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Li Jinghu was born in 1972 in Dongguan, Guangdong, where he currently lives and works. Li Jinghu works primarily with sculpture and installation, which presents an intertwining and ongoing personal ‘historiography’ of a landscape in flux – his poetically charged work frequently utilize humble materials gathered from his everyday locale. His practice seeks to both capture and transcend the line between collectivity and personal forms of expression, through a constant rumination on society, industry, and capitalism.
Major solo exhibitions include: Companionship, Magician Space, Beijing, CN (2019); The Reunion, Nodal Contemporary Art Space, Dongguan, CN (2018); Encounters, Art Basel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CN (2017); Time is Money, Magician Space, Beijing, CN (2014); Efficiency is Life, Magician Space, Beijing, CN (2014); Snowman, Arrow Factory, Beijing, CN (2010); Li Jinghu: Forest, Observation Society, Guangzhou, CN (2009).
Important group exhibitions include: Pantone, HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou, CN (2019); Night Tour of the Pearl River, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, CN (2019); Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, The Akron Museum, Akron, USA (2018); lei-pā, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland, NZ (2017); 1st Yinchuan Biennale, MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, CN (2016); 11th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, KR (2016); A Beautiful Disorder, Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, UK (2016); There Has Been, And May Be Again, Para Site, Hong Kong, CN (2016); This Future of Ours, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2016); Digging A Hole in China, OCAT, Shenzhen, CN (2016); Trace of Existence, UCCA, Beijing, CN (2016); THERMO MATTER, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, CN (2015); The System of Objects, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, CN (2015); Institution Production – Ecology Investigation of Contemporary Art of Young Guangzhou Artists, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, CN (2015); You Can Only Think about Something if You Think of Something Else, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN (2014); The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, CN (2014); Positive Space, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN (2014); ON | OFF: China’ s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, UCCA, Beijing, CN (2013); PAINT (erly), BANK, Shanghai, CN (2013); Daily of concept: A Practice of Life – The 15th Shanghai Duolun Youth Art Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, CN (2012); Pulse Reaction – An Exchange Project on Art Practice, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN (2012).
Li Jinghu in “A Turing Moment” at Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art
Li Jinghu in “Night Tour of the Pearl River” at Guangdong Museum of Art
Li Jinghu in “Phantone” at HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou