Embassy of Foreign Artists     

Chen Hangfeng

*1974, Shanghai, lives and works in Shanghai, China
Residency period: April until June 2016

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Shanghai

Trained as a painter, Chen obtained his BA from the Fine Arts College of Shanghai University. He works in all media, his works deal with issues of surrounding commercialization, environmentalism, globalization and cultural transmutation, often realized through playful metaphor, and he merge concepts and mediums like an alchemist. He see artist as a present-day incarnation of ancient philosopher, artisan and literati. He has received grants and participated artist residency program includes: S-Air / Sapporo (Japan 2011), Arts Council England / Visiting Arts (2008, 2009 and 2011), Asia-Europe Foundation (2009), HIAP (Finland 2013). He also curated Organisam – iD Town international artist residency program, Shenzhen, China (2013-14).

Chen’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including: The Asian Carp project, AM Art Space, Shanghai (2015); Essential Matters, Moving Images From China, Borusan Contemporary, İstanbul (2015); New China New Art, Contemporary Video From Shanghai And Hangzhou, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham (2015); Collaboration 6, HALLE50, Munich (2014); NeoFolk, Ikkan Gallery, Singapore (2014); Electronic Pacific, Fei Contemporary Art Center (FCAC), Shanghai (2014); All that glitters must be gold, Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2013); Endless Demand, Cable Gallery, Helsinki (2013); Follies of a species, OV Gallery, Shanghai (2013); Serve the people, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney (2013); Prosperity, Gallery 22,48m2, Paris (2012); Time of Dragon, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland (2012); Casablanca Biennale, Casablanca (2012); Unnatural Selection – works by Chen Hangfeng, Bradford Museum / Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford (2011); Collective Consciousness, OV Gallery, Shanghai (2011); + Follow, Moca Shanghai, Shanghai (2011); Christmas Project – Rockbund Museum, Shanghai (2010); Post-tradition: the magnified slice – Forth Biennale of Young Artists, Duolun MoMA, Shanghai (2010); The Big Bang, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney (2010); Make Over, OV Gallery, Shanghai (2010); Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg (2010).


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