Li Xiangqun

Male

1961      Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang

1978—1982  Graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and stayed on as a professor

1982—1987  Working at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

1987—1990  Received master’s degree in sculpture from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

1990—2000  Working at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Research Institute

2000—   Working as a professor in the Sculpture Department of the Tsinghua University, Academy of Art and Design

2015—    Vice-president of  Luxun Academy of Fine Arts (LAFA)

 

Vice-president of  Luxun Academy of Fine Arts (LAFA)

Professor & PhD Supervisor, Tsinghua University Academy of Art and Design

Member, Tsinghua University Academy of Art and Design Academic Committee

Vice-Director, Fine Arts Professional teaching steering committee of High School,Ministry of Education

Member, 12th CPPCC(Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) National Committee

Member of Curatorial Team of The 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, China, 2012

Vice-Director, Sculpture Committee, China Artists Association

Vice-Director, Sculptor Association of China

National Publicity and Cultural “Four Talents” Award Winner

Winner of the Third National Virtuous and Skillful Arts Worker Title

Member, UK Society of Portrait Sculptors

 

 

Li Xiangqun as one of the sculpture leaders in Chinese contemporary art field insists on integrating "new humanism" concept into his work with strong artistic appeal. His portrait characters bring people shock and moved; sculptures in his hand became records and continuance of history, showing the strength of artist thought. His representative works are as follows: Heaping Cloud & Snow, Red Star Over China, Mao Zedong in the sunshine, we are walking on the road and so on. Many works were collected by the National Art Gallery, Chinese Modern literature Museum, National Museum and International Olympic Committee. Some works won the special and the first prize in the third and fourth session of National Sports Arts Exhibition; some won the honorable mention in second National City Sculpture Exhibition, the eighth National Fine Arts Exhibition and New China Sculpture contribution Achievement Award; British Portrait Statues Annual Exhibition Freakley best prize, Pangolin prize. At the same time of art creation, Li Xiangqun has insisted on teaching career for more than 30 years, cultivating a large number of artistic students and making continuation for Chinese sculpture continuance.

 

Li Xiangqun as representative of People's Congress has submitted a bill named to protect an old industrial building heritage, a growing culture area which has made a contribution for 798 cultural and creative industries retaining and development. He focused on the protection of cultural heritage and present proposals; involved in designing the national gifts; donated sculpture to education institution. He has participated in public welfare actively and donated auction profits to charity.

 

Exhibitions

2015  Tradition and Innovation——Contemporary Chinese Fine Arts Exhibition /Chazen Museum/ State of Wisconsin, America

2015  Chinese Freehand –National Art Museum of China Academic Invitational Exhibition/National Art Museum of China/Beijing, China

2014   Artistic Image of Qingdao——Sculpture Exhibition of China/ Sculpture Museum of Qingdao / Qingdao , China.

2014   Orientation of Shape——Annual Exhibition of College of Fine Arts of Shanghai University/Art Museum of Shanghai University /Shanghai China

2014  The 4th China Changchun International Sculpture Conference Exhibition of Chinese Freehand Brushwork in Traditional Chinese Sculpture / International Sculpture Park of Changchun /Changchun  China

2014  Walk Into Armenia——Contemporary Chinese Fine Arts Exhibition/Artists’ Home in Armenia/Erivan  Armenia

2014   Chinese Image——Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting & Sculpture Exhibition/The Royal Palace/Paris, France

2014    FACE2014:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2013   Giant Mao Zedong——Calligraphy of Mao Zedong and Sculpture & Painting about Mao Zedong/National Museum of China/Beijing ,China

2013   Silent Realm——Renaissance of Eastern Aesthetics/ZERO Art Center/Beijing ,China

2013   Paris Art Salon in Winter/Montreuil Art Center/Paris, France

2013   New Realm——Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition/Kong De Duke Palace/Madrid Spain

2013   The 55th La Biennale di Venezia in Parallelo——Culture, Mind, Becoming/Palazzo Mora/Venice, Italy

2013    FACE2013:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2013   Teachers & Students Exhibition ofChina National Academy of Painting/Heyang Art Museum/Datong, China

2012   International Arts Exhibition of Louvre,2012/Louvre/Paris, France

2012   Chinese Contemporary Arts Exihibition/Chinese Cultural Center of Berlin/Berlin, Germany

2012  The 5th China Beijing International Art Biennale/National Art Museum of China/Beijing ,China

2012  Walking——Li Xiangqun Art Exhibition/National Art Museum of China/Beijing ,China

2012  Open and melting of Chinese contemporary art/The Hungarian National Gallery/Budapest, Hungary  

2012  A New Horizon: Contemporary Chinese Art/ National Museum of Australia/Canberra, Australia

2012    A Century of National Museum of China·Chinese sculpture exhibition in one hundred/Beijing,China.

2012    FACE2012:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2012    The Revival of Tradition——Chinese Contemporary Print Art / London, UK

2011      Tangible phythms National Centre for the Performing Arts / Beijing, China

2011      China National Academy of Painting Youth fine art invitational exhibition

        China National Academy of Painting / Beijing, China

2011      The 30th anniversary of china nation academy of painting—The Oriental is Bright

           China National Academy of Painting / Beijing, China

2011      Datong international sculpture biennale  exhibition / Datong, China

2011      The third changchun world sculpture conference in China / Changchun, China

2011      The Sun Rises from the East / Zero Field Art Center / Beijing, China

2011      Black and White / Zero Field Art Center / Beijing, China

2011      FACE2011:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2011      Li Xiangqun, Zhang Shuguo, and Chen Lianfu Group Exhibition / Beijing, China

2011      The Evolving Art: Invitational Exhibition for the Establishment of the Contemporary Art    

        Institute at Tsinghua University / Beijing, China

2011      Figurative Art: 720 Hours / Beijing, China

2010      The Ming Tombs International Contemporary Art Exhibition / Beijing, China

2010      FACE2010:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2009      The Tenth Anniversary of Macao's Return: A Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition /

        Macao, China

2009      National Historical Works Project Exhibition / Beijing, China

2009      Report to the Motherland: The China Federation of Literature Sixtieth Anniversary   

        Exhibition of Selected Works of Calligraphy, Photography, and Folk Art / Beijing, China

2009      Report to the Motherland: Sixty Years of Art in New China / Beijing, China

2009      Sense of Touch: The Louvre to the China Millennium Monument / Beijing, China

2009      Chinese Art World Tour / Paris, France

2009      FACE2009:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2008      Different Perspective / Beijing, China

2008      FACE2008:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2007      FACE2007:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2006      The Red Flag Flaps: A 798 Contemporary Art Exhibition / Zero Field Art Center /

        Beijing, China

2006      FACE2006:  The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors / London, UK

2005      One Hundred Years of Chinese Sculpture Invitational Exhibition / Shanghai, China

2005      To Each His Own / 798 Art Festival / Beijing, China

2005      Critical / 798 Art Festival / Beijing, China

2002      0 + 1: Six Chinese Artists / Gwangju Biennale / Gwangju, South Korea

2001      Salon d'automne: Sinicism / Heaven and Earth Gallery / Paris, France

2000      Conversations with Henry Moore: Invitational Sculpture Exhibition / Guangzhou, China

2000      Gwangju Biennale / Gwangju, South Korea

1999      The National Art Museum of China Collection:  Twentieth Century Chinese Art /

        Beijing, China

1999      Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Annual Exhibition / He Xiangning Art Museum /

        Shenzhen, China

1998      Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Camp / Guilin, China

1998      Sculpture: Fifty Years / Sculpture Studio Exhibition / Museum of the China Central    

        Academy of Fine Arts / Beijing, China

1998      The Fourth National Sports Art Exhibition / Shanghai Museum / Shanghai, China

1997      The 1997 Chinese Sculpture Exhibition / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

1997      The Fourth National Sports Art Exhibition / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

1994      The Eighth National Fine Art Exhibition / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

1993      The Third National Sports Art Exhibition / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

1992      Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Invitational Exhibition / Beijing, China

1992      Twenty-First Century China: Master Works of the Central Academy of Fine Arts /

        Beijing, China

1991      International Exhibition / Dazi Hope Open Air Museum / Ibaraki, Japan

1989      The Seventh National Fine Art Exhibition / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

1984      The Sixth National Fine Art Exhibition / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

1982      The Second China Youth Art Exhibition / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

 

Awards

2013    Taylor Art Foundation Prize/Paris Art Salon in Winter/Paris, France

2011      Freakely Prize / FACE2011: The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors/

        London, UK

2011      National Publicity and Cultural “Four Talents” Award Winner / Beijing, China

2011      National Virtuous and Skilled Art Worker / Beijing, China   

2009      Achievement Award / New China Urban Sculpture / Beijing, China

2009      Award for Excellence / Yixing Urban Sculpture Competition / Yixing, China

2009      Top Ten Contributor / Chaoyang District Cultural and Creative Industries / Beijing, China

2006      Pangolin Prize / FACE2006: The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors /

        London, UK

2004      Award for Excellence / Third National Urban Sculpture Exhibition / Beijing, China

2003      Bronze Award / Tsinghua University Professors' Exhibition / Beijing, China

2001      Award for Excellence / International Exhibition of Arts and Sciences / Beijing, China

1997      First Prize / Fourth National Sports Art Exhibition / Beijing, China

1994      Excellence Award / Second National Urban Sculpture Exhibition / Beijing, China

1994      Award for Excellence / Eighth National Fine Art Exhibition / Beijing, China

1993      Special Prize / Third National Sports Art Exhibition / Beijing, China

1991      Excellence Award / Dazi Hope Open Air Museum / Ibaraki, Japan

 

 

Collections

2014    Huang Gongwang- Four Masters from Yuan Dynasty/ National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

2012    On the Taihang Mountain/National Art Museum of China/Beijing,China

2012    Mowei/ National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

2012    Xian Xinghai/National Centre for the Performing Arts/Beijing,China

2011      Burberry Girl / Chinese contemporary sculpture gallery / Datong,China

2009      We are Walking on the Road / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

2009      Mao Zedong in Sunshine / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

2009      China Suffering / National Museum of China / Beijing, China

2009      Red Star Over China / National Museum of China / Beijing, China

2008      The Smile of Spring / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

2007      Red Star Over China / Added to the National Historical Works Project / Beijing, China

2005      Ba Jin / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

2003      Melt / Guangdong Museum of Art / Guangzhou, China

2003      Float / Changchun Contemporary Art Museum / Changchun, China

2002      Live On / Gwangju Biennale / Gwangju, South Korea

2001      Guo Moruo / China Millennium Monument / Beijing, China

2001      The Relay Racer / National Tsing Hua University / Hsinchu, Taiwan

2001      The Relay Racer / Tsinghua University / Beijing, China

1999      The Relay Racer No. 3 / Private Collection / Taipei, Taiwan

1998      Ba Jin / National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature / Beijing, China

1998      Defrosting No. 3 / National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature / Beijing, China

1998      Defrosting / Private Collection / Denver, US

1998      The Relay Racer No. 2 / Bank of China / Beijing, China

1998      Liquid / Paradise International Sculpture Camp / Guilin, China

1997      The Relay Racer No. 1 / Olympic Museum / Lausanne, Switzerland

1993      Eternal Revolution No. 2 / National Art Museum of China / Beijing, China

1993      Eternal Revolution No. 1 / Olympic Museum / Lausanne, Switzerland

1991      Waiting for the Sunrise / Dazi Hope Open Air Museum / Ibaraki, Japan