Lin Aojie, born in Guangzhou in 1986, graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department in 2010. He lives in Guangzhou and currently works in Beijing and Shanghai.
Presented through video, photography, painting, text, etc., Lin Aojie’s artistic practice departs from his personal experiences. The artist has a keen and delicate record of the trivial details of daily life or deliberately planned events with strongly improvisatory and humorous images, while a seemingly dispassionate tone threads the whole narrative structure. By beating around the bush he tries to question, ridicule and criticize the capitalist mode of production, artist's survival predicament and the relationship between artists and other art professionals.
Recent exhibitions include: Shifting Times, Moving Images IV: Lin Aojie, ShanghART Singapore (2021); An Archive: Seven Trails, Taikang Space, Beijing (2020); The South Is Not an Island, OCAT Shenzhen (2020); Lin Aojie: Designers Have a Future only When They Treat Artworks as Initial Inspiration, ShanghART Shanghai Bldg.8 (2019); Very Natural Actions, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2019); The Curation Workshop - Exhibition Curation and Design, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen (2019); Night Tour of the Pearl River, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (2019); Free Panorama - Shenzhen New Media Art Festival 2019, Pingshan Culture Center, Shenzhen (2019); Lin Aojie: Those Who Like Playing Tricks Usually Don’t Live a Good Life, ShanghART Beijing (2019); Emerging Curators Project 2018, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2018); Shared Narrative(s), ShanghART S-Space (2018); The 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2016); Hinterland Project, Times Museum, Guangzhou (2015) etc. He was also nominated for the 2016 Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award.
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