Li Jinghu was born in Dongguan, Guangdong Province in 1972. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department in South China Normal University, Guangzhou. Li currently lives and works in Dongguan, China.
Major solo exhibitions include: Time is Money and Efficiency is Life, Magician Space, Beijing, China (2014); Gie, Yangtze River Space, Wuhan, China (2011); Snowman, Arrow Factory Space, Beijing, China (2011); Forest, Observation Society, Guangzhou, China (2009); and One Day in Dongguan, J&Z Gallery, Shenzhen, China (2009). Important group exhibitions include: The System of Objects, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); You Can Only Think About Something If You Think About Something Else, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2014); 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Shenzhen, China (2014); ON | OFF: China’ s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, UCCA, Beijing, China (2013); PAINT(erly), Bank, Shanghai, China (2013); Daily of concept: A Practice of Life, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (2012); Something Will Inevitably Happen, K11 Artist Village, Wuhan, China (2011); Get it Louder, Beijing, Shanghai, China (2010); Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2009) and Dream a little dream,Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China (2006).
Li Jinghu’s poetically-charged, minimalist approach is chiefly influenced by his personal experience of living and working in the city of Dongguan – an area that has become a major manufacturing hub in the Pearl River Delta. Using materials ‘Made in China’ to reflect on China’s contemporary socio-political, economic and cultural reality, Li’s work is characterized by its simple and restrained formal presentation, and celebrated for its powerful impact and emotional depth.