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

 

EDUCATION 

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

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

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020                 
Li Hongbo: The Child with Scarf, Asia Society Hong Kong Center x Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, Hong Kong

2019         
Li Hongbo: Bloom, Islamic Art Festival, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE
A Tribute to the Classics - Li Hongbo Solo Exhibition, Flora Bigai Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy 

2018        
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, MOCA Yinchuan, China
Li Hongbo: Rainbow, China Paper Art Research Institute, Jilin Normal University, Jilin, China 

2017         
Li Hongbo: The Plastic Models that We Have Painted, Beijing Normal University Jingshi Art Museum, Beijing
Li Hongbo: Quand La Sculpture Devient Créature, Musée du Papier, Angoulême, France 

2016         
Li Hongbo: Textbooks, Klein Sun Gallery, New York 

2015         
Li Hongbo: Irons for Ages, Flowers for Days, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia

2014         
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong
Li Hongbo: Tools of Study, Klein Sun Gallery, New York

2013         
Li Hongbo: Out of Paper, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany 

2012         
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

2011         
The World - Li Hongbo New Works Exhibition, Found Museum, Beijing 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020         
Clouds Gathering and Unfolding: An Exhibition of Modern Chinese Art on Paper, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Ichihara, Japan 
Guns to Roses: From the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, Australia 

2019        
Emerging Dimensions: Works by Li Hongbo and Cai Dongdong, Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania
A Stitch in Time, Today Art Museum, Beijing
From Chinoiserie to Contemporary Art, Havana Biennial, Havana
Facing the Future - Chinese Unit, Havana Biennial, 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, Korea 
The Splendid Language of Paper - Contemporary Art on Chinese Paper Making Culture, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China 
Beijing: Jeollabukdo Express, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, 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 

2018         
Common Denominator - Sympathia, 2018 Korea - China Exchange Exhibition, Korean Culture Center in China, Beijing
The Nature of Matter: Research on Artificial Natural Phenomena, Artinbern Art Museum, 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 
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
Paper Presence 3, Common Art Center, Beijing

2017         
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 
Ocean of Flowers, 81 Art Museum, Beijing
Paper into the Fold, Wan Ying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China 
Couple Hardness and Softness - Five Character of Paper, Fang Suo Book Store, Guangzhou, China 
The First National Exhibition of Sculpture, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Very Sustainable - Environmental Revelation, MOC 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
Following Growth: The CAFA Art Museum Graduate Collection and Recent Works, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, 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
Reciprocal Enlightenment, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
The 7th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
OFF-SPRING: New Generations, 21c Museum, Durham,North Carolina
The 1st Experimental Art Exhibition of Jinhua, Jinhua Museum, Zhejiang, China 
Sī lù xīn xiàng, Palace Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Echo of Civilization Part II: Chinese Craftsmen, Taimiao Art Museum, Beijing

2016         
Art Zhengzhou - Global China, Greenland Plaza, Zhengzhou, China 
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
MODELS - The Visual Experience and Cultural Identity of Chinese Modernity, Elion Art Gallery, Beijing
Paper Is, Common Art Center, Beijing
Echo of Civilization: Crossing Dun Huang, Taimiao Art Museum, Beijing
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
Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China, Young at Art Museum, Davie, Florida
Truth, Magda Danysz Galleries, Shanghai
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

2015        
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
Forever Young, Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan
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

2014         
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
Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing
The Opening Art Exhibition of National Cultural Trade Base and Cultural Bonded Park of Beijing Tianzhu Comprehensive Free Trade Zone, 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
Utopian Rhapsody, COFCO Nanjing Hongyun, Nanjing, China 
Re-Modernization: The 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China 
Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Nanjing International Expo Center, Nanjing, China 
Chinese Contemporary Youth Sculpture Exhibition, Chinese Sculpture Institute Arts Department in Luodai, Chengdu, China 
Once Upon a Time in Asia: The Story Tree, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore 
Fusion · Convergence, T Museum, Hangzhou, China 
Dis-semblance, 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, Kentucky
Geek Picnic 2014, St. Petersburg
Xinjiang Biennale, Encountering - New Art on the Silk Road, Xinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ürümqi  China 
Jiang Qi 3, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Confronting Anitya - Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing

2013         
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 Museum, Datong, China
Evolution - Imagery, Jingren’s Paperlogue & Artron, Beijing
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 

2012         
Ctrl + N: Non-Linear Practice, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea 
Material → Object, Eli Klein Gallery, New York
All Our Relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
Research Exhibition on Post-70’s Generation Artists Jianghan Star Plan, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China 
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
Jiang Qi, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing

2011         
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

2010         
The Big Bang, White Rabbit Collection, Sydney
Journey of a Thousand Miles, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing
Object · Energy, Found Museum, Beijing
Tien Kung Kai Wu, Deshan Art Space, Beijing
I’m on the Road to…, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing 

2007         
The Desire for Material Welfare & No Wants, Jin Du Art Center, Beijing
Shared Time and Space, K Space, Beijing

 

PUBLICATIONS/ MONOGRAPHS

2019        
Complete Works of Chinese Taoist Prints. Edited by Wen Lianxi, Li Hongbo. China Bookstore Publishing House, Beijing

2014        
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

2013        
A Piece of Paper. Text by Li Hongbo. China Bookstore Publishing House, Beijing

2012        
A Tree. Text by Li Hongbo. Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing

 

ARTICLE

2013        
Li, Hongbo. “Invisible World.” Oriental Art, no. 23 (2013)

 

AWARDS

2018         
Nomination Prize, Fourth Chinese Government Publication Award 

2017         
Grand Prize, Sovereign Asian Art Foundation 

2016         
Bronze Prize, Shanghai Design Week 
Silver Prize, Paper - Supreme 

2014         
Chinese Pose: The Third China Sculpture Exhibition Chinese Sculpture Youth Award 

2011      
Chinese Pose: The Second China Sculpture Exhibition Chinese Sculpture Youth Award 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

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

 

LECTURES 

2017        
Jilin Normal University, Siping, China 
Beijing Normal University, Beijing
Wangying Art Museum Lecture, Shijiazhuang, China 

2015           
Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan 
National Museum of China, Beijing 

2014            
TED x MoonLake, Ningbo, China 
TED x University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin 

2013           
ART FORUM BERLIN, Ludwigsburg, Germany