Liang Ban

Liang Ban works across video, installation, photography, and painting. He has participated in numerous domestic and international exhibitions. Liang's art practice can be described as if he were a tomb raider: he excavates the essence of subcultures, generic imageries, fictional legends and other information pulled from a universal consciousness. He uses this information to connect with personal and/or socio-political tragedy resulting in poetic and dramatic creations. Liang's concise approach to art imbues his works with undeniable creativity and imagination that openly invites viewers to face the often-challenging issues found within his artwork.

Liang Ban's solo exhibitions include, Diary of a Pioneer, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2018); Liang Ban and Ye Funa: Self-Created Universe, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, USA (2017); Landscape Browser, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing, China (2016) and Slightly Confused, Taikang Space, Beijing, China (2016). His recent group shows include, Oscillation, 33 Contemporary Art Center, Guangzhou, China (2018); New Video in China: New Attititude since 2010, Anren OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, China (2018); Screen refreshing/Labor – 2018 AMNUA International exhibition of photography, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China (2018); Ghosts in the Information, PPPP, Beijing, China (2018); Mirroring, Aegean Place, Shanghai, China (2017-18); Light Up Therapy Resort, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (2017-18); Visuality is the Scene of Negligence, Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival, Xiamen, China (2017-18); The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017); The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2017);  Without Leaving Any Traces, MOCUBE, Beijing, China (2017); Moments and More: Documents of Culture Pavilion, OCAT Shanghai Project Space, Shanghai, China (2017); Reversal Ritual, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2017); GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL, Goethe Institut, Beijing, China (2016); Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016);  Olhares Interiores, Macao Museum of Art, Macao, China (2015).

Liang Ban was born in Guangxi, China in 1985. He graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from the Guangxi Art Institute in Nanning, China. Liang Ban is the recipient of the Jimei x Arles Nomination Award (2016), and Art Sanya Hua Yu Youth Discovery Award (2016).

Liang Ban currently lives and works in Beijing, China. 


de Sarthe past exhibitions:

Diary of a Pioneer, 27 January - 17 March, 2018

Reversal Ritual, 23 March - 13 May, 2017

Landscape Browser, curated by Bao Dong, 9 December, 2016 - 26 February, 2017


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