Artworks by Lu Hao

Flower, Bird, Insect, Fish Series- Fish Tank by Lu Hao

111.8 x 51.8 x 0.7 cm
Plexiglass & Plastic Goldfish Installation

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano China 2009 by Lu Hao

Ferrari announced its collaboration with established Chinese contemporary artist Lu Hao, well known for his models of Beijing, his playfulness with architecture and geographical images in rapidly evolving modern China, on a one-of-a-kind China edition of the 599 GTB Fiorano

Vanishing Homes by Lu Hao

180 x 160 cm
Oil on Canvas

Lu Hao


Lu Hao was born in Beijing in 1969 and graduated from the Chinese Ink Painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1992. He had become recognized as an accomplished ink painter by 1997 when he began to explore other ways in which to express his concern about the clash between the legacy of China’s great classical civilization on the one hand and the drive to modernity propagated by the Chinese government on the other. The propelling theme of Lu Hao’s intellectual life has been his deep dismay at the destruction of China’s ancient cities. Lu Hao is one of a brilliant new generation of artists which represents a new direction of thinking in China today.

The change and development of contemporary Chinese society manifested in the change and development of its cities. These transformations and advancements in major Chinese cities are not merely the catalyst for China’s growth as a nation, but they are simultaneously one of the major drives for worldwide developments. Lu Hao’s art works tightly associate with these transformations and developments in Chinese cities. Lu’s art works embody the celebration, satire, and mockery of such metamorphosis. Lu likes to use plexiglass as the primary material in his installation works, and this specific material is often being used in the construction of buildings, furniture, and some large format building tools. And these objects, which are closely related to the city developments, are being duplicated into models. These models are not replicates of the buildings, furniture, or construction tools in their preparatory stage, but they are copies of them as finished products. These models resemble the souvenirs we bring home from our travels. In Lu’s art works, a city’s change and development became both breakthrough and problem; a city’s change and development became a course of game. A city’s change and development are dramatized, and people became the players of such change and development; people gave up their place to serious contemplation about the future in exchange for the experimentation of a game. Lu aggressively turned the serious topic of city’s change and development into a complete game. A city became a game of entertainment and desire. And Lu became the creator of this game.

The making of these “games” allowed Lu to participate in numerous major biennales all over the world, just to name a few, the Venice Biennale, Sao Paolo Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Lyon Biennale, and Istanbul Biennale. In these biennales, Lu made cities into dramas and models.

Solo Exhibitions:
“Landscape”, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China
“Shooting 10000 Arrows All at Once”, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China
Vanessa art link, Jakarta, Indonesia
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Cheng Xindong Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Solo exhibition atWan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Solo exhibition at the International Art Gallery, Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, Beijing, China
Group Exhibitions:
“Art from China: Collection Uli Sigg”, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“The Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection”, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
“China Welcomes You”, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
“Documenta 12”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, German
“Mahjong: Chinese Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg”, Hamburger, German
Pusan Biennale, Pusan, Korea
“YUM CHA”, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Jiang Hu: China Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
“Beijing/Background: About Architecture”, China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Cheng Xindong Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“Land on Reality: China Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
“Follow me: China Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“The Wall: Reshaping the Contemporary Chinese Art”, Millennium Art Museum, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Mahjong: Chineieche Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg”, Kunstmuseum Bern,? ?Berne, Switzerland
“China: As Seen by Contemporary Chinese Artists”, Provincia di Milano, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
“Interval: China Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Hi – Shanghai LOFT, Shanghai, China
“Archeology of the Future: Second Triennial Chinese Art Exhibition”, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
“Always to the Front”, Guandu Museum, Taiwan, China
“China: the Body Everywhere”, Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseille, France
Pusan Biennale, Pusan, Korea
“Stone Face”, Duolun Museum, Shanghai, China; Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
“Is It Art? An Exhibition of Contemporary Art”, Shan’xi Provincial Art Museum, Xi’an, China
“New Zone: Chinese Art”, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
“Alors la China?”, Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
“Second Hand Reality”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Chinese Contemporary Art”, Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, UK
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
“Transit”, Gallery René Steiner, Erlach, Switzerland
“Welcome China!”, Gallery Soardi, Nice, France
“China Art: Zeitgen?ssische Kunst aus China”, Küppersmühle Museum, Duisburg, Germany
“Urban Iconography: the 25th Sao Paulo Biennale”, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The 7th Biennale of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
“Take Part Ⅱ”, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
“Living in Time: 27 zeitgen?ssische Kunst aus China”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, German
“Take Part Ⅰ”, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
“Our Chinese Friends”, ACC Gallery & Bauhaus – Universit?t Gallery, Weimar, German
The 5th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
“Documentation of Chinese Avant-garde Art in 90’s”, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
“Beijing in London”, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
“Aperto over All: the 48th Venice Biennale”, Venice, Italy
“China Gaudy Art”, Tianjin Taida Art Gallery, Tianjin, China
“Poly Phenobrene”, Zhong Shan Park, Beijing, China
“The Corruptionists”, North Third Ring No. 10 basement, Beijing, China