Li Binyuan

Born 1985 in Yongzhou, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.


Resonate / Empty Room / Auction a Hug / Infernal Affairs / Parallels with the Night / Deathless Love / One-Two-One / Beyond Waves

In 2011, Li Binyuan graduated from the sculpture department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Beijing. As one of China’s most active young artists, Li has engaged in a series of extreme performances focusing on bodily actions. These actions are most often displayed as hyperbolic, ridiculous, satirical, and humorous videos. His personal feelings and experiences in the real Chinese context are uncompromisingly expressed through the cognitive relationships between an individual body and the social space in which he resides. His work is full of absurd visual tension and wild disorder. The records of his actions challenge the order and daily relationships of Chinese reality.

Text: Feng Boyi