Born in 1969, Fujian Province, China, Chen is recognized as one of the most significant artists in the history of Chinese contemporary art. His artistic practices center around social changes brought by the rapid development and industrialization of China. Through his incredibly creative and imaginative lenses, he expressed in-depth reflection on issues such as reality, secularity and consumerism. 

He has held over 115 exhibitions nationally and internationally, and his works are collected by major museums and art institutions around the world. 





2021 "The Proud Youth" - Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, BC Canada

2018 “Splendors of the Sun and Moon” — Contemporary Art Exhibition of China, Museo Querini Stampalia, Fondazione, Venice, Italy

2017 Bienal de Curitiba VIBRATIONS – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba Brazil

2016 Pulse Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, Florida, United States

2016 Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon, Korea

2016 Walking Brics Project of Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2015 “China 8,” China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ruhr, Germany

2015 11th Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Australia

2014 Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

2014 Sands International Convention and Exhibition Center, Singapore

2014 UNESCO “Silk Road and Creative City,” Paris, France

2013 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark

2013 3rd Art Stage, Singapore

2012 Chinese Contemporary Public Art Exhibition, Kassel, Germany

2011 7th Sculpture by the Sea, Perth, Australia

2010 “Living in Evolution,” Busan Biennale, Busan Cultural Center, Busan, South Korea

2009 “A Conversation with Chicago,” Contemporary Sculpture from China, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2008 Third International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Centro Andaluzde Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

2008 Busan Biennale – Expenditure, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea

2007 “Red Hot” – Asian Art Today, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, United States

2006 “Hyper Design,” Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China


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