Liu Dao

Liu Dao

Shanghai, Shanghai, China

About Liu Dao

island6, or Liu Dao, is a Shanghai-based electronic and interactive art group where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time. The group challenges convention, encourages collaboration and celebrates the most cutting edge technology available. While exploring the cultural potential in the convergence of art, technology and science, and the collective's discoveries are applied toward the benefit of the artist community. Interaction is generated in the environment but also within the art pieces.

The use of technology such as sensors, motion-tracking devices, GPRS modem controlled videos, sonar rangefinders or \"Arduino\" microcontrollers are utilized to create interactive pieces that challenge current digital interfaces and interactivity solutions and develop new forms of expression through new media technologies. Liu Dao produces interactive installations, electronic art, performance and multimedia shows in Shanghai.


2011-2015 - BA (Philosophy), Harvard University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
2013-2014 - DU (University Diploma in Music Production & Sound Management), Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2012-2013 - DU (University Diploma in Film Studies), University Of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
2009-2012 - BA (Financial Management), Central University Of Finance, Beijing, China
2009-2012 - BA (Recording Arts), Full Sail University, Florida, U.S.A.
2009-2010 - DU (University Diploma in Economics), Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China
2007-2011 - Master in Law (Heritage and Business Law), University Paris XI, Paris, France
2007-2008 - DU (University Diploma in Art Law), Monash University, Prato, Italy
2007-2010 - BComm (Bachelor of Commerce), Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai, China
2006-2010 - BA in Business (Business English), Guangdong Ocean University, Guangdong, China
2006-2009 - BTEC Higher National Diploma in Fashion and Textiles, Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, Hong Kong, S.A.R.
2005-2010 - BFA in Art History, University of Georgia, Georgia, U.S.A.
2005-2008 - BA (Honors) in Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, U.S.A
2003-2008 - BA (Political Science), Indiana University, Indiana, U.S.A.
2000-2001 - Master in Digital Arts, Pompeu Fabra University (U.P.F/I.U.A), Barcelona, Spain
1998-2000 - Master in Fine Arts (Sculpture), Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A.
1995-1998 - BA in Fine Arts (Photography), School of Visual Arts (S.V.A.), New York City, U.S.A.


"Flashbulb on Memory Lane" at island6 Shanghai, curated by Carlin Reinig&Andras Gal, Shanghai, China 2019 February 21 - April 17


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 - ISLAND6 SHANGHAI MAIN, Flashbulb on Memory Lane, curated by Carlin Reinig&Andras Gal, Shanghai, China
2019 - ISLAND6 SHANGHAI MAIN, Fathers of My Father, curated by Carlin Reinig, Shanghai, China
2018 - ISLAND6 SHANGHAI MAIN, Disaster Diaries, curated by Andras Gal
2017 - ISLAND6 SHANGHAI MAIN, "The Geometry of Binary Life", curated by Andras Gal, Shanghai, China
2017 - ISLAND6 SHANGHAI MAIN, "Tales of the Girl with the Blue Wig", curated by Andras Gal, Shanghai, China
2016 - ISLAND6 SHANGHAI MAIN, “Fanatic Automatic,” curated by Jackson McHugh & Ryan Nimmo, Shanghai, China
2016 - ISLAND6 SHGARDEN, “Machine Dreams,” curated by Ryan Nimmo, Shanghai, China
2016 - ISLAND6 ARTS CENTER, “Ten,” curated by Ryan Nimmo, Shanghai, China
2016 - ISLAND6 SHGARDEN, “Shanghai Drift,” curated by Ryan Nimmo, Shanghai, China
2013 - GREEN T. HOUSE, “Delicate Delicious Delightful,” curated by Brian Wallace, Beijing, China
2013 - RED GATE GALLERY, “Metropolis Rises,” curated by Brian Wallace and Loo Ching Ling Beijing, China
2013 - REDDOOR BUND, “Ménage à trois,” curated by Nick Mithen, Shanghai, China
2013 - BATH STREET GALLERY, “The Garden Beneath the Streetlights,” co-curated by G. Ralston & Loo Ching Ling, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 - OPERA GALLERY, “Cutting Edge - Technology Meets Art,” curated by Stéphane Le Pelletier, Singapore
2015 - GALERIE BURSTER, “3 positions of sculpture,” curated by Bazon Brock, Berlin, Germany
2014 - RED GATE GALLERY, “China: Chinese,” curated by Garrie Maguire, Beijing, China
2013 - GALERIES LAFAYETTE ART SPACE, “LOL,” curated by Shirley Yablonsky, Beijing, China
2013 - AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL with Bath Street Gallery, Auckland,

New Zealand
2013 - GALLERY CNCPT13, “WTF!”, Amsterdam, Netherland
2011 - GALLERY ETEMAD, “Middle East Middle Kingdom,” curated by Pia Copper-Ind, Dubai, U.A.E.
2010 - RED GATE GALLERY, “Winter Show,” curated by Brian Wallace, Beijing, China
2010 - WHITE RABBIT GALLERY (via Red Gate Gallery), “The Big Bang”, Sydney, Australia
2010 - LV GALLERY, “Raining Stars,” curated by Jonathan Thomson, Macau, China
2010 - 1918 ARTSPACE, “It’s a Strange, Strange World!” curated by Zhao Yonggang & Kartini Tanoto, Shanghai, China
2009 - RED GATE GALLERY, “Individual: New Art from Beyond Beijing,” curated by Tally Beck, Beijing, China
2007 - CASTLE OF FERNELMONT, “Fernelmont Contemporary Art” – Festival, Fernelmont, Belgium

Selected Art Fair Participations

2016 - TEXAS CONTEMPORARY (solo show), Tally Beck contemporary’s booth A7, Houston, USA
2016 - SWAB BARCELONA (solo show), booth 13, Barcelona, Spain
2016 - BEIRUT ART FAIR (solo show), booth B2, Miami, USA
2016 - ART ON PAPER 2016 (solo show), Tally Beck contemporary’s booth 415, New York City, U.S.A.
2016 - SCOPE NEW YORK 2016 (solo show), booth D23, New York City, U.S.A.
2015 - SCOPE MIAMI 2015 (solo show), booth G11, Miami, USA
2015 - SHANGHAI DESIGN WEEK (with Love Life), booth 1001, Shanghai, China
2015 - SWAB BARCELONA (with Pantocratór Gallery), booth 25, Barcelona, Spain
2015 - ART CENTRAL (with Bath Street Gallery), booth A-7, Hong Kong, S.A.R
2015 - ART CENTRAL (with Conny Dietzschold Gallery), booth C-7, Hong Kong, S.A.R
2014 - ART 021 (with Red Gate Gallery), booth 3-09, Shanghai, China
2014 - CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL (solo show), booth IKM207, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 - KIAF (with Opera Gallery Seoul), booth A89, Seoul, South Korea
2013 - SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY (solo show), A111, curated by CAP, Sydney, Australia
2013 - ART DUBAI (with Nakkash Gallery), stand G3, Dubai, U.A.E.
2012 - AMSTERDAM SHOWCASE (with Pantocratór Gallery), Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012 - BERLINER LISTE (with Pantocrátor Gallery), booth G1.35, Berlin, Germany
2012 - LOS ANGELES ART SHOW (with Tally Beck Contemporary), booth, G281, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
2011 - ART ASIA MIAMI (with Tally Beck Contemporary), Miami, U.S.A.
2011 - TEXAS CONTEMPORARY Art Fair (with Tally Beck Contemporary), booth 611, Houston, U.S.A.