Liu Ruowang

Liu Ruowang was born in 1977 in the mountainous area of Jiaxian County of YulinDistrict in northern Shaanxi Province. In 1996, he was admitted to the Fashion Design Department of Xi’an Polytechnic University. Later in 1998, he quitted from the school because he wanted to become a painter. He came to Beijing in 1999 and studied the postgraduate courses as teaching assistant in Central Academy of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2005. His artworks have been exhibited around the world including Singapore; Seoul, Korea; Queenstown, New Zealand; Venice Biennale, Italy and the University of Turin, as well as in Beijing and Shanghai, China. He has many series of representative artworks, including Original Sin, Wolves Coming, Heaven Soldier, The People, Melody, Dodo, and others. In 2016, Liu Ruowang was invited to NordArt, Germany as the “Artist of the Year 2016”, and his exhibition “Watching the People”, which was honored as one of the “15 Best Global Summer Exhibitions” by American media, was awarded the Most Popular Exhibition ofNordArt.