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.
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is pleased to announce the open call for the exhibition MIXING IDENTITIES, third appointment of CANVAS - London International Art Fair. Curated by Arch. Luca Curci, MIXING IDENTITIES will be presented in London at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from December 03, 2020 to January 15, 2021. Read more
I started about 25 years ago studying a professional photography course, in my hometown of San Sebastián, Spain. Later, I made several monographs on lighting, fashion and advertising in Madrid and Barcelona. I moved to Barcelona in 2000 and have been an assistant for 2 years. In 2002 I returned to San Sebastián and started working for advertising agencies and publishing houses, combining with teaching at the Basque Institute of Photography. In 2016 I opened my studio "Galerna Studio" and continue with personal projects with architecture and the human being as the basis of my work. Read more
Stella Brajterman is an artist, actress, poet and mover. Graduated in Performing Arts at UNIRIO and in Cinema with Darcy Ribeiro. Stella has a 10 years career in Theatre and has researched theatre-dance in Italy with the Potlatch Theater and in London at Trinity Laban, Siobhan Davies and Wayne Mcgregor Choreography Lab. Her last works combined hybrid art expressions. In 2019 she presented her dance-theatre solo "Pé do Ouvido" at Galeria Aymore - RJ and performed in the Art Rio at C Galeria and in the performative installation "Entre Cinzas Ossos e Elefantes". Read more
The Contemporary Art Gallery presents Grass Drama, the first solo exhibition in a major public gallery by Vancouver-based artist Julian Yi-Jong Hou. Incorporating textiles, sound, performance, spoken word, drawing and sculpture, Hou's practice is expansive and roving. Read more