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Liu Jianhua 刘建华

Chinese, b. 1962

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Liu Jianhua 刘建华

Chinese, b. 1962

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Liu Jianhua’s primary working materials are porcelain, artifacts, and waste products imported from foreign countries; he is drawn to these materials because of their cultural implications and material history. Liu worked at the Jingdezhen Pottery and Porcelain Sculpture Factory before formally studying sculpture—experiences that heavily influenced his earlier, more autobiographical small-scale sculptural works. Works from this time also featured found objects referencing specific periods of Chinese history. His later works take on global economic and social issues, particularly the wasteful by-products of manufacturing hubs and advanced consumer cultures. His 2006 installation Yiwu Investigation was the first of several featuring an overwhelming amount of detritus from an industrial center.

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UCCA, and 2 more
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Biography

Liu Jianhua’s primary working materials are porcelain, artifacts, and waste products imported from foreign countries; he is drawn to these materials because of their cultural implications and material history. Liu worked at the Jingdezhen Pottery and Porcelain Sculpture Factory before formally studying sculpture—experiences that heavily influenced his earlier, more autobiographical small-scale sculptural works. Works from this time also featured found objects referencing specific periods of Chinese history. His later works take on global economic and social issues, particularly the wasteful by-products of manufacturing hubs and advanced consumer cultures. His 2006 installation Yiwu Investigation was the first of several featuring an overwhelming amount of detritus from an industrial center.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
UCCA
Group
Group show at a major institution
UCCA, and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more