Li Songsong, Dog Walking (II), 2015, oil on aluminium panel, 240 cm × 400 cm × 12.5 cm (94-1/2" × 13' 1-1/2" × 4-15/16") © Li Songsong Li Songsong Details:b. 1973, Beijing, ChinaConnect: (opens in a new window) lisongsong.comPace Publications: (opens in a new window) Shop Now Read More Li Songsong is renowned for his thickly layered paintings that animate the fragmentary nature of images and memory, paying particular attention to the people, events, and themes of modern and contemporary Chinese history.Li graduated from the Subsidiary School of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 and received a B.F.A in oil painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. By the early 2000s, Li began to show his prominent style of heavily painted surfaces drawn from found imagery and mass media. These early works, such as Policemen (2001) and Big River (2001), are characterized by a distinctly monochromatic palette that express the haziness of memory and the impact of both historic and quotidian imagery. Li’s first solo exhibition Public Auction – Work Horse at Qinghua University of Fine Arts, Beijing (2001), would highlight this distinct style. In 2002, Li was one of the first to inhabit a studio in the famous 798 Art District in Beijing, during which time he began to include multiple color schemes into his work and increasingly add more extraordinarily thick and layered pigments. Read More Li Songsong, Flying, 2005, oil on aluminum panel, 92.5 cm x 182.5 cm (36-7/16" x 71-7/8") Li’s interest in the way images cultivate histories and provoke memories, even if their relationship or reference to the past is nebulous and indirect, is marked by his inclusion of offset grids, or “crops,” of images that are worked through different palettes. As seen in J (2005) and Flying (2005), these grids compose a singular image that often resides between the abstract and the representative. Although his compositions draw on found imagery—with a range of sources including restaurant advertisements, historical photographs, and movie stills, among others—Li freely reinterprets his sources, altering or omitting visual information. Li has experimented with other surfaces and media, such as oil on aluminum in Unnamed Lake (2013) or his more sculptural work in the pieces Big Container (2010) and R41 (2012), each as three-dimensional oil-painted objects, pushing his sense of painterly space into the physical realm. Li Songsong, Historical Materialism, 2014, oil on canvas, 330 cm x 400 cm x 10 cm (overall), 110 cm x 170 cm (each, 9 pieces) The works made by Li eschew narratives, presenting pieces and traces of something rather than a totalizing record, creating new ways of looking at existing information in which the primary and subordinate visual elements are equally empowered. In Historical Materialism (2014) draws on the historic notion of the material conception of history as outlined by Karl Marx and yet expresses an openness to reading, with figures strewn about what looks like a grassy hill or concrete landscape holding numbers. The disjointed nature of the artist’s “cells” point to the history of studies in Western painting and of the ubiquity of images in the digital age. Li’s show Historical Materialism at the Museo d’Arte Modema di Bologna, Italy (2015), which traveled to Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2016), explored these concepts through over a decade of his work. Most recently Li’s Non-Revision was organized by the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2018) highlighted paints and sculptures from a large selection of Li’s practice from the past twenty years.Through painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, the artist strips the source material from its original context and intention. His objectivity evokes a rethinking of historical memory and deliberately opens the distance between the original and the transcript, leading the viewer to the imagination of various other possibilities. Li Songsong, Beihai (II), 2016, oil on canvas, 240 cm × 480 cm × 12 cm (94-1/2" × 15' 9" × 4-3/4") © Li Songsong Li Songsong, Rather be Dancing (II), 2016, oil on canvas, 210 cm × 210 cm × 11 cm (82-11/16" × 82-11/16" × 4-5/16") © Li Songsong Exhibitions View All Past Chewing Gum VI Aug 4 – Sep 7, 2023 Hong Kong Past Signs Mar 4 – Apr 24, 2021 Hong Kong Past Li Songsong One of My Ancestors Oct 25 – Dec 21, 2019 New York Past Li Songsong Beihai Dec 10, 2016 – Feb 11, 2017 Beijing Journal View All Museum Exhibitions Li Songsong at Guangdong Museum of Art Apr 27, 2018 Museum Exhibitions Li Songsong: Material as History at Staatliche Kunsthalle Nov 11, 2015 Museum Exhibitions Li Songsong at the Bologna Museum of Modern Art (MAMbo) Jun 09, 2015 Art Fairs Pace Gallery to Participate in ART 021 Shanghai Nov 11, 2014 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close Li SongsongOne-Artist Exhibitions Li Songsong One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1973, BeijingLives and works in BeijingEducation1996, B.F.A. Central Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Oil Painting, Beijing2019Li Songsong: One of My Ancestors, Pace Gallery, 540 West 25th Street, New York, October 25–December 21, 2019. (Booklet)2018Li Songsong: Non-Revision, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, April 26–May 24, 2018. (Catalogue)2016Li Songsong: Beihai, Pace Beijing, December 10, 2016–February 11, 2017. (Catalogue)2015Li Songsong, Museo d’Arte Modema di Bologna, May 21–August 30, 2015. Traveled to: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, October 31, 2015–February 7, 2016. (Catalogue)2014Li Songsong, Pace Hong Kong, 15C Entertainment Building, 30 Queens Road Central, November 29, 2014–January 3, 2015. (Catalogue)2013Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution, Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, September 19–November 9, 2013. (Catalogue)2012Li Songsong, Pace Beijing, September 22–October 20 (extended through November 20), 2012.2011Li Songsong, The Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, New York, May 6–July 29 (extended through August 5), 2011. (Catalogue)2009Li Songsong: Abstract, Pace Beijing, November 28, 2009–January 30, 2010. (Catalogue)2006Li Songsong: Hypnogenesis, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, November 4–25, 2006. Traveled to: Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, December 16, 2006–January 27, 2007. (Catalogue)2004Li Songsong: 2001–2004, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, December 11, 2004–January 30, 2005. (Catalogue)Li Songsong, Galerie 99, Aschaffenburg, Germany, June 23–July 17, 2004.2001Li Songsong: Horse, Qinghua University Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2001. Li SongsongGroup Exhibitions Li Songsong Group Exhibitions 2021Li Songsong & Zhang Huan: ART'N DIOR, Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and UrbanPlanning,Shenzhen, China, September 26–October 26, 2021.Signs, Pace Gallery, Hong Kong, March 5–April 24, 2021.2018New Cartographies: Artist & the Changing Map of Asia, Asia Society, Texas, September 15, 2018–March 17, 2019.2017Chinese Dreams, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, September 25–December 2, 2017.Memory and Contemporaneity: Chinese Art Today, 57th Venice Biennale, May 13–November 26, 2017.2016Talking on Paper, Pace Beijing, April 16–June 11, 2016.Chinese Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections, Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee, February 19–June 19, 2016. Travelled to: MAK Wien, Vienna, January 18–April 16, 2017. (Catalogue)2015A New Dynasty – Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark, November 21, 2015–May 29, 2016.28 Chinese: Rubell Family Collection, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, June 5–August 16, 2015.China 8: Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr, Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, Germany, May 15–September 13, 2015. (Catalogue)Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 10–July 5, 2015.2014Summer Group Show, Pace Hong Kong, 15C Entertainment Building, 30 Queens Road Central, July 24–September 4, 2014.2013Pessimism or Resistance?, Taikang Space, Beijing, April 20–June 8, 2013.28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, December 4, 2013–August 1, 2014. (Catalogue)Paint(erly), Bank, Shanghai, September 27–December 1, 2013.Weight of History: The Collectors Show 2013, Singapore Art Museum, January 25–May 5, 2013. (Catalogue)2012Real Life Stories, Bergen Art Museum, Norway, October 4, 2012–February 3, 2013.In Time - 2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, June 16–27, 2012.2011Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, The Pace Gallery, Beijing, November 19, 2011–February 12, 2012.2011 Martell Artists of the Year, Today Art Museum, Beijing, June 4–16, 2011.Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress, Pace Beijing, April 3–May 14, 2011. Travelled to: Wilshire May Company Building, Los Angeles, January 11–May 1, 2014.2010Great Performances, Pace Beijing, August 28–December 10, 2010.Roundtrip: Beijing—New York NOW, Selections from the Domus Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, May 30–July 4, 2010.Noch Verfügbare Arbeiten aus der Ausstellung, Galerie 99, Aschaffenburg, Germany, April 16–May 23, 2010.2009Red Storm, Rijksmuseum Twenthe Museum voor Oudeen Moderne Kunst, The Netherlands, September 5, 2009–January 24, 2010.Text: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Li Space, Beijing, June 26–July 26, 2009.2008Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, November 16, 2008–January 15, 2009.The Revolution Continues: New Art from China, Saatchi Gallery, London, October 9, 2008–January 18, 2009. (Catalogue; text by Jiang Jiehong)From Heaven to Earth: Chinese Contemporary Painting, Marella Gallery, Milan, August 9–September 18, 2008. (Catalogue)Encounters, Pace Beijing, August 2–November 20, 2008.2D and 3D: Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery, Beijing, August 1–September 28, 2008.Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, June 10–October 5, 2008. (Catalogue)New World Order: Contemporary Installation Art and Photography from China, Groningen Museum, The Netherlands, April 12–November 23, 2008. (Catalogue)Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon, F2 Gallery, Beijing, April 6–May 19, 20082007China Today, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2007.1997–2007: Awakening From a Ten-Year Long Sleep, Hejingyuan Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, 2007.Time Difference, Initial Access Gallery, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, March 31–July 26, 2007.Through the “Painting”, Second Moscow Biennale, Russia, March 2–April 1, 2007.2006Altered, Stitched and Gathered, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, December 14, 2006–January 28, 2007.China Now, Sammlung Essl, Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosternueburg, Vienna, September 15, 2006–January 28, 2007. Traveled to: Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, September 29, 2007–January 27, 2008. (Catalogue)The Self-Made Generation, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, China, 2006. (Catalogue)2005Convergence at E116°/ N40°, 798 Dayaolu Workshop, Beijing, September 20–October 7, 2005.YCCA: Young Chinese Contemporary Art, HangART-7, Salzburg, Austria, July–September 2005.China: Prspettive d’Arte Contemporanea, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy, June 29–October 16, 2005. (Catalogue)Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Germany, June 13–October 16, 2005. Traveled to: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany, September 14, 2006–February 18, 2007; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria, July 21–November 11, 2007; The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, California, September 10, 2008–January 4, 2009; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, February 21–May 17, 2009. (Catalogue)Pictorial DNA Made in China, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 4–July 14, 2005.In, Out or In-between: N Kinds of Space Displacement, Soka Art Center, Beijing, April 1–May 22, 2005. (Catalogue)China. Contemporary Painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy, January 29–March 6, 2005. (Catalogue)2004Multiple Definitions/Imaginary Community Contemporary Art Exhibition, Compound Center of WanKe Crystal City, Tianjin, China, 2004.China’s Photographic Painting, Art Seasons, Beijing, 2004.Democracy Forever: Chinese Artists Perceptions of Global Politics, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, October 22—November 27, 2004.Summer Show 2004, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, August 12–30, 20042003Fade In, 798 Art Space, Beijing, 2003.Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Art Space, Beijing, 2003.Third National Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2003.2001Public action work “Horse”, Qinghua University Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2001.Video work “Serendipitous Encounter”, First China Independent Movie Festival, Beijing, 2001. Li SongsongPublic Collections Li Songsong Public Collections Bangkok O Museum, ThailandDomus Collection, New York and BeijingGuy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, GenevaM+ Sigg Collection, Hong KongMuseo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, ItalyThe Rubell Family Collection, New York and MiamiThe White Rabbit Collection, Chippendale, Australia Li SongsongPeriodicals Li Songsong Group Periodicals 2022Chow, Vivienne. “‘Traitors Are Everywhere’: UCCA Beijing Removed a Painting From View and Scrubbed Its Website After Nationalistic Visitors Complained.” Artnet News, 27 September 2022. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ucca-six-men-censored-2182368Villa, Angelica. “Removal of Painting of Japanese Kamikaze Pilots at Beijing’s UCCA Center Generates Allegations of Censorship.” ARTnews, 28 September 2022. https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/li-songsong-ucca-beijing-censorship-2019“Pace Gallery presents ‘Li Songsong: One of My Ancestors’ in New York” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Cafa Art Info, 18 October 2019. http://www.cafa.com.cn/en/news/details/83265942017He, Jing. “Li Songsong: Beihai” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Leap, no. 168 (February 2017): 184, illustrated.McQuiad, Cate. “‘Chinese Dreams’ Examines what was Lost in the Cultural Revolution” (Massachusetts College of Art and Design exhibition review). Boston Globe, 5 October 2017. https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/art/2017/10/04/chinese-dreams-examines-what-was-lost-cultural-revolution/nEWEj6Yrlb6v1AVRop3sRL/story.html2016He, Jing. “Socialist Realism as an Iconographic Gene.” Leap, no.163 (March/April 2016): 144–153, illustrated.“The Next Ai Weiwei? Li Songsong Mixes Art and Politics in Thick Layers of Paint.” CNN, 11 April 2016. Online video, 2:35. http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/11/arts/li-songsong-profile/index.html2015Cavina, Luciana. “Maraniello, un addio tra I sogni di Li Songsong” (Museo d’Arte Modema di Bologna exhibition review). Corriere di Bologna, 22 May 2015: 1, 10, illustrated.Naldi, Paola. “’Io non parlo, dipingo’ l’arte libera di Songsong” (Museo d’Arte Modema di Bologna exhibition review). La Repubblica, 22 May 2015: 15, illustrated.Smith, Karen. "'Great Performances' at Pace Beijing" (exhibition review). Randian, no.1 (Spring 2015): 197–206, illustrated.2014Bartlett, Voon Pow. “Li Songsong: Conflicts of the In-Between” (Pace London exhibition review). Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 13, no.1 (January /February 2014): 60–75, illustrated.Wang, Xin. “Tai Du Jue Ding Fang Shi” (Pace Hong Kong exhibition review). Yi Shu Ke, 4 December 2014. http://www.art-ba-ba.com/main/main.art?threadId=82376&forumId=82013Gladston, Paul and Lynne Howarth-Gladston. “Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution” (exhibition review). Randian, 28 October 2013. http://www.randian-online.com/np_review/li-songsong-we-have-betrayed-the-revolution/Knudsen, Stephen. “Top Ten Contemporary Art Exhibits in 2013: 8. Li Songsong/We Have Betrayed the Revolution” (Pace London exhibition review). Huffington Post, 2 January 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-knudsen/top-ten-contemporary-art-_b_4521903.htmlLi, Songsong. “Talk to Li Songsong” Interview with Lain. (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Collection Trend, February 2013: 48–55, illustrated.Li Songsong. “The Tunnel of a Man” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Interview with Yan Shuai. Life Express, February 2013: 44–51, illustrated.“Li Songsong’s First London Show at Pace Gallery” (exhibition review). Phaidon.com, 27 September 2013. http://www.phaidon.com/agenda/art/articles/2013/september/27/li-songsongs-first-london-show-at-pace-gallery/Rompel, Adam. “Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution at Pace London” (Pace London exhibition review). Dailyserving.com, 31 October 2013. http://dailyserving.com/2013/10/li-songsong-we-have-betrayed-the-revolution-at-pace-london/Wullschlager, Jackie. “Fractured Images of China’s Past” (Pace London exhibition review). Financial Times, 7 October 2013: 19, illustrated.“World Gallery: Pace Gallery.” Noblesse Korea, November 2013: 1–4, illustrated.2012“Enveloped in Abstraction: Li Songsong’s Pace Beijing Solo Exhibition” (exhibition review). Art Radar Asia, 24 October 2012, illustrated. http://artradarjournal.com/2012/10/24/enveloped-in-abstraction-li-songsongs-pace-beijing-solo-picture-feast/Gopnik, Blake. “Oil Paint, A Space Odyssey” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). The Daily Beast, 24 September 2012: illustrated. http://www.thedailybeast.com/“Li Songsong Momento” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). L’Officiel Art 64 (October 2012): 39–47, illustrated.“Li Songsong: Passing Through Painting” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Leap 18 (December 2012): 70–71, illustrated.Lin, Yu. “91 Blocks of Color” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Architectural Digest 19 (November 2012): 110–113, illustrated.Liu, Siyao. “Cong Sui Dao Chuan Guo, Kan Dang Dai Yi Shu de Xing Jin Gui Ji” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Time Out Beijing, 12 October 2012. http://beijing.timeoutcn.com/ShowArticle_9868.htmMo, Maureen. “An Artistic Touch.” South China Morning Post XXIV Magazine, November/December 2012: 40–41, illustrated. http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1075324/artistic-touch-seize-life-because-you-only-have-it-onceSun, Xiaotong. “Li Songsong” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Artitude 38 (November 2012): 48, illustrated.Tang, Xin. “Li Songsong: Mei Shen Me Ke Shuo De?” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Art Semimonthly Chinese Art Today, no. 36, 15 October 2012: 33, illustrated.Weixin. “Li Songsong: Ji Yi Sui Pian, Zi Ran Cheng Zhang” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Taste Reader’s, December 2012: 70–73, illustrated.Whittaker, Iona. “To Have One’s Cake and Eat It” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Randian, 13 November 2012. http://www.randian-online.com/np_review/to-have-ones-cake-and-eat-it/Wu, Xiaoqing. “Li Songsong: Yi Ge Ren” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Artco, November 2012: 197, illustrated.Yang, Zi. “Li Songsong: Passing through Painting” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Translated by Laura Tucker. Leap, no. 143 (December 2012): 70–73, illustrated.2011Barker, Elizabeth. “Li Songsong’s Inaugural US Solo Show at Pace Gallery” (exhibition preview). Whitewall, 12 May 2011. http://www.whitewallmag.com/2011/05/12/li-songsongs-inaugural-us-show-at-pace-gallery/Donoghue, Katy. “New Artist: Li Songsong.” Whitewall no. 20 (Winter 2011): 56, illustrated.Eggers, Arne. "Wrapped up in China." Hong Kong Tatler (May 2011): 156–159, illustrated.Hammond, Drew and Li Songsong. “The Simultaneous Histories of Li Songsong.” Art Economist 1, no.5 (2011): 40–45, illustrated, cover.Kuspit, Donald. “On Our Cover: Li Songsong.” Art Economist 1, no.5 (2011): 4–5, illustrated, cover.Li, Songsong. “18 Questions for Painter Li Songsong.” Artinfo, 16 May 2011. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37688/18-questions-for-painter-li-songsong/Naves, Mario. “Li Songsong” (The Pace Gallery exhibition review). City Arts 3, no. 12, 13 July–2 August 2011: 10, 11, illustrated.Pang, Tina Yee-wan. “Chinese Art in Chelsea: A June Fourth Excursion” (exhibition review). Aicahk, 11 June 2011, illustrated.Pollack, Barbara. “China: Boom or Bust?” Art in America, no. 9 (October 2011): 132–141, illustrated.Time Out New York, 5–11 May 2011: 62, illustrated.Vine, Richard. “Li Songsong, Dangling Man” (The Pace Gallery exhibition review). Art in America, 27 May 2011: illustrated. http://www.artinamericanmagazine.com/Von Furstenberg, Diane. “Diane.” Interview by Anh Duong. Whitewall, no. 22 (Summer 2011): 90–95, illustrated.Zhao, Qian. "Martell Artists of the Year: A Journey through Time." Leap (August 2011): 156–157, illustrated.2010Powers, Robert. “Li Songsong’s ‘Abstract’ and Pallid Reality” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Global Times, 22 January 2010. http://www.globaltimes.cn/www/english/metro-beijing/update/culture/2010-01/500234.html2009Spalding, David. “Li Songsong Paints Cultural History into Abstraction” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Artinfo, 2 December 2009. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/33357/li-songsong-paints-cultural-history-into-abstraction/2008Wullschlager, Jackie. “The Stuff of People’s Prayers and Dreams” (Saatchi Gallery exhibition review). Financial Times, 11 October 2008: 6, illustrated.2005Leanza, Beatrice. “Absence Performing: In-Between Too Much Order and Too Much Chaos.” NY Arts Magazine 10, no. 5/6 (May/June 2005): 38–39.Spalding, David. “Dream Factory, Rubbish Heap.” Contemporary 72 (2005): 35–35.Spalding, David. “Works: 2001–2004, an exhibition of the works of Li Songsong at China Art Archive & Warehouse in Beijing” (exhibition review). Artforum 43, no.8 (April 2005): 202. Li SongsongBooks and Catalogues Li Songsong Books 2019Li Songsong: One of My Ancestors (exhibition booklet). Texts by Li Songsong. New York: Pace Gallery, 2019.2018Li Songsong: Beihai (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Feng Boyi, Wang Xin and Li Songsong. Beijing: Pace Gallery, 2018.Li Songsong: Non-Revision (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Feng Boyi and Li Songsong. Guangzhou: Guangdong Museum of Art, 2018.2016Chinese Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections (exhibition catalogue). Munich, London and New York: Prestel, 2016: 190–2, illustrated.2015China 8: Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr (exhibition catalogue). Cologne: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e. V., 2015: 452–3, illustrated.Li Songsong: Historical Materialism (exhibition catalogue). Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2015.2014Li Songsong (exhibition catalogue). Text by Li Jia. Hong Kong: Pace Hong Kong, 2014.The 21st-Century Art Book. London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2014: 156, illustrated.201328 Chinese (exhibition catalogue). Miami: Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2013.Chinese Art Book. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2013: 229, illustrated.Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Demetrio Paparoni and Ai Weiwei. London: Pace London, 2013.Smith, Karen. As Seen 2: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists. Beijing: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art; Hinabook; World Publishing Company, 2013.Weight of History: The Collectors Show 2013 (exhibition catalogue). Singapore: Singapore Art Museum, 2013: 49–52, illustrated.2013Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Demetrio Paparoni and Ai Weiwei. London: Pace London, 2013.2011Hasting, Julia. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon, 2011.Li Songsong (exhibition catalogue). Text by Barbara Pollack. Interview by Leng Lin. New York: The Pace Gallery, 2011.Schwabsky, Barry. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon, 2011.2010Tokyo Gallery + BTAP: 1950–2010. Tokyo and Beijing: Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, 2010: 265.2009Li Songsong: Abstract (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Pace Beijing, 2009.2008From Heaven to Earth: Chinese Contemporary Painting (exhibition catalogue). Milan: Marella Gallery, 2008.Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Jeff Kelley, Christoph Heinrich, Eleanor Heartney and Kent Logan. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2008.New World Order: Contemporary Installation Art and Photography from China (exhibition catalogue). The Netherlands: Groningen Museum, 2008.The Revolution Continues: New Art From China (exhibition catalogue). Text by Jiang Jiehong. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. in association with the Saatchi Gallery, 2008.2006China Now: Art in Times of Change (exhibition catalogue). Austria: Kunst der Gegenwart Sammlung Essl, 2006.Li Songsong: Hypnogenesis (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Galerie Urs Meile, 2006.The Self-Made Generation (exhibition catalogue). China: Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art2006.2006China Now: Art in Times of Change (exhibition catalogue). Austria: Kunst der Gegenwart Sammlung Essl, 2006.2005China. Contemporary Painting (exhibition catalogue). Bologna, Italy: Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, 2005.China: Prspettive d’Arte Contemporanea (exhibition catalogue). Milan: Spazio Oberdan, Milan2005.Chinese Artists Texts and Interviews – Chinese Contemporary Art Awards 2004. Bejing: Timezone 8 Ltd., 2005.In, Out or In-between: N Kinds of Space Displacement (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Soka Art Center, 2005.HangART-7, Edition 2. Salzburg, Austria: Red Bull Hanger, 2005.Mahjong-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection (exhibition catalogue). Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2005.2004Li Songsong: 2001–2004 (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: China Art Archives & Warehouse, 2004.