Li Ran (born in 1986 in Hubei, China) currently lives and works in Beijing. 

Li Ran graduated from the Oil Painting Department at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, with a BFA. Li Ran has exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; basis door actuele kunst (BAK), Utrecht; Huas der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; The Museum of Moscow, Moscow; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; NTU Center For Contemporary Art Singapore (CCA), Singapore; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila; Sifang Museum, Nanjing; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, Shanghai and Xi’an; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing; CAFA Museum (CAFAM), Beijing; and other venues. 

He has held a solo exhibition at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Xi’an (2015). His single-channel video work was also screened at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London; The Jewish Museum, New York and other venues.

His works have also been featured in Montreal Biennale (2014), Biennale de I’Image en Mouvement 2014 (Geneva), 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014), 2nd CAFAM Biennial (2014), 4th “Former West” Project (2013, In Berlin and Utrecht), 9th Gwangju Biennial (2012), 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012).