performance art

Li Binyuan

China 1985

Sculpture, Performance Art, Video Art

Li Binyuan
Li Binyuan
March 24, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Li Binyuan is a Chinese contemporary artist born in 1985 in Yongzhou, Hunan province. Binyuan graduated from the Central Academy of Art in Beijing with a B.A. in Sculpture in 2011. He has since gone on to disturb, inspire, amuse and challenge urban life, and the social and political restrictions attached, using an inventive and highly personalized artistic method. Fusing the technical aspects of video art with more avant-garde behavior art and modern sculpture methods, Binyuan has created a distinct style to communicate his ideas.

His work ranges from video art and live action pieces to sculpture, and is expressed and performed through a number of public disturbances of Beijing’s social life. Binyuan became a focus of public attention when he went streaking at Beijing’s busy residential area Wangjing in spring 2013. Binyuan streaked for ten times in the middle of the night, sometimes holding an inflatable doll, sometimes a large wooden cross, and sometimes with a naked woman in tow.

Artist uses a combination of his body and surroundings to create pieces that are at once video art, but also draw from contemporary sculpture and behavior art practices. Through this approach, Binyuan has created a new relationship between the artist and the audience.

His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions in Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, Gallery Yang, Beijing, and Gallery 55, Shanghai, among others.

Li Binyuan lives and works in Beijing.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Unlived by What is SeenGaleria Continua, Beijing, Chinagroup
2014A Room Not of One's OwnSpace Stationgroup
2014Die 8 der Wege - Kunst in BeijingUferhallengroup
2014Exercise n.47 Mins - Li BinyuanGallery 55, Shanghai, Chinasolo
2014Polyphony II - Ecological Survey of Chinese Art - BeijingArt Museum of Nanjing University of the Artsgroup
2014The 1st PSA Emerging Curators ProgramShanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Chinagroup
2013A Miscellany of ArtsSuzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, Chinagroup
2013Any rugged stuff will vanishKabuso Art Museum, Bergen, Norwaygroup
2013Chinese Contemporary Art Documenta - Contemporary Art And Process of The SocietyCircle Art Centergroup
2013Countryside PoeticsGland Space, Beijing, Chinagroup
2013Crossroads – Another DimensionHe Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, Chinagroup
2013Deathless LoveGallery 55, Shanghai, Chinasolo
2013FUCK OFF 2Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlandsgroup
2013Here and now, and even the infinite boring delaysLi Space, Beijing, Chinagroup
2013I Have IssuesGallery Yang, Beijing, Chinasolo
2013Inductor - Induction·Sensation, Art Exhibition of Artificial Function Yuan Art Museumgroup
2013The spring of a dirty gutterGallery 55, Shanghai, Chinasolo
2012Logic Being DiscussedQi Studio, Chongqing, Chinagroup
2012The Equality of ThingsChina National Convention Center, Beijing, Chinagroup
2012The GirlXi Wang Art Museum, Beijing, Chinagroup
2012The Trends—Chinese Contemporary SculptureCAFA art Center, Beijing, Chinagroup
2012UnknownInternational Natural Arts Festival, Busan, South Koreagroup
2011Archives of post-80s artistSong Zhuang Museum, Beijing, Chinagroup
2011HypnotizedInternational Visual Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2011Representation of Realistic ArtThe Fifth Cheng Du Biennale, Cheng Du, Chinagroup
2011Spring Chill Contemporary art ExhibitionLdx Contemporary Art Centergroup
2011Who is ThereBridge Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010Blank Poetry Salon ICAFA underground Exhibition, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010Give me a piece of the SkyShengshisky Gallery, Beijing, Chinasolo
2010Hunan Young Contemporary Artist ShowShangshang Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010On Line 0neSubway line 1, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010The Possibility of Uncertainty - 798 and the Surrounding Community Youth Art ExhibitionSong Zhuang Art Centergroup
2009Have fun togetherOriginal Living Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup
2009Our GenerationThe Space Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup
2009Talk by themselvesChang An Contemporary Museum, Chongqing, Chinagroup
2009The Desire ofPassage Gallery of CAFA, Beijing, Chinasolo
2009Traditions and ErasOur Space Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup