Nobody 無名の者

2023 7 7 (Fri.) ~7/14 (Fri.) 15:00-20:00

Nobody 無名の者

The fenced soil is my garden. In my consciousness, I am its dictator - deciding which plants to protect and which ones to remove. Those unwelcome plants are what I call "weeds." From the moment of their definition, these "weeds" have begun a lifelong struggle with me, turning this plot of land into a competitive ground for needs and a battlefield for aesthetics.

These "weeds" each have their own names, but those names are hardly known or cared about by anyone. They are collectively referred to as "weeds," becoming the nameless ones, the nobodies.


Li Li
1982, Born in Chongqing, China
2001-2005, Study oil painting in Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China 2005-2008, Work as an artist
2008-2020, Work as curator and assistant curator in art spaces in Chongqing, China
Solo Exhibition: 2016
Simmering, Schauraum, Vienna, Austria
Selected Group Exhibitions: 2015
Cloud Laboratory, Work as a team member of DD, LP Art Space, Chongqing, China
I Start Art Festival, Chengdu, China 2014
Fiction, Organhaus, Chongqing, China Fiction, Gallery Soap, Kitakyushu, Japan
Reality And The Aesthetic Regime Of Art, WJ Commune, Chongqing, China
Summer Show, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
Marginality, J Chen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
CARTOON, Thomas Cohn Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2007
CARTOON, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, New York
3rd Guiyang Art Biennale Exhibition, Word of Mouth from Four
Corners, Guiyang Art Museum, Guiyang
CHANYU AND LILI, Gallery “J·Chen”, Taipei, Taiwan
Our Toys Our Dream Our Childhood, 82 Republic, Hong Kong

Replacement, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Beijing 2005
Archaeology of The Future, The Second Triennial Of Chinese Art, Nanjing Red Classic Art Gallery, The Nanjing Museum, Yangzi Evening Paper, Nanjing
Artist in Residence:
Art Master, St. Moritz, Swiss
Gallery Soap, Kitakyushu, Japan
Projects as Curator and Organizer:
Curated Frank Havermans’s solo exhibition Infra,
Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
Organized workshop Winter in Subtropical Chongqing, with Madlen Kobi and Verena Zimmermann, Organhaus, Chongqing, China
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