Li Ming


    Li Ming (b. 1986, Yuanjiang) currently lives and works in Hangzhou. In 2008, he received his BFA from the China Academy of Art.

    In Li’s video practice, one can always see a self-directed working style. As an effective means of expression, image can easily transform the motivation. He is used to putting the idea of work behind the image resulted by mind fermenting, which imbues his creative process with a permanent “impromptu” state. Rather to say this context of creation is a game where artist tried hard to build out; It is better to understand that the first-person author is letting things take their natural course.

    He was awarded “HUGO BOSS ASIA ART: Award for Emerging Asian Artists” in 2017 and “Pierre Huber Creation Prize” in 2008. His work has been collected and exhibited in several major art museums, private institutions and art fairs, such as Busan Biennale, Museo Pino Pascali, Borusan Contemporary, 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial, UCCA, Beijing etc.

    Selected solo exhibitions: Being Consumed, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2021); 201420162021, OCT Boxes Art Museum, Foshan, China (2021); Wild Cursive: Zhu Changquan x Li Ming, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (2020); 1703, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2018); Inspired by Transliteration, HDM Gallery, Hangzhou, China (2017); ME I WE, UCCA, Beijing, China (2015); Mediation, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2014) etc.

    Selected group exhibitions: OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Program: In Solidarity with____, OCAT, Shanghai (2022); The Elephant Escaped, Macalline Art Center, Beijing (2022); On Behalf Of, Qiao Space, Shanghai, China (2021); The Circular Impact: Video Art 21, OCAT, Shanghai, China (2021); Affect, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China (2021); Future, Future—Young Artists’ Experimental Film Project, Center for Experimental Film, Shanghai, China (2020); Normal Days, Antenna Space x POP-UP Gallery, OōEli, Hangzhou, China (2020); Me, Family, MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2020); Remapping Reality, OCAT, Shanghai, China (2019); The Force Temple, Tank, Shanghai, China (2019); Out of Ink: Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); About The Worlds We Know, OCAT, Xi’an, China (2018); HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2017, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2017); .com/.cn, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China (2017) etc.





    • Six Chapters on Li Ming | He Jing


      When I write, there is nothing other than what I write. Whatever else I felt I have not been able to say, and whatever else has escaped me are ideas or a stolen verb which I will destroy, to replace them with something else.


      Antonin Artaud

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