Liao Guohe



1977 Born in Calcutta, India

2001 Graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB, Mechanical Drafting.
Currently lives and works in Changsha, Hunan, China

Liao Guohe, born in 1977, has recently relocated his studio to Beijing. His works were the subject of solo exhibitions at Beijing Minsheng Art Museum in 2016 and Sifang Art Museum in 2014. He has participated in group shows include, Drawing Pogo at Taikang Space (2017), Le Grand Balcon: La Biennale de Montreal at the Musée Contemporaine de Montreal, Canada (2016); A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations, Para Site, Hong Kong (2015).  

Known for the fictitious, irreverent, and often satirical approach of making perverse, bold and even offensive images, Liao Guohe draws an array of subject matters that is unspeakable to the point of requiring “self-censorship”, into his paintings. Among his latest artworks, Liao focuses particularly on the macroscopic issues of Chinese politics and society.

Among them, the notion of “justice” has been one of Liao Guohe’s central themes, and Liao’s multi-faceted visual presentations of this very notion in his work continue to challenge the threshold of moral and ethical values. Moreover, Liao Guohe has become increasingly keen on playing with the subtlety and discrepancy between the written words and letters and the visual components of the painting. This is also a central device in deciphering the semantics and its relationship to visual representation.


Selected Solo Exhibitions



Devil Empire, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China



Ten Thousand Houses, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing


Satisfaction Guaranteed, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China


Bananas Eggplants Meat Patties, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China


Popular Painting, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China


Selected Group Exhibitions



La Biennale de Montreal, Canada


Jing Shen - The act of painting in contemporary China, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Drawing•Art of Re-Zuo, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing
A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations, PARA SITE, Hong Kong


Ministry of Truth II: The Factitious and its Realm, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
Conscious - 12 Views on Painting, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China


The Overlapping Reflection - Zhujiajiao Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
Paint(erly), Shanghai, China


19 Solo Shows about Painting/ Shameless, Platform Beijing, China


Relative to the Naive Art Style, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China


Amsterdam Erotic Art Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Tennessee Catharine Molding Festival, Tennessee, USA