PROJECTS

TOWARDS EVENINGS: SIX CHAPTERS
︎  Index / Worklist
︎  The Clock
︎  The Restoration

THE BEARABLE & BEES
︎  The Bearable
︎  Bees
︎  Installation Views
︎  The Artist’s Book
TEXTS

︎ Reviews
︎ Interviews
︎ Artist’s Writings

︎About
︎CV
ON VIEW NOW

Yokohama Triennale 2020, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Participation Mystique, McaM, Shanghai, China
Towards Evenings: 891 Dusks, an Encyclopedia of Psychological Experience, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

CHEN ZHE 

1989  Born in Beijing, China
2011  BFA Photography and Imaging, Art Center College of Design



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, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China
2017  Flown Away Is the Gold of Days, BANK, Shanghai, China
2011  Bees, Beaugeste Gallery, Shanghai, China


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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
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 Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China
Xitek New Talent Award Exhibition, Artemis Space, Shanghai, China
Linguistic Pavilion, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2015
Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
LEAP Pavilion: Coming Image, Photo 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

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, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
Why Don't You Love Me Anymore?, stageBACK Art Space, Shanghai, China
The Inge Morath Award Exhibition, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

2011
Toward the Social Landscape, Lianzhou Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China
Bees, Luoca Gallery, Xiamen, China
Ian Parry Scholarship Exhibition, Getty Images Gallery, London, UK
One Man’s Theater, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
WON’T: Contemporary Woman Artists in China, J Gallery, Shanghai, China
Myriad Visions: Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

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



SELECTED AWARDS

2018  Foam Talent
           Prix Yishu 8 Award (finalist)
2017  The 5th Huayu Youth Award (finalist)
2016  Best Photobooks, Fotobookfestival Kassel
           SIGMA Art Fund
           Xitek New Talent Award
2012  Flash Forward Emerging Photographer (U.S.)
           Prix Pictet (nominated)
           Foam Paul Huf Award (nominated)
2011  Inge Morath Award, Magnum Foundation
            Three Shadows Photography Award
           Photographer of the Year, Lianzhou Photography Festival


COLLECTION

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia
Wemhöner Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Zimmermann, 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


FILM FEATURING

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

2014  Asia Insight: China Through the Lens of Youth
produced by and aired on NHK WORLD & NHK BS1, Japan

2013  La Chine dans L'objectif (Chinese Viewfinders), a film by Emma Tassy, produced by Artline Films, France, aired on ARTE & Taiwan Public TV
2013  ON|OFF: Young Artists in China, a film by Xie Meng
produced by and screened at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China



LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

2020
Chen Zhe in Conversation with Nasrin Himada, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

2018
APT9: Artist Conversation, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
I Know Something About Love, Daikanyama Photo Fair, Tokyo, Japan
Photography as Contemporary Art: From Practice to Collection, Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Histories of Writing: On the State of Contemporary Writing, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Reshaping the Ecology of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
The Amity of Dusk, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China

2017
Imaging as A Method of Art-making, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Exhibition as Literary Form, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2016
Journey in a Study, Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Polyphonic Seeing: On Combinations of Photography and Text, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
The Visible and the Articulable, Ray Art Center, Shanghai, China
Another Way of Telling: Photography and Writing in Artist Books, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The Linguistic Practices in Visual Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2015
Exile of Semantics: The Parrallel Connection of Image and Text, Kurbrick Bookstore, Beijing, China

2013
Photographic Cultures, RockBund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Photography as Means/Medium, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China






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