LI Chen

b. 1963     Artist CV

Portrait by Rich Huang

LI Chen was born in 1963 in Yunlin. He graduated from Dajia Senior High School in Taiwan in 1981; he currently lives and works in Taichung, Taiwan. His selected solo exhibitions include: Ethereal Cloud – Li Chen New Works (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2019), Through the Ages – Li Chen Solo Exhibition (Aurora Museum, Shanghai, 2018), Being: In/Voluntary Drift Li Chen Solo Exhibition (Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, 2017), Journey of Solitary Existence: Li Chen Ordinary People Debut Exhibition (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2014), Chineseness-A Documentary Exhibition on Li Chen (Asia Art Center, Taipei, 2013), Monumental Levity: Li Chen’s Major Sculpture Solo Exhibition at Place Vendôme (Place Vendôme, Paris, 2013), Li Chen: Eternity and Commoner (Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 2012), Greatness of Spirit: Li Chen Premiere Sculpture Exhibition in Taiwan (National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, 2011), Li Chen: Mind.Body.Spirit (Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2009), Soul Guardians – In an Age of Disasters and Calamities (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2008), In Search of Spiritual Space (National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2008), Energy of Emptiness (Telecom Italia Future Centre, 52nd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2007). His selected group exhibitions include: Transgression throughout the Volatile World Inaugural Exhibition of Asia Art Center Taipei New Flagship Space (Asia Art Center, Taipei, 2021),  2020 – Song Art Invitation Exhibition (Song Art Museum, Beijing, 2020), Buddha.China – Buddhist Objects in the Early Stage from the Gansu Provincial Museum (Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, 2019), The Return of Elegancy – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition (Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2016), Metamorphosis – Biennale China-Italia (Manet Art Gallery, Beijing, 2016), Rest on Water and Gargle with Stone – Chinese Contemporary Literati Arts (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2015), Culture.Mind.Becoming (Palazzo Mora, 55th International Art Exhibition – 2003 La Biennale di Venezia, 2013), China Onward: Chinese Contemporary Art, 1966-2006 (The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2007), OPENASIA, 10th International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations (Venice, 2007), Fiction Love – Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art (Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, 2004), OPENASIA, 7th International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations (Venice, 2004), China Without Borders (Sotheby’s New York, New York, 2001). His artworks are collected by: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (Kaohsiung) and Olenska Foundation (Geneva).



Fire Master



The Pavilion


Traveling in Mountains

The Genuine State

Landscape in Heaven

The Noumenon of Contrast

Aerial Pagoda



Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva

Riding the Wind

Collective Consciousness

Cloud Glider

Pure Land

Three Bodies of Buddha

The Pursuer

Float to Sukhavati

All in One

Energy of Emptiness, 52nd Venice Biennale

Shanghai International Biennial Urban Sculpture Exhibition


Sacrificial Altar

Lord of Fire

Lord of Wind

Indestructible Guardians

Mind.Body.Spirit at Singapore Art Museum

Dragon-Riding Buddha

Dragon-Riding Buddha

Unpredictable Fate

The Pavilion

Greatness of Spirit at CKS Memorial Hall

Flickering Moonlight

Floating Heavenly Palace



Solo Exhibition at Frye Art Museum


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