Li Chen

b. 1963     Artist CV

Portrait by Rich Huang

Li Chen was born in 1963 in Yunlin. He graduated from National Dajia Senior High School in 1981. He currently lives and works in Taichung. His selected solo exhibitions include: 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), ChinesenessA Documentary Exhibition on Li Chen (Asia Art Center, Taipei, 2013), Li Chen 2013 Place Vendôme Premiere Solo Exhibition in Paris (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: MindBodySpirit (Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2009), Energy of Emptiness (Telecom Italia Future Centre, 52nd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2007). His selected group exhibitions include: The Return of Elegancy – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition (Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2016), Rest on Water and Gargle with Stone – Chinese Contemporary Literati Arts (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2015), CultureMindBecoming (Palazzo Mora, 55th International Art Exhibition – 2003 La Biennale di Venezia), Spirit of the East II – Bridging (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2010), Spirit of the East I- Accumulations (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2008), China Onward: Chinese Contemporary Art, 1966-2006 (Israel Museum, Jerusalem;The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen). His artworks were collected in: 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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