Soft Opening Exhibition, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China

“10 Years of Love” , ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2015

Solo exhibition "VIGOR - CHINA", ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China

Gallery Selection, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, USA

Art Wynwood, Miami, USA

 

2014

Summer Contemporary, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, USA

Global Village - Touring group exhibition, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark

Art Wynwood, Miami, USA

Art Southampton, USA

Disney 90th Anniversary "When Disney meets Contemporary Art", HOW ART Museum in Wenzhou, China and Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, China

 

2013

“I LOVE SHANGHAI”, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China

"Expressions of My City", Lane Crawford, Shanghai, China

Contemporary Chinese Porcelain Exhibition, 1895Art and Creative Park, Nantong, China

“Nirvana”, Shangdong Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China

3 Artists Porcelain Exhibition, Jindezhen, China

“The New Blue and White”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

 

2011

The Armory Show, SOFA New York, USA

“HIGH 5 - Five Years of Art Labor”, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2009

“Breaking the Mold”, The Dennos Museum, USA

367 Art Group : Performance Art – 367 Day Calendar,  Zendai Museum of Modern Art, China, China

Art Paris, Paris, France

 

2008

Solo Show, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

Beijing International Art Biennale, China

SOFA, Chicago, USA

Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, USA

Art Rotterdam 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2007

“ Merry Christmas – China”, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai (solo show)

CHINA NOW, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

2006

Shanghai Biennale : Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, China

 

2005

The 2nd Beijing International Biennale of Art, Beijing, China

Chinese Contemporary Young Ceramic Artist Invitation exhibition, Guangzhou,China

The Grand Shanghai Youth Fine Arts Exhibition, Shanghai, China

The 3rd Annual World Ceramic Art Biennal, the international competition exhibition, Icheon, South Korea

The Univeristy Design Competition, Shanghai, China

 

2004

The First International Ceramic Exhibition, Fuping City (Shanxi Province), China

The Contemporary Ceramic Art Work Invitation Exhibition, Jindezhen, China

Meetings Chinese and Korean Ceramic Art, Shanghai, China

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Shanghai Art Museum, Permanent Collection, China

Beijing Biennale, Permanent Collection, China

Art & Litterature Collection, Victor & Albert Museum, London, UK