Lu Pingyuan was born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province in 1984. He graduated from Shanghai Institute of Design at the China Academy of Art in 2007. Lu lives and works in Shanghai, China.
Exhibitions include: ON KAWARA, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai (2016), Unexpected Discoveries, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai (2015); Waiting for an Artist, Goethe Open Space, Goethe Institute, Shanghai (2013); Not Included, Hemuse Gallery, Beijing (2012); Autonomous Breathing, in M50 Creative Space, Shanghai (2010). He participated in numerous group shows among which: the Liverpool Biennale (UK), Inventing Ritual at ART Sanya (2015); the 6th Moscow Biennale, Russia; the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Super Archives at Cc Foundation, Shanghai (2015); Archipelago, V Art Center, Shanghai (2013); Reperforming History, Bund 18 Gallery, Shanghai (2011); and Reflections of Minds, MoCA, Shanghai (2010).
Lu Pingyuan works with a range of different mediums such as video, text, installation, painting and performance. In 2012, he established the group “Guest”, and is a co-initiator of digital art publication “PDF”. In recent works Lu Pingyuan explored the amusing similarity between superstitions relating to supernatural events and the creation of artistic ideas. Since 2012, he has started to collect and edit various mysterious or extraordinary stories that happened in the art world, and present them as videos, sounds and installations. As such Lu uses narrative in order to reactivate inanimate art objects for a contemporary audience.