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Liu Ding & Carol Yinghua Lu

Artistic Directors of the 8th Yokohama Triennale 2024

LIU Ding

Liu Ding is an artist and a curator. Born 1976 in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province and now based in Beijing. He creates artworks using text, photography, installation, painting, performance and other media based on his research into the interplay between art, culture, and politics in modern and contemporary Chinese history.

His recent solo exhibition includes Reef: A prequel, Bonnefanten, Maastricht (2015). He has participated in biennales including Busan Biennale (2018), Yinchuan Biennale (2018), Istanbul Biennial (2015), Asia Pacific Triennial (2015), Prospect 3 New Orleans (2014), Shanghai Biennale (2014), Taipei Biennial (2012), Chinese Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennial (2009), Media City Seoul (2008) and Guangzhou Triennale (2005).

He has participated in major group shows including Discordant Harmony, Art Sonje Center, Seoul / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art / Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (2015-16); By Artists: From the Home to the Museum, from the Museum to the Home. Homages to theWorks of the Cerruti Collection, Castello di Rivoli (2019) and Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War, HKW Berlin (2018). In 2015, he joined Tate’s online festival BMW Performance Room in London.

Carol Yinghua LU

Carol Yinghua Lu is an art historian and a curator. Born 1977 in Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province and now based in Beijing. She is Director of Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, where she recently curated WangYoushen: CodesofCulture (2022). She was Artistic Director and Chief Curator of OCAT, Shenzhen (2012-2015) and Co Artistic Director of Gwangju Biennale (2012). She was a contributing editor for frieze magazine (2008-2018), a recipient of ARIAH East Asia Fellowship (2017) and visiting fellow of the Asia-Pacific Fellowship Program at Tate Research Centre (2013). She has acted as a jury member for many art prizes, such as Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (2019-2022), Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (2019), Hugo Boss Asia (2019), International Award for Art Criticism (2014), Future Generation Art Prize (2012), and Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale (2011).

Joint Curatorial Activities

Liu Ding and Carol Yinghua Lu commenced their joint curatorial activities in Beijing in 2007. Their recent co-curated exhibitions at art institutions across China, such as Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and Beijing 798 Creative, include, Notes: Chinese Artistic and Intellectual Voices from the End of the Twentieth Century, (2022); Waves and Echoes: Postmodernism and the Global 1980s, (2021); Waves and Echoes: A Process of Re-contemporarization in Chinese Art Circa 1987 Revisited, (2020), Factories, Machines and the Poet’s Words: Echoes of the Realities in Art, (2019), Salon Salon: Fine Art Practices from 1972 to 1982 in Profile - A Beijing Perspective, (2017) toured to Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou (2020).

Other co-curated exhibitions include, Trans-Southeast Asia Triennial: Sounds as Silence: The Academic Value of Life, Guangzhou (2021), Anren Biennale: Crossroads, Anren (2017), Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: Accidental Message: Art Is Not A System, Not A World, Shenzhen (2012), Little Movements: Self-practice in Contemporary Art, OCAT, Shenzhen, MUSEION, Bolzano and Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2011-2015).

(From press information.
© Photo: Ohno Ryusuke. Courtesy of Yokohama Triennale)

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8th Yokohama Triennale 2024

15 March - 9 June 2024

Yokohama, Japan

Title: Wild Grass: Our Lives

Artistic Directors: Liu Ding, Carol Yinghua Lu

List of the 94 participants

Venues: Yokohama Museum of Art, Former Dai-ichi Bank Yokohama Branch, BankART KAIKO, and public spaces
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Organizers: Yokohama City, Yokohama Arts Foundation, NHK, Asahi Shimbun, Yokohama Triennale Organizing Committee


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