Liu Jin 刘瑾
Born in Jiangsu, China Liu Jin's artwork is a perfect example of the evolution of Chinese contemporary photography from the 90's to the present. In the early stages of his career, Liu Jin was well known for his body-performance works before focusing exclusively on staged conceptual photography. His work has been shown in galleries and collections around the world.
1995: Graduated from the Department of Arts and Crafts of Jiangsu Xuzhou Engineering Institute.
In his photographs Liu Jin questions the issues of the fast urbanization process happening in China. By staging his "injured Angels", Liu Jin wonders about the position of the human and the nature within this evolution of the Chinese city.
Solo Exhibitions 2008： Lost Paradise，Art8 Gallery, Beijng Real Theatre，Jiahe Art Salon, Beijing Photography by Liu Jin，140sqm Gallery, Shanghai 2006: The Story of Youth，F2 Gallery, Beijing. Ascending Angel. Studio Rouge Gallery, Shanghai. Group Exhibitions 2010: “Fake Myth”- Photograph Exhibition, Illum Gallery Seoul, Korea 2009: Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, Guangdong Lishui Photo Festival , Lishui, Zhejiang “Break on Through to the Other Side”, Berlin, Germany celebration the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Fall of the Berlin wall Chengdu Biennale , Chongqing Province, China Guangzhou Photo Biennale , Guangdong Museum of Art Art Paris, Yu Gallery The Starting Point: "Intrude of Art&Life 366 Days"- Dynamics of Change Jan1-Dec31 2008, Shanghai Zhendai Morden Museum Implosion or Fusion: the Special Moment of International Art Talk, Shang Elem¬¬ents Museum of Contemporary Art, No.1 Art District, Beijing 2008: New Century China Photograph, Artgate Gallery, New York Mixe Maze -- China Contemporary Photograph , Red Mansion Foundation, London China Concept Photograhy 10 Years, Times Space 798, Beijing City Split, Songzhuang, Beijing Images of Desire, True Color Museum,Suzhou Image Dynamics, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing China Contemporary Documentary Exhibition, Wall Museum, Museum, Beijing Image Fabrication and Contemporary, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing Photo-Imagery Art China and Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art8 Art Space, Beijin Real Eden—Angel of Liujin landing on Shanghai Zhendai Museum Shanghai A project of Intrude:Art & Life 366 days Programme The Oriental Rainbow -- An Index Of Images Magee Art Gallery, Madrid in China’s Urbanization Process Hefero Imagery -- A Kind of Psychology of 798 photo gallery , Beijing Urban image ZhuYi, Chinese Contemporary Photography Lille, France