Li Hui (1977-2020) was born in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. Affected by the intense urbanization of China, Li’s practice is a lens through which he observes the ever-changing environment and merges technology and social commentary. His light sculptures demonstrate both frenetic energy and a zen stillness that is present in Eastern philosophy and within the artist himself.
His work has been exhibited in solo museum exhibitions such as V, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2016); Halcyon Fracture, SCAD, Savannah, GA (2014); V, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2011), Reality Impalpable, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (2011), Transition, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany (2010); and Who’s Afraid of Red, Amber and Green?, Museum Kunstlicht in de Kunst, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2010). His group shows include On Sharks and Humanity, Parkview Square, Downtown Core, Singapore; Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central, Hong Kong (2017); 100 Years of Chinese Art: Opening Exhibition of Long Museum Chongqing, Long Museum, Chongqing, China (2016); Myth/ History II: Shanghai Galaxy, Yuz Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); Sensorium 360°, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2014) and @What: New Contemporary Art from China, ARTMIA Caochangdi Space, Beijing, China; Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea (2013).