Liu Yefu

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Liu Yefu (b. 1986, Beijing) currently lives and works in Beijing. Liu adopts video art, installation, and mixed media, whose practice influenced by popular culture, playfully comments on the chaos and restlessness of social realities. By appropriating everyday life scenes, readymade, inexpensive materials, Liu presents the ideologies, clichés, and bias drawn from history, ethnicity, and personal memories. Liu got BA from Capital Normal University in Beijing (2009) and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (2014). Liu’s recent works have been exhibited at Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong, 2019), Shards from the mirror of history Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, 2019); Magician Space (Beijing, 2018), Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2017), Le Carreau du Temple (Paris, 2017), YUZ Museum (Shanghai, 2016), Magician Space (Beijing, 2016). His awards and nomination include Huayu Young Artist Award (Sanya, 2016), Photographic and Electronic Media Graduate Fellowship (2012-2014) and he is the finalist of Toby Devan Lewis MFA fellowship (2014).

York News, 2014, Double channels HD video projection, 3D-printing, color, sound, 10’40”

AD, Proposal IV, 2017, single channel HD video, B&W, sound, 1’36”

How Many Horses, 2018, single channel HD video, B&W, sound, 14’39”

Damascus 3 days 2 nights only for ¥3500, 2018, pottery clay, oil, resin, approx. 10 x 10 x 1cm

Er wird dich verwerfen als wärst du ein Stück Kartoffeln, das die Hände verbrennt verbrennt, 2018, Pottery clay, oil, resin, stainless-steel fork, potato, approx. 15 x 15 x 20cm

3013: A Space Lover, 2013, Multi-channel HD video installation, dimension variable, 7’21”

Episode 1, exhibition view