April 6-June 29, 2016 — Visual Arts
Residency location: Geneva
Partner organization: Embassy of Foreign Artists
Born 1974 in Shanghai. Chen Hangfeng currently works and lives in 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.
His work has been shown at: OV Gallery, Zendai MoMA, Rockbund Museum in Shanghai; Today Art Museum in Beijing; Tokyo de palace in Paris; Collective Gallery in Edinburgh; Chinese Arts Center in Manchester; Casino Luxembourg in Luxembourg; Cable Gallery in Helsinki; and White Rabbit Museum in Sydney. To date, grants and residency received includes S-Air / Sapporo (Japan), Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council; England / Visiting Arts, Asia-Europe Foundation, HIAP (Finland).
As a curator, he crurated Organism – iD Town international artist residency program in Shenzhen, China in 2014; A contemporary art experiment for Fu Lei in Shanghai Zhoupu Art Museum, 2016.