Chen Zhe
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    • Chen Zhe
    • Birthdate: 1989
      Birthplace: China |
      Gender: Female
      Lives and Works in: China | Beijing
      About:
      Chen Zhe’s practice is often restored as an ongoing process of exploration, discovery, and research. In her early work where the physical self-destruction of her subjects is identified as an act of spiritual cleansing, Chen Zhe searched after the possibility of “another way of telling" by expanding her photographic observations with a collection of journals and letters. In her latest work, Towards Evening: Six Chapters, Chen Zhe uses the dusk as the main theme to continue her quest of the visible and the speakable, in this case, to create a transforming and impelling force between reading and viewing.

      Chen Zhe (b. 1989) is a photo-based artist born and based in Beijing, China. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 2011. Chen is the recipient of the Three Shadows Award (2011), Inge Morath Award from the Magnum Foundation (2011), Lianzhou Festival Photographer of the Year Award (2012) and the Xitek New Talent Award (2015). Her work has been included in public and private collections and exhibited internationally at Unseen Photo Fair, Contact Photography Festival, Fotohof Gallery and Tokyo Photo, as well as at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Musuem and the Power Station of Art in China. Chen was subject of TV documentary films “Chinese Viewfinder” (2013) produced by ARTE, France and “China Through the Lens of Youth” (2014) produced by NHK, Japan. Her debut publication “Bees” was selected as one of the best books of 2012 by Photo-Eye and Feature Shoot, and her latest book “Bees & The Bearable” was awarded the Best Photobook of the Year by Kassel Fotobookfestival in 2016.
      Education:
      -2011    Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, USA
    • Biography
    • CHEN ZHE

      1989, Born in Beijing

      2011  BFA Photography and Imaging, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, USA

      Currently lives and works in Beijing

      www.zheis.com

       

      SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2020 “Towards Evenings:891 Dusks, an Encyclopedia of Psychological Experiences”, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

      2018  “The Only Question is How to Endure - Works from ‘Towards Evenings: Six Chapters’”, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China

      2017  “Flown Away Is the Gold of Days - Works from ‘Towards Evenings: Six Chapters’”, BANK, Shanghai, China

      2011  “Bees”, Beaugeste Gallery, Shanghai, China

       

      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2020  Yokohama Triennale 2020, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

               Participation Mystique, McaM, Shanghai, China

      2019  “Peer to Peer”, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China

               “The Dark and Bright Room of CAMERAer”, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China

               “Long Day”, Aranya Art Center,  Qinhuangdao, China

               “Peer to Peer”, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

               “Symbiosis: The Intertextuality of Art and Poetry, OCAT Shen Zhen, Shen Zhen, China

               “Foam Talent 2019”, Deutsche Börse AG, Eschborn, Germany

               “Hot Blood”, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

               “Psyche and Politics”, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany 

      2018  The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

               “I Know Something About Love: Asian Contemporary Photography”, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

               “Insights: The Same But Also Changed”, Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai, China

               “40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography”, OCAT Shen Zhen, Shen Zhen, China

               “Crush”, Para Site, Hong Kong, China

               “on paper 2”, White Space, Beijing, China

               “Ten Directions: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the TSPA”, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China 

               Frieze New York, New York, US

               Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

               “Prix Yishu 8 China: 2018 Finalists' Exhibition”, YISHU 8 Maison des Arts, Beijing, China

      2017  Guangzhou Photo Triennial: Simultaneous Eidos, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

               “Indoors Universe: The 5th Huayu Youth Award”, Huayu Art Center, Sanya, China

               “A Future That Never Returns”, Anren Biennale: Today’s Yesterday, Chengdu, China

               “Zhongguo 2185”, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

               “40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography”, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

               “Without Leaving Any Traces”, MOCUBE, Beijing, China

               “The Modern Look”, Modern Media Base, Shanghai, China

               “Anyball”, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

      2016  “Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain: Eight Emerging Artists”, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China

               “Profound Silence”, Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen, China

               The 11th Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

               “LEAP Pavilion: The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist”, ASIA NOW Paris Asian Art Fair, Paris, France

               “Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000”,  Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai, China

               “Snacks”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

               “Scripts of the Bodies”, Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China

               “Xitek New Talent Award Exhibition”, Artemis Space, Shanghai, China

               “Linguistic Pavilion”, Shanghai Minsheng Art Musuem, Shanghai, China

      2015  “Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

               “Leap Pavilion: Coming Image”, Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai, China

               “Three Shadows Collection”, Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, Niigata, Japan

      2014  “Staging Encounters: Ten Years of Contemporary Photography in China”, Lianzhou Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China

               Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

               “Close”, Het Nutshuis, The Hague, Netherlands

               “Through the Body: Lens-based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists”, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada

      2013  “From New Photography to Rookie Award: Three Shadows Collection ", Beijing Photo Biennial, Beijing, China

               “ON|OFF: China's Young Artists in Concept and Practice”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

               “Flash Forward 2012 Emerging Photographers”, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, USA

      2012  “Flash Forward 2012 Emerging Photographers”, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, Toronto, Canada

               “Sui Generis: Chinese Contemporary Photography”, Tokyo Photo, Tokyo, Japan

               “CAFAM Future: Report on the State of Chinese Young Art”, Arts Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

               “Why Don't You Love Me Anymore?”, stageBACK Art Space, Shanghai, China

               “The Inge Morath Award Exhibition”, Atterseehalle, Attersee, Austria

               “The Inge Morath Award Exhibition”, Fotohof Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

      2011  Lianzhou Photography Festival: Toward the Social Landscape, Lianzhou, China

              “Bees”, Luoca Gallery, Xiamen, China 

              “One Man Theater: Works by Post-80s Artists”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

              “WON’T: Contemporary Woman Artists in China”, J Gallery, Shanghai, China

              “Recurrent Shadows”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

              “Myriad Visions: Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition”, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

      2010  Lianzhou Photography Festival: Is the World Real?, Lianzhou, China

       

      COLLECTIONS

      Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

      White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia 

      Wemhöner Foundation, Berlin, Germany

      Sammlung Zimmermann Collection, Cologne, Germany

      Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

      CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

      Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

      Taikang Collection, Beijing, China

      Light Society, Beijing, China

       

      SELECTED AWARDS

      2018  Foam Talent Award

      2016  Best Photobooks Kassel, Fotobookfestival

      2016  Xitek New Talent Award

      2012  Flash Forward Emerging Photographer (U.S.)

      2011  Photographer of the Year, Lianzhou Photography Festival

      2011  Inge Morath Award, Magnum Foundation

      2011  Three Shadows Photography Award

       

      FILM FEATURING

      2017  Laboratory for Chinese Contemporary Photography, produced by Mori Art Museum, Japan

      2014  Asia Insight: China Through the Lens of Youth, directed by Makishima Shoji, produced by NHK WORLD, Japan

      2013  La Chine dans L'objectif (Chinese Viewfinders), directed by Emma Tassy, produced by Artline Films, France/Germany

      2013  ON|OFF: Young Artists in China, directed by Xie Meng, produced by Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China

    • Exhibitions
    • Artworks
      • Bees #086-10 | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Paper | 102 × 120 cm | 2011

      • Bees #054-06 | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Paper | 101 × 120 cm | 2010

      • Bees #065-01 | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Paper | 100 × 120 cm | 2010

      • Bees #002-01 | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Paper | 50 × 60 cm | 2010

      • The Bearable: Body/Wound #017 | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Paper | 43.2 × 28.8 cm | 2008

      • The Bearable: Body/Wound #010 | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Paper | 28.8 × 43.2 cm | 2008

      • The Bearable: Girlfriend/Self-Portrait #035 | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Pape | 28.8 × 43.2 cm | 2008

      • The Bearable: Birthday | Chen Zhe

        Photography | Archival Pigment Print on German Etching Paper | 28.8 × 42.3 cm | 2010

      • 891 Dusks: An Encyclopedia of Psychological Experiences | Chen Zhe

        Installation, Other | leather bound book with gold embossing, video with sound | 37 x 26 x 4.2 cm, video 8’00” | 2017

      • Entre Chien et Loup (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf) - Dog / Wolf | Chen Zhe

        Other | terrazzo | 60 × 197 × 2 cm | 2017

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