Li Zhenhua (b. 1975) has been active in the artistic field since 1996, his practice mainly concerning curation, art creation and project management. Since 2010 he has been the nominator for the Summer Academy at the Zentrum Paul Klee Bern (Switzerland), as well as for The Prix Pictet (Switzerland). He is a member of the international advisory board for the exhibition “Digital Revolution” at the Barbican Centre in the UK in 2014, received as member of the international advisory board for Videotage and Symbiotica in 2015.
Since 2000 focus on curating and dialog with the 6th generation film makers and documentary film makers from China, since 2004 involved in CIFF. 2010 curated Heat: Zhang Yuan solo show in Nanjing, China. 2007 work as producer on Shen Shaomin’s documentary film I am Chinese. Since 2003 worked as jury in the film and arts field, such as Shorti (Span 2003), Napolis Film festival (Italy 2006), Transmediale (Berlin, Germany 2009), CCAA (Beijing, China 2012), CIFF (Nanjing, China 2012), Fantoche (Switzerland 2012).
Li Zhenhua has edited several artists’ publications, including “Yan Lei: What I Like to Do” (Documenta, 2012), “Hu Jieming: One Hundred Years in One Minute” (2010), “Feng Mengbo: Journey to the West” (2010), and “Yang Fudong: Dawn Mist, Separation Faith” (2009). A collection of his art reviews has been published under the title “Text” in 2013.
2016 The 3rd Ural Industrial Biennale of contemporary art (2015), The Regional Contemporary Art Project, INNOVATION Prize, Russia. 2015 Curator of the Year, TANC Asia Prize, Shanghai. 2015 Curator of the Year(2014), Art Power 100, Beijing.
During his research residency at HIAP in 2013 Li Zhenhua gave a public talk about the developments in contemporary art practices through recent social and geopolitical changes in China. While in-residence at HIAP in 2017 he is working on a new film.
The residency was realised in context of Urban Agents programme which aims to develop projects in China and Hong Kong in collaboration with Finnish Artists. The programme is curated by Marita Muukkonen.