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Diana Lui: Trees, Individuals and Sexuality

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Diana Lui
Trees, Individuals and Sexuality

4.04.2006 – 25.04.2006
19:00

Diana Lui is an artist, photographer and filmmaker working between Europe, North Africa, the United States and Asia. A master with the 8×10 inch view camera, Diana Lui develops long term photographic and artistic projects over several years. “Intimate Portraits”, a project on today’s ” hybrid generation of new nomads who have lost their roots and origins due to the onslaught of globalism ” was initiated 20 years ago and continues to develop to this day. In the history of photography, Diana Lui’s work can be compared to that of August Sander’s portraits of the German people. However, where both their black and white portraits are subtle and realistic, Lui takes off from August Sander’s objectivity with a lyricism and sensitivity of her own interpretation.

Diana Lui
Trees, Individuals and Sexuality

Diana Lui is an artist, photographer and filmmaker working between Europe, North Africa, the United States and Asia. A master with the 8×10 inch view camera, Diana Lui develops long term photographic and artistic projects over several years. “Intimate Portraits”, a project on today’s ” hybrid generation of new nomads who have lost their roots and origins due to the onslaught of globalism ” was initiated 20 years ago and continues to develop to this day. In the history of photography, Diana Lui’s work can be compared to that of August Sander’s portraits of the German people. However, where both their black and white portraits are subtle and realistic, Lui takes off from August Sander’s objectivity with a lyricism and sensitivity of her own interpretation. The harmonious combination of masculine objectivity with a feminine lyricism makes her work unique among the world of portrait and art photography today. Her latest project explores the « veil and its universal semantics in Europe, the Orient and Asia. Lui’s monumental portraits of people, landscapes and trees have graced some of the most prestigious museums in the world – Guangdong Museum of Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Fototeca de Monterrey in Mexico, Museo de Bellas Artes Caracas in Venezuela, Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi, etc. Her training in both fine arts and photography make her a versatile artist in mediums other than photography. In recent years, she has expanded into installation art from creating works in-situ inside museums and outdoors on cultural and historical sites.

Diana Lui

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2012: Galerie Carole Decombe, Paris – “Sensations”
2011
-French Institute, Fez, Morocco – “ The Essential Veil – II ” – photos & on site installation – continuing series on the semantics of veiled and traditional costumes in Morocco

2010
– Galerie 127 Marraakech, Maroco, “Le voile essentiel”
– Sentiier du Rhone, Pont de Rochemaure en Ardeche, France “Riviere Infinie”
– Chateau de Maisons a Masions-Laffitte, France, “Pur Sang”
– Galerie Sponte, Paris, France, “Intemporel”

2009
– Valentine Villie Fine Art Gallery, Kualalumpur, Malezia and Singapure, “Cut 09”
– Galerie Sponte, Paris, France, “Photographie sous Influences”

2008
– Galerie Sinitude, Paris – “Femmes, Arbres et Hommes” (Trees, Women and Men).

2007
– Guangdong Museum of Art, China – “Cities of the Immortals”.
– HOP Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia – “Merimetsan Alchemy”.
– Museum od Traditional Costumes, Canari, Corsica.

2006
– Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia – ”Trees, Individuals, & Sexuality” .
– Aura Gallery, Shanghai, China – “Trees, Individuals, and Sexuality”.

2005
– Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela – “Intimate Portraits”.

2004
– Fototeca & Cineteca of Monterrey, Mexico – “Sensations”.

2003
– Galerie Cathay, Paris – “Intimate Portraits”
– Bibliothèque Robert Desnos, Paris – “ICONS”.

1990
– UCLA Kerchoff Gallery, Los Angeles, California. “Eros & Thanatos”.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2012
-Marsio FIne Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia – ” When East meets East ” – photography by Diana Lui & Klavdij Sluban – portraits and landscapes
– Fotofever, Tour & Taxis, Bruxelles – Galerie 127
2011:
-Paris Photo, Grand Palais – Galerija Fotografija – presentation of 2 portfolios
edited by Editions Chez Higgins, “Les Méduses”(D.Lui) and “Chez Robert Frank”
(D.Lui & K.Sluban)
-Fotofever, Espace Pierre Cardin – Galerie 127
-Marrakech Art Fair, Palace Es Saadi – Galerie 127
-Royal Academy of Fine Arts, St Niklaas, Belgium – contemporary art exhibition
“Heart Outside Body” – international chinese contemporary artists (Huang Rui,
Ai Ke, Diana Lui…) reflect on the theme of attachment/detachment to their
culture and origins
2010
-Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre – Galerija Fotografija
-Marrakech Art Fair, Palace Es Saadi – Galerie 127
2009
-Valentine Willie Fine Art gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-“Cut 09”, the
photographic body in S.E. Asia Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore – “Cut 09”
(travelling exhibition)
-Photo Beijing/ArtBeijing Fair, China
-Galerie Lipao Huang, Paris – “Paris-Pékin”, photographs by Marc Riboud, Klavdij
Sluban & Diana Lui
-Art Show/AVIFF Film Festival, Cannes, France
2008
– Shanghai Art Museum, China – ” Another Voice—We “.
– Huachen Auctions, Beijing, China.
– Galerie Sponte, Paris.
– ArtBeijing Fair, China – international contemporary art fair.
– Dashanbao Art Festival, Yunnan Province, China.

2007
– DesignMai Festival, Berlin.
– ArtCurial Auctions, Paris.
– Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia – “Sex Market”.

2006
– Agnès B. , London – “Chance”.
– Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China.
– Jerwood Space, London – “Blurred Certainty”.
– Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Belgium.

2004
– Beijing’s Millenium Museum for Contemporary Art – travelling exhibit from 3rd Ping Yao International Festival of Photography.

2003
– La Bourse du Talent – Espace Picto Montparnasse, Paris.
– The 3rd Ping Yao International Festival of Photography in China.

1993 – 1996
– National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – ”Photography as Art”.
– “Eroticism in Landscapes” – 4th Sutra Dance Festival – Malaysia.
– American Cultural Center – Brussels, Belgium

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