Liu Bolin is a Chinese performance artist and photographer known for immersing himself in environments for his work, earning him the nickname “The Invisible Man.” Liu’s Hiding in the City series obscures the artist by way of paint as camouflage, a “silent protest” as a form of social and political critique of his country’s practices in the years since its Cultural Revolution. Liu’s painted body fades into his landscapes. “Disappearing is not the main point of my work," Liu has said. "It's just the method I use to pass on a message... It's my way to convey all the anxiety I feel for human beings.” Born on January 7, 1973 in Shandong, China, he received his MFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 2001. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China.