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Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu
  • Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu

Liu Silin - I, Celine Liu



She, Liu Silin creates through herself a character, Celine Liu, who traverses history, culture, politics, and identity, yet says that Celine Liu is in fact nobody: Celine Liu can be anyone, while anyone can be Celine Liu. In this era of image overload, Celine Liu employs herself as a medium to push the boundaries between the real and the fictional, the mundane and the ritual, the private and the public, the individual and the universal, allowing the character of Celine Liu to be circulated and fermented in the virtual world of the Internet, as well as to be "consumed."


Thus, in "I'm everywhere," she "falsifies history" by seamlessly inserting herself as Celine Liu into old photographs of celebrities, traveling in and out of major historical scenes, or chatting and laughing with them in private.


In " Appme, " she creates a series of hybrid self-portraits of Celine Liu by using a selfie app to place herself in a template of portraits, depicting people from various decades and identities of the 20th century. Meanwhile, she adds her own templates to the app, handing over Celine Liu to the audience in the pool of characters where the performance of the audience merges with Celine Liu's image.


In the "Siren" series, she travels through cities and villages looking for passersby who can lip-synch and imitate the sound of sirens with her. These people come from different corners of the world with different identities. They are not only people we rarely come into contact with in our everyday life, but also characters we cannot live without in reality.


While many artists choose to emphasize the aspect of "art," she, Liu Silin, instead, takes away the attention spent on “art,” trying to dissolve the "elitism" and the limits of art itself, in an effort to close the gap between art and the general public. As she said when working on the "Siren" series, "Everyone should have the right to speak up and the awareness to do so.”


Through her self-constructed images, Liu Silin re-examines historical narratives and cultural memories, and reflects on the obsession with cultural icons and the value of commodity culture in the mass media environment. In her artistic practice, Liu Silin investigates and reinterprets the traditional social conventions of "image worship"; conventions that are constructed and shaped precisely by the mass media environment and our digital life.




Liu Silin (aka Celine Liu), born in 1990 in Shenyang, lives and works in Beijing. She habitually crosses the boundaries of photography and digital art, while also exploring installation and performance. In her series “I’m everywhere” started in 2012, she challenges our global cultural landscape by literally integrating herself in iconic portraits in the history of photography.


Moving beyond time and space, Liu’s work was awarded the “Discovery Award” at “Jimei x Arles International Photography Season 2016” and on show at “Rencontres d’Arles” in France in 2017. In 2015, she was selected as part of the “reGeneration3” program at Musée de l‘Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.



Photographs and text: Liu Silin/ aka Celine Liu

Design: Zhen SHI, Yinhe Cheng

ISBN : 978-2-9564071-6-4

Publication date: October 2021

BOOK INFO Limited edition of 500 copies

Multi-set of a booklet in 5-colour printing, a flip book, and a sound devise box, Packed in a Pantone fluorescent printed takeaway bag

13 x 26 x 3 cm


The usual shipping costs within Germany up to 5kg apply. Large formats and bulky goods will be charged separately. For an estimate of shipping costs outside of Germany, please contact us directly.





她,刘思麟,通过自己创造了一个角色,Celine Liu,她穿越历史、文化、政治和身份,却说Celine Liu实际上是无名之辈:Celine Liu可以是任何人,而任何人也可以成为Celine Liu。在这个图像过载的时代,Celine Liu将自己作为媒介,推动现实与虚构、平凡与仪式、私人与公共、个体与普遍之间的界限,使Celine Liu的角色在互联网虚拟世界中流传和发酵,同时被“消费”。


因此,在“我无处不在”中,她通过将自己无缝地插入到名人的旧照片中,作为Celine Liu,穿梭于重要的历史场景之间,或者在私下与他们聊天、笑闹。


在“Appme”中,她通过使用自拍应用程序,将自己置于各种世纪和身份的人物肖像模板中,创作了一系列Celine Liu的混合自拍作品。同时,她还向应用程序添加了自己的模板,将Celine Liu交给观众,在观众的表演与Celine Liu的形象融合的角色池中。









刘思麟(艺名Celine Liu),1990年出生于沈阳,现居北京,工作生活。她习惯于跨越摄影和数字艺术的界限,同时也探索装置和表演。在她从2012年开始的系列作品“I’m everywhere”中,她挑战了我们全球文化景观,直接将自己融入到摄影历史中的标志性肖像中。





摄影和文本:刘思麟/艺名Celine Liu





尺寸:13 x 26 x 3厘米



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