XIAOYI CHEN / 陈萧伊 was born in Sichuan, China in 1992. Currently lives and works in Chengdu. Chen’s practice is tied to a natural, oriental aesthetic, influenced by Western abstract art and oriental philosophy. Photography is a personal tool for Chen, used to question broad concepts that migrate from the personal to the philosophical realm. Her recent work focuses on the combination of photography and printmaking, a combination of techniques used to explore beneath the surface of things by simplifying and abstracting; an approach aimed at reviving spiritual awareness and intuition before entering the symbolic nature of what we view.

Xiaoyi Chen has exhibited internationally; she received an MA from London College of Communication and a BSc in Photographic Journalism at the University of Leeds MET. In 2014 she was awarded the LCC/Photofusion Prize and 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. Her recent awards and exhibitions include the participation in the Format International Photography Festival, Kassel Photobook Festival, Athens Photo Festival (Benaki Museum) and the group show China 8 at Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany). Recent Art Fairs, include Photo Shanghai and Paris Asian Art Fair in 2016, solo project in London Art Fair 2017.


EDUCATION
2014 University of the Arts London - London College of Communication / MA Photography
2013 International Gemological Institute / Polished Diamond Grader P.D.G
2010 - 2013 University of Leeds Met / BSc (HONS) Photographic Journalism

SOLO EXHIBITION
2017,“Never!”1000+ project, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
2017, Art Project by Matèria Gallery, London Art Fair, London, UK
2016, The Inadequacy of Language, Matèria Gallery, Roma, Italy

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2017, 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976-2017) – Three Shadows 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition,Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2016, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Paris Asian Art Fair, Paris, France
2016 Chinese Photobooks, Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
2016, Stretching Conceptual Space – state and method, Blue Roof Museum of Chengdu, China
2016, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2016, Elemental Landscape, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, China
2016, Winter Discovery, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu China
2016, Zong Mu Photography Biennial Exhibition, Fangsuo Commune, Chengdu, China
2016, The Park, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space at The Temple House, Chengdu, China
2015, Organic Iconography, Go East Project x Aotu Studio, Beijing, China
2015, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space – People’s Park Project, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen, China
2015, The 3rd China Photography Billboard, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China
2015, Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2015, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2015, Photo Shanghai, LEAP Pavilion: A reading rom for Chinese independent photobooks, Shanghai, China.
2015, The Elephant in the room, V art center, Shanghai, China
2015, Asia new-talent photographers, Dali International photography festival, China
2015, New Chinese Photographer - The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Tokamachi, Japan
2015, The 2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2015, Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2015, Celebrating Asian photobooks, Kassel Photobook Festival, Germany
2015, Off Print London, Tate Modern (Turbine Hall), London, UK
2015, China 8: Work in Progress, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2015, Three Shadows Award Exhibition, Three Shadows Photo Center, Beijing, China
2015, On Landscape#2, Matèria Gallery, Roma, Italy
2015, 5o Contemporary Chinese Photobooks 2009 -2014, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
2014, MA Photography Final Show, London College of Communication, London, UK
2014, "Exhibition Evenings #7", House Gallery, London, UK
2014, Interim Show, London College of Communication, London, UK
2013, CLICK Exhibition, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK

AWARDS
2017 Forbes "30 UNDER 30 Asia" - The Arts
2017 Nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2017
2016 Finalist of 10th AAC ART CHINA, Young Artist Award
2015 The 3rd China Photography Billboard
2015 Finalist Barcelona International photography Awards
2015, Winner of Seventh Three Shadows Photography Award
2015 Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition
2014 Winner of The Photofusion Prize 2014

PUBLICATION
2016,《Photography in the British classroom》, write by Yining He, p.144-155,  China Nationality Photographic Art Publishing House
2015,《Detachment: The 2015 Three Shadows photography Award Exhibition》, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, p.42-47,China
2015,《5o Contemporary Chinese Photobooks 2009 -2014》, edited by Yining He, p. 87-88, China
2014, KOAN, Published by PJB Editions, London, UK
2012, RAY Magazine, Self Published, Leeds, UK

MEDIA FEATURE
2017 VICE-The creators project, “The Chen xiaoyi’s abstract photographic world”
2017 South China Morning Post (HK),“Chen Xiaoyi draws from Western abstract art and Eastern thought to explore the sublime”
2017 GUP Magazine #53: Infinity, “Xiaoyi Chen: KOAN” (Netherlands)
2017 The Plantation Journal 6:Sculptural Surface, “Xiaoyi Chen” (UK)
2016 Artsy, “20 Chinese Emerging Artists You Should Know”
2016 POPEYE,“My favorite art” (Japan)
2016 1314 Art and Design Magazine, “Chen Xiaoyi: The Silence of images”
2016 Art Radar, "Xiaoyi Chen on the sublime and philosophy – interview"
2015 TIME, Discover the Winner of China’s Most Prestigious Photo Award
2015 Photoworld Magazine, “Shooting Notes: Chen Xiaoyi – The Liquid KOAN”, p108-113, 2015/09 VOL.405
2015 ilook Magazine, “Future 90s VS 90s: Interview with Xiaoyi Chen”, p.54-60, Issue 252, August
2015 FOTO Artist Magazine, “Discovery: Chen xiaoyi”, p52-71, NO.4 2015/8
2015 IART Magazine, “Future: Interview with Xiaoyi Chen”, p.60-67, 2015.05/06
2015 Chinese Photography, “The Adventures of Image on Paper: Chinese Contemporary Photobooks Reviews” by Yining He, P50-51, May
2015 The outlook Magazine, “Detachment”,p.184-185, Issue 156 May.
2015 Fotografia Magazine,#FMsatellite
2014, KINFOLK (china), “ Go to find other side of the sea” (Profile |去寻找大海明媚之外的另一面)

TALKS & SYMPOSIUMS
2016 “The theory of photography”, 3 days Lecture & Workshop, Sichuan University-the College of Art, Chengdu, China
2016 “Displacement - 4th Festival of German Cinema”, Symposium holding by German Films and Goethe Institut, NU Space, Chengdu, China
2016 “Abstract Landscape and Spiritual”, Artist Talk, Zong Mu Photography Biennial Exhibition, Fangsuo Commune, Chengdu, China
2015 Guest for “How to Apply International Photography Grants and Prizes”,Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu

COLLECTIONS
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, China
Lishui Photography Museum, China

COLLABORATIONS
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space,China 
Matèria, Italy





陈萧伊

1992生于中国四川,于2014年获得伦敦艺术大学纯艺术摄影硕士学位,目前工作生活于成都。
她的作品以摄影为主并结合版画、手工书、影像等形式,着眼于自然作为中间介质,探讨面对精神性的直观体验。她的作品曾获得中国第七届三影堂摄影奖大奖,入围2015年巴塞罗那摄影节, 入选福布斯2017“30 UNDER 30(Art)”亚洲榜单,并参与诸多国内外展览,如个展项目“ The Inadequacy of Language”(罗马Matèria Gallery,2016)、“Art projects”(伦敦艺术博览会,2017),部分群展展出于英国Format摄影节、德国卡塞尔摄影书节、雅典Benaki博物馆、德国Folkwang博物馆、Photo Shanghai艺博会、巴黎亚洲艺博会等。


教育背景
2014 伦敦艺术大学伦敦传媒学院 /纯艺术摄影硕士
2013 国际宝石学院(IGI)/ 精钻鉴定师
2010-2013 利兹都会大学(利兹贝克特大学)/新闻摄影学士

个展
2017, “Never!” 1000+项目个展,千高原艺术空间,成都,中国
2017,Art Project by Matèria 画廊, 伦敦艺博会,伦敦,英国
2016,Koan, Matèria 画廊,罗马,意大利

群展
2017 千高原艺术空间-影像上海艺术博览会, Photo Shanghai,上海,中国
2017 中国当代摄影40年(1976-2017) —— 三影堂10周年特展,三影堂摄影艺术中心,北京,中国
2016 千高原艺术空间,第二届巴黎亚洲艺术博览会,巴黎,法国
2016 “中国当代摄影书“,丹麦奥胡斯摄影书周,奥胡斯建筑学院图书馆,奥胡斯,丹麦
2016 延绵的观念空间——状态与方法,蓝顶美术馆,成都,中国
2016 千高原艺术空间-影像上海艺术博览会, Photo Shanghai,上海,中国
2016 隐逸的灵境,Tabula Rasa画廊,北京,中国
2016 冬纪,千高原艺术空间,成都,中国
2016 纵目摄影双年展,方所,成都,中国
2016 公园,博舍·千高原艺术空间,成都,中国
2015 有机图像志,Go East Project x 凹凸空间,北京, 中国
2015 千高原-人民公园计划,集美x 阿尔勒国际摄影节,厦门,中国
2015 第三届中国摄影年度排行榜,丽水摄影节,丽水,中国
2015 中国摄影:二十世纪以来,三影堂摄影艺术中心,北京,中国
2015 千高原艺术空间-上海艺术影像展, Photo Shanghai,上海,中国
2015 LEAP Pavilion:中国独立摄影书阅览室,Photo Shanghai,上海,中国
2015 房间里的大象, 视界艺术中心,上海,中国
2015 亚洲先锋摄影师成长计划,大理国际影会, 大理,中国
2015 中国摄影新势力 - 越后妻有大地艺术祭,新泻县,日本
2015 第二届三影堂实验影像开放展,三影堂摄影艺术中心,北京,中国
2015 摄影书展,雅典国际摄影节,Benaki 博物馆,雅典,希腊
2015 亚洲摄影书展,卡塞尔摄影书节,德国
2015 Off Print 伦敦, 泰特现代博物馆 (Turbine Hall),,伦敦,英国
2015 中国8: 进程当中的摄影展,弗科旺博物馆,德国
2015 三影堂摄影奖展览,三影堂艺术中心,北京,中国
2015 关于景观#2,Matèria 画廊,罗马,意大利
2015 “来自中国的50本当代摄影书2009-2014“,FORMAT 15国际摄影节,德比市,英国
2014 One elephant two,伦敦传媒学院,伦敦,英国
2014“展夜#7”,屋画廊,伦敦,英国
2013 “点击”展览,利兹都会大学,利兹,英国

奖项
2017 入选福布斯 “30 UNDER 30" 亚洲榜单-艺术类
2017 提名 FOAM Paul Huf 2017奖项
2016 入围第十届AAC艺术中国年度青年艺术家奖
2015 第三届中国摄影年度排行榜
2015 获得三影堂摄影奖大奖
2015 入选雅典摄影节摄影书展
2015 入围BIPA巴塞罗纳国际摄影奖
2014 英国Photofusion Prize/LCC 2014获奖

出版物
2016,《英国摄影教室》,何伊宁著,p144-155,中国民族摄影艺术出版社,中国
2015,《离相: 2015年度三影堂摄影奖作品展》, 三影堂出版, p.42-47,中国
2015,《来自中国的50本当代摄影书2009-2014》, 何伊宁编著, p. 87-88, 中国
2014 KOAN摄影画册,PJB-Editions出版,伦敦,英国
2012 光线杂志,自出版,利兹,英国

媒体报道
2017 VICE创想计划,“陈萧伊的抽象光影世界”
2017 香港南华早报专访,“陈萧伊:从西方抽象艺术与东方哲学里去探究崇高”
2017 荷兰GUP艺术摄影杂志第53期: Infinity,“陈萧伊:KOAN”
2017 英国The Plantation Journal 6:雕塑般的表面,“陈萧伊”
2016 日本杂志POPEYE,“我最喜爱的艺术家们”
2016 Artsy,“20位你应该知道的中国新锐艺术家”
2016 1314艺术设计杂志,“陈萧伊:沉默的图像”
2016 Art Radar, “陈萧伊之‘崇高’式影像-专访”
2015 时代周刊网络版Lightbox,“发现之中国最负盛名的摄影奖”
2015 摄影世界杂志,“拍摄手札:陈萧伊-流动的《KOAN》”,p108-113,2015/09 VOL.405
2015 大视野ilook 杂志,“专题90s VS 90s:陈萧伊”,p54-60,第252期,八月 2015
2015 影艺家杂志,“新启:陈萧伊”,p52-71,NO.4 2015/8
2015 艺术汇IART 杂志, “专题:陈萧伊,摄影是隐喻的媒介 ”, p.60-67, 2015.05/06
2015 中国摄影杂志, “影与纸的奇遇:中国当代摄影书观察”,何伊宁,P50-51, 五月刊
2015 新视线, “离相”,p.184-185, Issue 156 五月.
2015 Fotografia 杂志, #FM 卫星
2014 KINFOLK(中文)“去寻找大海明媚之外的另一面”

讲座&研讨会
2016 “关于摄影的理论与实践”,公开课,四川大学艺术学院,成都,中国
2016 “流离——第四届德国电影节[成都站]”,研讨会,明堂,成都,中国
2016 “抽象风景与精神性”,艺术家讲座,方所,成都,中国
2015 “如何投国际摄影节公开展和摄影奖”讲座嘉宾,成都当代美术馆,成都,中国

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