Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin is a conceptual artist born in Shandong province China in 1973.

He works in Beijing.

Liu Bolin, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Hiding in Germany), 120x90cm / 150×112.5cm / 180x135cm, 2017
Liu Bolin, No. 2 Charing Cross (Hiding in UK), 120x90cm / 150×112.5cm / 180x135cm, 2014

Artist Bio

Liu Bolin graduated from the Art Department of Shandong Arts Institute with a bachelor degree in 1995. In 2001 he graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master degree.



Liu Bolin solo show SPRINGMANN Berlin 2017




Liu Bolin: Now Now – Amy Li Gallery, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China


Liu Bolin: Visible/Invisible – MUDEC Museum, Milan, Italy
Liu Bolin “New Change” – Over the Influence, Hong Kong, China


“Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man” – Erarta Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
“The Imperceptible” – II Faut Le Faire, Goussainville, France

Liu Bolin – Ghost Stories – MAISON EUROPÉENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (MEP). Paris, France
Gallery Party, A creation of Studio GGSV, ACT II. Liu Bolin – Children’s gallery, LEVEL 1, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Liu Bolin: Revealing Disappearance – Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Liu Bolin solo show: Hiding in Germany – Berlin Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church – Springmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Portrait(s) 2017 Festival 5th Edition – Liu Bolin solo show (open air exhibition) – Esplanade du lac d’Allier, Vhicy, France
Liu Bolin solo show – Hacker Art – MD Gallery, Shanghai, China
Liu Bolin – Migrants – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Ramacca, Catania, Italy
Liu Bolin solo show – Undercover – Odalys Gallery, Madrid, Spain

– „Art Hacker“, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, USA
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Hangzhou, China

– „Hiding in the City“, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
– „The Hacker Series“, MD Gallery, London, UK
– „CAMALEON“, Centro Roberto Garza Sada, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
– Liu Bolin solo show, Cyrus M. Running Gallery, Concordia College, New York, USA
– „The Distance To The Eyes“, MD Gallery, Shanghai, China
– „Disappearing“, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
– Liu Bolin solo show, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
– „CAMUFLAJE“, Galería Oscar Román, Mexico City, Mexico
– „CAMUFLAJE“, Presidente Intercontinental Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

– „Hiding in the City“, MCLEMOI Gallery, Sydney, Australia
– „A Colorful World“, Klein Sun gallery, New York, USA
– „In Plain Sight: Photographs by Liu Bolin“, University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
– „The Heroic Apparition“, Scream gallery, London, UK
– „Works on Paper“, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
– „Hiding in the City“, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Hangzhou

– “MIMESIS”, La Cometa Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
– The 13th China Pingyao International Photography Festival:Liu Bolin solo show“Invisible”, Inter Gallery, Pingyao, Shanxi
– Scope Basel, Eli Klein Fine Art, Basel
– “Mask”, Eli Klein Fine art, New York, USA
– Liu Bolin Part II – Crawling Man, MD Gallery, Shanghai
– “Liu Bolin” Liu Bolin solo show, Galería Freites, Venezuela
– Liu Bolin solo show, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
– Liu Bolin solo show, Made in Asia Art Festival, Toulouse, France
– Liu Bolin solo show, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
– Liu Bolin solo show, Sanatorium, Istanbul, Turkey

– Liu Bolin solo show, Photographers Limited Editions, Vienna, Austria
– 2012 Festival Parcours Saint Germain, Emporio Armani store, Paris, France
– Liu Bolin: A Secret Tour, Museo H.C. Andersen,Galleria Nazionaled’ArteModerna,Rome,Italy
– Liu Bolin solo show, Glaze Gallery, Moscow,Russia
– Liu Bolin solo show, MD Gallery,Shanghai
– Liu Bolin solo show, Lost in Art, Eli Klein Fine art,New York,USA
– Liu Bolin solo show(Moscow Photography Biennial), Ekaterina Foundation,Moscow,Russia

– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Paris-Beijing photo gallery 798 Art Zone,Beijing.
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Eli Klein Fine art New York USA
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Paris-Beijing photo gallery in Paris

– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Boxart gallery Verona Italy
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Eli Klein Fine art New York USA
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Young gallery Belgium
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Du Monde gallery Hong Kong China
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Forma Centro Internazionale Di Fotografia,Milano,Italy

– Accustomed to not normal, Vanguard gallery shanghai china
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Yu gallery Paris
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Tagomago Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Bertin-Toublanc Gallery Paris France
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, 798 Art Zone Beijing China
– Lin Bolin Solo Exhibition, Bridge Art Center Beijing China
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Eastlink Gallery Shanghai China
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Hot Sun Art Space,798 Art Zone Beijing China
– Liu Bolinˊs live Solo Exhibition, Adler Gallery, Paris, France
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Mediterrance Gallery Palermo Italy
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Ifa Gallery Shanghai China
– Liu Bolin solo Exhibition, Eli Klein Gallery New York USA

– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition, Bertin-Toublanc Gallery Miami USA
– Sculpture Exhibition of Liu Bolin, Hot Sun Art Space ,798 Art Zone Beijing China
– “Distortion” Exhibition of Liu Bolin, Hot Sun Art Space, 798 Art Zone Beijing China
– Photo Solo Exhibition, Bertin-Toublanc Gallery Paris France

– Haiyang Sculpture Works Exhibition, Beijing Passage Beijing China

– Haiyang Works Exhibition, Shandong province China



– Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Photography – Chinascape: From Rural to Urban. Spazioborgogno, Milan, Italy.
– Seeing Now,21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
– We are what we eat, United Nations Visitor Center (main entrance lobby), United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA
– Dubai Art Season, Commission by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai, UAE
– The First Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, Ningbo Culture Center 117 Art Center, Ningbo, China
– Drawing Hands, MD Gallery, Shanghai, China.

– 360° – A Selection of 500 Contemporary Artworks, MD Gallery, Shanghai, China
– Touch the classics Contemporary China100 – Jin Hongwei original collection show, China Millennium Monument, Cipa Gallery, Beijing, China
– Guerlain’s group exhibition La petite Robe noire, variation autour d’un mythe, Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris, France
– Tokyo International Photography Festival 2015 – Focus on the Future What Makes Us “Us”, Tokyo, Japan
– “Target,” Bienal de Performance 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina
– East Wing Biennial: INTERACT, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, England
– Frist Performance Biennale, Buenos Aires, Argentina

– East by South East, OBS Gallery, Tonbridge School, Kent, UK
– IN SITU, Fabien Castanier Gallery, LA, CA, USA
– „Pho-to-graffs: Images of Hip Hop, Graffiti, and Urban Culture”, Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck, New York, USA
– The Camera’s Eye, PHOTOJAX 2014, Jacksonville, FL, USA
– East Wing Biennial: INTERACT, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, England
– Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

– Portrait(s), Culture Centre Valery Larbaud, Vichy, France
– Incarnations, Institut Confucius des Pays de la Loire d’Angers, Angers, France
– War Zone Home, John Jay College Of Criminal Justice, New York, USA
– 1th Beijing Photo Biennial: Aura and Post Aura, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
– SLICK PARIS, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
– FOTOFEVER BRUSSELS, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
– 10 Years of Wooster Collective 2003—2013, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, USA
– SKIN TRADE: An in-depth look at the surface of things, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, USA
– Liu Bolin: „Inner Journeys,”, Maison Particuliere Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
– Art Lima, Lima, Peruvian
– „10 ans d’images”, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
– TED2013, The Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Long Beach,CA,USA
– Art Stage Singapore Art Fair, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Singapore

– Art Hamptons, Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark, Bridgehampton, New York
– Art MRKT, Bridgehampton Historical Society Grounds, Bridgehampton, New York
– Art Miami, Midtown Miami Pavilion, Miami, Florida
– Art Asia Miami, Art Asia Pavilion, Miami, Florida
– NOREVOVER-Chinese and French Contemporary Photography Video Exhibitio, Plateforme Gallery, Paris, France
– A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Paris-Beijing photo gallery, Belgium, Brussels
– Summer Group Show’, Paris-Beijing photo gallery, China, Beijing
– Harper’s Bazaar: Inside the Magazine, Yermilov Center, Kharkiv, Ukraine
– Harper’s Bazaar: Inside the Magazine, Korobchinskiy Center, Odessa, Ukraine
– Harper’s Bazaar: Inside the Magazine, Izolyatsia, Donetsk, Ukraine
– D.E.F.E.N.C.E. – A Consideration of Various Strategies in Biology, Politics, Economy, Technology, Military, Psychology, Society, and Culture
– VoegeleKulturZentrum, Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
– Bienne Photo Festival, Bienne,Switzerland
– „Changement de Décor,“ Festival des Arts Visuels de Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland
– The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Center,Shanghai,China
– Something in Common, Ifa Gallery, Shanghai
– The Luxembourg Embassy Residence’s Sculpture Garden, The Luxembourg Embassy Residence in Beijing with the Red Gate Gallery
– SLICK BRUSSELS, Wild Gallery in Bruxelles
– ART PARIS ART FAIR, Grand Palais
– Incarnations, Paris-Beijing photo gallery in Paris
– Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

– Winter Group Show, An Ode to Discernment, Eli Klein Fine Art, USA
– Art Miami and Art Asia Miami, Miami, USA
– The nine sons of the Dragon – Sui Jianguo and students Exhibition, Red Star Gallery
– Georgia College Exhibition, Georgia, USA
– “URBAN Play”- Site–specific Public Art Exhibition, Beijing Landgent Center
– Fine Art Asia 2011, Hong Kong,China
– „Flow of energy“ – Sculpture Art Exhibition, Tianjin Ludwing England Community
– Scenes from Within : Contemporary Art from China, Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery
– Fotografica Biennale ,Museo de Fotografia,Bogota,Columbia, Eli klein Fine Art gallery

– Fine Art Asia 2010, Du Monde gallery Hong Kong China
– „Chasing Flames-Miami”, Zadok Art Gallery’s Inaugural Exhibition ,Miami, USA
– „Passing China”, Sanatorium Istanbul,Turkey
– “Incarnation two” photo exhibition, Paris-Beijing photo gallery 798 art zone Beijing
– “Fist at Yongkang Lu Art”, ifa gallery, Shanghai, China
– The First 798 Multimedia Art Festival, 798 Originality Square Introduction

– Contemporary sculpture and installation art exhibition, 22 street art zone Beijing
– Come from 5.8m, Li space Beijing China
– Four square, Vanguard gallery shanghai
– Blank space 2009 made in china, Intermediate Museum, Beijing
– Erotic – Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Dadi Rui City Exhibition Center, Jinan, Shandong
– “Universe” contemporary art show, Chicago Cultural Center
– “Out law” The spring of Caochangdi, Caochangdi art zone Beijing China
– “Incarnation” photo exhibition, Paris-Beijing photo gallery 798 art zone Beijing

-Mixed Maze – Group Photography Exhibition, Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
– “Being” Contemporary art Exhibition, Jinan Shandong province China
– Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Liverpool, Great Britain.
– „Force-Form“ International Contemporary Art, 798 Art Zone Beijing China
– The Converted-Image, Dax Art Space Beijing China
– Roma International Contemporary and Modern art, Center of international Exhibition Roma Italy

– Modern China: Lost in Transition, Eli Klein Gallery New York USA
– Computer Men Art Exhibition, Seasons Gallery Beijing China
– “Far Away From City” Photography Group Exhibition, Ifa Contemporary Art Center Shanghai China
– Song Zhuang Art Festival-2007 Chinese Visual Files, Song zhuang Art Zone China
– Cooperation-Group Exhibition of Chinese and Chile Artists, No.1 Art Base Beijing China
– Made in Beijing–Chinese Contemporary Art, Korea.
– Olympic Sculptures International Exhibition, Millennium Monument Beijing China
– “Memory” Contemporary Art Exhibition, New York Art Center,798 Art Zone Beijing China
– Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibitio, New Gallery Houston USA
– ARLES International Photo Exhibitio, Arles France
– United Exhibition of Communities at the foot of the Great Wall, Red Gate Gallery Beijing China
– “Union” Exhibition of Chinese and Overseas Artists, No.1 Art Base Beijing China
– “Union in June” Chinese Performance Art Exhibition, Song Zhuang Art Zone Beijing China
– “China Dream” Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Adler Gallery Paris France
– “Back” United Exhibition of Three Artist, Hot Sun Art Space Beijing China
– “After…”Contemporary Art Exhibition, New Art Project 798 Art Zone Beijing China
– China Modern Art Exhibition, Mediterranea Gallery, Palermo Italy
– Resetting—Suojia Village Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suojia Village Beijing China
– “Review Exhibition of Chinese Performance Art Photos”, Ying Gallery 798 Art Zone Beijing China
– “Off center Generation—Post-1970s Group Exhibition”, 751 Space 798 Art Zone Beijing China

– China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bertin-Toublanc Gallery Paris, France.
– “Visit by yourself” Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Zone Beijing China
– Beijing View Exhibition, Ner Art Project Da Shanzi Art Zone Beijing China
– Satellite Exhibition, Shanghai China
– Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Korea
– “Redstar Redstar Redstar” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Red Star Gallery Dashanzi Art Zone Beijing China
– Nan Jing “Reference inside and outside” Exhibition, Nanjing China
– “Demolish-CHINA” Beijing Contemporary Art Exhibition, 706 Factory Dashanzi Art Zone Beijing China
– Opening of Beijing Distillery Art studio, Beijing Wine Factory Art Zone China.
– „Grey and red“ Contemporary Art Exhibition, Dashanzi Art Zone Beijing China

– Contemporary Art Exhibition of Dismantle at Xiyuantianlu Business Hall, Beijing China
– Beijing Calligraphy Exhibition, Must be Art Centre Dashanzi Art Zone Beijing China
– Luxury times — Tianjin Harbors Plaza Cheung Chau Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Tianjin China
– “Dismantle -dismantle–dismantle” Contemporary Art Exhibition of Suo Jia Village International Arts Camp Beijing China

– The First Sculpture Competition Exhibition, Fujian, China.

– The Second Metals Work Exhibition of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China



– 21c at 10: A Global Gathering,21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
– Art From The Streets,CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
– In Plain Sight: The Natural Story of Camouflage & Concealment,Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

– Liu Bolin solo show,Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, USA
– Liu Bolin solo show: Hiding in Plain Sight,Dennos Museum, Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan, USA
– Liu Bolin solo show: Hiding in the City,Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, USA
– Psycho / Somatic: Visions of the Body in Contemporary East Asian Art,John N. Stern Gallery, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio, USA
– Immortal Present: Art and East Asia,Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

– Liu Bolin solo show: Nine–Dragon Screen,BAM’s Sculpture Court, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, USA
– Contemporary photography in China,Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

– Liu Bolin solo show,Stad museum und Kunstverein, Ludwigsburg, Germany
– Liu Bolin solo show,Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
– Liu Bolin: „Religion,Ritual,and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art“ ,Allen Memorial Art Museum,Oberlin College,Oberlin,OH,USA

– Liu Bolin solo show,The Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
– Liu Bolin: The Sociology of the Invisible Body,California State, University Northridge Art Galleries, Northridge, California, USA
– Conceptual Renewal – Short History of Chinese Contemporary Photographical Art,Si Shang Museum, Beijing
– „Harper’s Bazaar: Inside the Magazine”,Museum of Modern Art, Kiev, Ukraine
– Performing for the Camera,Arizona State University Art Museum,USA

– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition,Fotografiska Museum stockholm, Sweden
– Black White,Zero Art Museum,798 art zone Beijing.

– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition,the Museum of Fine Art in Caracas Venezuela
– Liu Bolin Solo Exhibition,Song Zhuang Sunshine art international museum Beijing china
– HOMELESS HOME,Society – Political Contemporary Art Museum Israeli
– 28th nomboo international contemporary art festival,Tianjin Acadamy of Fine Arts Museum
– “Reflection of Minds”MoCA Shanghai Envisage3,MoCA Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum China
– “Armed & Dangerous:Art of the Arsenal”,Berkshire Museum,Pittsfield ,USA

– Enliven- In Between Realities and Fiction – Animamix Biennial,Today Art Museum,Beijing
– Shore- Institute of Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition,Moon river Museum Beijing
– Korea International Exhibition of Contemporary Art,Seoul Museum,Korea

– International Art Exhibition Sunshine Museum,Sunshine Museum,Song Zhuang Art Zone Beijing China

– Made in China–Chinese Contemporary Art,Duolun Museum of Modem Art Shanghai China
– The First “Breathing” Shan Dong Contemporary Art Great Exhibition,Shandong art museum-Jinan Shandong province China

– The Second “impact power” Contemporary Art Exhibition,The sunshine international art museum-Songzhuang Art Zone Beijing China
– Qing Zhou International Contemporary Art Exhibition,Qing Zhou Museum Shandong China
– Sculpture Exhibition for 2008 Olympic,Jintai Museum Beijing China

– „Life is Beautiful“ –2001 West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition,Hangzhou Art Museum China

– The Second Invited Sculpture Works Exhibition of Contemporary Young Sculptor,Hangzhou Art Museum China