Born in Chongqing after 1972, Liu Qingyuan graduated from the Department of Printmaking at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and is currently the vice president and head of the Department of Experimental Art.
His main direction of work is on the social integration method of contemporary art and design, interdisciplinary practice and creation. His artistic work covers a wide range of contemporary cultural fields, such as music festivals, experimental theatre, literature, design, cultural conservation and folk arts village construction. He is also involved in the planning and organisation of contemporary artistic activities. This also causes Liu Qingyuan’s work to become “intermedia” in facing to the public. He communicates and collaborates with other fields in a way that is both personal and collaborative. Liu’s work has been featured in the Maxxi Rome 21st Century National Gallery “Where is the world?”, the Fifth Oral Industrial Biennale, the 10th Lyon International Biennale, the 15th Lianzhou International Photo Exhibition, the 8th Shanghai Biennale, the 7th Shenzhen International Ink Biennale, the Chengdu Biennale 2011, the 2013/2015/2017 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Urban Architecture Biennale, and the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture exhibition, Guangdong Century Art Exhibition and other exhibitions at home and abroad. Liu Qingyuan has published several books, such as “Fragments (1998-2006)”, “the Replicator” , “Walking along the River”, “Your expression is my symbol”, “Sketches”, “the Manner of replication”, “Artisans” and so on.