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Li Ran

1986, Hubei
Lives and works in Beijing

Another Modern Artist, 2013 Video, b/w, sound 7:05 min Courtesy of the artist and Aike-Dellarco Gallery, Shanghai


  • 2009 Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Oil Painting Department

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 Archive 23 — Li Ran, Video Bureau, Beijing
  • 2013 Another «The Other Story», Aike-Dellarco Gallery at Art Basel, Basel
  • 2012 Mont Sainte-Victoire, Magician Space, Beijing

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 Off Course — A Narration Between Italy and Greater China, Fondazione Querini Stamplia, Venice
  • 2013 FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • 2012 ROUNDTABLE, The 9th Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju
  • 2012 Accidental Message: Art is not a System, not a World — The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Shenzhen
  • 2011 Micro Intervention, The 4th International Young Art Festivals, Multimedia Art Unit, Beijing

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.