Liu Bolin

ARTISTI > Liu Bolin

biography

Liu Bolin (Shandong, 1973) has been called "the invisible man", having achieved international fame as the artist who has made camouflage his distinctive trait. Remaining motionless as a living sculpture, Bolin integrates his body with the context behind him –thanks to a careful body-painting– and finally makes himself photographed melted with the background.

Liu Bolin (Shandong, 1973) has been called "the invisible man", having achieved international fame as the artist who has made camouflage his distinctive trait. Remaining motionless as a living sculpture, Bolin integrates his body with the context behind him –thanks to a careful body-painting– and finally makes himself photographed melted with the background.

Liu Bolin > artworks

Green
35,4 x 35,4 / 47,2 x 47,2 / 59 x 59 in
2024
Cod. 87
Library
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2024
Cod. 86
Freedom in 2023
47,2 x 31,4 / 59 x 39,3 / 78,7 x 53,3 in
2023
Cod. 85
No war
35,4 x 26,8 / 47,2 x 35,4 / 59 x 44,3 in
2023
Cod. 84
Piazza della Signoria, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 83
Sala degli Elementi, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
26,3 x 47,2 / 31,4 x 59 / 39,3 x 70,8 in
2022
Cod. 82
Sala Bianca, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 81
Sala di Venere, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 80
Biblioteca Marucelliana, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 79
Sala della Niobe, the Uffizi Galleries, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 78
In Russia Magazines
35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2012
Cod. 77
Hiding in the city - The Laid-off workers
51,2 x 63 in
2006
Cod. 76
Fruit Juices
26,8 x 35,4 / 44,3 x 59 in
2019
Cod. 74
Milan Cathedral
26,8 x 35,4 in
2019
Cod. 72
World Cultures, MUDEC, Milan
35,4 x 35,4 / 47,2 x 47,2
2019
Cod. 71
Pietà of Michelangelo, Sforza Castle, Milan
47,2 x 35,4 / 59 x 44,3 in
2019
Cod. 70
Moses, San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome
44,3 x 59 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 26,8 x 35,4 in
2018
Cod. 67
Hiding in Italy - Scalone d'Onore, Reggia di Caserta
35,4 x 47,2 / 26,8 x 35,4 in
2017
Cod. 62
Hiding in the city - GIAMMARCO AU 1168
44,3 x 59 / 35,4 x 47,2 in
2015
Cod. 58
Hiding in the city - The Hope
44,3 x 59 / 35,4 x 47,2 in
2015
Cod. 57
Target - Blue Europe
39,4 x 78,8 / 29,5 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 56
Target - Migrants
31,5 x 78,7 / 23,6 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 55
Target - Memory Day
59 x 78,7 / 44,3 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 54
Target - Future
39,4 x 78,8 / 29,5 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 53
Hiding in Italy - UE Flag
55 x 39,4 in
2008
Cod. 2
Installation
98,4 x 78,7 in
2008
Cod. 1
Green
35,4 x 35,4 / 47,2 x 47,2 / 59 x 59 in
2024
Cod. 87
Library
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2024
Cod. 86
Freedom in 2023
47,2 x 31,4 / 59 x 39,3 / 78,7 x 53,3 in
2023
Cod. 85
No war
35,4 x 26,8 / 47,2 x 35,4 / 59 x 44,3 in
2023
Cod. 84
Piazza della Signoria, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 83
Sala degli Elementi, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
26,3 x 47,2 / 31,4 x 59 / 39,3 x 70,8 in
2022
Cod. 82
Sala Bianca, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 81
Sala di Venere, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 80
Biblioteca Marucelliana, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 79
Sala della Niobe, the Uffizi Galleries, Florence
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2022
Cod. 78
In Russia Magazines
35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
2012
Cod. 77
Hiding in the city - The Laid-off workers
51,2 x 63 in
2006
Cod. 76
Fruit Juices
26,8 x 35,4 / 44,3 x 59 in
2019
Cod. 74
Milan Cathedral
26,8 x 35,4 in
2019
Cod. 72
World Cultures, MUDEC, Milan
35,4 x 35,4 / 47,2 x 47,2
2019
Cod. 71
Pietà of Michelangelo, Sforza Castle, Milan
47,2 x 35,4 / 59 x 44,3 in
2019
Cod. 70
Moses, San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome
44,3 x 59 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 26,8 x 35,4 in
2018
Cod. 67
Hiding in Italy - Scalone d'Onore, Reggia di Caserta
35,4 x 47,2 / 26,8 x 35,4 in
2017
Cod. 62
Hiding in the city - GIAMMARCO AU 1168
44,3 x 59 / 35,4 x 47,2 in
2015
Cod. 58
Hiding in the city - The Hope
44,3 x 59 / 35,4 x 47,2 in
2015
Cod. 57
Target - Blue Europe
39,4 x 78,8 / 29,5 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 56
Target - Migrants
31,5 x 78,7 / 23,6 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 55
Target - Memory Day
59 x 78,7 / 44,3 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 54
Target - Future
39,4 x 78,8 / 29,5 x 59 in
2015
Cod. 53
Hiding in Italy - UE Flag
55 x 39,4 in
2008
Cod. 2
Installation
98,4 x 78,7 in
2008
Cod. 1

Liu Bolin > exhibitions

HUMAN

From 10/11/2023 To 31/01/2024 Galleria Gaburro, Milan
Exhibition's curator Arianna Grava

Liu Bolin. Hiding in Florence

From 30/08/2023 To 18/09/2023 Sala d'Arme, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Exhibition's curator Marco Bazzini

La Forma Profonda del Reale

From 25/09/2019 To 15/01/2020

Liu Bolin. Visible/Invisible

From 15/05/2019 To 15/09/2019
Mudec Museum, Milan

Liu Bolin. The Invisible Man

From 02/03/2018 To 01/07/2018
Exhibition's curator Raffaele Gavarro

Liu Bolin. Back to Italy

From 20/10/2017 To 10/05/2018

Liu Bolin. Migrants

From 23/01/2016 To 31/01/2016

2x10 Ten artists for our 20-year birthday

From 03/10/2015 To 31/01/2016

Liu Bolin. Fade in Italy

From 13/05/2014 To 21/05/2014

Liu Bolin. A Secret Tour

From 13/09/2012 To 11/11/2012
Exhibition's curator Raffaele Gavarro

Liu Bolin. Hiding in Italy

From 24/04/2010 To 30/06/2010

Liu Bolin. Hide and seek

From 08/11/2008 To 10/01/2009
Exhibition's curator Francesca Tarocco

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