Bai Yiluo
Chinese, born 1968
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in The Post-Mao Era Part II,
Ethan Cohen New York
Pékin Fine Arts at ART HK 2012,
Pékin Fine Arts

Bai Yiluo, who earned his living at a factory in Luoyang before he began producing art, once said: “It does not matter what you do, you will never be able to escape the experiences you’ve passed through.” Fittingly, his photography-based installations and sculptures are recognizable for their labor intensity and use of found objects. For Bai, the primary themes of his artwork have to do with the intersection of popular and traditional Chinese culture in shaping Chinese identity. Some of his most prominent works feature discarded anonymous ID photos as a primary material, as in Untitled (US Dollar) (2008), Animal Destiny (2005), and Fate No. 4 (2007). His work is often characterized by political overtones and violent imagery.