Liu Jianhua, Square No. 17, 2014, porcelain, steel, 6.2 cm x 222 cm x 222 cm (2-7/16" x 87-3/8" x 87-3/8") © Liu Jianhua Liu Jianhua Detailsb. 1962, Ji’an, ChinaConnectliujianhua.net Liu Jianhua began his career in 1977 by working at the Jingdezhen Pottery and Porcelain Sculpture Factory.In 1985, he was admitted to the Fine Arts Department of the Jingdezhen Pottery & Porcelain College, majoring in Sculpture. After graduating in 1989, Liu went on to teach at the College of Fine Arts at the Yunnan Institute of the Arts. Since 2004, Liu has been a professor in the Sculpture Department of the Fine Arts School of Shanghai University. Creating sculpture and installations in porcelain, found objects, and other materials, Liu responds to Chinese culture and material history within the context of globalization. Liu, together with artists Hong Hao, Xiao Yu, Song Dong, and curator Leng Lin, established the Polit-Sheer-Form Office group in 2005.His work is included in the permanent collections of institutions including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Guangdong Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kawara Museum, Shiga; Shenzhen Art Museum; Today Art Museum, Beijing; USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Yuz Museum, Shanghai. His installation Square (2014) was included in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Liu Jianhua, Blank Paper, 2009-2012, porcelain, 200 cm × 100 cm × 0.7 cm (78-3/4" × 39-3/8" × 1/4") © Liu Jianhua Liu Jianhua, Container Series 2010-4A, 2010, porcelain, 24" diameter © Liu Jianhua Exhibitions View All Palo Alto Liu Jianhua Past Jun 21–Aug 4, 2019 Palo Alto Form Through Narrative New Chinese Art Past Jun 23–Aug 27, 2017 Hong Kong In Line Past Jun 1–Aug 12, 2017 Journal View All Artist Projects Kiki Smith and Liu Jianhua in La Biennale di Venezia May 09, 2017 Artist Projects Pace Congratulates Liu Jianhua for Inclusion in 57th Venice Biennale Feb 08, 2017 Museum Exhibitions Liu Jianhua and Song Dong at Tate Modern's Switch House Jun 20, 2016 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close Liu JianhuaOne-Artist Exhibitions Liu Jianhua One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1962, Ji’an, Jiangxi Province, ChinaLives and works in ShanghaiEducation1989, B.F.A. Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Department of Sculpture in Fine Arts, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China2019Liu Jianhua: 1342ºC, OCAT Shenzhen, December 7, 2019–April 7, 2020. Liu Jianhua, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, California, June 21–August 4, 2019.2018Liu Jianhua: Monumenti, Fondazione Made in Cloister, Naples, Italy, December 8, 2018–March 21, 2019.Liu Jianhua: Mirror Effect, Shanghai Museum of Glass, November 5, 2018–May 31, 2019.2016Liu Jianhua, Dingyun Art Salon, Wuhan, China, February 27–April 3, 2016.Liu Jianhua: Transfer, Dowse Museum, Wellington, New Zealand, February 20–July 10, 2016.2015Liu Jianhua: Between, Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, November 5–December 23, 2015.Liu Jianhua: To Be Done, Pace Gallery, 15C Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, August 20–September 24, 2015.2014Liu Jianhua: Square, Pace Gallery, Beijing, September 20–November 25, 2014.Liu Jianhua: Discard, TKG+, Taipei, June 21–July 20, 2014.2012Liu Jianhua, Pace Gallery, Beijing, July 25–August 31, 2012.Liu Jianhua: Silent Anomalies, Art & Public Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, March 15–April 21, 2012. 2011Liu Jianhua: Screaming Walls, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, September 24–November 20, 2011.2010Liu Jianhua: Floating Landscape, Z-art Center, Shanghai, August 28–September 27, 2010. (Catalogue)2009Liu Jianhua: Horizon, Beijing Commune, November 19, 2009–February 25, 2010. 2008Liu Jianhua: Dream in Conflict, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, November 29, 2008–January 24, 2009.Liu Jianhua: No Title, Beijing Commune, June 21–July 31, 2008.2007Liu Jianhua: Export - Cargo Transit, Shanghai Gallery of Art, September 6–November 20, 2007. (Catalogue)Liu Jianhua: Regular/Fragile - Tomb, King’s Lynn Art Center, Norfolk, United Kingdom, July 24–August 18, 2007. (Catalogue)Liu Jianhua: Regular/Fragile, Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, United Kingdom, July 7–August 15, 2007. (Catalogue)Dialectical Views on Social Spectacle: Liu Jianhua, Arario Gallery, Seoul, April 26–May 18, 2007. (Catalogue)Liu Jianhua: Unreal Scene, Galerie Paul Frèches, Paris, December 7, 2007–February 9, 2008.2006 Liu Jianhua: Anomalous Thoughts, Galleria Continua, Beijing, November 25, 2006–January 28, 2007.2004 Liu Jianhua, Red Mansion Foundation, London, January 21–February 21, 2004. 2003 What do you really know about yourself?: Liu Jianhua's “Porcelain Figures”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, May 22–Jun 22, 2003.2002Liu Jianhua’s Works; Taiwan Art Foundation, Taipei, 2002.2001Liu Jianhua: Porcelain - Like Skin, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong.Liu Jianhua: Delight & Illusion, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, March 28–April 10, 2001.1990 Liu Jianhua, Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming, China. Liu JianhuaGroup Exhibitions Liu Jianhua Group Exhibitions 2020Extended Theatre —The 1st Public Art Exhibition in Nanhai, Foshan Nanhai, Guangzhou, China, 2020.Clouds Gathering and Unfolding: An Exhibition of Modern Chinese Art on Paper, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Ichihara, Japan, April 1–June 28 (temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, extended through July 26), 2020.2019Shan Bian – Contemporary Art Inviting Exhibition, Cimen International Building / Materials Brand Center, Shanghai, 2019. The Ground Beneath Our Feet Also Needs to be Made by Ourselves, Qianshao Village, Shanghai, 2019–2020.Winged Bridges: Portugal-Chinese Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, Portuguese Consulate General in Macao and Hong Kong, Macao, China, 2019.The Invisible Thread – Contemporary Art Portugal – Macao|China, União das Cidades Capitais de Língua Portuguesa (UCCLA), Lisbon, Portugal, December 30, 2019–January 20, 2020.The Gaze of History: Contemporary Chinese Art Revisited, Jupiter Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, December 14, 2019–April 15, 2020.The 2nd Anren Biennale: A Confrontation Of Ideals, Anren Town, Chengdu, China, October 12, 2019–February 12, 2020.Critical Point: New Media Art Exhibition, Chongqing Yuelai Art Museum, Chongqing, China, October 11–November 26, 2019.Pal(ate)/ette/, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, September 19–October 30, 2019.Pantone, How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China, July 13–November 8, 2019.The Allure of: Matter Material art from China, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 2, 2019–January 5, 2020. Traveled to: Smart Museum of Art and Wrightwood 659, Chicago, February 4–May 3, 2020; Seattle Art Museum, June 25–September 13, 2020; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, November 14, 2020–February 21, 2021. (Catalogue)Silent Narratives, Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China, June 2–August 8, 2019.Extreme Mix 2019 Guangzhou Airport Biennale, Guangzhou Airport Resort, Guangzhou, China, June 1–August 31, 2019.Kaihua Temple International Art Festival | Conversation·2019 Dialogue Gaoping Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kaihua Temple, Taiyuan, China, May 10–19, 2019.A Fairy Tale in Red Times, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, May 3–October 6, 2019.Transformation - An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Cimen International Building Materials Brand Center, Shanghai, April 20–July 21, 2019.TXC@Sundaymoring – a Taste of Ceramics, Ceramic Art Avenue Art Gallery, Jingdezhen, China, April 20–August 20, 2019. Traveled to: Yicang Art Museum, Shanghai, 2019.Neo-Materiality – Contemporary Chinese Ceramics, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, April 3–May 5, 2019.China Landscape: Selections from the Taikang Collection 2019, 798-A07 Building, Beijing, March 21–May 5, 2019.Where the River Twists, Wangsim, Taipei, January 18–27, 2019.2018Everyday: 2018 Annual Exhibition of the Sculpture Department of Shanghai Academy of Arts, Gallery 2 of Shanghai Academy of the Art, 2018.Modern Time: Modern Weekend 20th Anniversary 1998-2018, Modern Art Base, Shanghai, 2018.The 2018 Guang’an Field Art Biennale, Wusheng Bao Zhen Sai, Guang’an, China, December 16, 2018–May 10, 2019.Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, National Gallery Singapore, November 16, 2018–April 14, 2019.Dissipated – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chun Art Museum, Shanghai, October 27–November 26, 2018.The 1st Meishan Art Land Festival: Poetic Ubiety, Sino-French Agricultural Science and Technology Park, Meishan, China, September 29, 2018–January 5, 2019.Craft: the Reset, Design Society, Shenzhen, September 16, 2018–February 28, 2019.Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese – Speaking Countries – The Universe, Ox Warehouse, Macau, July 9–September 9, 2018.Saudade: China & Portugal Contemporary Art, Fosun Art Museum, Shanghai, July 3–August 26, 2018. Traveled to: Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, November 17, 2018–October 2, 2019.CERAMICS NOW!, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy, June 30–October 14, 2018.From the Canglang Pavillion, Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China, May 19–August 29, 2018.Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboritorium, Vestfossen, Norway, May 5–September 23, 2018.Contemporary Sculpture Artworks from Xin Dong Cheng Collection, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China, April 22–June 8, 2018.2017Echo of Civilization, Beijing Working People’s Cultural Palace, 2017.Harper’s Bazaar 150th Anniversary Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2017. Traveled to: Red Museum of Art, Chengdu, China, 2017; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 2017–2018.Landmark: Mapping Contemporary Chinese Art, Guardian Art Center, Beijing, December 17, 2017–January 31, 2018.Extension at Sea: Shanghai Artists Joint Exhibition 2017, Shanghai Art Museum, December 15, 2017–May 30, 2018.Tracing the Past and Shaping the Future, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, November 18, 2017–April 17, 2018.Shanghai Galaxy II, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, November 10, 2017–February 11, 2018.City As Museum: The Second Shenzhen Contemporary Art Biennale, OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, China, October 20–November 19, 2017.Chinese Dreams, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, September 25–December 2, 2017.Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS), Minsheng Wharf, Shanghai, Fall 2017.Polit-Sheer-Form: Our Red Packet for Your Favorite Blue, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China, July 16–October 22, 2017.Form Through Narrative: New Chinese Art, Pace Palo Alto, 229 Hamilton Avenue, California, June 23–August 20 (extended through August 27), 2017.In Line, Pace Seoul, Itaewon-ro 262, Yongsan-gu, June 1–August 12, 2017.57th International Art Exhibition: Viva Arte Viva, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, May 13–November 26, 2017. (Catalogue)The Echo of Culture, Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, January 20–March 20, 2017.2016Inference & Derivation: China Contemporary Academic Invitational Exhibition, Tao Xi Chuan Art Museum, Jingdezhen, China, 2016. (Catalogue)Meandering: 2016 Annual Exhibition of the Sculpture Department of Shanghai Academy of the Art, Shanghai Academy of the Art, Shanghai, 2016.Redo Today, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2016.Temporary Museum, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai, 2016.Wall, No Wall, Wuhan He Art Museum, Wuhan, China, 2016.The Decameron—BMCA Documenting Art, Caochangdi Art District, Beijing, December 11–17, 2016.The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival – Historicode: Scarcity & Supply, Baijia Lake Art Museum, Nanjing, China, November 16, 2016–February 12, 2017. (Catalogue)Where Can the Dust Alight, Pace Hong Kong, 15C Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road Central, October 1–November 12 (extended through November 17), 2016.Collecting the Past towards the Present: A Conversation between Now and Then, BA Art Space, Shanghai, July 23–August 31, 2016.Artists Living in Shanghai: Wu Speech, China Arts Museum, Shanghai, May 20–December 20, 2016. (Catalogue)The City in the Blue Daylight, The 12th Dakar Biennale, National Theatre, Dakar, Senegal, May 3–June 2, 2016. (Catalogue)Heavy Artillery, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, March 30–August 1, 2016.Utopias/Heterotopia: Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, North Silk Factory and West Scenic Zone, Wuzhen, China, March 27–June 26, 2016.WE: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists, K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, March 4–May 2, 20162015On Your Mark, 1933 Contemporary, Shanghai, 2015.Polit-Sheer-Form Meeting: 10 Year Anniversary of Polit-Sheer-Form, Taikang Space, Beijing, China, December 12, 2015–January 23, 2016.The New State: 2015 Taiyuan International Sculpture Biennale, Taiyuan Art Museum, Taiyuan, China, December 2015.A New Dynasty: Created in China, ARoS Aarhus KUNSTMUSEUM, Aarhus, Denmark, November 21, 2015–May 22, 2016.Reshaping the Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, September 11, 2015–January 31, 2016.Liu Jianhua: To Be Done, Pace Hong Kong, 30 Queens Road Central, August 20–September 24, 2015.Power of Education, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, June 19–July 12, 2015.Individualized Together, Polit-Sheer-Form in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art, June 9–August 2, 2015.Shanghai Ever, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, July 11–November 24, 2015.China 8: Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany and Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Germany, May 15–August 30, 2015. (Catalouge)The Wind Veers to the East - Contemporary Art Exhibition for the Boao Forum for Asia, Boao Forum for Asia, Hainan Province, China, March 20–30, 2015.Myth/HistoryⅡ: Shanghai Galaxy, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, March 17–July 12, 20152014Global Channel-Five Experimental Objects of Chinese Contemporary Art, Qilou Art Space, Haikou, China, 2014.Chinese Contemporary Art Yearbook Exhibition, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, 2014.Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University Purple Roof Art Gallery, Shanghai, 2014.Image Boundary: 2014 Shanghai Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, 2014.Oltre la materia – Gli artisti ricordano Maurizio Giuffredi/ Beyond the Material World – The Artists Commemorate Maurizio Giuffredi, Mo Art Space, Xinmi, China, 2014. Traveled to: Bologna Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy, 2015.Study, Jewelvary Art, Shanghai, 2014.The Making of a Museum, Aurora Museum, Shanghai, November 22, 2014–March 31, 2015.Polit-Sheer-Form: Fitness for All, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, November 21, 2014–January 5, 2015.Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, November 15, 2014–April 6, 2015. (Catalouge)Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, November 11, 2014–March 15, 2015. (Catalogue)Polit-Sheer-Form: Do the Same Good Deed (Performance Piece), Times Square, New York, November 3, 2014.Polit-Sheer-Form!, Queens Museum, New York, November 1, 2014–March 8, 2015.Conversations Through the Asian Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, October 25, 2014–October 2, 2015.Shanghai Deal, Radical Space, Shanghai, China, September 24–October 16, 2014.Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts: Re-modernization, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China, September 13–October 19, 2014. (Catalogue)The World III in the Third World, The Art Centre at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, August 27–October 4, 2014. (Polit-Sheer-Form)Aura of Poetry, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, July 12–September 10, 2014. (Catalogue)Beyond G(l)aze, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China, May 24–August 23, 2014.China: Contemporary Ceramics Alchemy First Round, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, China, April 4–May 4, 2014.Picturing Global China, The White Box at the University of Oregon, Portland, February 6–March 1, 2014.2013Think No Ordinary - DS China Contemporary Art Avant-garde Awards, DS Flagship Store, Shanghai, China, 2013. Setting off the South West: Contemporary Art Exhibition,Art Sanya 2013: Encounters, Huayu Resort & Spa, Sanya, China, December 2013–February 2014. (Catalogue)Design Shanghai 2013: ART WORLD Second Hand Exhibition, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, November 30, 2013–March 30, 2014.The Overlapping Reflection - Zhujiajiao Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zhujiajiao Shanghai, October 26–31, 2013. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)Filter the Public, Shanghai World Financial Center, October 25–November 10, 2013. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, August 18–November 10, 2013.Revel: Celebrating MoCA’s 8 Years in Shanghai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, June 20–August 10, 2013.Insightful Charisma – Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, June 10–September 30, 2013. (Catalogue)55th International Art Exhibition: Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, May 29–November 24, 2013. (Catalogue)Back to Earth: From Picasso to Ai Weiwei: Rediscovering Ceramics in Art, Herbert Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany, May 25–October 27, 2013. (Catalogue)Art 500: Dimensions of Dialogue, Halcyon Gallery, Shanghai, May 10–June 30, 2013.Duchamp and/or/in China, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, April 26–June 16, 2013. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office) (Catalogue)Pessimism or Resistance?, Taikang Space, Beijing, April 20–June 8, 2013. (Polit-Sheer-Form)Shanghai Surprise: A Group Show on Contemporary Art in Shanghai, chi K11 art space, Shanghai, March 1–April 10, 2013.Facing Faces, Botega Veneta, Yifeng Galleria, Shanghai, China, March–June 2013.2012Just What is it about the End of the World that Makes it so Appealing?, V-Art Center, Shanghai, 2012.Passing Through Memory - Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China, 2012.Shanghai Sculpture Programme – Life Latitude, Museum of Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute, Shanghai, 2012.Mutual Contemplation of Image: Annual Exhibition of Fine Art College of Shanghai, Museum of Fine Art College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, December 28, 2012–January 18, 2013. (Catalogue)Talking Objects, Yifeng Galleria, November 24, 2012–February 2013.The Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie: Contemporary Visions on China, Yi and C, Taipei, Taiwan, November 9–30, 2012. (Catalogue)Homo faber: Il ritorno del fare nell'arte contemporanea, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, November 8, 2012–January 6, 2013. (Catalogue)Real Life Stories, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway, October 4, 2012–February 3, 2013.Time Traveler, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China, September 29–December 16, 2012Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art, Istanbul Modern, Turkey, September 21–November 25, 2012.The 34th World Congress of Art History, Beijing, 2016, September 16–20, 2016.Artist in Wonderland: 2012 Kuandu Biennale, Taipei, September 9–December 16, 2012.Ctrl+N: Non-Linear Practice, 2012 Gwangju Biennial Special Exhibition, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea, September 6–October 9, 2012. (Catalogue)Uninkable, TOP Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, July 21–August 19, 2012.2011Start from the Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture since 1978, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2011.“The Evening of an era “ Exhibition of 1990s Yunnanese Contemporary Artists, Duffy Cigar Gallery, Yunan, China, 2011.Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, The Pace Gallery, Beijing, 798 Art District, November 19, 2011–February 12, 2012.Surreal Versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, L'Istituto Valenziano d'Arte Moderna, Valencia, Spain, October 6, 2011–January 8, 2012. (Catalogue)Top Events: Poster Exhibition, TOP Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, September 6– October 5, 2011. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)Future Pass: From Asia to the Future World of Art, Abbazia di San Gregorio; Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice, June 6–October 31, 2011. Traveled to: Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, December 8, 2011–March 12, 2012; Today Art Museum, Beijing, October 11–30, 2012; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, China, May 12–July 15, 2012. (Catalogue)We are Polit-Sheer-Form, Shanghai Gallery of Art, May 20–July 3, 2011.Liu Jianhua and Edwin Zwakman: Discard, Shanghai Pujiang Overseas Chinese Town, September 3–December 3, 2011. (Catalogue)2010Trace & Qualitative Leap: The Second Beijing Film Academy New Media Art Triennial, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, October 25–November 5, 2010.Martell Artists of the Year, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, July 2010.XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, Carrara, Italy, June 26–October 31, 2010.Nature of China: Contemporary Art Documenta, True Color Museum, Suzhou, China, June 5–August 5, 2010.Will to Height, epSITE, Shanghai, May 15–June 20, 2010.THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, The 17th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, May 12–August 1, 2010. (Catalogue)20092009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: City Mobilization, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, December 4, 2009–February 27, 2010.Europalia China Art Festival, Brussels, Belgium, October 8, 2009–February 10, 2010.Bourgeoisified Proletariat, Shanghai Songjiang Creative Studio, September 10–14, 2009. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office) (Catalogue)Warm Up, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, August 18–September 12, 2009.Tofu, Kungfu, Polit-Sheer-Form, Beijing Commune, Beijing, August 15–September 8, 2009.Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, February 21–May 17, 2009. (Catalogue)2008The Supplemental History: Contemporary Art Works from Collection of GDMoA 1997–2007, Guang Dong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 2008. (Catalogue )Facing Reality, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2008.Living Zhangjiang: Maglev Express, Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai, 2008.Library, Beijing Commune, September 28–November 15, 2008. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)Hypallage-the Post Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen, China, September–December 2008.The World of Others, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, June 24–July 24, 2008.Portraying Food (and the Absence of It), 2008, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, June 6–July 19, 2008.Beijing-Athens: Contemporary Art From China, Technopolis of the city of Athens, Greece, May 12–26, 2008. (Catalogue)New World Order: Present-day Chinese Installation Art and Photography, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands, April 27–November 9, 2008. (Catalogue)2007Polit-Sheer-Form, Beijing Commune, Beijing, 2007.What’s Next? Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, 2007. (Catalogue)Who do you think you are? Chinese Contemporary Art, Milan International Art Fair, Milan, 2007. (Catalogue)Polit-Sheer-Form Office in Shanghai, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, December 21–27, 2007.Absolute Images II: Chinese Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, New York, November 10–January 23, 2008.China – Facing Reality, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Ludwig, Austria, October 26, 2007–February 10, 2008. (Catalogue)China Now, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, the Netherlands, September 29, 2007–January 27, 2008.Setting off the South West: Contemporary Art Exhibition, GuangDong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, March 14–April 8, 2007.Social Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia, March 2–April 15, 2007.Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria, July 21–November 1, 2007.2006Art in Motion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, November 26, 2006–February 25, 2007. (Catalogue)Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea September 16–November 25, 2006.China Now, 2006, Kunst Der Gegenwart Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria, September 15, 2006–January 28, 2007Hyper Design 6th Shanghai Biennale 2006, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, September 6–November 5, 2006. (Catalogue)MoCA Envisage – Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, September 6–November 15, 2006. (Catalogue)China! Absolute Images, Arario Cheonan, Cheonan, South Korea, June 28–August 20, 2006.38 Artists’ Solo Exhibition, Creative Garden 2577, Shanghai, May 2006–2007.Fiction @ Love / Forever Young Land, 2006, Museumm of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, January 7–March 26, 2006.2005Transparent Box, Jian Wai SoHo, Beijing, 2005.Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art from China, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, October 27, 2004–February 17, 2005.Convergence at E116°/N40°: International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, September 20–October 7, 2005.Only One Wall, Beijing Commune, Beijing, September 3–October 10, 2005.Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese, Kunstmuseum Bern, June 13–October 16, 2005. Traveled to: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany, September 14, 2006–February 17, 2007. (Catalogue)XianFeng: Chinese Avant-garde Sculpture, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague/Schevenin, Netherlands, June 19–December 11, 2005. (Catalogue)Mahjong, Only One Wall, Bern Art Museum, Switzerland; Beijing Commune, Beijing, June 13–October 16, 2005.The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, International Conference Hall Ceramic Research Center, Icheon, Korea, April 23–June 19, 2005. (Catalogue)The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, March 29–June 19, 2005.Awakening: La France Mandarine: The French Influence on Chinese Art, China National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, China, March 21–April 21, 2005.Shanghai Constructions, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, January 16–February 26, 2005.2004Body China: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Marseilles Museum of Contemporary Art, France, 2004.The Chinese and French Contemporary Sculpture, Nice, France,2004. Contemporary Art from China of 5 Artists, Örebro City Exhibition Hall, Sweden, 2004.Dream Producers (Ⅱ/Ⅵ): The Imaginary Museum of Chinese Contemporary Art, Xindong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, November 14, 2004–January 15, 2005. (Catalogue)The Secret of Clay: From Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom, May 28–August 30, 2004. (Catalogue)The First Fine Arts Archive Nomination Exhibition, Museum of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China, May–June 2004.Forbidden Senses, 2004, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterrand de Périgueux, Acien Évêché de Sarlat, France, April 2–June 30, 2004.2003Surmounting square, Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai, 2003.The 50th Biennale di Venezia: The Structure of Survival, China Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, June 15–November 2, 2003. Traveled to: Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, July 25–August 31, 2003; Art Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2003.Alors la Chine?, Center Pompidou, Paris, June 24–October 13, 2003.Do You Really Know about yourself? Liu Jianhua’s “Porcelain Figures,” ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, May 22–June 22, 2003.2002The 1st Triennial Art Exhibition of Chinese Arts: Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990-2000), Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, November 18, 2002–January 19, 2003.Dream02, OXO Art Center, London, October 10–27, 2002.ChinArt: Contemporary ChineseArt, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany, October 3, 2002–January 12, 2003. (Catalogue)Too Much Flavour, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, July 6–20, 2002. Travelled to HaKaren Art Gallery, Singapore, 2002. (Catalogue)Something Like China POP, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia, July 5–31, 2002.Geld und Wert, das letzte Tabu = Money and Value, The Last Taboo, National Bank, Zurich, Switzerland, May 15–October 20, 2002. (Catalogue)2001On Boys and Girls, UpRiver Loft, Kunming, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore, 2001. (Catalogue)The 1st Chengdu Biennale, Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China, December 15, 2001–January 10, 2002. (Catalogue)1998Review of Traditions, Consulate General of Germany, Beijing, China, 1998. Liu JianhuaPublic Collections Liu Jianhua Public Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AustraliaAsian Art Museum, San FranciscoChina Club, Hong KongGuangdong Museum of Art, GuangzhouThe Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York (work by Polit-Sheet-Form)Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, TokyoHe Xiangning Art Museum, ShenzhenKawara Museum, Shiga, JapanKODE Art Museums of Bergen, NorwayK11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong and ShanghaiLA CAIXA Collection of Contemporary Art, BarcelonaLouis Vuitton Foundation, ParisM+ Museum, Hong KongMuseum of Modern Art, New York (work by Polit-Sheet-Form)Museum of Arts and Crafts in Frankfurt, GermanyQueensland Art Gallery, Queensland, AustraliaOCT Contemporary Art Terminal, ShanghaiParis Warehouse, ParisSalvatore Ferragamo Museum, FlorenceSeoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, SeoulShanghai World Expo National Organizing Committee, ShanghaiShanghai World Financial Center, ShanghaiShenzhen Art Museum, ShenzhenSherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney (work by Polit-Sheet-Form)Tank Shanghai – Qiao Collection, ShanghaiTaikang Space, Beijing (work by Polit-Sheet-Form)Tate Modern, LondonToday Art Museum, BeijingTowada Art Center, Towada, JapanUllens Center for Contemporary Art, BeijingUSC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CaliforniaVictoria and Albert Museum, LondonWhite Rabbit Gallery, SydneyYuz Museum, ShanghaiZ-Art Center, Shanghai Liu JianhuaPeriodicals Liu Jianhua Periodicals 2019Hickle, Johanna. "Surreal cityscapes? Candy wrapper ball gowns? Binge on creativity all summer via these local art exhibits" (Pace Gallery exhibition review). The Six Fifty, 19 June 2019. https://thesixfifty.com/surreal-cityscapes-f96f425a4148Michalarou, Efi. "Art Presentation: Liu Jianhua" (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Dream Idea Machine, accessed 27 June 2019. http://www.dreamideamachine.com/en/?p=48518Nonnenberg, Sheryl. "Liu Jianhua: The clay's the thing" (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Palo Alto Online, 16 July 2019. https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/07/16/liu-jianhua-the-clays-the-thingSolway, Arthur. "Liu Jianhua" (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Art Asia Pacific, 16 July 2019. http://www.artasiapacific.com/Magazine/WebExclusives/LiuJianhuaVolipicelli, Anna. "Summer Arts Preview: A Fantastical Light Show, Tattoo Art, SF Design Week + More in the Bay Area." 7x7, 4 June 2019. https://www.7x7.com/summer-arts-preview-bay-area-2638563866.html2017Angeles, Chrissi. “New Chinese Narratives” (Pace Palo Alto exhibition review). Mountain View Voice, 27 July 2017. https://mv-voice.com/news/2017/07/27/new-chinese-narrativesYoung, Michael. “Liu Jianhua.” Art Asia Pacific, no. 105 (September/October 2017): 163–166, illustrated. 2016Bouchara, Claire. “What’s Zen Got to Do With It? Pace HK Explores Buddhism in Art” (exhibition review). Artinfo, 3 October 2016. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1606373/whats-zen-got-to-do-with-it-pace-hk-explores-buddhism-in-artMoore, Susan. "Modern Chinese Ink Art Goes Beyond Calligraphy." Financial Times, 18 March 2016.2015Ching, Nicole. "Between: Liu Jianhua" (Pace London exhibition review). Art Asia Pacific, December 2015. http://artasiapacific.com/Magazine/WebExclusives/LiuJianhuaBetweenKostarias, Yannis. "Between - The Volume of Silence in Liu Jianhua's Exhibition at Pace London" (exhibition review). Cobo Social (November 2015): Illustrated.Lin, Qiaoru. "Liu Jianhua Solo Exhibition 'Blank Paper''' (Pace Hong Kong exhibition review). Takungpao, September 2015: B15.McClemont, Doug. "Exhibitions in Brief: Liu Jianhua: Square" (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Art + Auction, no. 5 (January 2015): 74, illustrated.Morris, Ali. "Perfect Porcelain: Liu Jianhua Makes His UK Debut at London's Pace Gallery" (exhibition review). Wallpaper* (November 2015): Illustrated.Shen, Laura. "Seeking My Heart-touching Art Language: Conversation with Liu Jianhua" (Pace Hong Kong exhibition review). a.m.post, no.114 (May/June 2015): 38–39.Si, Huan. "Liu Jianhua: Reflecting Social Problems in Porcelain." China News, 17 February 2015. http://www.ecns.cn/experience/2015/02-17/155338.shtmlYang, Chengqian. "To Be Done, Pace Hong Kong" (exhibition review). Art Plus, no. 48 (October 2015).2014Lin, Ming. “Polit-Sheer-Form!” (Queens Museum exhibition review). Leap, no. 155 (December 2014): 212–213."Pace Gallery Presents Their Summer Group Show in Hong Kong." Art Media Agency, 12 August 2014. http://en.artmediaagency.com/91812/pace-gallery-presents-their-summer-group-show-in-hong-kong/Youngs, Ian. "New Wave of Artists Offer a Fresh View of China" (Harmonious Society exhibition review). BBC News, 26 September 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-293646942012"Modern Masters: Hai Bo and Liu Jianhua at the Pace Gallery" (exhibition review). Sina, 24 August 2012. http://english.sina.com/cityguide/p/2012/0824/499678.htmlPo Hung. “Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind” (The Pace Gallery exhibition review). Leap, 12 March 2012.Whittaker, Iona. "Beijing Voice: Leaving Behind Realism" (exhibition review). Art Asia Pacific (March/April 2012): 123.2009Wang, Meiqin. "Officializing the Unofficial: Presenting New Chinese Art to the World." Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 21, no.1 (Spring 2009): 102–140. Liu JianhuaBooks and Catalogues Liu Jianhua Books 2019The Allure of: Matter Material art from China (exhibition catalogue). Texts Wu Hung, Orianna Cacchione, Christine Mehring and Trevor Smith. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019: 155–165, illustrated.Clinging to the Surface: Liu Jianhua 2008–2018. Edited by Wang Xiaosong. Texts by Wu Hung, Zeng Yan, Huang Zhuan, Demetrio Paparoni. Shanghai: Joint Publishing, 2019.201754th International Art Exhibition: Viva Arte Viva (exhibition catalogue). Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, 2017: 478–481, illustrated."Liu Jianhua." In Vitamin C: Clay + Ceramic in Contemporary Art. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2017: 170-173, illustrated.2016Collected letters: An installation by Liu Jianhua. San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 2016.2012Liu Jianhua. Text by Leng Lin and Xiyuan Zhang. Beijing: Beijing Commune, 2012.2011Borysevics, Mathieu, ed. Polit-Sheer-Form. Hong Kong: Blue Kingfisher, 2011.Zhuan, Huang. Discard – Liu Jianhua (exhibition catalogue). Shenzhen: OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiang Ning Art Museum (OCAT), 2011: 126, illustrated.2010Liu Jianhua: Floating Landscape (exhibition catalogue). Shanghai: Z-art Center, 2010.2008Liu Jianhua: Export - Cargo Transit (exhibition catalogue). Shanghai: Shanghai Gallery of Art, 2008: 61.Regular / Fragile: Liu Jianhua (exhibition catalogue). New York, Cheonan, Beijing and Seoul: Arario Gallery, 2008.2007Dialectical Views on Social Spectacle: Liu Jianhua (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Yun Cheagab, Fumio Nanjo, Monica Dematte and Victoria Lu. Seoul: Arario Gallery, 2007.2003Regular / Fragile: Liu Jianhua: Project for 50th Biennale di Venezia – China Pavilion (exhibition catalogue). Shanghai: ShanghART Gallery, 2003.