Chen Xiaoyi Biography

Chen Xiaoyi 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. 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.

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Her recent solo exhibitions include "Streit" (Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, China, 2020), "The stranger:...and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered" (Theatre Crochetan, Switzerland, 2018 / Three Shadows Photography Art Centre,2018), "One Giant Leap" (Matèria Gallery, Roma, 2017", "Never!"( A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, 2017), "Art Project- London Art Fair" ( Matèria Gallery, London, 2017), "The Inadequacy of Lauguage" (Matèria Gallery, Roma, 2016), and group exhibitions include the participation in "The Dark and Bright Room of CAMERAer" (A4 Art Museum, China, 2019), "Sunset on a Dead End – The Notorious and Their Inexplicable Modes of Existence (Emerging curators project)" ( Power Station of Art, China, 2019), "The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2018" (Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, China, 2018), "Extravaganza"( Festival Images Vevey, Switzerland, 2018), "40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography" (Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, OCAT Shenzhen, China, 2017-2018), "Athens Photo Festival: Main- Embedded in Nature" ( Benaki Museum, Greece, 2018), "Loop—Photography and Video Experiments in Southwestern China since 2000" (A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, 2017), "Calling/re-Calling-Culture city of east Asia 2017, Kyoto Asia Corridor Art Exhibition" ( Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan,2017), "Stretching Conceptual Space – state and method" ( Blue Roof Museum of Chengdu, China,2016), "Elemental Landscape" (Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, 2016), "A Thousand Plateaus Art Space – People's Park Project"( Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen, 2015), "China 8: Work in Progress" ( Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany,2015), "The Elephant in the room" ( V art center, Shanghai, 2015), "Detachment :Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition" (Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, 2015) etc.

Text courtesy A Thousand Plateaus Art Space.

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Palmistry of the mountain No.6 by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork print
Chen Xiaoyi Palmistry of the mountain No.6, 2021 UV print on aluminium plate
50 x 22 cm
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Journal 1&2 by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork print
Chen Xiaoyi Journal 1&2, 2023 Giclée Print on rice paper
194 x 44 cm
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When Tethys Sea Retreats Westward, Leaving The Reverberation by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork moving image
Chen Xiaoyi When Tethys Sea Retreats Westward, Leaving The Reverberation, 2022 Single channel video, colour 24’52”
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Crystalloid: Murmuration by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork print
Chen Xiaoyi Crystalloid: Murmuration, 2021 Giclée print
80 x 120 cm
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Crystalloid: Minstrel by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork print
Chen Xiaoyi Crystalloid: Minstrel, 2021 Giclée print
80 x 120 cm
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Crystalloid: Evening Star by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork print
Chen Xiaoyi Crystalloid: Evening Star, 2021 Giclée print
150 x 210 cm
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Heartbeat: Deer's Eye by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork moving image
Chen Xiaoyi Heartbeat: Deer's Eye, 2021 Infrared photography, video installation
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Foam, Form (Phase 1) by Chen Xiaoyi contemporary artwork photography
Chen Xiaoyi Foam, Form (Phase 1), 2019 Giclee print
23 5/8 x 35 3/8 inches
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