Li Binyuan was born in 1985 in Yongzhou, China. He graduated from the Sculpture Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Li Binyuan’s practice is an exploration of spatial systems and the possibilities for action within a space. For him, space is a physical and socio-political entity. In his work, space is created based on the artist’s plan, presenting completely new meanings and energies. Through his personal interventions, Li invites viewers to reconsider appropriate and legitimate boundaries, casting further doubt on common sense as a medium of control.
His recent solo exhibitions have included “Headwaters,” “Social Behaviors,” “I Have Issues,” and “Whose Dream?” He has participated in group exhibitions, including “Playback: Selected Works from the Pierre Huber Film and Video Collection,” “OpenART Biennial,” “Eight Possible Paths,” “Crossroads – Another Dimension: A Cross-Strait Four-Region Artistic Exchange Program,” “Fuck Off 2,” and “Logic Being Discussed.” In 2014, he was nominated for Young Artist of the Year at the Eighth AAC Awards. In 2015, he was included in the Macao Museum of Art’s juried exhibition “Inward Gazes: Documents of Chinese Performance Art.”