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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“Under the Glow of the Red Lanterns” Art Opening at island6 Marina

Thu Feb 19, 2015 19:00 - Thu Feb 19, 2015

Kohkaew, Muang, Thailand

We’re sweeping out the last year and welcoming the Year of the Goat! To celebrate the vibrant wonder of Chinese New Year, island6 has created an exhibition that captures this eruption of dazzling colors, scents, and tastes, when fireworks crackle amongst the stars and softly glowing lanterns line the streets during this once-a-year spectacle.

In true island6-form, we’re throwing a Chinese New Year party to fete our new exhibition and to greet the Lunar New Year with style. Join us on the evening of February 19th as we open “Under the Glow of the Red Lanterns” at island6 Marina with a decadent vernissage sure to stock you up with enough luck, love, glamour, and creativity to last for an entire year!

Thursday, the 19th of February, from 7:00 – 11:00pm

island6 Marina
Royal Phuket Marina
68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Rd
Kohkaew, Muang



"On Doing Laundry" Exhibition Opening Night Event at island6

Sat Jan 31, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jan 31, 2015

Shanghai, China

Are you generally tired of airing out your dirty laundry and coming clean for the things you’ve done wrong? Do you sometimes contemplate committing awful acts but are held at bay by some deep-seated pang of social obligation? If so, the Liu Dao art collective invites you to explore the possibility of remaining delightfully dirty in their latest exhibition, “On Doing Laundry: The Idiot’s Guide to Undertaking Naughty Deeds and Getting Away With It.”

This visual how-to guide on all matters of roguery takes viewers on a multimedia romp through the eccentric collective mind of Liu Dao. Featuring a flickering array of LED mischief-makers, “On Doing Laundry” invades the island6 flagship gallery in M50 on Saturday, January 31st. Join the island6 crew in the impish fun at the exhibition’s opening night party, from 7-10pm. Expect original music from Pan Daijing and an array of quirky new artworks from Liu Dao!


"No Boat, No Brio" Exhibition Opening Night at island6 Marina

Sat Jan 10, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jan 10, 2015

Kohkaew, Muang, Thailand

Like the sea, Liu Dao doesn’t know fatigue, and certainly has no mercy. That’s why we’ve barely given you a moment to rest between our heady exhibitions! We may curse like sailors, but we also dream like them. In a nod to island6 Marina's seaside perch and an ode to man's ceaseless quest to tame Poseidon's domain, Liu Dao presents "No Boat, No Brio." Washing in on an electrically high tide, this exhibition is a multimedia love letter to the sea and the depths it reveals within those that sail its waters.

The meditative “No Boat, No Brio” is a reminder to turn off the engines and dock in the port of bravado. Heed the sirens’ melodious call and uncork that good bottle of wine you’ve stowed away in the boat’s cellar for ages. Pull up that anchor and join us when the exhibition opens with a elegant party at island6 Marina on the evening of Saturday, January 10th from 7-10pm at our location in the Royal Phuket Marina. There’s no better way to start off the new year than with the Liu Dao crew!


"Blood-Money & Bitches" Exhibition Opening at island6 Marina

Sat Dec 27, 2014 19:00 - Sat Dec 27, 2014

Kohkaew, Muang, Thailand

Crime doesn’t usually pay… at least not always in cash. The Liu Dao collective is rolling up their cuffs and doling out “Blood-Money & Bitches,” a hearty artistic cheers to the criminal that simmers below the surface in all men. Through their multimedia wizardry, the collective has set out to explore how our inner gangster and law-abiding citizen selves clash and come alive, especially after the sun sets.

Anticipate a gleefully fiendish array of the collective’s signature multimedia work on display in their glamorous marina-side locale. Provocative art and devilish intentions will mix in all the right ways at the exhibition’s vernissage on Saturday, December 27th. The worst thing you could do in this world might just be to commit a crime without any style, so come join us for a criminally good time. We swear we’ll give you a good alibi...


"Neuro-Rhumba" Exhibition Opening Night at island6 ShGarden

Fri Dec 19, 2014 19:00 - Fri Dec 19, 2014

Shanghai, China

The Liu Dao art collective has pulled out all the creative stops for their latest mind-melding exhibition. In their perpetual quest to bend the limits of time and space, island6 gears up to tickle your neurons with “Neuro-Rhumba.” This multimedia-soaked brainteaser of an exhibition muses on the many hows and whys of the brain’s reaction to that ultimate inamorta – Art.

Expect a lineup of exclusive new works from Liu Dao, as they direct pulsing diodes and flickering LCD screens in a cerebral symphony that meditates on just what goes on up there in our skulls. The exhibition, equal parts indulgent and analytic, will debut with a cell stirring vernissage on Friday, December 19th at island6 ShGarden. Foaming delights will be served up thanks to our alcohol sponsor, Greene King!