Liu Lifen

1979 Born in Yunnan province, China
Artist, Director of Tai Project苔画廊, Kunming, Yunnan.
www.tai-project.cn
www.943studio.cn

Education

2017   Art Management of Sichuan Fine Art College, Chongqing, China

2005-2006    Works and studies in Malmoe, Sweden

1998-2002    Chinese Painting Department of Yunnan Art Institute, Bachelor’s degree

 

Working Experience

05/2011- Present

Founder/Director of Tai Project

Curator/organizer of 38 art exhibitions, 46 International Artist-in-residency

program in Kunming, 16 South-east Asia Artist-in-residency/ exchange projects.

2009-2012

Lecturer of Comprehensive arts of Yunnan WenHua Arts Institute, Yunnan

First Experimental Art Course in Kunming, independent artists invited to be lecturer

2009.05–2009.12

Curator & Gallery Manager, Yunart gallery, Kunming, China

2002.04-2007.08

Gallery Manager, TCG Nordic Gallery, Kunming, China

 

Art Conference

2014

Australian Studies Conference – The Big Picture: Lives, Landscapes, Homelands in Australian and Chinese Art at Renmin University, Beijing

2010

“Creative Industry Sharing and Forum”, Su Zhou

“China Creative Industry Forum”, Hang Zhou, Shang Hai

2009

“China Residencies”, organizing by Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

2007

“Who is organizing Art Event?, Beijing112A studio, British Triangle foundation

2003

Mekong Lab-Conference of Southeast Asi’s Contemporary art Collaboration”, Chiangmai,  Thailand             

 

Grant

2017      China Creative Industry Fund, China

2015      AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY BEIJING

2012 -2013  Stadt Zurich, Swaziland and Kunming City

2008   ANA (Asianetwork) ANA (Singapore)

2007 “1001 Fairytales” by Ai WeiWei, Documenta 12, Germany

 

Artistic Practice

 

Solo/ Two man Exhibition

2017   “Solo a Cappella” Tai project, Kunming

“What Is Man”, KB Art, Simrishamn,  Sweden

2016   “In the Morning”, TCG Nordica, Kunming

2015   “Rooftop Convention”, Tai project, Kunming

2007   “Morning Mist” Experimental Fashion Show, TCG Nordica, Kunming

“Janeric Johansson·Liu Lifen”,Konsthallen I Pumphuset,Sweden

2006   “Time of Foreign Land, Wuthering Heights, Malmoe, Sweden

2003   “China Art“, Lista Fyr, Norway

 

Artist-in-residence 

2015  “Top End Road Trip“ Aboriginal Art Research, Australia

201     “Visit 14”, Artist-in-Residency, Mariannelund, Sweden

2012-13  Zurich-Kunming Artist Residency Exchange Award, Zurich, Switzerland

2012    “Curator in Residence” of “Two Generations Tour Exhibion”, Australia.

2009      Prescott University, USA

2008     “My Home Museum” Residency program, F518 Art Community, Shen Zhen

2007     “Occasion Linking”, Residency project between Beijing and Kunming, Song Zhuang,Beijing

 

Selected Group Exhibitions/Art projects

2015

“China-Thailand International art Exhibition”, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin,  Bangkok, Thailand

“Yi Jing Yunnan”, Hong Yang Gallery, Kunming, China

2014     “Out and Home”, Dha-Tsang Art Space, Kunming, China

2011     “Handelser i kok”, Kulturcentrum i Ronneby, Sweden

2010

“Ling Long Tower”, Yuan Xiaoceng Art Museum, Kunming, China

“Illegal, Temporary and Precarious States of Being – Migration”, Pridi Bhanomyong Institute, Bangkok,  Thailand.

“She’s Vision – 2010 International Contemporary Aggressive Female Artists Chengdu, Invitation

Exhibition”, Qi Sheng Art Museum, Cheng Du

“Four Season·Spring”, Yunnan female artists exhibition, TCG Nordica, Kunming, China

2009

“Song Zhuang Art Festival”, Shang Pu Museum, Beijing,China

“Above the Clouds”- travel art projects in Dali, Lijiang, XiAn and Beijing, China

2008

“Yunnan-Vietnam Artists Exchange” Project, YUNART Gallery in Kunming China and Nhasan Studio in Hanoi, Vietnam

2008

“Chinese Contemporary Art Identity and Transformation”, Kalmar Castel, Sweden

“Folk-08” project, Mariannelund, Sweden

2007

“Chinese Contemporary Art Identity and Transformation”, Bohuslans Museum, Uddvala, Sweden

“Janeric Johansson and Liu Lifen’s work”, Konsthallen I Pumphuset, Sweden

“Image Nation – works by a new generation of Chinese artists”, Contrasts Gallery,  Shanghai

The 3rdGuizhou Biennial, Guizhou, China

2006

“Look forward, look back”, YUNART Gallery, Kunming, Yunnan, China

2003,2004

“Sugar &Salt” art exchange project at TCG Nordica (China) and Malmoe (Sweden)