LI Lang (b. 1969, Chengdu, now lives and works in Chengdu) is an excellent photography artist who became known in the late 1990s. He built his reputation with the famous photography series 'The Yi People,' which has won many prizes including the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography Award in 1999. In addition, this series has also been presented at many major art institutions and has been collected by museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Spain, the Shanghai Art Museum, the Guangsong Museum of Art, and others.Read More
His main exhibitions include: Art Basel Hong Kong,, Hong Kong (2016)/ Grain to Pixel, a story of photography in China, SCôP, Shanghai, China (2015)/ My Father, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2015)/ 30219 Days: Li Lang Solo Exhibition, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China (2014)/ Aura & Post Aura, 1st Beijing Photo Biennial, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China (2013)/ Chengdu Zongmu Photography Biennial, Fanmate Museum, Chengdu, China (2013)/ Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Katonah Museum of Art，Katonah, U.S.A (2012)/ Is the world real?, Lianzhou Foto, Lianzhou, China (2010)/ Photography now: China\ Japan\ Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art，San Francisco USA (2009)/ 55 Days in Valencia: Chinese Art Meeting, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain (2008)/ Photography from China: 1934-2008, The 12th International Biennial of Photography in Houston, Houston, USA (2008)/ Starting from the Southwest - Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2007)/ Beyond: An Extroardinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization, Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2005).
Text courtesy A Thousand Plateaus Art Space.
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