Born Beijing, 1964 


1984 School of Arts & Crafts, Beijing 

1986-89 Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing 

1994 Hochschule der Kunst Berlin 

1998 Artist in Residence, Rijksacademie Amsterdam 

2001 Internship at Delfina studios, London 

Solo Exhibitions 

2009    Leave Me in the Dark, Sperone Westwater, New York 

2007    Liu Ye, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

        Infatuation, Johnen + Schoettle, Cologne, Germany         

2006    Temptations, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA   

2005    Project room / Tomio Koyama Gallery , Tokyo, Japan 

2004    Red Yellow Blue, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong 

2003    Red Yellow Blue, Schoeni Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2001    Fellini, A Guardsman, Mondrian, The Pope and My Girlfriend, Chinese Contemporary

Gallery, London, England 

2000    Liu Ye Solo Exhibition , Lococo Mulder Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1996    Liu Ye Solo Exhibition , Ming Jing Di Gallery,Beijing, Beijing, China

1995    Liu Ye Ⅱ  Taube Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1993    Liu Ye Ⅰ , Taube Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibitions 

2009   Music to My Eyes--The First Exhibition of FAT ART, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

       CHINAMANIA, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, IshØj, Demark 

       Metropolis Now! --A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, Meridian International 

       Center, (Cafritz Galleries), Washington DC

2008   ART 2008: Chinese Contemporary Artists' Printmaking Travel Exhibition

       Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, A Space Art Center, Beijing, China

       Today, Who is the Limited Edition? : Sino-Japan Master Printmaking Exhibition, Red

Space Gallery, Beijing, China

        Mahjong: Art, Film, and Change in China, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley

        Art Museum

        Facing China--The Fu Ruide Collection, Akureyri Municipal Art Museum, Akureyri, 


        Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai 

        This is Asia, Andrew James Art, Shangai, China

2008    Martell Artists of the Year Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Er-sha Island, then 

        travel to Guangzhou, Shangai, Beijing

2007    2007 Documentary Collection Exhibition, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan,


China Now: Lost in Translation, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York

        RE-collection: A Retrospective Look at 15 Years of Art and Vision,?Schoeni Art Gallery, 

        Hong Kong 

        Time Difference: New Art from the US and China,?Initial Access, London

        Rockers Island ?Works from the Olbricht Collection,?Museum Folkwang, Essen, 


2006    Mahjong: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

        The First Chinese Contemporary Arts Annual Exhibition, China Millenium Monument Art Museum, Beijing         

2005    Conspire, TS1 Contemporary Art Center 1st Exhibition, Beijing

        Made in China: Contemporary Chinese Art, Soka Art Centre, Beijing, China

        Liu Ye / Kaneda Shoich, Gallery Frank Schlag & Cie. GmbH, Essen, Germany   

        Vehicle & Mirror, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China  

        Mahjong: Chinese Contemporary Art from Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern,


A cartoon, Top Space, Beijing

2004    Fiction. Love - Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art,Museum of Contemporary art


Dreaming of the Dragon Nation,Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Stone Face, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

2003    Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Space Art & Culture Co. Ltd, Beijing; 

        ChinArt, Ludwing, Museum' Budapest' Hungary; ChinArt,Museo Arte Contemporanea

        di Roma Rome

        ChinArt, Ludwing Museum, Budapest, Hungary

  Lifetime, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing. 

2002    Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris; ChinArt, Museum Kuppersmuehle

Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany 

ChinArt, Museum Kuppersmuehle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany

The First Trienal of Chinese Arts, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou; Chinese

Contemporary Art, Reykjavic Art Museum, Iceland

2001    The First Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu; 

        Transparence Opacity, De Markten, Brussel

2000    Liu ye and Mao Yan,Chinese Contemporary Ltd, London

        A Selection From Collection, Shanghai Art Museum

1999    Liberation,Chinese Contemporary, London

        40th Anniversary Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

1998    It’s Me!,Forbidden City Taimiao, Beijing

        Mondrian in China, Art Gallery of the International Palace in Beijing

        From Behind the Bamboo Curtain, LUMC, Leiden

        Chinese Artist Invitational Exhibition, Liu Haisu Art Museum, China

        Four Artist Group Show,  Art Gallery of International Palace, Beijing  

1997    Made in China, Gallery Serieuse Zaken, Amsterdam