Lin Ke
    • About
    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Solo Exhibition
      • Group Exhibition
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Painting
      • Installation
      • Photography
      • Video
      • Print
      • New Media
    • 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
    • Biography
    • 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 Fair
      • Sky Painting
        Aug 10, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019
        Opening: Aug 10, 2019 16:00 Saturday
        Artist: Lin Ke
        • Solo Exhibition
      • 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, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, The Estate Maryn Varbanov, Xu Bing, Zheng Haozhong
        • Art Fair
      • Art Basel Hong Kong
        Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017
        Opening: Mar 23, 2017 Thursday
        Artist: Lin Ke
        • Art Fair
      • Like Me
        Dec 17, 2016 - Feb 20, 2017
        Opening: Dec 17, 2016 05:00 Saturday
        Artist: Lin Ke
        • Solo Exhibition
      • 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 Exhibition
      • Beijing Contemporary 2018
        Artists: Geng Yini, Lin Ke, Marc Horowitz, Petra Cortright, Xu Bing, Yitian Sun, Zheng Haozhong
        • Art Fair
    • 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