Liang Yuanwei was born in 1977. She graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Art, where received her BA and MA degrees. She currently lives and works in Beijing. As one of the most important emerging artists of the generation, Liang has exhibited her art at various spaces including Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts(Beijing), Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley), and Foundation Joan Miró (Barcelona). She was also one of the participating artists of the China Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Her solo exhibitions include One Obejct (Hunan Museum, 2019), Behind the Curtain (Palazzo Pisani-Conservatorio de Musica, Venice, 2017), Oval (Xi’an OCAT,2015), The Tension between a Bow and an Elephant (Pace London, 2014), Pomegranate (Beijing Commune, 2013), Golden Notes (Beijing Commune, 2010), 51m: 15# Liang Yuanwei (Taikang Space, 2010), and BLDG115 RM 1904: Liang Yuanwei’s Solo Show (Boers-Li Gallery, 2008). Golden Note was selected by ARTFORUM magazine as one of the most valuable painting shows in 2010, and The Tension between a Bow and an Elephant was listed in ArtInfo’s ‘Must See: 5 London Shows Opening This Week’. Her works have been included in publications such as Younger than Jesus (Phaidon, 2009) and Vitamin P2 (Phaidon, 2011). Her recent exhibitions include Everyday Legend (Shanghai Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016); Chinese Whispers-Uli Sigg Collection (Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 2016); My Generation: Young Chinese Artists (Tampa Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; Orange County Museum of Art; 2014-2015) and Focus Beijing: the De Heus-Zomer Collection (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2014).
Text courtesy Beijing Commune.