Galerie Edwynn Houk announce their inaugural exhibition of photography by Liu Bolin (Chinese, b. 1973). Born in Shangdong Province, Liu moved to Beijing where he graduated from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Master’s degree in sculpture. He came of age during the 1990s, a period that witnessed the emergence of China from the remaining ashes of the Cultural Revolution, as well as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. In his work, Liu is committed to examining and protesting the ramifications of the rapid economic development, environmental deterioration, consumerism, and urbanization of his homeland. In his process, Liu incorporates sculpture, performance art, body painting and photography. After selecting a background that is often an urban landmark or place of personal relevance, the artist poses before the

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