Li Ran

  • Li Ran produces video, installation, and performance-based works that examine various states of parody and simulacra in the digital world. Through performative narrative, reproduction, mimicry, and satire, Li Ran’s work straddles the line between fact and fiction in playful explorations of the meaning and making of truth. Li’s describes his own artwork with the language of architecture: that if an artwork is a like room, its meaning should be open and porous, not forced against a unilateral interpretation. This virtual-minded analogy is fitting inasmuch as Li’s practice increasingly hinges on the exploration of the non-reality within reality. Born in the Hubei province, his work has been exhibited extensively at international venues such as the Jewish Museum, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; The Museum of Moscow, Moscow; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva; and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco.

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Li Ran produces video, installation, and performance-based works that examine various states of parody and simulacra in the digital world. Through performative narrative, reproduction, mimicry, and satire, Li Ran’s work straddles the line between fact and fiction in playful explorations of the meaning and making of truth. Li’s describes his own artwork with the language of architecture: that if an artwork is a like room, its meaning should be open and porous, not forced against a unilateral interpretation. This virtual-minded analogy is fitting inasmuch as Li’s practice increasingly hinges on the exploration of the non-reality within reality. Born in the Hubei province, his work has been exhibited extensively at international venues such as the Jewish Museum, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; The Museum of Moscow, Moscow; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva; and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco.