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, 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, 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, 2008.2006Liu Jianhua: Anomalous Thoughts, Galleria Continua, Beijing, November 25, 2006–January 28, 2007.2004Liu Jianhua, Red Mansion Foundation, London, January 21–February 21, 2004.2003What 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: Delight & Illusion, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, March 28–April 10, 2001.Liu Jianhua: Porcelain - Like Skin, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong.1990Liu Jianhua, Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming, China. Liu JianhuaGroup Exhibitions Liu Jianhua Group Exhibitions 2019The Allure of: Matter Material art from China, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 2, 2019–January 5, 2020.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.New-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.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, 2018.2017Polit-Sheer-Form: Our Red Packet for Your Favorite Blue, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China, July 16– October 22, 2017.The Echo of Culture, Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, January 20–March 20, 2017.54th International Art Exhibition: Viva Arte Viva, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, May 13–November 26, 2017. (Catalogue)2016Where Can the Dust Alight, Pace Hong Kong, 15C Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road Central, October 1–November 12 (extended through November 17), 2016.2015Polit-Sheer-Form Meeting: 10 Year Anniversary of Polit-Sheer-Form, Taikang Space, Beijing, China, December 12, 2015–January 23, 2016.Individualized Together, Polit-Sheer-Form in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art, June 9–August 2, 2015.2014Polit-Sheer-Form: Fitness for All, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, November 21, 2014–January 5, 2015.Polit-Sheer-Form: Do the Same Good Deed (Performance Piece), Time Square, New York, November 3, 2014.Polit-Sheer-Form!, Queens Museum, New York, November 1, 2014–March 8, 2015.The World III in the Third World, The Art Centre at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, August 27–October 4, 2014. (Polit-Sheer-Form)2013Filter the Public, Shanghai World Financial Center, October 25–November 10, 2013. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)The Overlapping Reflection - Zhujiajiao Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zhujiajiao Shanghai, October 26–31, 2013. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)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)2011Top Events: Poster Exhibition, TOP Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, September 6– October 5, 2011. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)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)2009Bourgeoisified Proletariat, Shanghai Songjiang Creative Studio, September 10–14, 2009. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office) (Catalogue)Tofu, Kungfu, Polit-Sheer-Form, Beijing Commune, Beijing, August 15–September 8, 2009.2008Library, Beijing Commune, September 28–November 15, 2008. (Polit-Sheer-Form Office)2007Polit-Sheer-Form, Beijing Commune, Beijing, 2007.Polit-Sheer-Form Office in Shanghai, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, December 21–December 27, 2007.Absolute Images II: Chinese Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, New York, November 10–January 23, 2008.2005Only One Wall, Beijing Commune, Beijing, September 3–October 10, 2005.2003The 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, 2003; Art Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2003.Also la Chine?, Center Pompidou, Paris, June 24–October 13, 2003.2002Too Much Flavour, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, July 6– 20, 2002. Travelled to HaKaren Art Gallery, Singapore, 2002. (Catalogue) 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 2019Clinging 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.