Liang Shuo was born in 1976 in Jinxian, Tianjin province in northern China. He studied Sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and graduated in 2000. He then taught sculpture for two years at Tsinghua University in Beijing, followed by a residency at the Royal Institute in Amsterdam. From 2005 to 2006, he was in artist residency at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), the Netherlands. In 2009, he joined the Department of Sculpture at CAFA. Liang currently lives and works in Beijing and is represented by Beijing Commune.

Liang Shuo’s art practice employs a variety of materials for production, including found objects, stones, plastic, and mud—an approach through which he has constructed the unique aesthetic system of “Zha”: residues, dregs, sediment. Rather than a form of representation, this “Zha” aesthetic conveys the artist’s understanding of social phenomena and the systems of production. His recent projects that attempt a comprehensive exploration of space and an understanding of systems and phenomenon that provide the conceptual backbone to his work. He explores the relationship between one object and another without preconception, assembling found objects without altering their existing structures and creating new works. 

He has participated in the 3rd Shanghai Biennale (2000) and Busan Biennale (2004), the 9th Shanghai Biennale Reactivation (2012). In addition to a large number of solo exhibitions in China, his works have been displayed internationally. His first institutional solo exhibition in Europe was in 2017 at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. The artist used found materials on-site, organized according to a set of rules based on traditional Chinese ink wash painting.  In March, 2019 Beijing Commune exhibited Scenery, the second solo exhibition of artist.

His recent works have been exhibited at National Museum of China, Beijing; Today Art Museum, Power Station of Art, Shanghai; Guangdong Times Museum, Guangdong; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; National Museum of Singapore; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Groningen Museum, Groningen; Museum Het Domein, Sittard; Museum Beelden aan zee, The Hague; The Gerrit Rietveld Academie; KAdE Art Centre, Amersfoort; Espai dArt Contemporani de. Castello, Castello, Spain; Kunstnernes Hus Art Museum, Oslo; and Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome, amongst others.

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