Liu Lifen

1979 Born in Yunnan province, China
Artist, Director of Tai Project苔画廊, Kunming, Yunnan.


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.


Lecturer of Comprehensive arts of Yunnan WenHua Arts Institute, Yunnan

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


Curator & Gallery Manager, Yunart gallery, Kunming, China


Gallery Manager, TCG Nordic Gallery, Kunming, China


Art Conference


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


“Creative Industry Sharing and Forum”, Su Zhou

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


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


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


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



2017      China Creative Industry Fund, China


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



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


“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


“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


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

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


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


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

“Folk-08” project, Mariannelund, Sweden


“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


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


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


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