Mercredi, 28 Septembre 2011

Ma Liuming



Présentation

MA LIUMING s'exprime à travers une activité dans la peinture à l'huile mais aussi de performances. Il reconsidère les frontières traditionnelles entre l'homme et la femme, l'artiste et le public. En se transformant en femme avec un corps d'homme ou superposant un corps d'enfant sur son propre visage, il nous tient un miroir à la recherche d'une identité.
Il est l’un des artistes chinois les plus politisé. Il est issu de la communauté de l’East Village, dans la banlieue de Pékin qui rassemblait des artistes dits dissidents qui se firent connaître par leurs performances et leurs photographies expérimentales. Accusé d’activités pornographiques, il est emprisonné par les autorités chinoises et la colonie d’artistes est démentelée. Le personnage que Ma Liuming a crée pour ses performances est Fen-Ma Liuming, une sorte de double mutant bisexué, au corps d’homme et au visage de femme. Par cette représentation provocante, Liuming remet en cause les conventions de l’art chinois, la société et l’individu. Il questionne la rigidité sociale, l’ ambiguïté entre les sexes, l’apparence et la réalité qui coexistent en chacun de nous. Il interpelle le spectateur sur son identité et ses contradictions internes. Dans ces actions, il demande la participation active de ses spectateurs et observe leurs interventions qui divergent selon leurs cultures (Suisse, USA, Japon, Canada, Europe).

Biographie

Born in Huangshi, Hubei Province, China, 1969
Lives and works in Beijing, China since 1993 1981
Began to study painting with tutor Cai Erhe 1987-1991 Oil Painting Department, Hubei Academy of Fine Arts

Expositions

SOLO PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS
2005
Galerie Albert Benamou
Paris (paintings and photographs)

Beijing Art Now Gallery
(paintings and photographs)
Ma Liuming performance chosen images
Aura Gallery,Shang Hai (paintings and photographs)
2004
Fen-Ma Liuming
Top Space, Tai Kang Life Building
Beijing , China
2003
Any Day
performance at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum , Japan
Chinese Contemporary Gallery
London
2002
Soobin Art Gallery
Singapore
2001
Tensta Konsthall
Sweden
Gallery Q
Tokyo
Fen-Ma Liuming in Montreal
Performance at Studio 303
Part of Festival Art Action Actual
Montreal, Canada
Fen-Ma Liuming in Lyon
Performance at LES SUBSISTANCESTM
Part of festival Polysonneries
Lyon, France
Fen-Ma Liuming in Odense
Performance at Kunsthallen Brandts Kladefabrik
Part of the 3rd International performance festival
Odense, Danmark
Fen-Ma Liuming in Istanbul
Performance at Imperial Mint
Part of the 7th International Istanbul Biennial
Perfect day II
Performance at The Maiden’s Tower
Part of the 7th International Istanbul Biennial
Fen-Ma Liuming in Lisbon
Performance at Filomena Gallery
Lisbon, Portugal
Performance at Dilston Grove Church
Part of Span 2 International Performance Art
London
2000
Fen-Ma Liuming in Jakarta
Performance at Teater Utan Kayu
Jakarta, Indonesia, Part of JIPAF-2000
Fen-Ma Liuming in Kwangju
Performance in Kwangju, Korea
Part of Kwangju Biennial 2000
Fen-Ma Liuming in Düsseldorf
Performance at Kunstraum, Germany
Part of Performance Art in NRW 2000
Fen-Ma Liuming in Münster
Performance at Stadt.Ausstellungshalle, Germany
Part of Performance Art in NRW
Five minutes of performance
Performance at Maschinenhaus/Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
Part of Performance Art in NRW 2000
Perfect Day I
Performance at Baan Chao Praya
Part of the 3rd International Performance Art Festival Bangkok, Thailand
1999
Ma Liuming , Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, (video of performances, paintings)
Fen-Ma Liuming in London, performance at Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, Part of Ma Liuming solo Exhibition (photographs, video of performances, and paintings)
Fen-Ma Liuming in Geneva
performance in Geneva, Switzerland
Part of Performance Index Festival
Fen-Ma Liuming in Basel
performance in Basel, Switzerland
Part of Performance Index Festival
Fen-Ma Liuming at SFMOMA
performance in SFMOMA, USA
Part of Inside Out: New Chinese Art
Fen-Ma Liuming in Enns
performance in Enns, Austria
Part of Performance Festival
Fen-Ma Liuming in Nagoya
performance in Nagoya, Japan
Part of NIPAF Summer Seminar '99
Fen-Ma Liuming in Tokyo II
performance in Tokyo, Japan
Part of NIPAF Summer Seminar '99
Fen-Ma Liuming in Lizuna Heights 'Shinano Sansou'
performance in 'Shinano Sansou' , Japan
Part of NIPAF Summer Seminar '99
Fen-Ma Liuming in Nagano II
performance in Nagano, Japan
Part of NIPAF Summer Seminar '99
Fen-Ma Liuming in Münich
performance in Munich, Germany
Part of Theater Festival Spielaet '99
1998
Chaos & Birth/Ma Liuming'98
Gallery Q. Tokyo, Japan.
Fen-Ma liuming Walks the Great Wall
performance in Simatai, Beijing
Fen-Ma liuming at P.S.1
performance at P.S.I. Contemporary Art Center New York
Part of Inside Out : New Chinese Art
1997
Fen-Maliuming at the Setagaya Art Museum
performance at the Setagaya Art Museum
Tokyo, Japan, Part of Degenderism
36 Self Taken Photographs by Fen-Ma Liuming II
performance at the Setagaya Art Museum
Tokyo, Japan, Part of Degenderism
Fen-Maliuming in Breda
performance in Breda, Holland, Part of Another Long March
Fen-Maliuming in Alma
performance in Alma, Quebec, Canada. Part of Performance Asiatiques
Fen-Maliuming at Le Lieu
performance in Quebec city, Canada, Part of performance Asiatiques
Fen-Maliuming in Trois-Rivieres
performance in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Part of Performance Asiatiques
Fen-Maliuming in Toronto
performance in Toronto, Canada. Part of Performance Asiatiques
1996
Ma Liuming
Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London
Fen-Ma liuming in Tokyo I
performance at the International Forum, Tokyo, Japan , Part of NIPAF'96
Fen-Ma liuming in Nagano I
performance at the Worker Welfare Cultural Center, Nagano, Japan , Part of NIPAF'96
Fen-Ma liuming III
performance in Beijing
Fish Child
performance in Beijing
36 Self Taken Photographs by Fen-Ma Liuming I
performance in Beijing
1995
Fen-Maliuming and the Fish
performance in Beijing
Original Sound
Part of Original Sound -10 artists performing individually on a common theme in a given place, Beijing
1994
Fen-Maliuming II
performance in Beijing East Village
Fen-Maliuming's Lunch I
performance in Beijing East Village
Fen-Maliuming's Lunch II
performance in Beijing East Village
Caught by Beijing police after realizing this performance
sent to prison for two months.
The artists of Beijing East Village disperse
1993
Dialogue with Gilbert and George
performance in Beijing East Village
Fen-Maliuming I
Woman's face and Man's body performance in Beijing East Village
Fen-Maliuming Says
performance in Beijing East Village
1989
Series of Situations
performance at Hubei Academy of Fine Arts

GROUP PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS
2005
China, Palazzo Saraceni and San Giogio in Poggiale
Blogna, Italy (paintings)
Dream Producers (II/VI): The Imaginary Museum of Chinese Contemporary Art
Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art
Factory 798, Beijing ( photograph and oil painting )
Prague Biennale 2
Prague ( oil painting )
Modern Art of China- Sigg Collection
Switzerland (painting and photograph)
The Gesture.A Visual Library in Progress, Macedoian Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece
Traveling to Quarter, The new Center of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy ( Video of performance )
The Strange Heaven-Contemporary Chinese photography
Finland ( photographs )
Beijing Contemporary
Gallery Kamp, Munich (photographs)
Exhilaration
Aura Gallery, Shang Hai
Xianfeng – Chinese avant-garde sculpture
museum Beelden aan Zee/Waanders Uitgevers
Holland ( sculpture )
The Wall – Reshaping Contemporary
Millennium Art Museum, Beijing.
Traveling to Albright-Knox Gallery
Buffalo, New York (photograph)
Mayfly, Beijing Commune
Beijing ( Video )
From Jing De Zhen to PVC
Chinese Contemporary, Beijing ( sculpture )
Tirana Biennial
Albania ( photographs )
2004
Me,Me,Me
Courtyard Gallery, Beijing ( oil painting and sculpture )
China, The body Everywhere
Museum of Contemporary Art
Marseille, France ( photographs )
Forbidden Senses ?
Espace Culturel Francois Mitterrand de Perigueux
Ancien Eveche de Sarlat, France ( photographs )
Examining My Own Practice
London ( video of performance )
Celebrating 20 Years of Hanart T Z Gallery
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Chinese eyes
Goedhuis Contemporary
New York (paintings and photographs)
New perspectives in Chinese painting
Marella Arte Contemporanea
Milano, Italy ( oil paintings )
Hua Jia Di
China Art Seasons, Beijing
China ( photographs )
Between Past and Future:
New Photography and Video From China
International Center of Photography
New York ( photographs )
Camera / Action : Performance and Photography
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Chicago ( photographs )
Posers
Courtyard Gallery
Beijing of China (oil painting)
Face to Face
Aura Gallery, Shanghai of China ( photographs )
Entrance
Aura Gallery, Shanghai of China ( oil paintings )
2003
China Art Now-Out of the Red, Marella Arte Contemporanea , Milano, Italy
Traveling exhibition:
Trevi Flash Art Museum
Corps de Chine
Gallery Anne Lettree, Paris ( oil paintings and photographs )
Femmes de Chine
Gallery Veronique Maxe, Paris ( oil paintings and photograph and sculpture )
The Rencontres d’Arles Festival
Arles, France ( photographs )
The Strange Heaven-Contemporary Chinese photography
Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague, ( photographs )
Peripheries Become the Center
Prague Biennale 1 ( photographs )
Bare Androgyny
Factory 798, Beijing ( oil painting and photograph )
2002
Art Moscow , Moscow, ( video of performance )
Korean and Chinese painting-2002 new expression
Seoul Arts Center ( oil paintings)
International Exhibitionist
Curzon Soho Cinema, London ( video )
Chinese Modernity
Fondation Armando Alvares Penteada
Sao Paulo, Brazil (photograph and video of performance )
Paris-Pekin, Paris
France (photograph and video of performance )
New photography from China
CourtYard Gallery, Beijing ( photographs )
Reinterpretation: A decade of experimental Chinese art 1990-2000
The first Guang Zhou Triennial , China ( photograph of performance )
Translated Acts
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil ( Carrillo Gil Museum )
Mexico City, ( photographs and videos of performance )
The 2nd Pingyao International Photography Festival:
Chinese’s New Photography, China ( Photograph of performance )
When it rains it pours
DDM, Shang Hai ( sculpture )
2001
Translated Acts , Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Berlin
Traveling exhibition: Translated Acts ,16th October----1st February 2002
Queens Museum of Art, New York
Hot Pot
Kunstnernes Hus , Oslo, Norway ( oil paintings, video of performance and slide multimedia )
On Boys and Girls
Upriver Loft, Kunming
Yunnan, China (oil paintings)
Egofugal
The 7th International Istanbul Biennial
ISTANBUL(slide multimedia)
Naked
Wood Street Gallery
Pittsburgh, U.S.A ( photographs of performance )
2000
Manly, Art in General
New York ( video of the performance )
Man and Place
Kwangju Biennial 2000, Korea .
Metamorphosed Asian Art
Traveling Exhibition: Asian Section of Kwangju Biennial 2000
Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Japan .
Time of Reviving
Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art in 2000
Upriver Gallery , China
The Figure Another Side Of Modernism
Sung-Harbor Cultural Center
INC ,New York
Our Chinese friends
ACC Gallery Weimar / neudeli-Gallerie der Bauhaus
Germany
Utopia, International
Exhibition at Rogaland Kunst Museum, Norway
Chinese performance
J G M Gallery, Paris, France )
1999
Pink for Boys / Blue for Girls
NGBK, Berlin
Aperto over All
The 48th Biennale di Venezia, , Venice
1998
Video of performances, Autonomous Action
The large Glass. Auckland
New Zealand.
Tamavivant'98
Tama Art University
Tokyo, Japan. (paintings)
Inside Out : New Chinese Art
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Traveling exhibition , SFMOMA, MARCO - Mexico, Australia, Hong kong…
1997
Degenderism
Setagaya Art Museum
Tokyo, Japan
Photographs of Performances
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
Photographs and Video from China
Max Protech Gallery, New York
Another Long March
Breda, Holland.
1996
China Avant-garde Material Exhibition
Gallery Q&QS
Tokyo and Fukuoka
1995
Contact of the third kind
performance in Beijing.
The Anonymous Mountain Raised by a Meter
performance in Beijng
Nine Holes
performance in Beijing
1992
Guangzhou Biennial
China