The Gala

Exhibition Date: Dec 14, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020
Opening: Dec 14, 2019 (Sat.) 16:00-18:00
Artist Talk: Dec 14, 2019 (Sat.) 14:00-15:30
Commentators: Wu Dar Kuen
Cooperation: A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
Artists: Chen Qiulin, Chen Xiaoyi, Feng Bingyi
Venue: VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei City 104, Taiwan)


Chen Qiulin

Chen Qiulin (1975 born in Yichang City, Hubei Province, now lives and works in Chengdu) graduated from Print Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2000. She is an outstanding artists of China's younger generation, whose works concerned about the social impact of China's political and economic reforms. Chen Qiulin constantly summarizes and visualizes the status quo and various conflicts arising from the challenges of modern life to the traditional value system. Her most talked about photography and video works put forward a strong inquire to the process of social development and ambitions.

Chen Qiulin grew up in Chongqing Wanzhou City, which was submerged in 2003 by the Yangtze River, as a result of Three Gorges Project. Because of Three Gorges Project, a million residents had to migrate, and left their hometown lived for generations. What her famous work "migration" considers is the physical and psychological impact from the program to the people. Leaving the native place caused emotional turmoil, as well as the recognition of cultural values, has been the object of Chen’s investigation. Chen Qiulin’s works include video, images, installations and sculptures. With a variety of media, her creation has always been in a constant state of development and promotion, introducing bran-new views and perspectives in the frequently discussed issues, with a unique sensitivity to the social issues.

In 2006, Asian Cultural Council (ACC) presented the annual grant, Chen Qiulin is the only Chinese artist who got the honor; In 2008, she and seven outstanding women from other different areas got JP Morgan First Asian World Women Forum Rising Talents Programme Nominee; In 2009, she received the award nominations by the French Consulate to give teaching in Nice contemporary Art Center College of the Arts; the same year, Chen Qiulin also got the fourth AAC annual Art of China's annual influence young artists nomination; Chen Qiulin was also invited by the China Institute (New York), Columbia University, Duke University, Na Shier Museum, University of Manchester, UK Whitworth Art Gallery, Asian Women's Fund and other organizations to speak on the exchange .

In recent years, Chen Qiulin participated This is Not For You: Sculptural Discourses, T-BA21 Collection, The 7th Gwangju Biennale, APT6, Australia, China Power Station Part II, Ⅲ, Ⅳ, The Wall: Two Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition and a series of important international and domestic exhibitions, including a number of influential solo exhibitions in Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Max Protetch Gallery, Long March Space, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. At the same time in the spring of 2009, she took part in video creative work in key projects of modern dance Rite of Spring in Sino-French cultural exchanges. Her works have been collected by many important art galleries, collections and private collectors in the United States and Europe.

1975 Born in Hubei Province, China
2000 Graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Department of Printmaking
Currently lives and works in Chengdu and Beijing

Awards
2017 Loop Award of Loop Fair 2017
2010 The Fourth Annual AAC Award for the Most Influential Participants of
Chinese Art 2009-the Annual Young Artist (Nominated)
Reshaping History Academic Award (Nominated)
2008 First Asian World Women Forum Rising Talents Programme Nominee
2006 Asian Cultural Council, Starr Foundation Fellowship
2005 Emerging Artist Prize, Biennale Internationale d'Art Contemporain Chinois, Montpellier-Chine 1

Selected public collections
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway
Denver Art Museum, USA
Logan Collection, USA
T-BA21, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Austria
Hammer Museum, USA
the Bohen Foundation, New York, USA
Worcester Art Museum, USA
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions
2019 A turning moment, Urban Narratives in Chinese Contemporary of art, 1995-2019, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Facula- OCT Chengdu New Media Exhibition, Chengdu OCT O’park, Chengdu, China
Cheng Qiulin: Following You Like a Shadow, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art

2018 Cheng Qiulin: Peppermint, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Cheng Qiulin: One Day, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

2017 Chen Qiulin: Another Kind of Ruin, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China

2016 Chen Qiulin: One Hundred Names, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton,
Australia
Chen Qiulin: One Hundred Names, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian
Art, Sydney, Australia

2015 Chen Qiulin, Art Basel in HK, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

2014 Chen Qiulin Solo Exhibition: The Empty City, A Thousand Plateaus Art
Space, Chengdu, China
Chen Qiulin: The Empty City, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, USA
Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Solo Exhibition of Chen Qiulin and Ma Qingyun, Telescope Art Space,
Beijing, China

2012 Chen Qiulin: Selected Works, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Empty & City, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

2011 Chen Qiulin—Then and Now: 2002 - 2011, Hong Kong International Art
Fair 2011, Hong Kong

2009 Chen Qiulin, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Chen Qiulin, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA

2007 Chen Qiulin: Recent Work, University Art Museum of University at Albany,
New York, USA
The Garden, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA

2006 Migration, Long March Space, Beijing, China

2005 Big Factory, 1918 Art Space, Shanghai, China

2004 The Tofu of February 14th, Blue House Art Centre, Chengdu, China

2002 Internet Affairs, 31 Bookstore, Chengdu, China

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 An Opera For Animals, The Rockbund Art Museum and Para Site, Shanghai and Hong Kong, China

2018 Replace with Fine Art, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA
Aquatopia, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, UK
CHENGDU COSMOPOLIS #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence In Collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, Chengdu, China
Boat Travelling on Land, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, China

2017 A Thousand Plateaus 10th Anniversary, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space,
Chengdu, China

2016 No Early or Late, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
That Has Been and May Be Again, Parasite Art Space, Hong Kong,China

2015 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Iset Hotel, Yekaterinburg,
Russia
Insight& Film: Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
CHRISTIE'S +86 First Open, The Temple House, Chengdu, China
Wind Veers to The East—BOAO Asian Art Exposition, BOAO Folk Garden for Asian, Hainan, China

2014 Translated Concussion, Chinese New Media Art Techniques and Practice
since 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China
Inspired by the Opera: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video,
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago,Chicago,USA

2013 Break Through - Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists,
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine, USA
Trans media Art and Fashion Exhibition, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Art Basel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong,China
Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography, San Jose Museum
of Art, CA, USA

2012 Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Katonah Museum of
Art/ Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, NY/ Illinois, USA
Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country: New Video From China,
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, USA
Top of Fashion - 1st Female Art Invitational Exhibition, Enjoy Museum of Art, Beijing, China
Memento Mori, Arario Gallery Beijing, BeiJing, China

2011 Flower, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
Moving Image in China:1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai,
China
Chengdu Biennale 2011 - Blueroof Artists Sculpture Exhibition, Chengdu
Blueroof Art Gallery, Chengdu, China
Half of The Sky: Chinese Contemporary Female Art, Leonard Pearlstein
Museum, Philadelphia, USA
Tales of Our Time: Two Contemporary Artists of China: Chen Qiulin & Weng Fen, Cal State University Northridge, Art Galleries, USA
Time and Memory, 3812 Contemporary Art Projects, Hong Kong, China
Under Construction - Chen Qiulin and Yang Yi, Verso
Artecontemporanea, Turin, Italy
Unable Absence - Winshare Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Winshare
Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Human Frames, Substation, Singapore/ KUNST-IM-TUNNEL, Dusseldorf, Germany

2010 Persisting and Exploring: Chengdu Art Academy 30-Year Anniversary Art
Works Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art,
Nasher Museum of Duke University, Durham, USA
The Land Between Us, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of
Manchester, Manchester, England
Fat Art 2010, Sanlitun Village, Beijing, China
Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention
Center, Beijing, China
The 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Fine Arts Museum of
China, Beijing, China
Across The Horizon - The Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, The
Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile

2009 The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (ATP6), Queensland Art
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art,
Salt Lake Art Centre, Salt Lake City, USA
Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: Video Work by Gao Shiqiang and Chen
Qiulin, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Independent Project: Chen Qiulin Installation Work - Boat, Chengdu Arts
Home, Chengdu, China
Obstruction, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
A Certain Kind of Post-Modernism, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space,
Chengdu, China
Up Close, Far Away: Junge Chinesische Kunst, Heidelberger Kunstverein,
Heidelberg, Germany
Flower Power, Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy
YIPAI, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008 Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art,
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Dwelling Place - 2008 Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-
Gah Museum, Taiwan, China
Creative Emergencies: Waste, Water and Energy in International
Contemporary Art, MAR Ravenna Museum of Art, Ravenna, Italy
The 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Art Trash, Inart Space, Tainan, Taiwan, China
Two Chinas: Chen Quilin and Yun-Fei Ji, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester,
Massachusetts, USA
China Power Station Part III, MUDAM Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc
Jean, The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Look At Me! The Performative Impulse in Recent Chinese Photography,
Williams Center Art Gallery, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
ZHù YI! China Actual Photography, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
Saving Lives with Art, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
Building Code ViolationsⅡ, Long March Space, Beijing, China

2007 Prisma: Aspekte Zeitgenoessischer Chinesischer Medienkunst, Kunstraum
Palais Porcia, Vienna, Austria
Echoes: Chengdu New Visual Art Documentary Exhibition 1989-2007, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
China Power Station Part II, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo,
Norway
Red Hot - Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, MFAH The
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
ZHù YI! Chinese Contemporary Photography, Artium-Basque Centre
Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Starting From The Southwest: Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China 1985-2007, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China
The Four Directions of Speaking and Hearing: Guizhou Biennial, Guiyang
Museum, Guiyang, China

2006 This Is Not For You - Sculptural Discourses, T-BA21 Collection, T-BA21,
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Ruins: New Photography and Video from China, Inova at Uwm Peck
School of the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Great Performances: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Max Protetch
Gallery, New York, USA
All Look Same? Art from China, Japan and Korea, Fondazione Sandretto
Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Internal InjuriesⅡ, Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery,
Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Women in a Society of Double Sexuality, Tang Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2005 The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, China Millennium
Monument Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Albright-Knox Art
Gallery/ The University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, New York
Montpellier / Chine: 1st International Biennale of Chinese Contemporary
Art in Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Loft Of Language: Eight Female Artists in China, Three Quarters Gallery,
Beijing, China
On Going: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shenzhen Sculpture Institute,
Shenzhen, China
Blue House Artists Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chinese Contemporary
Art Gallery, Beijing, China
After 1970: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
Internal Injuries, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China
Chinese Characters Art Exhibition: 20 Years of Modern Chinese
Calligraphy, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing, China
The 6th Open International Performance Art Festival, Chengdu, China
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
Inward Gazes: Chinese Performance Art Documentary Exhibition, Macao
Art Museum, Macao
Art Basel in Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
China-Wochen: Junge Chinesische Kunst, Neue Galerie Landshut,
Landshut, Germany

2004 Picture Talking: Experimental Video Art Exhibition, Kunming, China
Uninterrupted - 04: Chinese Construction Site Exhibition, Chongqing,
China
Celebrating Women: Inaugural Exhibition of IMOW, San Francisco, USA
Nation Complex Contemporary Art Exhibition, Duolun Museum, Shanghai
Ten Gross Brick Contemporary Art Exhibition, Blue Dreamland Gallery,
Chengdu, China

2003 Experiences Of Old Liberated Areas: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zhu De
Memorial Museum, Yilong, China
Listening to Women Telling Men's Stories, Chongqing, China
Philosophy of White and Black: Modern Art Exhibition, Chengdu Stadium,
Chengdu, China
China-Japan Performance Art Festival, Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts,
Chengdu , China
135m135m: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu ,
China
Plural Viewpoints: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Scene Gallery,
Shanghai, China

2002 Existence - Sublimation: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Atelier of He
Duoling, Chengdu, China
Harvest: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Agricultural
Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China

2001 Parabola: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Antelope Gallery, Chengdu, China

Projects
2009 Rite of Spring, Integrated Art Programme (Contemporary Dance and Video
Art), cooperated with French choreographer Heddy Maalem.
Produced by: Embassy of France in China, Consulate General of France in
Chengdu, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space and Sichuan Song
And Dance Troupe
Performance Tour: Chengdu and Beijing, China, May 2009; Culturescapes
China 2010 European Tour, October 2010

Lectures
2010 Artist Talk: Chen Qiulin, Nasher Museum of Duke University, Durham, USA
Chen Qiulin in Conversation, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of
Manchester, Manchester, UK
2009 Chinese Contemporary Art Culture-Chen Qiulin and Young Experimental
Artists in Chengdu, National School of Fine Arts at the Villa
Arson, Nice, France
2008 Chinese Contemporary Art Culture-Chen Qiulin, Sichuan Conservatory Of
Music, Chengdu, China
2007 Chinese Contemporary Art Culture-Chen Qiulin, China Institute, New York,
USA
The Dualism of Chinese Female Art, FWAsia, New York, USA
Chinese Contemporary Art Culture-Chen Qiulin, The Seminar of
Remodeling Asian Culture at Columbia University, New York, USA

Exchange
2007 March-September, 2007, ACC (Asian Cultural Council), New York, USA
2009 March-April, 2009, National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, Nice,
France
2010 October-December, 2010, Very Exchange Project-VT + Taipei Artist Village, Very Tempo Artsalon (VT) /Taipei Artist Village, Taipei



Xiaoyi Chen

Xiaoyi Chen was born in Sichuan, China in 1992. She received an MA Photography from London College of Communication in 2014, currently lives and works in Chengdu. Chen’s practice is tied to a natural, oriental aesthetic, influenced by Western abstract art and oriental philosophy. Her work based on photography but not confined to specific media, focusing on the subtle perceptions of human beings by producing images. And constantly challenge the established logic, perception and imagination to explore the existence itself. Xiaoyi Chen has exhibited internationally; she was awarded the Three Shadows Photography Award in 2015, China’s most prestigious photography prize, and named one of Asia’s 30 Artist under 30 by Forbes magazine 2017.

EDUCATION
2014 University of the Arts London - London College of Communication / MA Photography
2013 International Gemological Institute / Polished Diamond Grader P.D.G
2010 - 2013 University of Leeds Met / BSc (HONS) Photographic Journalism

SOLO EXHIBITION
2019, “The stranger:…and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered”, Solo presentation of A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, LISTE 2019 Art Fair Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2018, The stranger:…and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered…, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2018, The stranger:…and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered…, Theatre Crochetan, Monthey, Switzerland
2017, One Giant Leap, Matèria Gallery, Roma, Italy
2017,“Never!”1000+ project, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
2017, Art Project by Matèria Gallery, London Art Fair, London, UK
2016, The Inadequacy of Lauguage, Matèria Gallery, Roma, Italy

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019, The Gala, VT Art Salon & A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan (China)(upcoming)
2019, The Dark and Bright Room of CAMERAer, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2019, Artissima Telephone, Artissima, OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino, Italy
2019, Sunset on a Dead End – The Notorious and Their Inexplicable Modes of Existence (Emerging curators project), Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2019, The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2018, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
2019, The Drawing Hand, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
2019, Where we met? - Nomination exhibition of contemporary image from post 90s generation, Art Beijing Theme Exhibition, Beijing, China
2018, Emerging Talents Festival, MATTATOIO, Roma, Italy
2018, The wind of Time, Lianzhou Foto 2018, Lianzhou, China
2018, Extravaganza, Festival Images Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland
2018, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2018, 40 Years of Chinese contemporary photography, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
2018, Dialogue #1: 3 years of Matèria, Frontiera Studio, Palermo, Italy
2018, Ten Directions: The 10th Anniversary exhibition of the Three Shadows Photography Award, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2018, Athens Photo Festival: Main- Embedded in Nature, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2017, Loop—Photography and Video Experiments in Southwestern China since 2000, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2017, A Thousand Plateaus Exhibition for the Tenth Anniversary, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
2017, Calling/re-Calling-Culture city of east Asia 2017, Kyoto Asia Corridor Art Exhibition, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan
2017, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2017, 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976-2017): Three Shadows 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2016, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Paris Asian Art Fair, Paris, France
2016 Chinese Photobooks, Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
2016, Stretching Conceptual Space – state and method, Blue Roof Museum of Chengdu, China
2016, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2016, Elemental Landscape, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, China
2016, Winter Discovery, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
2015, Zong Mu Photography Biennial Exhibition, Fangsuo Commune, Chengdu, China
2015, The Park, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space at The Temple House, Chengdu, China
2015, Organic Iconography, Go East Project x Aotu Studio, Beijing, China
2015, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space – People’s Park Project, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen, China
2015, The 3rd China Photography Billboard, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China
2015, Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2015, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2015, Photo Shanghai, LEAP Pavilion: A reading rom for Chinese independent photobooks, Shanghai, China.
2015, The Elephant in the room, V art center, Shanghai, China
2015, Asia new-talent photographers, Dali International photography festival, China
2015, New Chinese Photographer - The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Tokamachi, Japan
2015, The 2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2015, Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2015, Celebrating Asian photobooks, Kassel Photobook Festival, Germany
2015, Off Print London, Tate Modern (Turbine Hall), London, UK
2015, China 8: Work in Progress, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2015, Three Shadows Award Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2015, On Landscape#2, Matèria Gallery, Roma, Italy
2015, 5o Contemporary Chinese Photobooks 2009 -2014, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
2014, MA Photography Final Show, London College of Communication, London, UK

2013, CLICK Exhibition, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK

ARTIST RESIDENCY
2018 SMArt – Sustainable Mountain Art, Monthey, Switzerland

AWARDS
2019 Nomination, The 2020 Sovereign Asian Art Prize
2019 Nomination, Huayu Youth Award
2017 Forbes "30 UNDER 30 Asia" - The Arts
2017 Nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2017
2016 Finalist of 10th AAC ART CHINA, Young Artist Award
2015 The 3rd China Photography Billboard
2015 Three Shadows Photography Award
2015 Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition
2015 Finalists of Barcelona International Photography Awards BIPA
2014 Winner of The Photofusion Prize 2014

PUBLICATIONS
2017 KOAN 2nd, Jiazazhi Press, China
2016《Photography in the British classroom》, write by Yining He, p.144-155, China Nationality Photographic Art Publishing House
2015《Detachment: The 2015 Three Shadows photography Award Exhibition》, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, p.42-47,China
2015《5o Contemporary Chinese Photobooks 2009 -2014》, edited by Yining He, p. 87-88, China
2014 KOAN, Published by PJB Editions, London, UK
2012 RAY Magazine, Self Published, Leeds, UK

MEDIA FEATURE
2018 Cyclo Mag, “The stranger:...and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered” (Switzerland )
2017 Vice-The creators project, “The Chen xiaoyi’s abstract photographic world” (China)
2017 South China Morning Post, “Chen Xiaoyi draws from Western abstract art and Eastern thought to explore the sublime” (Hong Kong, China)
2017 GUP Magazine #53: Infinity, “Xiaoyi Chen: KOAN” (Netherlands)
2017 The Plantation Journal 6:Sculptural Surface, “Xiaoyi Chen” (UK)
2016 POPEYE,“My favorite art” (Japan)
2016 Artsy, “20 Chinese Emerging Artists You Should Know”
2016 Phases Magazine, “Chen xiaoyi: KOAN”
2016 1314 Art and Design Magazine, “Chen Xiaoyi: The Silence of images” (China)
2016 Art Radar, “Xiaoyi Chen on the sublime and philosophy - Interview” (Italy)
2015 TIME, Lightbox, “Diescover the Winner of China’s Most Prestigious Photo Award”
2015 Photoworld Magazine, “Shooting Notes: Chen Xiaoyi – The Liquid KOAN”, p108-113, 2015/09 VOL.405
2015 ilook Magazine, “Future 90s VS 90s: Interview with Xiaoyi Chen”, p.54-60, Issue 252, August
2015 FOTO Artist Magazine, “Discovery: Chen xiaoyi”, p52-71, NO.4 2015/8
2015 IART Magazine, “Future: Interview with Xiaoyi Chen”, p.60-67, 2015.05/06
2015 Chinese Photography Magazine, “The Adventures of Image on Paper: Chinese Contemporary Photobooks Reviews” by Yining He, P50-51, May
2015 The outlook Magazine, “Detachment”,p.184-185, Issue 156 May.
2015 Fotografia Magazine,#FMsatellite
2014, KINFOLK (china), “ Go to find other side of the sea”

TALKS & SYMPOSIUMS
2019 Open See Talks, Artist Talk, Fangsuo Commune, Chengdu, China
2019 "Grain God Narrative", Symposium, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2018 “Keep production as a mirror”, lecture, Communication University of China, Beijing, China
2018 “Possibility of the photography in this era”, Artist Talk, Zhongshuge Bookstore, Chengdu, China
2017 Photography Experiments and Dialogue Starting from the Southwest China, Symposium, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2017 One Glant Leap, Artist Talk, ISFCI – La scuola di Fotografia a Roma, Roma, Italy
2017 Calling/re-Calling: Female artists talk, Symposium, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan
2017 “Chen Xiaoyi’s Sharing session”, Artist Talk, Xi’An Moca, Xi An, China
2017 “Abstract and Spirituality”, Artist Talk, ArtCafe, Shanghai, China
2017 “Produce of new edition photobook <<KOAN>>”, Workshop, Three shadow Edu & Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, China
2016 “The theory of photography”, 3 days Lecture & Workshop, Sichuan University-the College of Art, Chengdu, China
2016 “Displacement - 4th Festival of German Cinema”, Symposium holding by German Films and Goethe Institut, NU Space, Chengdu, China
2016 “Abstract Landscape and Spiritual”, Artist Talk, Zong Mu Photography Biennial Exhibition, Fangsuo Commune, Chengdu, China
2015 Guest for “How to Apply International Photography Grants and Prizes”,Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu


The website: www.chenxiaoyi.net
Email: gluttonylee@gmail.com
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Feng Bingyi

Feng Bingyi was born in Ningbo in 1991 and is currently based in Shanghai.
She is good at using the creation styles between video art and movie as medium of expression. What’s more, she prefer using poetic language to build self-consciousness of narrative space. Her research realm is translating texts into images which usually use a text as examples then rewrite and restructure it by looking for fracture of logic from notes. And the creating forms include video installation, painting, photography, documentary, animation, etc.

2009-2013 School of Intermedia Art (SIMA), China Academy of Arts, China, Bachelor of Art
2014-2015 Chelsea college of Arts, University of Arts London, UK, Master of Art: Distinction

Recent works include: Solo Exhibition "Fool's Gold" "Cold Truth" (A Thousand Plateaus Art Space), "The Story of Your Life II" (Surplus Space). Selected group exhibitions, "The Story of Your Life I" (Long March Space, Beijing), The Tale of Taiping Era (Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing), "The King Stranger" (UnArt Center, Shanghai), " Splendor in the Grass, Plenty Fish in the Sea" (The Delaware Contemporary, USA), "The Undertow" (Helsinki Festival,Here out There, Helsinki, Finland), etc.

Scholarships and Honors:

2019 13th AAC Art China, Young Artist of the Year Nomination Award
2018 Art Sanya, Huayu Youth Award Nominations
Lin Feng-Mian's scholarship in 2012-2013
China Academy of Art Gold Medal of excellent

Taipei VT Artsalon and A Thousand Plateaus Art Space will launch exhibition “The Gala”. This is the first collaboration between the two institutions, showing experimental artworks by three artists from mainland China - Chen Qiulin, Chen Xiaoyi and Feng Bingyi. The exhibition will open on December 14th, 2019 at Taipei VT Artsalon.

“The Gala” reflects historical and realistic backgrounds behind the creation processes of three artists and the artistic conception and tensity between their personalized and imaginative ways of narration. In this exhibition, “The Gala” is more like an object revealed by the artworks rather than a theme of a certain work.

At this moment of the world, great events happen every day. They are sometimes very close, sometimes very far away, and often bring with confusion and melancholy. In front of the reality, whether the contemporary artists could discover the unique power between art and reality, apart from the straightforward intervention? Could they find the bridge based on artistic language among the aesthetic depth, realistic intervention, historical attitude, and self-examination, or find a more fundamental structural connection among them?

Chen Qiulin’s Following You Like a Shadow presents a modern dance drama in the form of video. In such special scene, the inter-waved body movement maps a true relationship between people. Following the flattening of communication, the interpersonal relationships often reflects a more general historical and political context. Therefore, is “Hell is other people” a philosophic description or a beginning to discover a more complex social relationship? Boat of Fall is also for the sake of connecting abstract historical space and time with specific life experiences: What can we see when everyone is involved and no one is watching?

Chen Xiaoyi’s “Where We Met” is based on the image of the moon, because it is the only place in the world where all people’s eyes are gathered: not only the living people, but all humans in history. The thought and emotion carried by the moon might exceed anything else in human history. Her another piece of work An Infinitesimal Wink, opposite to the moon, shows a variety of neglected moments. Those moments represent another dimension of history: in here, people are easier to recall the freedom of life.

The “Fool's Gold” of Feng Bingyi comes from a fable: how could people confirm whether they are “stupid” when they face the reality? The artist writes that "I won't go back. I don't need you to tell me what happened." There is often a flimsiest veil between the“Naivety” and “Strong”. In the context of post-modernity, not even rational or sincere thoughts or beliefs can be felt. Her other video works like The Gala and Plenty of Fish in The Sea and Splendor in The Grass shape a concentration to the galactic time and space. These works are soft and easy to narrate, thus connecting the realities of each person's heart in the framework of history.

“The Gala” is not a grand but a reality from small details. What the three artists have in common is that they all face realities in a restrained but courageous way and and use their creations full of insight and comfort to penetrate the obstacles in front of them, establishing a personal and inspiring connection with a broader time and space. Such connection is perhaps the source of energy that contemporary aesthetics is worth discovering.