ZHANGBOLONG LIU (b.1989, Beijing, China)

Graduated from Materials Science and Engineering Department at Tsinghua University , Beijing (B.E.), and Photography, Video and Related Media at School of Visual Arts, New York (M.F.A) in 2015. He has won Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography (Baton Rouge, 2014) and Shiseido Prize (Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, 2014). His recent shows include The Absence and Presence of A Cat at International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (2015), Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Art Triennale 2015 at Tokamachi, Japan (2015), The 2nd “CAFAM Future” Exhibition – the Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art at The Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing (2015); The 10th Lianzhou International Foto Festival at Lianzhou Foto Fruit Barn, Lianzhou (2014); Reminiscence of the Land at 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing (2014) and TOP20 China New Photographers at China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou (2013).

In his Traces series, started in 2012, Zhangbolong Liu attempts to document objects that have already disappeared completely from view, or, rather, his subject matter is to capture the “existence of non-existent things.” Within Liu’s photographs, time is seen to be the manipulating force over the traces left behind by removed objects. Through empty slideshow, missing objects in a museum showcase, leftover pinholes on isolated wallpaper and wrinkled bed sheets that have not yet been flattened out, the so-called “non-existent objects” are able to declare their existence after all.

Artist’s Website: http://www.zhangbolong.com

刘张铂泷(b.1989, 北京)

毕业于北京清华大学材料科学与工程系,又于纽约视觉艺术学院摄影,录像及相关媒体专业取得艺术硕士学位,现工作和生活在纽约、北京。 他曾获得 Ryan R. Gibbs 摄影奖(巴吞鲁日,美国,2014)和资生堂摄影师奖(三影堂摄影艺术 中心,北京,2014)。近期参加的展览包括一只猫的在场与缺席(ISCP 国际艺术家和策展人项 目,纽约,2015),大地艺术节越后妻有艺术三年展(日本十日町,2015),第二届 CAFAM 未 来展:创客创客·中国青年艺术的现实表征(中央美术学院美术馆,北京,2015),第十届连州 国际摄影节(连州摄影节果品仓展区,连州,2014),陆地的回声展览(百年印象画廊,北京, 2014),TOP20·中国当代摄影新锐展(中国美术学院美术馆,杭州,2013)。

刘张铂泷的“痕迹”系列开始于 2012 年,尝试记录消失的事物,或“不存在事物的存在”。在 他的摄影中,时间成为痕迹的操控者。透过空无一物的幕布,作品消失的博物馆展柜,针孔孤立 的墙壁,皱褶尚未抚平的床单,被移除的“不存在事物”得以宣告自我的存在。浩瀚的宇宙在变 化中得以运行,看似恒定的事物其实不断在流动。拍摄痕迹的过程让刘张进一步思考个人感知与 外界变化的关系。最终成像只有一版销售,意在让作品的痕迹再度消散。