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Li Hong Bo
Plancan II, 2013

Wood
21.5 x 21.5 x 59cm

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  • +Artist Bio

    Li Hongbo was born in  China’s Jilin province in 1974. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Jilin Normal University in 1996, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Folk Art in 2001, MFA degree in Experimental Art in 2010, both from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Li Hongbo is best known for his life-like paper sculptures, made entirely out of paper and glue. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world. Li's works have been exhibited internationally. Most recently, his works were displayed at Ludwigsburg Museum in Germany (2013), and the 18th Biennale of Sydney in Australia (2012).  He now lives and works in Beijing China. Characterized by their unique media - paper and glue, he is inspired by the idea of tradition and ubiquity that paper embodies and the static and emotionless state of the sculptures that transform into unpredictable images, ultimately accentuating the difference between restriction and freedom. Each piece comprises roughly 7,000 to 8,000 sheets of white paper stacked on top of each other. They are glued manually in a honeycomb structure, allowing the resulting sculptures complete flexibility and sturdiness. Read More

  • +Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    2014   
     “Tools of Study,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY

    2013   
    “Li Hongbo – Out of Paper,” Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

    2012   
    “Self,” Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong 
    “A Tree,” Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China

    2011   
     “The World – Li Hongbo New Works Exhibition,” Found Museum, Beijing, China; Modern Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan 


    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2014
    “Paper – Existence,” Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China
    “Chinese Contemporary Youth Sculpture Exhibition,” Chinese Sculpture Institute Arts Department in Luodai, Chengdu, China
    "Encountering: New Art on the Silk Road," Xinjiang Biennale, Urumqi, China
    "Once Upon a Time in Asia: The Story Tree," Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
    “Pulp Culture – Paper is the Medium,” Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
    “Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound,” Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
    “Stacked & Folded paper as Sculpture,” The Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI
    “The 12th National Exhibition of Experimental Art,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    “Experimental Art,” Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
    “Re-Modernization: The 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts,” Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
    “Chinese Pose: The 3rd China Sculpture Exhibition,” Shangdong Art Museum, Shangdong, China

    2013   
    “Confronting Anitya,” Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
    “CODA Paper Art 2013,” CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    “PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material,” Berkshire Museum,
    Pittsfield, MA 
    “Hot Pot,” Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT 
    “Transformation – A Perspective of Contemporary Art,” 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
    “Freeze Frame Moments – 2013 Young Artist Invitational Exhibition,” Nan Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
    “Insightful Charisma,” Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
    “Tan Wei Guan Zhi,” Wu Niu Visual and Packing Institute Visual Arts Museum, Chengdu, China
    “Art Sanya,” The Forbidden City at Yalong Bay, Hainan, China
    “Shenzhen Chinese Ink Painting Biennial,” Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
    “Datong 2nd International Sculpture Biennial,” He Yang Mueum, Datong, Shanxi, China
    “Evolution – Imagery,” Jingren Paperlogue & Artron, Beijing, China

    2012   
    “Ctrl + N: Non-Linear Practice,” Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
    “Material à Object,” Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY 
    “All our relations,” 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
    “Research Exhibition on Post-70’s Generation Artists Jianghan Star Plan,” Wu Han Art Museum, Wu Han, China
    “The Start of a Long Journey: The Collection of Excellent Graduate Works from The Central Academy of Fine Arts (2009 – 2011),” Art @ Golden Square, London, England
    “1st Xinjiang Biennale,” Xinjiang International Exposition Centre, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

    2011   
     "Start from the Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978," Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China 
      “Material à Object,” EK Projects, Beijing, China 
    “Experimental Art,” Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

    2010   
    “The Big Bang,” White Rabbit Foundation, Sydney, Australia 
     “Journey of a Thousand Miles,” Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China 
     “Object Energy,” Found Museum, Beijing, China 
     “Tien Kung Kai Wu,” Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China 
    “I’m on the Road to…,” Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China

    2007   
    “The Desire for Material Welfare & No Wants,” Jin Du Art Center, Beijing, China
    “Shared Time and Space,” K Space, Beijing, China
     


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