Li Fei is a multidisciplinary artist based in Rome Italy. Born and raised in Taiyuan, China, Li Fei grew up in a family rich with culture and inspiration. In 2006, moved to Rome, Italy, and began his university studies. In 2008, obtained the Baccalaureate in Philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. In 2011, obtained the Baccalaureate in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 2014, obtained the First Level of Degree in Painting in Department of Visual Arts with Full Marks with Honors at the RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts). The thesis “DISTANCE COMPARISON – History of Chinese contemporary art from 1979 to 1999”. The thesis was awarded the “Best Thesis Award 2014 – 2015 First level course in Painting”, and the image of the work of art was also printed on the cover of the student booklet. In 2016, obtained the Second Level of Specialization in Painting in Department of Visual Arts with Full Marks with Honors at the RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts). 2018 – 2019, attended the research class course – “Richard Deacon Contemporary Sculpture” at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts), Beijing.
Compare to distance. History of Chinese Contemporary Art from 1979 to 1999
In his thesis, Li Fei developed a study of contemporary Chinese art from the 1970s onwards. During this period, Chinese artists were able to be personally involved in all the changes that swept through society, experimenting with new styles and new forms of thought. The intellectual richness of that period stimulated the student’s analysis, research and criticism. Thanks to his study, it was possible to deepen his knowledge of contemporary Chinese art of the 1970s. Not only that. His paper reveals some very interesting aspects about Chinese society and the change in certain political and cultural balances that have greatly stimulated the intellectual community of the eastern colossus.
The research carried out is also an inescapable bibliographical tool for understanding the roots that underlie China’s leading role in today’s art market.