Liu Silin 刘思麟 (born in 1990) – a.k.a. Celine Liu – is a female Chinese photographer who graduated from the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. In her series “I’m everywhere” started in 2002, she challenges our global cultural landscape by literally integrating herself in iconic portraits in the history of photography. Moving beyond time and space, Liu is portrayed next to famous figures in history, such as Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Mao Zedong, Marilyn Monroe, and Andy Warhol. Her creative process is twofold: she first searches for portraits on the Internet that appeal to both Chinese and Western audiences; she then edits the portrait by pasting herself in and upload it back to the internet. In doing so, she raises concerns about the irrational worship of celebrities while considering the functions of photographic images nowadays. She won the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award in 2016 and was exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2017.

Liu Silin 

Born 1990, Lives and works in Beijing

2013 – 2016 Tsinghua University, MFA, Photography

2008 – 2012 Luxun Academy Of Fine Arts, BA, Photography 

2018, Silin was awarded the ARTE | PiB Photography in Berlin-Award in Germany. Awarded NICE Art Award of Parallel Vienna in Austria at the same year.

Silin was awarded the Discovery award, which is the highest award at Ji mei – Arles International Photography Season in 2016. 

In 2015, Silin was shortlisted in the reGeneration3 exhibition and publication project of Musée de l‘Elysée in Switzerland, at the same year she was shortlisted to be part of the TOP20 Chinese Pioneering Contemporary Photography. 

Solo Project: 

Celine Liu: I’ M EVERYWHERE (Migrant Bird Space/Berlin/2018)

SIREN(Ostlicht. Gallery for Photograph/Parallel Vienna2018/Austria)

The Artist Is Online(Photo Gallery Vaslisouza/Sweden/2018)

The Artist Is Online (Yangtze River Museum of Contemporary Art / 2016) 

Group Exhibition: 

Fotografiets Dager 2018 ( Preus Museum/Norway/2018)

Vienna Contemporary (Ostlicht. Gallery for Photograph /Austria /2018)

Charlie Chaplin:A Vision (Yuz Museum/Shanghai/2018)

Nuit de la Photo ( La Nuit de Photo de Chaux-de-Fonds /Switzerland/2018)

Fotografiets Dager 2018( Preus Museum/Norway/2018)

Rencontres d’Arles (SNCF shed of Arles/2017)

Follow_Me-New narratives in contemporary photography, China-Switzerland (OCAT Shanghai /2017)

JIMEI•ARLES International Photo Festival (Xiamen/ 2016)

Ars Electronica Animation Festival (Linz, Austria/2016)

A Visit to Classic-Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video Exhibition (BA Art Space/Shanghai/2016)

Crossing Border-Border Crossing-International Festival of Crossing Media (JCCAC Art Village/Hong Kong/2016) 

reGeneration3-The Third Edition Of reGeneration International Exhibition &Publication Project ( Musee de l‘Elysee/Switzerland/2015) 

West Bund Art & Design 2015(Shanghai/2015)

Top20Chinese cutting-edge contemporary photography exhibition (Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou/2015)

Rea l& Unreal-The First Edition Of Changjiang International Photograph & Video Biennale (Yangtze River Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing/2015) 



2013--2016 清华大学美术学院摄影专业,硕士

2008——2012 鲁迅美术学院摄影系,学士


2015年,入选瑞士Musée del’Elysée“reGeneration3”展览和出版项目。



“Celine Liu: 无处不在”(候鸟空间/柏林/2018)  

“The Artist Is Online”(Photogalleri Vaslisouza/瑞典/2018)



“Fotografiets Dager 2018”( Preus Museum/Norway/2018)


” Nuit de la Photo”( La Nuit de Photo de Chaux-de-Fonds/瑞士/2018)


“听我说——中瑞当代摄影中的新叙事”( OCAT上海/上海/2017)

“林茨电子艺术节” (奥地利/2016)


“越界-過渡” —國際跨媒體藝術節(JCCAC Art Village /香港/2016)

“reGeneration3(Musée del’Elysée爱丽舍摄影博物馆/瑞士/2015)



“是非” 首届长江国际影像双年展(长江当代美术馆/重庆/2015)