Liu Bolin was born in 1973 in Shandong, China and studied sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, graduating with an MFA in 2001. Better known as ‘The Invisible Man’ in media circles. He discusses the social concerns of his home country through his artistic practice, most prominently through his ‘camouflage’ installations. Traversing mediums such as performance, photography, Liu Bolin dissects the tense relationship between the individual and society by ‘disappearing’ into environments which are sites of contention and criticism.
His “Hiding in the City” series has been displayed in numerous museums and institutions across the globe. His artistic commitment began in the 1990s as China was recovering from the devastating effects of the Cultural Revolution, with its economic development on the upswing and the stabilization of its political situation. Liu‘s photographs and sculptures have been exhibited in many museums and institutions worldwide. He has collaborated with prominent artists including Kenny Scharf, JR, Jon Bon Jovi, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Fernando Botero, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Annie Leibovitz.
In 2013, Liupresented a TED Talk, which has been viewed by millions of viewers online. In 2015, he was commissioned by the United Nations Global Goals campaign to create an image to promote 17 goals – including ending poverty and encouraging sustainable development and the fight against social injustice and inequality – where he faded into the backdrop of 193 country flags.
This March we present Boundary Space, Lima-based sculptor Ishmael Randall Weeks’ (Cusco, 1976) first solo exhibition in the Middle East. Randall Week’s sculptures and two-dimensional works made of adobe, mineral substrates, rattan screens, mud, glass and metal constitute a world that emerges from history and memory, navigating between the contemporary, the archaic, tradition and folklore. Read more
Performa, the internationally organization dedicated to live interdisciplinary performance by visual artists, is pleased to announce the ninth edition of its city-wide biennial, which will take place entirely outdoors with a program of new live commissions conceived for New York City, exploring its history, communities, and urban environment. Read more
Heinz Mack will celebrate his 90th birthday this year. We look back on his fulfilled life. His creative urge is still undamped. After six successful exhibitions with Heinz Mack, as well as numerous international fair presentations, 12 published books and international projects, also outside our gallery spaces, Beck & Eggeling is now delighted to present ink drawings and ceramics by the multi-talented artist, parallel to the large solo-show at the 'Museum Kunstpalast'. Read more
What began as a project in her favorite city, New York, she has realized in over 80 cities worldwide since 2000: we are talking about her Streetprints, with which German conceptual artist Caro Jost became known. She makes real imprints on prepared canvases of street surfaces in various places around the world that have personal, social, or art historical significance. Read more