Li Shan, Chinese (1942 - )

  • 1942 Born in Lanxi County, Heilongjiang Province, China
  • 1963 Studies at the University of Heilongjiang, China
  • 1964-68 Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Drama, Arts Department (oil painting), Shanghai, China
  • 1969 Works in a military farm in Zhejiang Province, China
  • 1985-94 Lecturer at the Art Research Institute, Shanghai Academy of Drama, Shanghai, China


  • 1982 Painting the Chinese Dream: Chinese Art 30 years after the Revolution, Smith College, Northampton Ma.; City Hall, Boston, Ma.; Brooklyn Museum, New York, U.S.A.
  • 1983 Stage '83: Painting Experiments, Futan University, Shanghai, China
  • 1986 Grand Opening Exhibition at Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 1986 1st Concave/Convex Installation Exhibition, organised with sculptor Yu Shen, Shanghai, China
  • 1986 9th Exhibition of the Japanese Artists Group, Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987 A State of Transition: Contemporary Painting From Shanghai, organised by Alisan Fine Arts at The Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1988 2nd Concave/Convex Installation Exhibition, organised with sculptor Yu Shen, Shanghai, China
  • 1989 Contemporary Chinese Art, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 1989 7 Modern Painters from the People's Republic of China, Galerie Werner Melletin, Cologne, Germany
  • 1990 Solo exhibition at the Shanghai Academy of Drama, Shanghai, China
  • 1992 Begegnung mit den Anderen, Projektgruppe Stoffwechsel, Dokumenta Kassel und Hamm; Munich; Germany
  • 1993 Chinese Art: Post 1989, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; New York, U.S.A.
  • 1993 The 45th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
  • 1993 Chinese Art: Post-1989, Marlborough Gallery, London, Great Britain
  • 1994 Building the Rouge Empire: Paintings from 1976-1992, Alisan Fine Arts at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1998-00 Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society Galleries, New York; Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, NY, USA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico; Tacoma Art Museum and the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • 2000 Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong; ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China; Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
  • 2003 Dajia-Studies on Design from Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fudan University, Shanghai Open Sky, Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • 2005 Li Shan: Small new works, ShanghArt Gallery, Shanghai


  • Shui Fen Hua (Watercolour Painting), 2/1979, Shanghai
  • Shanghai Hua Bao, 3/1983, Shanghai
  • Jiao Liu (Communication), 3/1983, U.S.A.
  • Jiangsu Pictorial Art Monthly, 7/1985, Jiangsu
  • Painter, 3/1985, Hunan
  • Mei Shu (Art), 7/1986, Beijing
  • Zhong Guo Zhong Qing Nian Hua Jia Zi Xuan Ji (Self selected young and middle aged Chinese painters), Guilin, 1987
  • Jiangsu Pictorial Art Monthly, 2/1987, Jiangsu
  • A State of Transition. Contemporary Painting from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, 1987
  • J. Lebold-Cohen, The New Chinese Painting 1949-86, New York, Abrams, 1987
  • Mei Shu Si Chao (Art Trend), 5/1987, Hubei
  • Hua Bao 427, 1987?, Zhejiang
  • Jiangsu Pictorial Art Monthly, 10/1988, Jiangsu
  • Contemporary Nude Art, Lijiang, Yunnan, 1988
  • Shanghai Artists, 5.6/1988, Shanghai
  • Artist 174, 11/1989, Taiwan
  • Shanghai Artists, 2/1989, Shanghai
  • Shanghai Artists, 5/1989, Shanghai
  • Hsiung Shih Art Monthly 56, 11/1989, Taiwan
  • Jiangsu Pictorial Art Monthly, 6/1990, Jiangsu
  • Zhong Guo Nan Ren (The Chinese Male), 1990, Taiwan
  • Scarlet Cheng, "Pop Goes Political," Asian Art News, 3/1, 1993, Hong Kong
  • South China Morning Post, June 9, 1993, Hong Kong
  • Div. Authors, China's New Art, Post 1989. With a retrospective from 1979-1989, Hong Kong, Hanart TZ Gallery, 1993
  • Paroles, March 1993, Hong Kong
  • Guo Minglu, Zhong Guo Mei Shu Shi 1985-1986 (Contemporary Chinese Art History 1985-1986), Shanghai, 1991
  • Chong-Pin Lin, "On the March," in Amcham, March 1994, Hong Kong


  • Shenzhen Art Museum, China
  • Heilongjiang Art Gallery, China
  • Private collections in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Great Britain, USA



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