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Li Lang

Born 1969, Chengdu (Sichuan Province), China. Lives and works in Chengdu (Sichuan Province), China.

Since the 1990s, Li Lang has been experimenting with photography and the photographer’s subjective approach of a documentary subject. For his series Father (2010-2014) he was awarded the Special Jury Prize at Lianzhou Foto festival in 2014. He spent three years hand-writing the dates of each day of his father's life on pictures of him, after he passed away at the age of 82 and Li Lang refused to sum up his life by the dates of birth and death engraved on his tombstone. Some of the works from Li Lang's other important series The Yi People have been acquired by SF MOMA. Li Lang’s works have been collected by many other institutions including the Shanghai Art Museum, the Guangdong Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada and the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Spain.

Recent exhibitions of Li Lang include a solo show, 1974, at Lianzhou Museum of Photography (2018) and collective shows: New video in China: new attitude since 2010 at OCT Creative Culture Park in Anren, China (2018), Loop— Photography and Video Experiments in Southwestern China since 2000 at A4 Art Museum in Chengdu, China (2017), We are from somewhere, but where are we going? at Daegu Photo Biennale in Korea (2016), Aura & Post Aura, 1st Beijing Photo Biennial at China Millennium Monument in Beijing (2013).