This fall, M WOODS is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Liang Shaoji. A survey of the artist's works from the 1990s to the present, this will be his first solo exhibition in Beijing in nearly a decade. Featuring four new pieces, the show spans the entirety of the museum and comprises sculpture, installation, film, and photography. Renowned for his adaptation of silkworms as a medium, Liang skillfully manipulates light, sound, texture and smell, crafting environments both monumental or diminutive over which they spin their thread. Living in the remote mountainous city of Tiantai (four hours from Shanghai), Liang bridges disciplines of science and spirituality, probing our origins in nature, and eventual return to it in fate, through the symbolically potent vehicle of silk.
Liang Shaoji (b. 1945, Shanghai) graduated in 1989 from the Varbanov Institute of Tapestry in Zhejiang Academy of Art, Hangzhou. His recent solo exhibitions include “Cloud Above Cloud” (2016) at the Museum of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, “Silk Dream” (2015) at Hermes Masion in Shanghai, and “Questioning Heaven” (2012) at Gao Magee Gallery, Madrid. Recent group exhibitions featuring his work include “Trees of Life: Knowledge in Material” (2018) at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, “Blissful Land II: Universe” (2018) at Shanghai Himalayas Museum, and “20” (2016) at Fosun Foundation, Shanghai. His work was featured in the 48th Venice Biennale (1999). In 2002, Liang was the recipient of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award, and in 2009 he received the Prince Claus Award.