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Li Hongbo


Li Hongbo

Born 1974 in Jilin, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China



1996    B.A. Fine Arts Department of Jilin Normal University, Jilin, China 

2001    M.F.A. Folk Art Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 

2010    M.F.A. Experimental Art Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 


Solo Exhibitions

2015    “Irons for Ages, Flowers for Days,” SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

“FLOW_1: Italin and Chinese Contemporary Art in Dialogue,” Palladian Basilica, Vicenza, Italy


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

2015    “CODA Paper Art,” CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

            “TA Era,” Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

            “Forever Young,” Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan

“Metaplasia - La China Ardente: Monumental Contemporary Sculptures,” Anciens Abbatoirs, Mons, Belgium

“Wiedergeburt der Unsterblichkeit – Zeitgenössische Kunt aus China,” Museum Angerlehner, Thalheim bei Wels, Austria


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



Selected Public Collections

21c Museum, Louisville, KY

53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

Found Museum, Beijing, China

White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia