Artist: 梁半 Liang Ban
Liang Ban was born in Guangxi, China in 1985. He attended the Guangxi Art Institute in Nanning, China, from which he graduated in 2010 with a B.F.A.
Liang Ban currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Liang Ban at Guangzhou Opera House painting outside and preparing his performance for "Position Fixing 定位“
Liang Ban at "Position Fixing 定位“
1st Dec 2016 - 18th Jan 2017
"Position Fixing 定位“ Group Exhibition at Opera House and San Xuan Shi Museum, Guangzhou City.
Liang Ban works across video, installation, photography and painting and has participated in numerous domestic and international exhibitions. Liang’s art practice can be described as a tomb raider who excavates the essence of the subcultures, generic imageries, fictional legends and any other relevant information that can be pulled from our universal conscious. He uses this information to connect with a personal and/or socio-political tragedy, which results in wonderfully dramatic creations. Liang’s concise art approach imbues his artworks with undeniable creativity and imagination, which invites viewers to face the often challenging issues found in his work.
Landscape Browser, curated by Bao DongIn an era when the most immediate response people have when they encounter the beauty of nature is to take out their smartphones, we no longer even “see,” we simply “browse.”
Evening Rambles, 2016
The Earth Magician No.1, 2016
9th Dec 2016 – 26th Feb 2017
Beijing, de Sarthe Gallery, 328-D Caochangdi Chaoyang District
Liang Ban’s solo exhibitions include Slightly Confused, Taikang Space, Beijing, China (2016) and Game, A-4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China (2014). Recent group museum exhibitions includePosition Fixing, Arte Place at the Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China (2016); Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Olhares Interiores, Macao Museum of Art, Macao, China (2015); Polyphony II – Ecological Survey of Chinese Art – Beijing, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China (2014); Individual Growth – The Momentum of Contemporary Art, Shijiazhuang Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China (2013) and Living・Being, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China (2012).
In 2016, Liang ban received the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award.