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).
Liu Yefu was nominated for the 13th AAC Chinese Young Artist of the Year Award
Liu Yefu in “Performing Society: The Violence of Gender” at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Liu Yefu in Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics at OCAT Institute, Beijing