Tianbing Li


Paris, France
Tianbing Li finds subtle ways to express his socio-critical views on contemporary Chinese society. In his most recent series, Tianbing Li addresses China’s one-child policy from a different angle. These large-scale portraits show the artist either by himself or with his imaginary brother.

Li uses photographs of himself taken at different ages and combines them on the canvases. By creating imaginary siblings and adding colorful toys, Li reinvents the past and relives his – now
improved – childhood, that he once described as “very bleak and lonely, lacking playmates and toys.”

place & year of birth
Guilin, China in 1974

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education
2002
Graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
Diploma from the ENSBA with unanimous congratulations of the jury

solo exhibitions
2008
Me and my Brother, L&M Arts, New York, USA

2007
Espace 1789, Saint Ouen, France
Galerie Loft, Paris, France
Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris, France

2006
Beizitou, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Deborah Zafman, Paris, France
Brand New Works, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, USA

group exhibitions
2007
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Chine, Beijing, China
Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris – Galerie Deborah Zafman

2006
National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

bibliography
2008
Tianbing Li. Me And My Brother, Exhibition Catalogue Gallery L&M Arts, New York 2008.

2007
Tianbing Li. The Childern’s Project, Exhibition Catalogue Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich 2007.

2006
Bing Bang, Exhibition Catalogue Galerie Deborah Zafman, Paris 2006.
Brand New Works, Exhibition Catalogue Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich 2006.

2005
Tianbing Li, Exhibition Catalogue Musée de Gajac, Villeneuve, France 2005.

2004
Tianbing Li. Paintings 2000-2003, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, New York/ Geneva 2004.

2001
Liberté et ordre, Maison d’Edition des Beaux-Arts du Peuple de la Chine, Paris 2001.

Self-portrait with the Book

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