Liu Xiaodong (b. 1963)
Date and place
of birth: 1963, Liaonong Province
1988 B.A. Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing
1995 MFA Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Considered one of the members of the early Cynical Realism movement, Liu is recognized for his depictions of alienation and social discord. Married to another neo-realist painter, Yu Hong, Liu depicts in oil paintings such as Smoker (2000) the changing face of Chinese society. Based in Beijing and teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Liu has exhibited in countries like France, the USA, Australia, Japan and Germany. His solo exhibitions include the eponymous exhibition at LOFT Gallery in Paris, France, 2001, and 2001’s Liu Xiaodong 1990-2000, at the Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing. His group exhibitions also include the 1992 China’s New Art: Post-1989, and the 1997, 47th Venice Biennial, Italy, amongst many others.
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Liu Xiaodong, Farther for The Strength of His Son, 2000. o/c, 200 x 200cm.
Source: Courtesy of Liu Xiaodong