Lin Ke
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    • Photography
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  • Lin Ke
  • Birthdate: 1984
    Birthplace: China | Zhejiang
    Gender: Male
    Lives and Works in: China | Shanghai
    Born in 1984 in Wenzhou, China, Lin Ke graduated from the New Media Arts Department of the China Academy of Art in 2008. He currently lives and works in Shanghai.

    Since 2010, Lin Ke has turned his attention to the behavioral science of the computer age by making himself his own Guinea pig. Converting his laptop into a studio, Lin extracts material from computer software and the Internet as the fodder and form of his art. The mundane act of exploring the vicissitudes of the world wide web and various applications becomes the catalyst for art-making and self-portraiture. He records operational behavior and conceptual images by using screenshots and screen recording software. His work takes the form of installation, image, sound, text, video and computer painting.

    Lin Ke has gained major critical acclaim for his work winning the OCAT - Pierre Huber Art Prize in 2014, and the Chinese Youth Artist Award of the 9th AAC Art 2015. His work has been shown at ZKM, Berlin; Folkwang Museum, Essen; Mori Museum of Contemporary
    Art, Tokyo; and the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, etc.

    Lin Ke is also an original member of the notorious collective, Double Fly Art Center.
    2004 -2008    the New Media Arts department of the China Academy of Fine Arts
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  • Lin Ke 


    Currently lives and works in Beijing

    2008 graduated from the New Media Art Department of the China Academy of Art 

    Member of Double Fly Art Center


    Selected Solo Exhibitions: 


    Lin K, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China, 2014 

    LIKE ME, Bank Shanghai, China, 2016

    BANK Booth at Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2017

    Screen addiction”=, Lin Ke's personal project, Goethe Institute, Beijing German Cultural Center, Beijing, 2016


    Selected Group Exhibitions:


    Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England, 2019

    Chinternet Ugly, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK, 2019

    RONT International, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USA, 2018

    Lumen Quarterly, World Organization Of Video Culture Development, Beijing, 2018

    Play&Loop, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2018

    Flaneur's Square, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2018

    Seminar on Painting, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, 2018

    Presence-Young Artist Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2018

    FRONTIER - RE-ASSESSMENT OF Post-Globalisational Politics, OCAT, Shanghai, 2017

    Simultaneous Eiods - Guangzhou Image Triennale, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, 2017

    The Ecstasy of Time: Reframing the Medium of Knowing – Reframing, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shen Zhen, 2017

    Sharing Exhibition Episode 1 - Time Dividuals, Screen Room, 2017

    You Really Know Where You Are, For the First Time In History, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing, 2017

    .com/.cn, K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong, 2017

    AFTER US, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, 2017

    Dragon Liver, Phoenix Brain — Eight Emerging Artists, OCAT Shanghai, 2017

    11th Shanghai Biennale - Why Not Ask Again, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016

    Performing in the Shot: Video Collections from Wang Bin, New Century Art Foundation, Shanghai(CHN), 2016

    Holzwege, ShanghArt Gallery (ShanghART at West Bund), Shanghai, 2016

    Each to His Own - Li Wendong & Wei Xingye Collection, OCAT Contemporary Art Xi’an, Xi’an, 2016

    Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016

    Screen Test: Chinese Video Art Since the 1980s, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing,2016

    The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing,2016

    This Future of Us, Group Show, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, 2016

    WE - A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists, Shanghai, 2016

    GLOBAL: New Sensorium, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, 2016

    THE EXHIBITION OF ANNUAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF CHINA 2014, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, 2015

    Peepshow, Long March Space, Beijing, 2015

    The Ballad Of Generation Y, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai, 2015

    Tokyo Art Meeting, "TOKYO" Sensing the Cultural Magma of the Metropolis, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, 2015

    Jing Shen, PAC Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2015

    Works in Progress - Photography from China, Museum Folkwang, ESSEN, 2015

    OCAT-Pierre Huber Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition, The Truth About Entropy, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai, 2014

    L in K, Galleryyang, Beijing, 2014

    Too Smart to Good? - The 7th A+A, PIFO Gallery, Beijing, 2014

    MAKE UP, V Arts Centre, Shanghai, 2012

    Dedicated To Money Makers,MadeIn space, Shanghai, 2010




    2014 Won the 2014 OCAT - PIERRE HUBER ART Prize

    2015 Won the ninth AAC art of the Chinese Youth Artist Award for the year

    2017 Was nominated for the eleventh AAC art of the Chinese Youth Artist Award for the year

    2017 Shortlist nominated for the BMW Art Journey at Art Basel Hong Kong

  • Exhibitions
    • ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2019
      Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019
      Artists: Chen Zhe, Chen Tianzhuo, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Michael Lin, Michael Najjar , Yanyan Huang
      • Art Fairs
    • Sky Painting
      Aug 10, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019
      Opening: Aug 10, 2019 16:00 Saturday
      Artist: Lin Ke
      • Solo Exhibitions
    • 2017 West Bund Art & Design
      Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
      Artists: Austin Lee, Chen Zhe, Chen Yujun, Geng Yini, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Lore Vanelslande, Maryn Varbanov, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Xu Bing, Zheng Haozhong
      • Art Fairs
    • Art Basel Hong Kong
      Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017
      Opening: Mar 23, 2017 Thursday
      Artist: Lin Ke
      • Art Fairs
    • Like Me
      Dec 17, 2016 - Feb 20, 2017
      Opening: Dec 17, 2016 05:00 Saturday
      Artist: Lin Ke
      • Solo Exhibitions
    • Teach us To care and noT To care Teach us To siT sTill
      Nov 15, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
      Opening: Nov 15, 2012 16:00 Thursday
      Artists: Li Weiyi, Lin Ke, Ma Daha, Miao Ying, Tao Yi, Yu Guo
      • Group Exhibitions
    • Beijing Contemporary 2018
      Artists: Geng Yini, Lin Ke, Marc Horowitz, Petra Cortright, Xu Bing, Yitian Sun, Zheng Haozhong
      • Art Fairs
  • Artworks
    • WeChat background wallpaper | Lin Ke

      | Wallpaper | 2019

    • Sky Brush | Lin Ke

      | Video, 02min 43sec, Loop | Video, 02min 43sec, Loop | 2019

    • Preview | Lin Ke

      Video | Video, 34sec, Loop | 2019

    • 2019001,2019 | Lin Ke

      Painting | Watercolor, plastic bag | 37 × 56.5 cm | 2019

    • Mary and baby Jesus | Lin Ke

      Photography | UV print on silk | 100 × 120 cm | 2019

    • Winter Triangle | Lin Ke

      Painting | UV print on aluminium plate | 112 × 83 cm | 2019

    • 2018-001, 2018 | Lin Ke

      Painting | Watercolor painting | 35 × 52.5 cm | 2018

    • Greek-iPhone Photography | Lin Ke

      Photography | iPhone photography photo, UV print on paper box | 6.5 × 9.5 × 1.1 cm | 2019

    • Greek | Lin Ke

      Photography | UV print on acrylic | 60 × 88 cm | 2019

    • Maria | Lin Ke

      Print | Archival inkjet print | 100 × 80 cm | 2016 - 2017