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

Education
2010
MFA Experimental Art Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2001
MFA Folk Art Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1996
BA Fine Arts Department, Jilin Normal University, Jilin, China

Solo Exhibitions
2018
“Made in China – Li Hongbo Solo Project,” MOCA Yinchuan, Ningxia, China
“Standing in the Rainbow Skydiving,” Metropolis Art Center, Beijing, China

2017
"The Plastic Models That We Have Painted," Beijing Normal University Jingshi Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Quand La Sculpture Devient Créature,” Musée du Papier, Angoulême, France

2016
“Textbooks,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2015
“Irons for Ages, Flowers for Days,” SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA

2014
“Shadow of Ages, Flowers for Days," SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
“Tools of Study,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2013
“Li Hongbo – Out of Paper,” Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2012
“Self,” Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
 “A Tree,” Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China

2011
“The World – Li Hongbo New Works Exhibition,” Found Museum, Beijing, China
“The World - Li Hongbo New Works Exhibition," Modern Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
"From Chinoiserie to Contemporary Art," Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
“Emerging Dimesions: Works by Li Hongbo and Cai Dongdong,” Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
"Latent Supersession In-Between Subjective And Objective," Yin Art Gallery, Beijing, China
“Open Borders: The 14th Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art,” MAC Parana, Parana, Brazil                                                       
“Memento Mons. Cabinets of Curiosities,” Musée des Beaux-Arts (BAM) Mons, Mons, Belgium (Forthcoming)                                                         

2018
“The Nature of Matter: Research on Artificial Natural Phenomena,” Artinbern Art Museum, Beijing, China 
“Common Denominator – Sympathia,” 2018 Korea-China Exchange Exhibition, Korean Culture Center in China, Beijing, China
“A Gift to 60th Year – The First Paper Art Exhibition of Chinese Paper Art Research Institute of Jilin Normal University,” Jilin Normal  University, Changchun, China
“Ulaanbaatar International Art Festival,” Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
"Emergence," Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada 
“Off-Spring: New Generations," 21c Museum, Lexington, KY, USA
“Pingyao International Sculpture Festival," Pingyao, China
“On Paper – Supreme," Tiantai Art Centre, Qingdao, China
“Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries – Alter Ego," Macau Museum, Macau, China
“Forty Years of Sculpture," Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
“The Sixth National Youth Art Exhibition," National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2017
“Ocean of Flowers," Eight One Art Museum, Beijing, China
“The Chinese Army. Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Martial Artists," Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
“Echo of Civilization: Part II Chinese Craftsmen," The Imperial Ancestral Temple Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“The 7th Beijing International Art Biennale”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Paper into the Fold," Wan Ying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China
“Couple Hardness and Softness – Five Character of Paper," Fang Suo Book Store, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
“The First National Exhibition of Sculpture," National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Very Sustainable – Environmental Revelation," MOC Yinchuan, Ningxia, 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, China
“Following Growth – the CAFA Art Museum Graduate Collection and Recent Works," Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
“Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting," Currier Museum of Art, Center, Manchester, USA
“Lights of Chinese Civilization," Manesh Exhibition Center, St.Petersburg, Russia
“Echo Civilization – Chinese Craftsman," The Imperial Ancestral Temple Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Reciprocal Enlightenment – the 3rd College Experimental Documenta," Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

2016
“Art Zhengzhou – Global China," Greenland Plaza, Zhengzhou, China
“Materials," Cheng Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing , China
“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, China
“Paper Is," Common Art Center, Beijing, China
“Echo of Civilization: Crossing Dun Huang," The Imperial Ancestral Temple Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Trans-Design 2016 Shanghai Art & Design," West Band Art Center, Shanghai, China
“On Paper Supreme," National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China
“Dunhuang: Song of Living Beings," Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
"Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China," Young At Art Museum, Davie, FL, USA
“Mostra Internazionale di Architettura,” Palazzo Zen, Church Santa Caterina, Venice, Italy
“All Rivers Run to the Sea; One Thousand Cliffs Stand Tall: The Songzhuang Artistic Spirit as a Community of Values,” Eastern Region International Art Center, Beijing, China"
“TAKE ME OUT," Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2015
“River Festival," Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
“Metaplasia - La China Ardente: Monumental Contemporary Sculptures," Anciens Abbatoirs, Mons, Belgium
“FLOW_1: Italin and Chinese Contemporary Art in Dialogue," Palladian Basilica, Vicenza, Italy
“Artisan & Craftsmanship 4: Exhibition on Installation Art,” Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
“TA Era," Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
Forever Young," Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan, China
“CODA Paper Art," CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
“Wiedergeburt der Unsterblichkeit - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus China," Museum Angerlehner, Thalheim bei Wels, Austria

2014
“Paper – Existence," Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China
“Chinese Pose: The 3rd China Sculpture Exhibition," Shandong Art Museum, Shandong, China
“The 12th National Exhibition of Experimental Art," Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Experimental Art," Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
“The Opening Art Exhibition, National Cultural Trade Base and Cultural bonded Park of Beijing Tianzhu Comprehensive Free Trade Zone," Beijing, China
“Pulp Culture – Paper is the Medium," Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, USA
“Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound," Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
“Stacked & Folded paper as Sculpture," The Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI, USA
“Utopian Rhapsody," COFCO Nanjing Hongyun, Jiangsu, China
“Re-Modernization: The 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts," Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
“Nanjing international art exhibition," Nanjing International Expo Center, Jiangsu, 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
“Dissemblance," 21C Museum, Louisville, KY, USA 
“Geek Picnic 2014," St. Petersburg, Russia
“Encountering: New Art on the Silk Road," Xinjiang Biennale, Urumqi, China 
“Confronting Anitya – Oriental Experiene in Contemporary Art," Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013
“CODA Paper Art 2013," CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
"Confronting Anitya," European Culture Centre, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
“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 Bienniale," Datong, China
“Evolution· Imagery," Jingren' Paperlogue & Artron, Beijing, China
“Paperworks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, USA
“International Paper Exhibition," CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
“Hot Pot: A Taste of Chinese Contemporary Art," Brattleboro, VT, USA
“Transformation: A Perspective of Contemporary Art," 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
“Freeze: Frame 21 Moments: 2013 Young Artist Invitation Exhibition," Guangzhou, China
“Insightful Charisma: Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalays Museum," Shanghai, China
“The Amazing Paper," Chengdu, China

2012
“‘Ctrl+N: Non-Linear Practice," Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
“2012 China-Xinjiang 1st Contemporary Art Biennale," Xinjiang, China
“All our relationsh," 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
“Jiang Qi," Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China 
“Material – > Object," Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
“Research Exhibition on ‘Post-70s 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)," Art @ Golden Square, London, UK

2011
“Material -> Object," EK Projects, Beijing, China
“Experimental Art," Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
“Chinese Pose—The 2nd China Sculpture Exhibition," Wenzhou International Exhibition Center, Zhejiang, China
“Start From The Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978," Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
“The Singularity," Huantie Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Harmonious Differences – Second Experimental Art Exhibition," Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

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

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

Selected Public Collections
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China
Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
21c Museum, Louisville, KY, USA
53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
Found Museum, Beijing, China
White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia
UBS Collection

Awards
2018

Nomination Award of fourth China Government Publication Award, “The complete collection of Chinese Buddhist prints," jointly edited by Li Hongbo and Weng Lian Xi
2017
Grand Prize,Sovereign Art Foundation
2016
Bronze, Shanghai Design Week
2016
Silver, Shanghai On Paper - Supreme
2014
Youth Award, Chinese Pose·The Third China Sculpture Exhibition, Chinese Sculpture 
2011
Youth Award, Chinese Pose·The Second China Sculpture Exhibition, Chinese Sculpture