Liu Renjun


Liu Renjun was born in Hubei, China in 1990. He graduated from the Animation department of the Wuhan University of Technology in 2012. He currently lives and works in London and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts.

His practice traversed into the art of video, installation, and performance, drawing from personal memories, visual experiences and popular culture to weave an experimental visual narration. Liu Renjun’s works navigate between temporal and spatial, local and global, the individual and the collective, with attention to reality and fiction. By overlapping them, the artist created a series of videos with minimalist tendencies, and all share a character of non-narrative. Still, his physical works are all based on narratives, either real or fictional. It is evident that the concept of displacement is an essential proposition in his art. The transformation of time and space, using the seen to emphasize the unseen, has become an important means for the artist to control and use the concept of displacement.

Liu Renjun’s works have been featured at Exhibition for Nominated Students from Art Academy 2013, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2013); The First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China (2013).