LI CHANGLONG

Biography

Born in 1975 in Guizhou, China.

Living and working in Beijing, China.

Li Changlong has graduated from the Southwest University in 1999. He is teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Chengdu since 2002, but lives and works in Beijing, China.

Li Changlong tends to create his own psychological scenery from urban or natural landscapes. The odd visual space formed by his magical colours on canvas is as inaccessible as backdrops in photo studios that the figures photographed can never quite blend in.

As an artist with great technical skills, Li freely integrates all elements on canvas into different pieces of characteristic and expressive works. Although some people believe that skill is almost a burden to creativity, he expertly integrates skills in his expressions.

“I try hard to create a striking contrast between our contemporary times, built on virtuality and absurdness, and my paintings using rigid geometries and pseudo-spatial segmentations.”
Li Changlong

Exhibitions

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2018

Offshore: Li Changlong, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2016

Li Changlong Solo Exhibition, Ginkbo Art Centre, Beijing, China

2009

Every Step - Varied View, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

2007

This is Not My Landscape, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

 


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2020

Light Profoundness: The Worldlet of East Asian Artists, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2019

Art 021 Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

2018

Déjà vu: Painting as the Art of Signification, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Westbund 2018 Art Fair, West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai, China

2017

Benevolence of Art, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China
Unbounded, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua, Italy

2015

Eyes: China’s New Paintings in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, Frances Taylor Foundation, Liverpool, UK
Eyes: China’s New Paintings in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, Yangtze River Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
Contemporary Southwest Art Exhibition, Guizhou Tianhai Art Museum, Guiyang, China

2014

Eyes: China's New Paintings in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, Poly Art Museum,Beijing, China
Social Landscape – Scenario Narrative, Donghu Park Exhibition Hall, Chengdu, China
Art Frontier – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Thought: Unfinished Painting Exhibition, 5 Art Center, Beijing, China
Little Logic: Language Coding and Discourse Expression of Contemporary Art, Fang Grassland Art Festival, Beijing, China
70/80 – La mutation générationnelle de l'art contemporain chinois, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
Xinjiang International Art Biennale, Xinjiang International Convention & Exhibition Center, Urumqi, China

2013

Art Sanya 2013 International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yalong Bay, Sanya, China
Huhuhu Downhill – Wang Huaxiang Teacher and Students Exhibition, Jiu Gallery, Beijing, China
To Youth – Reconsideration and Reconstruction, Beijing Manai Grassland Art, Beijing, China
Urban Anecdotes  Li Changlong, Liu Xintao and Wu Yiqiang, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Breathing Freely – Chinese Contemporary Masters Exhibition in Tokyo, China Cultural Center, Tokyo, Japan
Yearning – Chinese Contemporary Artists Invitation Exhibition of Rome Culture 2013, Egyptian Cultural Office, Rome, Italy
Retrospect and Reconstruction – Chinese Contemporary Young Artists Exhibition, Manet Museum, Beijing, China

2012

Asked in Tao: Ma Yiping Arts Education 50th Anniversary, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Recoding – Rhetoric and Narrative Recontruction, World Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art Frontier Contemporary Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art Ordos Contemporary, Ordos Convention Center, Ordos, China
Contemporary Chinese Painting Masters, Shandong Art Museum, Shandong, China
International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Nest Art Center, Chengdu, China

2011

Sociological Landscape, First Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale, Basel Contemporary Art Museum, Suzhou, China
China  Memories and Imagination, Albemarle Gallery, Londres, UK
Water Stains On The Wall – The Carrier Of Formation, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
Chongqing International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yu’ao International Art Center, Chongqing, China
Chengdu Biennale – Representation of Realistic Art, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
City Scape As Mirage, Shanghai Yuehu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2010

Invisible Wings, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
Research Representational Painting, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Red Storm – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands

2009

Experience/Gorgeous – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
Histoire Récente, Château Latour, France
First Chongqing Biennale for the Young Artists, Chongqing International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Chongqing, China
Reflecting Light, Zhejiang West Lake Art Gallery & Beijing Wall Art Museum, China

2008

Sketch and Plainsong – Drawing Exhibition of He Duoling, Pang Maokun, Zhong Biao and Li Changlong, Chengdu, China
Future Sky, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
People? History – Exhibition of Chinese Art Studies in the 20th Century, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art Contemporary of Southwest Power, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Chengdu, China
Convergence and Self-Sustaining, J.P. Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Shadowy Landscape, Beijing, China
Multiple Perspective – Eleven Chinese Contemporary Artists Exhibition, You Gallery, Beijing, China
5.4 + 5.6 Chinese and French Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Basel Contemporary Art Museum, China & Palais des Nations, Marseille, France
Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea
Asia International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Asia World-Expo, Hong Kong, China
Art Amsterdam 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Second 54 International Young Art Festival, 798, Beijing, China
Arte Fiera – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Bologna, Italy

2007

Transparent Puzzle, Tibet Museum, Lhasa, Tibet
SH Contemporary – Exhibition of Young Artists (Asia), Shanghai World Trade Centre, Shanghai, China
New Power, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2006

New Power, China – Contemporary Art Biennale, Shanghai & Beijing, China

2005

Post-human Report, Chengdu, China

2004

Ten-brick, Chengdu, China

2003

Third Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Works of Teachers in Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China

1999

Ninth National Exhibition – Sichuan Section, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China