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Li Binyuan was born in Yongzhou, Hunan Province, China in 1985; graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. His work has exhibited throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Li explores physicality, substance, surrounding environment, conceptual cognition, and social values through physical actions, video works, and performances which are the port of entry to the social fabric of everyday society. His experiments occupy urban and rural spaces, from public scenery of the streets to natural sites, or remote post-industrial locations. Using his body as a sculptural material to enact creative investigation. He uses ruptures and repetition to manifest how sculpture and performance are intertwined. Rearticulating social conduct while interrogating our experiences of the everyday life.
His recent major solo exhibitions include ‘Cinema Paradiso’ (Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2020), ‘The Last Letter’ (Observation Society, Guangzhou, China, 2020), ‘Li Binyuan’ (HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019), ‘Absorb’ (MU Artspace, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2019), ‘Land: Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan’ (MoMA PS1, New York, USA, 2018), and ‘Social Behaviours’ (CFCCA, Manchester, UK, 2015). Meanwhile，Li is the winner of The Merit Award by Inward Gazes – Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art (2015), The Golden Key Award nomination at the 37th Kassel Documentary Festival (2020), The Chinese Youth Artist Award of the 14th AAC Art (2020), The Grand Prize Winner of the 17th Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2021).