LIU XINTAO

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

2019
The extractor, Asir Art Museum, Tainan,Taiwan

2016
The Flowers of Evil, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing, China
Sight in the Darkness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China

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


EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

2019
The gaze of histoire, Jupiter Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China

2016
The Other / Self - Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, As a Curator, 798 Rainbow Wall Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Through the walls - Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, White Box Art Center & Better Life Group, Beijing, China
The Third Exhibition of Ta Era“TheZone In-between”, Times Art Meseum, Beijing, China
Spirit Realm Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Center for Exhibition and Convention, Shanghai, China
“Collaboration from Within with Forces from Outside” The First E’mei International Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, E’mei International Convention Center, China

2015
Black Dimension : The Gaze of Orpheus, Ying Art Center, Shanghai, China
The Hubbub of Mixed Voice “The True Self-depiction”, 798 Rainbow Wall Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Multiple Dimensions – Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art 2015, E’mei International Convention Center, E’mei China
Meet by Chance – The Contemporary Art Exhibition of Three Artists, Beijing, China
As Far As We See – Chinese New Art at Post Financial Crisis Era, The 2ed Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing, China
Epoch Writing – Chinese Contemporary Invitational – The First Round, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
Art Contemporain Chinois, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France
Reconstruction of the image-Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Caceres Art Museum,Treviso, Italy
Epoch Writing-Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, The First Round, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
Seek the Evolution of Black and White - the Academic Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Yagong Art Center, Emei, China

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