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.

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

2018, The stranger:…and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered…, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2018, The stranger:…and while I blossomed all alone, the world slumbered…, Theatre Crochetan, Monthey, Switzerland
2017, One Giant Leap, Matèria Gallery, Roma, Italy
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

2018, Emerging Talents Festival, MATTATOIO, Roma, Italy
2018, The wind of Time, Lianzhou Foto 2018, Lianzhou, China
2018, Extravaganza, Festival Images Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland
2018, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2018, 40 Years of Chinese contemporary photography, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
2018, Dialogue #1: 3 years of Matèria, Frontiera Studio, Palermo, Italy
2018, Ten Directions: The 10th Anniversary exhibition of the Three Shadows Photography Award, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2018, Athens Photo Festival: Main- Embedded in Nature, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2017, Loop—Photography and Video Experiments in Southwestern China since 2000, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2017, A Thousand Plateaus Exhibition for the Tenth Anniversary, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
2017, Calling/re-Calling-Culture city of east Asia 2017, Kyoto Asia Corridor Art Exhibition, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan
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

2018 SMArt – Sustainable Mountain Art, Monthey, Switzerland

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

2017, KOAN 2nd, Jiazazhi Press, China
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

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)

2018 “Possibility of the photography in this era”, Artist Talk, Zhongshuge Bookstore, Chengdu, China
2017 Photography Experiments and Dialogue Starting from the Southwest China, Symposium, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2017 One Glant Leap, Artist Talk, ISFCI – La scuola di Fotografia a Roma, Roma, Italy
2017 Calling/re-Calling: Female artists talk, Symposium, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan
2017 “Chen Xiaoyi’s Sharing session”, Artist Talk, Xi’An Moca, Xi An, China
2017 “Abstract and Spirituality”, Artist Talk, ArtCafe, Shanghai, China
2017 “Produce of new edition photobook <<KOAN>>”, Workshop, Three shadow Edu & Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, China
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

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

A Thousand Plateaus Art Space,China 
Matèria, Italy


陈萧伊(b.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。她的作品基于摄影并不局限在具体的媒介当中,通过生产图像的方式,关注于人类的微妙感知,并不断挑战既定的逻辑、感知与想象来探讨存在本身的问题。她的作品曾获得中国第七届三影堂摄影奖大奖,入选福布斯2017“30 UNDER 30(Art)”亚洲榜单,并参与诸多国内外展览,她的个展项目有“他乡异客:当我独自盛开时,世界还在沉睡”(瑞士The Crochetan剧院,2018),“One Giant Leap” (罗马Matèria Gallery,2017),“Never!”(成都千高原艺术空间,2017),“Art projects”(伦敦艺术博览会,2017),“The Inadequacy of Language”(罗马Matèria Gallery,2016),近期主要群展包括于“Extravaganza”(瑞士沃韦影像双年展,2018),“中国当代摄影四十年”(三影堂摄影艺术中心,深圳OCAT,2017-2018),十方:三影堂摄影奖十周年特展”(三影堂摄影艺术中心,2018),“雅典摄影节:主单元-潜入自然”(雅典Benaki博物馆,2018),“回路——2000年以来的西南影像实验”(成都麓湖A4美术馆,2017),“Calling/re-Calling——东亚文化之都当代艺术展”(京都造型艺术大学,2017),“延绵的观念空间——状态与方法”(成都蓝顶美术馆,2016),“隐逸的灵境”(北京Tabula Rasa画廊,2016),“千高原-人民公园计划”(厦门集美·阿尔勒国际摄影季,2015),“中国8:进程当中的摄影展”(德国Folkwang博物馆,2015)“房间里的大象”(上海视界艺术中心,2015),“离相:三影堂摄影奖作品展”(三影堂摄影艺术中心,2015)等。

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

2018,“他乡异客:…当我独自盛开时,世界还在沉睡”,The Crochetan剧院,蒙泰,瑞士
2017, “One Giant Leap”, Matèria 画廊,罗马,意大利
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

2018 Emerging Talents摄影节,MATTATOIO,罗马,意大利
2018 时间之风,连州国际摄影年展,连州,中国
2018 “Extravaganza”,沃韦影像双年展,沃韦,瑞士
2018 千高原艺术空间-影像上海艺术博览会, Photo Shanghai,上海,中国
2018 中国当代摄影四十年(1976-2018),深圳OCAT,深圳,中国
2018 对话#1:Matèria 画廊三周年,Frontiera Studio,巴勒莫,意大利
2018 十方:三影堂摄影奖十周年特展,三影堂摄影艺术中心,北京,中国
2018 雅典摄影节:主单元(潜入自然),Benaki博物馆,雅典,希腊
2017 回路——2000年以来的西南影像实验,麓湖A4美术馆,成都,中国
2017 千高原十周年展,千高原艺术空间,成都,中国
2017 “Calling/re-Calling”东亚文化之都当代艺术展,京都造型艺术大学,京都,日本
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
2013 “点击”展览,利兹都会大学,利兹,英国

2018 SMArt–山地可持续发展艺术项目,蒙泰,瑞士

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

2017,KOAN 2nd,假杂志出版,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

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”

2018 “摄影作品呈现的种种可能性”,艺术对谈,钟书阁,成都,中国
2017 “回声:从西南出发的影像实验与对话”,研讨会,A4美术馆,成都,中国
2017 “巨大的一步”, 艺术家讲座,ISFCI艺术摄影学院,罗马,意大利
2017  Calling/re-calling,女性艺术家研讨会,京都造型艺术大学,京都,日本
2017 “感知研究”,艺术家讲座,西安当代美术馆,西安,中国
2017 “洞穴”, 艺术家讲座,ArtCafe,上海,中国
2017 “摄影书KOAN 第二版制作”,工作坊,三影堂摄影艺术中心&假杂志出版,宁波,中国
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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