Liu Dao 六岛 (or Liù dǎo, a Pinyin phrase meaning "island number 6") is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents driven by innovation and interaction.
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.
Liu Dao's art is visual, interactive, conceptual, humorous, and somber - but always striking, always involving fresh takes on modern technology, and always the product of collaboration.
Since Liu Dao's beginning, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, new media artists, software and digital imaging artists, dancers, writers, and engineers have worked together to produce original, intriguing work.
island6 Arts Center often features guest directors and guest curators for different exhibitions, allowing an international and cross-cultural foundation for original ideas to be born from many sources of input rather than one.
The island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛) has appeared in acclaimed art fairs around the world, including Art Paris, the Hong Kong Art Fair, SHContemporary, Scope New York and Basel, Art Asia Miami, Los Angeles Art Show and Art Stage Singapore. The collective has been invited to show at Louis Vuitton Cultural Space in Taipei and Macao, and has been on display in the Opposite House in Beijing, represented by Red Gate Gallery where the group had its first ever solo exhibition in August, 2010. Another similar solo show followed at Green T. House in Beijing next summer. That year, Liu Dao also forged a partnership with Art Seasons Gallery in Singapore after a successful solo show at The Arts House, and took part in Art Seasons' prestigious 10th Anniversary show. After that, Liu Dao travelled to Dubai where it is now co-operating with Gallery Etemad. Liu Dao has also travelled to Bangkok and New York, where it is represented by Tally Beck Contemporary and presented two solo shows, 2011's Plugged In and 2012's Sin City.