Li Ming(b. 1986, Hunan, China) currently lives and works in Hangzhou, China. He wins the Pierre Huber Creation Prize in 2008, and Hugo Boss Asia Art Awards for Emerging Asian Artists in 2017. In Li Ming’s video practice, one can always see a self-directed working style. As an effective means of expression, image can easily deliver his motivation. He was used to putting the idea of his work behind the image result by mind fermenting, with made his creative process always in an “impromptu” state. Rather than treating his creation context as a purposefully constrcuted game, it is better to understand it as the first person’s author letting things take their natural course.
Li Ming describes his artistic practice as the manuscript type of work. In the process of making art, he would first give a title to the actions he will initiate, which means what follows would only require a momentum from his current position, where the artist would take on a new perspective on all existing objective world.
Any noun, verb, or phrase could be the initial inspirational source for Li Ming to conceive a work of art. At the same time, he doesn't usually set any standard to judge his work, except the one that could be articulated linguistically, "At the end of the action, whether one's experience of this noun, verb or phrase has departed from the inception? If so, various pieces of evidence would be represented, either through painting, video, performance, literature, installation, and etc.”
In 2017, Li Ming's work was exhibited in the exhibition Moments and More: Documents of Culture Pavilion [wén huà guǎn] Online Art Project at OCAT Shanghai.
In 2017, Li Ming's work was exhibited in the exhibition About the Worlds We Know at OCAT Xi'an.
In 2019, Li Ming's work was exhibited in the exhibition Remapping Reality — Selected Video Collection from Wang Bing at OCAT Shanghai.
In 2021, Li Ming's work was exhibited in the exhibition The Circular Impact: Video Art 21 at OCAT Shanghai.
In 2022, Li Ming is included in the 2022 Emerging Media Artist Exhibition in Solidarity with____? at OCAT.