Chinese Contemporary Art – What’s Next? Part II

Presentations by artist Lu Pingyuan, Hu Yun and curator Biljana Ciric

Lu Pingyuan b. 1984, Zhejiang,China and live and works in Shanghai, Graduated from Shanghai Institute Of Design China Academy Of Art. Lu Pingyuan’s works usually takes its starting point from the everyday things that surrounds us in our lives. By making a “micro change” and using these changes to express another art language creating performance and re-designs of the objects.

Lu Pingyuan has had numerous group exhibitions and solo exhibitions including: “Autonomous breathing”in M50 Creative Space, shanghai (2010). The Youth Sale Store, Pekin finearts, Beijing (2010): The Youth Sale Store , M50 Creative Space, shanghai (2010): vanish , DDM space , shanghai (2009) : Art Economies beyond Pattern Recognition , Osage Gallery shanghai (2009) : HORNY A4 gallery Box, Gothenburg Sweden (2009): Xiaozhizuo no.8 , Zhenda MOMA (2009): Xiaozhizuo no.5 , Shopping Gallery shanghai (2008)

Hu Yun b. 1986 graduated from China Academy of Art lives and works in Shanghai, China. He works in various media including delicate drawings and water colours as well as performances and videos. With the work, Yun aims to record everyday life and different natural phenomena by interacting with his immediate surroundings, investigating – often humorously – the possibilities of establishing a dialogue with nature. He recently had his first solo exhibition at Magician Space, Beijing, China and he has taken part in numerous group shows such as:Gallery Group Show, OV Gallery, Shanghai (2010); The Hand That Draws By Itself, 18 Gallery, Shanghai (2009); KAT A4, Gallery Box, Gothenburg (2009); PINK is the New Red, Triangle Gallery, London (2008).

Serbian independent curator and writer Biljana Ciric lives and works since several years in Shanghai. Previously she worked at Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art and co-curated the Chinese participation in the Singaporebiennale 2006. Her project Migration Addicts was part of the Venice Biennale 2007 and the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-city Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture. Among her exhibitions one can find Strategies from Within – Contemporary Art Practices in Vietnam and Cambodia and a retrospective of Yoko Ono, both at the Ke Center for Contemporary Art, the Guangdong Museum of Art. She has further curated the site specific public interbvention project intrude 366, 2008, and in 2009 History in Making: Shanghai 1979–2009: 30 Years Retrospective of Shanghai Contemporary Culture.

Her most recent project is Contemporaneity – Contemporary Art of Indonesia at the Shanghais MoCA, and Body as a Museum that was shown at Tensta konsthall last winer 2010-11. She is the initator of Taking the Stage Over, a yearlong investigation realted to performative aspects within contempoitrayt art and has presented Bestue Vives, Tino Sehgal and Antti Laitinen. She is the co-curator för Asia Triennial Manchester 2011 that opened this September. Biljana Ciric is a regular contributor to several publications such as Yi Shu Journal, Flash Art and participated in the former number of Paletten.