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Liu Yefu (b. 1986, Beijing) focuses on video and mixed material creations. Influenced by Chinese folk culture, Liu is interested in the expression of black humor with a stream of consciousness style, playfully comments on the chaos and restlessness of social realities. By shooting daily life scenes, combined with carefully selected ready-made products in line with his fictional plot, Liu mapping the ideology and stereotypes brought by history, nationality, and memory.
Liu’s solos include Fool’s Paradise, Magician Space, Beijing (2022); Hehemeimei, Art Basel Statements Sector, Basel (2021); No Easy Symbolism, and Episode 1 were shown at Magician Space, Beijing (2018, 2016).
His works also have been exhibited at Economy of Means: The 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humor & Satire in Art, Museum of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo (2022); Tangle of Revolution and Political Soul, Shanghai Space & Gallery Association, Shanghai (2021); Performing Society: The Violence of Gender, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2019); Guangzhou Airport Biennale, Guangzhou (2019); Shards from the Mirror of History, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago (2019); Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics, OCAT Institute, Beijing (2018); The Ecstasy of Time: Reframing the Medium of Knowing, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen (2017); The New Normal: Art and China in 2017, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017); VIDEOBOX, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris (2017); Digitale Körper in der Screen-Landschaft III – Projekte von Liu Yefu, Goethe-Institut China, Beijing (2017); OverPop, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016); No Dice (I), Kimberly-Klark, NY (2015), etc.
Liu got BA from Capital Normal University in Beijing (2009) and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (2014).
“Liu Yefu：Hehemeimei” in 2021 Art Basel丨Basel Statements
Liu Yefu, Yao Qingmei in the 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival (NJIAF)
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