Liang Shaoji was born in Shanghai, 1945. From 1986 to 1989, Liang Shaoji studied soft sculpture from Maryn Varbanov at China Academy of Art who was one of the world’s leading tapestries. In the late 1980s, Liang started experimenting with silkworms. For more than thirty years, he has been indulged in the interdisciplinary creation in terms of art and biology, installation and sculpture, new media and textile. His Nature Series sees the life process of silkworms as creation medium, the interaction in natural world as his artistic language, time and life as the essential idea. His works are fulfilled with a sense of meditation, philosophy and poetry while illustrating the inherent beauty of silk.
Selected exhibitions: Liang Shaoji: A Silky Entanglement, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2021-2022); The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), Smart Museum of Art (Chicago), U.S.A. (2019-2020); Liang Shaoji: As If, M Woods Museum, Beijing (2018); The Curitiba International Biennale, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil (2017); Liang Shaoji: Cloud Above Cloud, Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (2016); What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China, Al Riwaq, Doha (2016); Liang Shaoji: Back to Origin, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2015); Art of Change, Hayward Gallery, London (2012); The 3rd Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2000); The 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon (2000); The 48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice (1999); The 6th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (1999); China/Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing (1989) etc.
Liang was awarded the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) in 2002 and the Dutch Prince Claus Awards in 2009.