Liu Xinyi is an artist based in Beijing. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Sculpture Department, China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, and his Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths in London. Liu works on various medium including installation, moving & still image and context-specific project.


Liu Xinyi is interested in unfolding various kinds of agencies that unintentionally played their roles in the history of political participation. A part of his work taps into widely circulated ideological idioms and symbols. By re-contextualizing the political landscape from the digital public domain into everyday life, Liu aims to trace the restless interchange between an individual and the contemporary world. Accompanied by continuous displacement of the worksite, another part of Liu’s practice investigates the social space under modern municipal governance, translating certain social situations and technological practices that may have contributed to the shaping of the artist’s own cultural psychology. Liu regards the spontaneous inspections as a long-term approach for capturing the representations of modernity overlapped and disrupted in the history of information networks and material realities, and for imagining the potentials of the invalid, the defective, and the non-retroactive in the information society characterized by increasing instrumentalization.


A selection of his solo exhibitions/projects includes Applause is Due (2019), DRC NO.12, Beijing;Signal (2018), Xining Contemporary Art Space & Xiaoqiao Art Space, Xining; Fraternité Passagère (2018), Galerie Liusa Wang & Espace DawanArt, Paris; Air Port (2017), Forum Art Museum, Dongguan; Hundred Thousand Miles Away (2016), White Space Beijing, Beijing; Chaoyang Qunzhong (2015), A307 Space, Beijing; Goulash (2014), White Space Beijing, Beijing and Excitation Waves (2013), Taikang Space, Beijing. His work have been featured in group exhibitions at Hyundai Motor Studio, Beijing, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, Qiao Space & Tank Shanghai Project Space, Shanghai, Busan Biennale 2016, Busan, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, Yuz Museum, Jakarta and Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing. He was nominated for the list of candidate of the Young Artist of the Year of the 11th Award of Art China (2017), his was also one of the shortlisted artist for the 4th Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award (2015).