Biography

LIANG Manqi was born in 1986 in Guangdong Province, China. She graduated from the department of art education at China Academy of Art in 2009 and obtained her MFA from the CDK (Chinesisch-Deutshe Kunstakademie), a joint degree program of the University of the Arts, Berlin and the China Academy of Art in 2012. She currently lives and works in Shanghai. As a representative of the Chinese female artist of abstract art of the post-80s generation, LIANG Manqi adopts two-dimensional paintings as the primary clue, utilizing installations, site-specific paintings, and even the architectural structure of the space as her media. Those seemingly logical visual symbols on canvas are balanced through the artist’s abundant sensibility and emotional order. LIANG Manqi takes the geometrical shape and color as a method to understand herself and her surroundings, as well as the passage to embrace the psychological uncertainty, contradiction, and conflict.

 

LIANG Manqi has held various solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions, including Dancing Queen: Contemporary Women Artitst from Asia, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea, 2020; Lunar Phases, UCCA, Beijing, China, 2019; Emocoding, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2017; Voice of Asia, ARARIO GALLERY, Shanghai, China, 2017; Fantasy Creator, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2017; Space in Mind, Animamix Biennale 2015-2016, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, 2016; Expectation, SVA-NYC Art Platform (SNAP), Shanghai, China, 2016; Each to His Own: Li Wendong | Wei Xingye Collection Exhibition, OCAT, Xi‘an, China, 2016; Imaginary Practice, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, China, 2016; WE: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists, chi K11 Museum, Shanghai, China, 2016; Colometry, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul, Korea, 2015; Several Objective Relations, Arario Museum, Jeju, Korea, 2014; etc.

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