Liu Zheng 
Born 1969 in Hebei, China. Lives and works in Beijing. 

 

EDUCATION      

1991       
B.A., Beijing Technology Institute

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017       
Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey 

2014
Liu Zheng: Selfie, Pekin Fine Art, Beijing

2013    
Dream Shock, Three Shadows Photography Art Center and Embassy of the Czech Republic in China, Beijing 

2009  
Dream Shock, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo
A Dazzling Temptation, Open Realization Contemporary Art Center, Beijing

2008 
Liu Zheng: The Chinese, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Dream Shock, New Beijing Art Gallery, Beijing

2005  
Liu Zheng: Survivors, SOHO New Town, Beijing
Liu Zheng: The Chinese, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

2003 
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
Photocity Sagamihara, Sagamihara, Japan 

2001    
The Chinese, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

1998  
Three Realms and The Chinese, Photo Gallery, Taipei

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019       
Golden Panda Photography Awards Exhibition, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, Chengdu, China 

2018       
New Historical Drama, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Shenzhen OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
From Southern German Modernity to International Contemporary Art, Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany 

2016       
Scripts of the Bodies, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen, China

2015       
Beyond the Earth—The First Xi’an Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
Roving Exhibition of Hong Kong International Festival: Tradition/anti-Tradition - Departed from Hong Kong “Photo Pictorial” Magazine…, Chengdu Photography Center, Chengdu, China
A Touch of Classics: 100 Chinese Contemporary Works—Charles Jing Collection of Original Photo Prints, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing
Photo Shanghai 2015, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai 
Keep on Being Open—Art in Mobile Internet, Pin Gallery, Beijing
Grain to Pixel—A Story of Photography in China, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai

2014       
Inspired by the Opera: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago
Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Challenge the Tradition: 20th Century Western Classical and Chinese Contemporary Photography, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing
Lianzhou Foto Festival “Staging Encounters—10th Anniversary Special Exhibition: Ten Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography,” Lianzhou, China 
Photo Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai
L’Art Dans la Peau—Exposition Historique des Photographie, Grand Palais, Paris
First Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing

2013       
How Far, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing
New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
Heiqiao Night Away, Heiqiao Art Village, Beijing

2012       
A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
A Prayer Is A Prayer Is A Prayer, Meislin Projects, New York 
Voyages&Rêves, Loft Gallery, Paris

2010       
A Decade Long Exposure—The Central Academy of Fine Arts and Chinese Contemporary Photography, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing 
Faces of Life: Contemporary Chinese Portraits, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Reshaping History: China Youth new art Invitational Exhibition, China National Convention Center, Today Art Museum, Arario Gallery, Beijing 
Remaking Vision—Travelling Exhibition on Chinese Contemporary Photography, Beijing
Water—Caochangdi Photospring, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing
History Lessons, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing
Photography from the New China, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Soldier Crab II—An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, Visual Space, Beijing
Back to Beijing II, Willem Kerseboom Modern & Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10,000 Lives—8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

2009       
Guangzhou Photo Biennale - Sightings: Searching for the Truth, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China 
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida
Photography Now: China, Japan, Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Passing by China, Contemporary Chinese Photography, Eli Klein Gallery, New York 
China—Portrait of a Country (1949-2008), Casa Asia Center, Madrid, Spain
Liu Zheng, Zhang Hui, Xixi, Willem Kerseboom Modern & Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008       
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
New Photo—Ten Years, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York

2007       
Convection, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
New Photo—Ten Years, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
Meaning—Suoluo Oil Painting Invitational, Suoluo Gallery, Beijing

2006       
Beautiful Suffering: Photography of the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
The Chinese: Photography and Video form China, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Fever Variations—The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
ARTiT, Beijing Tokyo Arts Projects, Tokyo
Spotlight 30 Ladies, Spotlight 20 Brands, Papertainer Museum, Seoul

2005       
About Beauty, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
Follow Me! Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Baroque and Neo-Baroque, The Hell of the Beautiful, Domus Artium 2 Contemporary Art Center, Salamanca, Spain
Beauties, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing

2004       
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Asia Society Museum, New York [itinerary: International Center of Photography, New York; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]
The Chinese: Photography and Video from China, The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Techniques of the Visible, 5th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Me, Me, Me, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
Revolution, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing
Intersection: Contemporary Oil Painting and Photography, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing
Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Porte de Versailles, Paris

2003       
Strangers, The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York
A Strange Heaven—Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galeri Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
50th Venice Biennale—Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewers Dictatorship, Venice, Italy
Paris-Pekin: Miriam and Guy Ullens Collection Exposition, Espace Cardin, Paris
International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Gallerie, Madrid, Spain
1st Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing International Hotel, Beijing
Yuan, Loft Gallery, Paris

2002       
Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art—1st Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2nd Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2001      
A Man, A Woman, A Machine, Center of Attention Gallery, London
Next Generation, Passage de Retz, Paris
China Kitsch!, Loft Gallery, Paris
Art Forum Berlin—The International Fair for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

1999       
Love: Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video, Tachikawa Art Festival, Tanhikawa, Japan
Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago

1998       
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany

1997       
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Daimler Art Collection, Germany
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
International Center of Photography, New York
JGS Foundation, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
Uli Sigg Collection, Mauensee, Switzerland
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut