Liu Ding

Simply Appear in the Company of…



This is a non-theatrical performance that involves three people discussing the artistic and curatorial practice of Liu Ding in the absence of the artist himself. Carol Yinghua Lu, close collaborator in many of Liu Ding’s curatorial projects, will give a ten-minute presentation of his work to be followed by a conversation about his practice between her, Marko Daniel and a long-termed friend of Liu Ding’s, who is an artist himself.

Liu Ding is an artist and curator based in Beijing. He has exhibited internationally. His conceptual art project Liu Ding’s Store, begun in 2008, is a continuing project that discusses and presents the various visible and invisible mechanisms in the art system for the formation of value. Liu was chosen in 2009 as a representative of China at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Little Movements: Self-Practices in Contemporary Art, initiated and curated with Carol Yinghua Lu, was exhibited at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shenzhen in September 2011, and will tour internationally from 2012. He co-curated the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World. Liu Ding’s first solo exhibition in America opened at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle in July 2012.