Biography

Li Binyuan (1985, China) graduated from the Sculpture Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. He currently lives and works in Beijing. Binyuan belongs to the so-called ‘new generation’ of Chinese artists, whose work draws upon the codes and techniques of the experimental Chinese art scene of the 1980s and ’90s. His performances explore China’s changing socioeconomic landscape. Li Binyuan’s practice is an exploration of spatial systems and the possibilities for action within a space. For him, space is a physical and socio-political entity. In his work, space is created based on the artist’s plan, presenting completely new meanings and energies. Through his personal interventions, Li invites viewers to reconsider appropriate and legitimate boundaries, casting further doubt on common sense as a medium of control. Binyuan’s work are represented in  collections such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA) M+ Museum for Visual Culture (Hong Kong), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, France/San Francisco CA, USA) University of Salford (Manchester, UK) and White Rabbit Gallery, (Sydney, Australia).