Born in 1976 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, Liu Ding is a Beijing-based artist and curator whose work investigates the various mechanisms and rules of the art system. With curatorial work as a crux of his artistic practice, many of his projects engage the notion of an artwork and the audience in unique ways. Starting in 2008, his project the Liu Ding’s Store discusses and presents the various mechanisms that lend to the formation of value, both visible and invisible in the art system.
In July 2012, Liu Ding participated in the launch of the Tate Modern’s new experimental program, The Tanks and had his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Liu has shown his works at art institutions including the Tate Modern (UK), Turner Museum (UK), Kunsthalle Wien (Austria), the Astrup Fearnley Modern Art Museum (Norway), the Sao Paulo National Museum of Art (Brazil), the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany), the RasquArt Center (Switzerland), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Italy), and the Seoul Municipal Museum of Art (Korea), among others. He’s a participating artist of the 8th Taipei Biennale in September 2012. In 2009 he was chosen to represent China at the 53rd Venice Biennale in a group exhibition titled See a World in Grain of Sand. His project, Little Movements: Self-Practices in Contemporary Art, as initiated and curated in collaboration with Carol Yinghua Lu, was exhibited at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shenzhen in September 2011.
Carol Yinghua Lu
The Beijing-based critic and curator, Carol Yinghua Lu was born in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province in 1977. She is currently a contributing editor at Frieze Magazine, and sits on the editorial board for the Arnolfini Art Center’s Far West magazine. She was a jury member for the 2011 Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion Award, and was one of the co-artistic directors for the 2012 Gwangju Biennial.
Su Wei was born in Beijing in 1982, and is a Beijing-based critic, curator and received a Ph.D from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Germanistics. Wei contributes to various art magazines and publications including Independent Criticism and LEAP. He focuses on the theoretical practice of and writing about contemporary art. He was the assistant curator of Little Movements: Self-Practices in Contemporary Art at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal. The focus of his work is theoretical practice and writing on contemporary art. He co-curated the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale ‘‘Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World” at OCAT which opened in May 2012.