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Li Shan 李山


1942 Born in Lanxi, Heilongjiang Province
1963 Graduates from Heilongjiang University, Heilongjiang
1968 Graduates from Shanghai Theater Academy, Arts Department (oil painting)
Lives and works in Shanghai

Group Exhibitions
Fiction@Love/Forever Young Land, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
Reading-Photoworks 2003-2005, Shanghart H-Space, Shanghai

Study Practice, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
Li Shan - Small New Works, Shangart
The Wall-Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, New York, USA; Millennium Art Museum, Beijing
Li Shan Reading, ShanghART H-Space

Dajia-Studies on Design from Contemporary Art, the Museum of Fudan University, Shanghai

Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

Shanghai Star, Casula Art Centre, Sydney, Australia
Li Shan:Thou are not the fish, A room with a view, Shanghai

Futuro, Fundacao Oriente, Contemporary Art centre of Macau, Macau

1998 - 2000
Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Exhibition of Art from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong curated by Gao Minglu/Asia Society at Asia Society Galleries/PS1, New York, and SFMoMA / Asian Art Galleries, San Francisco, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico, Tacoma Art Museum and the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Faces and Bodies of the Middle Kingdom, Chinese Art of the 1990', Galerie Rudolfini, Prague, Czech Republic

1993 - 1997
China's New Art Post – 1989, Touring Exhibition, City Hall/ Art Centre, Hong Kong; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sidney, Australia; USA

Des Pais del Centre: Avantguardes Artistiques Xineses, Santa Monica Art Centre, Barcellona, Spain
Chinese New Art 1989-93, Vancouver Art Museum, Vancouver, Canada

22nd International Biennial of São Paolo, Brazil

1993 - 1994
China Avant-garde, Touring Exhibition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kunsthall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense, Denmark; Hildesheim Art Gallery, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

The 45th Biennale di Venezia, Italy

Chinese Art: Post-1989, Marlborough Gallery, London, Great Britain
Mao Goes Pop, China Post 1989, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sidney, Australia

Encountering the Others, Projektgruppe Stoffwechsel, Dokumenta Kassel, Germany

Solo Exhibition at the Shanghai Academy of Drama, Shanghai, China

China /Avantgarde, National Arts Gallery(China Art Museum), Beijing

1987 - 1989
Mordern Painters from the People's Republic of China, Galerie Werner Melletin, Cologne, Germany


Li Shan, Rouge Series, 110x160cm, oil on canvas, 1996
Li Shan, Reading Series, 118x86cm, acrylic on canvas, 2000
Li Shan, Zhu Jia Jiao, 40x57cm, oil on canvas, 1982
Li Shan, Fish, 85x203cm, oil on canvas, 2006
Li Shan, Gungle, 73x60cm, oil on canvas, 1992