1962年出生于江西吉安市，目前工作和生活于上海。八十年代末他尝试在当代背景下进行实验性的工作。2008年提出 “无意义、无内容” 的理念进行创作，开始了一个全新方向的探索，并形成了当代艺术的个人语言体系。是中国当代艺术领域最具实验性、代表性的艺术家之一。刘建华曾在国内外多次举办个展，并受邀参加第57届威尼斯双年展主题展、第2届莫斯科双年展等展览。作品被伦敦泰特现代美术馆、纽约MOMA等公共机构收藏。
Liu Jianhua was born in 1962 in Ji’an, Jiangxi Province and now lives and works in Shanghai, China. Since late 1980s, he started his experimental practices under the contemporary context. In 2008, he shifted his focus to “no meaning, no content”, which declared the fairly new exploration, and therefore has developed his own system of expression for contemporary art. Liu Jianhua is one of China’s best-known contemporary artists who experiment with comprehensive materials. His works have been exhibited at the international art exhibition of the 57th Venice Biennale and the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, etc. Liu Jianhua’s works have been collected by public institutions including Tate Modern (London, UK) and MOMA (New York, US).