Since 2006
Works in Shanghai China

island6六岛 (pinyin: Liùdǎo) is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents.

The collective produces cutting edge art that constantly contemplates the future of Asia, engages sights and scenes from old and new China and elevates the skills of new talents by working from a communal forum.

Since Liu Dao's beginning, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, new media artists, software and digital imaging artists, dancers, writers, engineers, guest artists and curators have worked together to produce original, intriguing shows.

The island6 art collective has appeared in acclaimed art fairs around the world, including Art Paris, Slick Paris, the Hong Kong Art Fair, SHContemporary, Scope New York, Miami & Basel, Art Asia Miami, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Stage Singapore, Art Dubai, Istanbul Contemporary, KIAF Seoul, and many more…

Special invitations for solo and group shows include Louis Vuitton Cultural Space in Taipei and Macao, Chivas Collection and Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, Opposite House and Green T. House in Beijing, Chongqing Museum of Contemporary Art, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum in Washington D.C. and Art Seasons Singapore.

In recent years, Liu Dao has also forged partnerships with acclaimed galleries in China and around the world. Apart from long-time partners Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, and former Studio Rouge in Shanghai, Liu Dao is also represented by Art Seasons Gallery in Singapore , Gallery Etemad in Dubai and Tally Beck Contemporary in Bangkok and New York. In 2013, Liu Dao also established exciting new collaborations with Bath Street Gallery of Auckland, NZ and Conny Dietzschold Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

Liu Dao is exclusively represented in Hong Kong at island6’s second space in the art district of Sheung Wan.

In the Fall of 2013, Liu Dao welcomed two new members to their Shanghai family, a second space in the m50 compound - island6 ShGarden- as well as island6 Bund on the historic Shanghai Bund riverfront.

In March of 2014, the Collective welcomed its newest member to the family, island6 Marina, located in the Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand.

Philosophy: Liu Dao works on a collaborative platform in making multimedia and interactive artwork, while utilizing the skills of videographers, photographers, curators, choreographers, and writers. The digital artworks also use post-production editors, such as After Effects experts or sound designers. Each artwork and exhibition has a cast with credits for people of different skills.

Production Process: All the work exhibited is made on site and specifically for the theme of a show. The collective works on a flexible open platform between multiple collaborators. After curators conceptualize a theme, the artists create pieces specific to the theme of the exhibition. Through this close collaborative process there is an ongoing dialogue between curator, art director and artist.

People: The island6 team consists of artists, art directors, curators and guest curators as well as a technical team. When the collective is not making art, each individual helps in running the exhibition space.

The collective regularly invites performers and guest curators to come onboard for individual artworks or themed shows. The collective has ranged from 6 to 22 people since its inception in 2006.
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Shanghai Drift at island6 ShGarden

Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:00 - Thu Dec 24, 2015

Shanghai, China

Who knows Shanghai better than those old salt-dogs? Those seasoned vets of the cooking-oil slicked streets that bubble and burst day and night with life and neon lights? They move slow and keep quiet but they’ve seen an evolution most people take for granted. From village-town to booming international powerhouse, what a time to have been alive in Shanghai. So, what’s their story? What do they think about when they stroll around the streets they’ve strolled for decades? “Shanghai Drift” is a visual ode to the olds, a glimpse of the glimpses they’ve had amidst one of the biggest cities on the planet.

Exhibition Date: October 30th to December 24th, 2015
Vernissage: Friday, October 30th. 6:00-10:00pm
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"Mercedes with Benefits" Art Exhibition at island6 Shanghai

Sat May 23, 2015 11:00 - Fri Jul 10, 2015

Shanghai, China

Liu Dao offers up its quirky (and very well-informed) take on the connection between cars and sex. What are the unwritten rules of this big speeding game of cat and mouse? Is it possible to write them down? What differences exist between China and the western-world when it comes to the steamy alter of the backseat? All this and more is offered up in a lust-fueled visual drive-by.

The show opened up with a vernissage on 23rd May, will continue until 10th July.

island6 flagship gallery Shanghai
50 Moganshan Lu, bld 6, 2F
Shanghai 200060, P.R.C
(near Changhua Lu and Xi Suzhou Lu, behind Aomen Lu)
Chinese Address: 六 岛, 莫干山路50号6号楼2楼 (近昌化路和西苏州路)


"Between Red Queens" at island6 Shanghai Bund

Fri May 08, 2015 11:30 - Wed Jul 08, 2015

Shanghai, China

In their latest exploration of environment, Liu Dao questions mankind's conscious push to out-evolve the competition. This multimedia meditation on a dynamic evolutionary model, The Red Queen Hypothesis, dives into just what makes us tick, and the lengths we'll go to outrun the clock.

Friday, the 8th of May, from 7:00 to 10:00pm
(Show will continue to 8th July)

island6 Bund
17 Fuzhou Lu, G/F (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu)
Shanghai 200002, P.R.C
Chinese Address: 黄浦区福 州路17号 (近中山东一路)


Broken Bones & Bruises at island6 ShGarden

Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:00 - Thu Jun 18, 2015

Shanghai, China

Sinew, spit, sensations, and slips - just how do we keep our bodies together with everything we put them through? Liu Dao has explored the mind, and it's high time they turned their LED eyes to the bodies that execute all the lewd, lustful, and lovely things our brains persuade us to do.


Babble Jabber at island6 Hong Kong

Tue Mar 10, 2015 19:00 - Mon May 11, 2015

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Do you ever think in circles only to discover that your mind really is a circle and it’s a knotty maze of chaos and circles have no end and wow *#%! you really are crazy after all…. Welcome to the slippery edge of sanity, where tornados of absurdity and abstruse clouds of hazy climatic beginnings are waiting to push you over the edge. Toe the line of socially acceptable behavior with “Babble Jabber,” a multimedia exploration of bottomless lunacy by the Shanghai-based Liu Dao art collective.

Do you know yourself well enough to trust the clamoring voices in your head? Trust them when they beg you to allow your entire labyrinth-like dreams to come to life when “Babble Jabber” unfolds at island6 Hong Kong. The dynamically deranged exhibition opens with an insanely elegant vernissage on the evening of March 10th, from 7-10pm at 1 New Street, Sheung Wan. Join the island6 crew as they take a leap into the deep end of the human psyche while sipping a handpicked selection of libations from our sponsor, Catangi Wine, that are sure to get the mind (and other things…) flowing.