Li Zhenhua

Curatorial Talk: From Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Money to Creating Spaces 2013–2017.

Postgraduate Programme in Curating ZHdK
Sat 27 May 2 pm, ZHdK 4.T33


My work inside and outside China, how to work with new institution, gallery and museum? Open an institution, initiate a new project, what curator can do through curating to help establish new art systems. My work is from the practical side to understand the geographical changes in China, and the shifting of Art Practices developed with curatorial practice.
Li Zhenhua has been active in the artistic field since 1996, his practice mainly concerning curation, art creation and project management. Since 2010 he has been the nominator for the Summer Academy at the Zentrum Paul Klee Bern (Switzerland), as well as for The Prix Pictet (Switzerland). He is a member of the international advisory board for the exhibition “Digital Revolution” at the Barbican Centre in the UK in 2014, received as member of the international advisory board for Videotage and Symbiotica in 2015.

Since 2000 focus on curating and dialog with the 6th generation film makers and documentary film makers from China, since 2004 involved in CIFF. 2010 curated Heat: Zhang Yuan solo show in Nanjing, China. 2007 work as producer on Shen Shaomin’s documentary film I am Chinese. Since 2003 worked as jury in the film and arts field, such as Shorti (Span 2003), Napolis Film festival (Italy 2006), Transmediale (Berlin, Germany 2009), CCAA (Beijing, China 2012), CIFF (Nanjing, China 2012), Fantoche (Switzerland 2012).
Li Zhenhua has edited several artists’ publications, including “Yan Lei: What I Like to Do” (Documenta, 2012), “Hu Jieming: One Hundred Years in One Minute” (2010), “Feng Mengbo: Journey to the West” (2010), and “Yang Fudong: Dawn Mist, Separation Faith” (2009). A collection of his art reviews has been published under the title “Text” in 2013.