Li Hongbo 

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


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

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

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



Li Hongbo: Empathizing, Eli Klein Gallery, New York

Li Hongbo: The Child with Scarf, Asia Society Hong Kong Center × Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, Hong Kong

Li Hongbo: Bloom, Islamic Art Festival, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A Tribute to the Classics - Li Hongbo Solo Exhibition, Flora Bigai Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy 

Li Hongbo: Rainbow, China Paper Art Research Institute, Jilin Normal University, Jilin, China 
Li Hongbo: Standing in the Rainbow Skydiving, Metropolis Art Center, Beijing
Li Hongbo: I & Thou, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong
Made in China - Li Hongbo Solo Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, China

Li Hongbo: The Plastic Models that We Have Painted, Beijing Normal University Jingshi Art Museum, Beijing
Ocean of Flowers: Li Hongbo’s Solo Exhibition, 81 Art Museum, Beijing
Li Hongbo: Quand La Sculpture Devient Créature, Musée du Papier, Angoulême, France 

Li Hongbo: Textbooks, Klein Sun Gallery, New York 

Li Hongbo: Irons for Ages, Flowers for Days, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia

Li Hongbo: Tools of Study, Klein Sun Gallery, New York
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong

Li Hongbo: Out of Paper, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany 

Li Hongbo: Pure White Paper, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Li Hongbo: Self, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong 
Li Hongbo: A Tree, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing

The World - Li Hongbo New Works Exhibition, Found Museum, Beijing 


Heaven and Earth on Paper, Fuqing Art Museum, Fuqing, China
Heaven and Earth on Paper, Shanghai Hongqiao Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
OFF-SPRING: New Generations, 21c Museum, Chicago
Paper Shines in the East: Continuation of Heritage, Folk Art Museum of Jilin Province, Jilin, China
A World of Coexistence—2022 Jinan International Biennale, Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China
Harmonious & Symbiosis— the 3rd Xinjiang International Arts Biennale, Xinjiang Art Museum, Urumqi, China
The Current State Art Show, SoCo Modern Art Gallery, Austin, TX
The 6th Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale, Jinjihu Art Gallery, Suzhou, China

1.5: 15 Years of Eli Klein Gallery, Eli Klein Gallery, New York
The New Wave of Northeast China, Shanshang Art Museum, Dalian, China
National Art Exhibition and 15th Military Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Contemporary Graffiti & Street Art, Artemizia Foundation Museum, Bisbee, AZ
Heaven and Earth on Paper, Wuhu Museum, Wuhu, China
Craftsmanship of A Great Nation–Arts and Crafts Towards A New Era, China National Arts and Crafts Museum, Beijing
Origami Universe II : Pop-Up Wonders, Chimei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan
China’s Lotus: Macao’s Return to the Motherland Thematic Art Exhibition, Art Gallery of MUST, Macao, China
14th Dakar Biennale of African Contemporary Art, China Pavilion, Dakar, Senegal
Overdose, Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel
Utopia, Lille3000, Lille, Hauts-de-France, France
Art History, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai
Material Thinking: 1st International Contemporary Art Biennale, Haitian View & Art, Qingdao, China
Book Matters: The Artist’s Practice, Suzhou Art Museum, Jiangsu, China
Superfluous Things: Paper, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Sentient Paper, Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney, Australia

The 3rd Northern Alps Art Festival, Ōmachi, Japan
Skills and Artistry of Chinese Handcrafted Papermaking, China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing 
Relations, Jindu Art Center, Beijing 

A Tribute to Tradition: A Tour Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art Works
, Today Art  Museum, Beijing [itinerary: Lu Xun Fine Arts Institute Art Museum, Shenyang, China; Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China; Xi'an Fine Arts Institute Art  Museum, Xi’an, China; Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China]
Clouds Gathering and Unfolding: An Exhibition of Modern Chinese Art on Paper, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Ichihara, Japan Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2020, Seongsan Art Museum, Changwon, South Korea
18th BIEAF Asian International Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Busan City Hall Exhibition Hall, Busan, South Korea
The 2nd Northern Alps Art Festival, Ōmachi, Japan
Guns to Roses: From the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, Australia
Origami Universe 2, Chimei Museum, Taipei
The First Ji’nan International Biennale, Shandong Art Museum, Ji’nan, China
City of Art: the Past and Present of Kincheng Bank, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Contemporary Art on Original Chinese Myths and Legends, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Intellective City: Shenzhen Bay Public Art Season, Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Shenzhen Rencai Park, Shenzhen, China
The 3rd Sculpture Projects Pingyao, Pingyao, China
Legendary Napoleon, YellowBox Art Museum, Qingdao, China
Muse via Amusing: Art for Public, Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, Beijing

Emerging Dimensions: Works by Li Hongbo and Cai Dongdong, Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania
Transformative Creation: 5 Artists from China, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
A Stitch in Time, Today Art Museum, Beijing
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2018, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Havana Biennial: From Chinoiserie to Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba
Havana Biennial: Facing the Future - Chinese Unit, Hanwei International Art Center, Beijing
Memento Mons - Cabinets of Curiosities, Musée des Beaux-Arts (BAM) Mons, Mons, Belgium
Intangible: Will and Form - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition in Hungary, Ybl Creative House Buda, Budapest
Dreaming of Crafts of the Future: Mongyudowon Unfolds, 11th Cheongju Craft Biennale, Culturel Factory C, Cheongju-si, South Korea 
The Splendid Language of Paper - Contemporary Art on Chinese Paper Making Culture, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China [itinerary: Naples National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy]
Beijing: Jeollabukdo Express, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, South Korea
Open Borders - The 14th Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art, MAC Parana, Parana, Brazil
The Gaze of History - Contemporary Chinese Art Revisited, The Jupitar Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China 
New Start: The 3rd Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art - Concept, Form and Daily Life, The Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Shenzhen, China
Vestige: Jia Shanguo and Li Hongbo’s Exhibition of Experiment Art on Handmade Paper, Bei Yi Tang Art Gallery, Beijing

A Gift to 60th Year - The First Paper Art Exhibition of Chinese Paper Art Research Institute of Jilin Normal University, Jilin Normal University, Jilin, China
2018 Korea-China Exchange Exhibition: Common Denominator - Sympathia, Korean Culture Center in China, Beijing
The Nature of Matter: Research on Artificial Natural Phenomena, Artinbern Art Museum, Beijing
Ulaanbaatar International Art Festival, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Emergence, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto
OFF-SPRING: New Generations, 21c Museum Hotels, Lexington, Kentucky 
Pingyao International Sculpture Festival, Pingyao, China 
On Paper - Supreme, Tiantai Art Centre, Qingdao, China 
Alter Ego, Macau Museum, Macau
Forty Years of Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, Shenzhen, China 
Chinese Contemporary Digital Art Exhibition, Hebei Museum, Shijiazhuang, China 
The Sixth National Youth Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Walk East: the 2nd Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Mofeimo Gallery, Qingdao, China
Paper Presence 3, Common Art Center, Beijing

Following Growth: The CAFA Art Museum Graduate Collection and Recent Works, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing
Reciprocal Enlightenment, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing
The 5th Chongqing Biennale for Young Artists: Social Theatre - Participation and Sharing, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Art Museum, Chongqing, China
The Chinese Army: Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Material Artists, Manage Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg 
Echo of Civilization: Salute Ingenuity, Ceramic Art Avenue, Jingdezhen, China 
Paper into the Fold, Wan Ying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China 
The First National Exhibition of Sculpture, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
The 7th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Very Sustainable - Environmental Revelation, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China 
Sea of Sand and Oasis of Green, Ordos Museum, Inner Mongolia, China 
National Arts Exhibition and the 13th Whole Army Arts Exhibition for Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of People’s Liberation Army, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Deep Cuts, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire
On Paper - Supreme, Shanghai Han Tianheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Sovereign Asian Art Prize: Finalists exhibition, Christie’s, Hong Kong 
Lights of Chinese Civilization, Manesh Exhibition Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
OFF-SPRING: New Generations, 21c Museum, Durham, North Carolina
The 1st Experimental Art Exhibition of Jinhua, Jinhua Museum, Jinhua, China 
Sī lù xīn xiàng, Palace Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Echo of Civilization Part II: Chinese Craftsmen, Taimiao Art Museum, Beijing
Couple Hardness and Softness - Five Character of Paper, Fang Suo Bookstore, Guangzhou, China

Trans-Design 2016 Shanghai Art & Design, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai
On Paper - Supreme 2016, National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai
Dunhuang - Song of Living Beings, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai
Materials, Cheng Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
New Creatures, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
From the Peony Pavilion - The Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
Echo of Civilization: Crossing Dun Huang, Taimiao Art Museum, Beijing
Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China, Young at Art Museum, Davie, Florida
Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Palazzo Zen, Church Santa Caterina, Venice
All Rivers Run to the Sea, One Thousand Cliffs Stand Tall: The Songzhuang Artistic Spirit as a Community of Values, Eastern Region International Modern Art Center, Beijing
TAKE ME OUT, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai
Paper Is, Common Art Center, Beijing
MODELS - The Visual Experience and Cultural Identity of Chinese Modernity, Elion Art Gallery, Beijing
Truth, Magda Danysz Galleries, Shanghai
Art Zhengzhou - Global China, Greenland Plaza, Zhengzhou, China

Forever Young, Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan
River Festival, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore 
Metaplasia - La China Ardente: Monumental Contemporary Sculptures, Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium 
FLOW_1: Italian and Chinese Contemporary Art in Dialogue, Palladian Basilica, Vicenza, Italy 
Artisan & Craftsmanship 4: Exhibition on Installation Art, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing
Home - Nid, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
TA Era, Times Art Museum, Beijing
CODA Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands 
Wiedergeburt der Unsterblichkeit - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus China, Museum Angerlehner, Thalheim bei Wels, Austria
Silent Conversation, Feizi Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing
Chinese Contemporary Youth Sculpture Exhibition, Chinese Sculpture Institute Arts Department in Luodai, Chengdu, China 
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2014, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Paper - Existence, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China 
Chinese Pose - The Third China Sculpture Exhibition, Shandong Art Museum, Shandong, China 
The 12th National Exhibition of Experimental Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Pulp Culture - Paper is the Medium, Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey 
Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn
Stacked & Folded Paper as Sculpture, The Dennos Museum, Traverse City, Michigan
Re-Modernization: The 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China 
Once Upon a Time in Asia: The Story Tree, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore 
Fusion · Convergence, T Museum, Hangzhou, China 
Confronting Anitya - Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing
Geek Picnic 2014, St. Petersburg
Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Nanjing International Expo Center, Nanjing, China
Xinjiang Biennale, Encountering - New Art on the Silk Road, Xinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ürümqi  China
The Opening Art Exhibition of National Cultural Trade Base and Cultural Bonded Park of Beijing Tianzhu Comprehensive Free Trade Zone, Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, Beijing 
Jiang Qi 3, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Utopian Rhapsody, COFCO Nanjing Hongyun, Nanjing, China
Dis-semblance, 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, Kentucky

Shenzhen Chinese Ink Painting Biennial, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Datong 2nd International Sculpture Biennial, He Yang Museum, Datong, China
Confronting Anitya - 55th Venice Biennale 2013, European Culture Centre, Palazzo Michiel, Venice
PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
CODA Paper Art 2013, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Hot Pot, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, Vermont 
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
Tan Wei Guan Zhi, Wu Niu Visual Packing Institute Visual Arts Museum, Chengdu, China
Evolution - Imagery, Jingren’s Paperlogue & Artron Art Center, Beijing
Art Sanya, The Forbidden City at Yalong Bay, Sanya, China

Ctrl + N: Non-Linear Practice, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
Research Exhibition on Post-70’s Generation Artists Jianghan Star Plan, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China 
All Our Relations, The 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
The Start of a Long Journey - The Collection of Excellent Graduation Works from The Central Academy of Fine Arts (2009-2011), Golden Square, London
Xinjiang 1st Contemporary Art Biennale, Ürümqi, China
Material → Object, Eli Klein Gallery, New York
Jiang Qi, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing

Chinese Pose: The 2nd China Sculpture Exhibition, Wenzhou International Exhibition Center, Wenzhou, China
Start from the Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing
The Singularity, Huantie Times Art Museum, Beijing
Harmonious Differences - Second Experimental Art Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing

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

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


Complete Works of Chinese Taoist Prints. Edited by Wen Lianxi, Li Hongbo. China Bookstore Publishing House, Beijing

Complete Works of Chinese Buddhist Prints. Edited by Wen Lianxi, Li Hongbo. China Bookstore Publishing House, Beijing
Shadow of Knives. Text by Li Hongbo. Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong

A Piece of Paper. Text by Li Hongbo. China Bookstore Publishing House, Beijing

A Tree. Text by Li Hongbo. Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing


Nomination Prize, Fourth Chinese Government Publication Award 

Grand Prize, Sovereign Asian Art Foundation 

Bronze Prize, Shanghai Design Week 
Silver Prize, Paper - Supreme 

Chinese Pose: The Third China Sculpture Exhibition Chinese Sculpture Youth Award 

Chinese Pose: The Second China Sculpture Exhibition Chinese Sculpture Youth Award 


White Rabbit Collection, Sydney
Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
Musée du Papier, Angoulême, France 
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Australia 
Artemizia Foundation, Bisbee, Arizona
Dr. Stanley Ho Foundation, Macao
Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing
National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China
53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Found Museum, Beijing 
United Bank of Switzerland, Switzerland
21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, Kentucky



Jilin Normal University, Siping, China 
Beijing Normal University, Beijing
Wangying Art Museum Lecture, Shijiazhuang, China 

Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan 
National Museum of China, Beijing 

TED x MoonLake, Ningbo, China 
TED x University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin 

ART FORUM BERLIN, Ludwigsburg, Germany