Wei Ligang 魏立刚

1964           Born in Datong, Shanxi Province, China
             
             

EDUCATION

             
1981           Studied under renowned Tianjin calligraphers Li Henian, Wang Xuezhong, and Sun Boxiang
1985           Graduated with a major in mathematics from Nankai University, Tianjin, China
             
             

POSITIONS

             

Present

 

          Vice-President of Modern Calligraphy Art Association of China
President of International Shuxiang Society
             
             

SELECTED AWARD & HONOR

             
2005           Asian Cultural Council Dr. Joseph K. W. Li Arts Fellowship
             
             

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

             
2016           Universal Things Examine: Wei Ligang Retrospective 1996-2016, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China

2015

 

 

          Wei Ligang Solo Exhibition, Françoise Livinec, Paris, France
Wei Ligang: Imperial Gold, Michael Goedhuis, London, UK
Wei’s Ink Garden: Wei Ligang, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
2014           Wei Ligang: Chinese Palaces, Michael Goedhuis, New York, USA
2012           Zao Jian: Wei’s Shu Xiang, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China
2011           Banquet of Magnificence—Shu Xiang@Wei Ligang, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China

2010

 

          [Gold · Unicon] 2010 Graphimage by Wei Ligang, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
New Ink Painting by Wei Ligang, Michael Goedhuis, London, UK

2008

 

 

          Wei Ligang: The New Ink Painting, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
Calligraphy performance, Chateau Penthes, Toulouse, France
Han Palace vs Egypt Pyramid: Wei Ligang’s New Solo Exhibition, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China
2007           Zhi Kan: Wei Ligang’s Calligraphy Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2006

 

 

 

          New Works by Wei Ligang, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
China in Ink & Wash: Exhibition of Wei Ligang’s Works, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Cursive: Yin Mei’s Modern Dance (with participation of Wei Ligang), Queens College, The City University of New York, New York, USA

2004

 

          On the Journey—Wei Ligang’s Art Exhibition Tour In Hongkong and Shenzhen, Artist Commune, Hong Kong S.A.R.; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
1999           Rongcheng Diaries, Longdexuan Gallery, Taiyuan, China 
1996           Insects: Chinese Characters That Itch, Songfengxuan GalleryBeijing, China

1992

 

          Touring Exhibition of Calligraphy, Paintings and Seals by Wei Ligang (Third Exhibition), Nangong, Taiyuan, China

1988

 

          Touring Exhibition of Calligraphy, Paintings and Seals by Wei Ligang (Second Exhibition), Nankai University, Tianjin; Tsinghua University, Beijing; Nangong, Taiyuan, China

1985

 

          Touring Exhibition of Calligraphy, Paintings and Seals by Wei Ligang (First Exhibition), Nankai University, Tianjin, China 
             
             

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

             

2016

 

          Metamorphosis: China-Italia Biennale, Being 3 Gallery, Manet Art Museum, Beijing, China
100 Ans de Steles (One Hundred Years of Steles), Françoise Livinec, Paris, France 
2015           The Avant-Garde in China: Ink Art, Michael Goedhuis, London, UK
2014           Memory: China-Italia Biennale, 798 Space, Beijing, China

2013

 

 

 

 

 

          Insightful Charisma: Shanghai Himalayas Museum Inaugural Exhibition, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
Visual Variation, West Lack Museum, Hangzhou, China
Beyond Black and White—Chinese Contemporary Abstract Ink, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Beyond Abstraction, Poligono Gallery, Marbella, Spain

2012

 

 

          Ink: The Art of China, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
The Way of Writing, Zendai Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China
Italia-China Biennale, Villa Reale, Monza, Italia

2011

 

 

          The Art of Writing, ArtForum in der Kurhaus Kolonnade, Wiesbaden, Germany
Expression of Chinese Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Fine Contemporary Chinese Art Since 1981, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

2010

 

 

 

 

          Art Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, USA
Calligraphy In Context, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Art Palm Beach Art Fairs, Palm Beach County Convention Center, Miami, USA

2009

 

 

          The Orchid Pavilion: The Art of Writing in China, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Ink Painting and Calligraphy: The Third Abstraction, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

2008

 

 

 

 

          Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Zeichen Im Wandel Der Zeit (New Ink Scene), Berlin National Museum, Berlin; Dresden National Art Museum, Dresden, Germany
Ink, Not Ink: Chinese Contemporary Ink and Wash Art Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2007

 

          Reboot: The 3rd Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Tomorrow’s Fine Arts and Technology Gallery and Museum, Chengdu, China
2006           Chinese Ink Painting Document 19762006, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          The Act of Writing and of Non-Writing: The Open Space for Chinese Calligraphy, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2005 Seoul Calligraphy Biennale: Rhythm and Diffusion, Seoul Metropolitan Museum and Seoul History Museum, Seoul, Korea
Construct the Ink Map: A Joint Exhibition of Contemporary Calligraphic paintings by Wei Ligang, Yang Xiaojian and Xu Jie, Museum63 Artist Commune, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Construct the Ink Map: A Joint Exhibition of Contemporary Calligraphic Paintings by Yang Xiaoneng and Wei Ligang, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Crossing Boundaries - Works by Asian Cultural Council Fellows 2005, Lee Gardens, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

2004

 

 

 

 

 

          Chinese Characters As Resource, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
Chinese Character Confuse Situation, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Nominees’ Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy, Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, Nanjing, China
“Calligraphy of 2” Bi-Exhibition: Jat See-yeu—Classical HK · Wei Li-gang—Contemporary Beijing, Museum63 Artist Commune, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

2003

 

          International Modern Ink Art Exhibition, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an, China
Space on the Move, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2002           Brushes with Surprise: The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China, British Museum, London, UK

2001

 

 

          Zero Degree: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bridge Art Space, Beijing, China
Dimensions of Chinese Character: A Group Exhibition of Four Chinese and International Artists, Chaoyang Cultural Center, Beijing, China 

2000

 

          International Documentary Exhibition of Calligraphy, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

1999

 

 

 

 

          Bashu Parade: ’99 The Review of China Modern Calligraphy At The End of 20th Century, Chengdu International Conference and Exhibition Center, Chengdu, China
East Abstract Paintings Exhibition, Creation Gallery, Beijing, China
Abstract Paintings Exhibition of Wei Li-gang, Zhong Ru-qian and Xiao Feng, Creation Gallery, Beijing, China

1998

 

 

 

          Academic Symposium and Exhibition on Developmental Strategies of Modern Chinese Calligraphy, Gaoyou Museum, Gaoyou, China
New Expressway: A Salon of Calligraphy, Shanxi Provincial Federation of Literature and Arts Building, Taiyuan, China
1997           Exhibition of Seven Yuanmingyuan Artists, Songfengxuan Gallery, Beijing, China 
1996           Three-Person Show, Songfengxuan Gallery, Beijing, China
1995           First International Calligraphy Biennale, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
1992           Joint Exhibition of Calligraphy from Shanxi, China and Saitama, Japan, Nangong, Taiyuan, China 

1983

 

          Joint Exhibition of Calligraphy from Nankai University and Kagawa University, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
             
             

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

             
François-Henri Pinault Family, France
Cernuschi Museum, Paris, France
British Museum, London, UK
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA
Crow Collection of Asian Art, USA
Origo Family Foundation, Switzerland
National Museum of China, Beijing, China
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Red Cross Society of China, Beijing, China
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

Last Updated: December 2016