Artists

Chen Zhen

Chen Zhen (1955-2000) was born in Shanghai, China.

He is known as one of the earliest installation artists in China. He was among the first generation of Chinese avant-garde artists to travel abroad to study art in the mid-1980s. His compelling sculptures and installations explored his own “trans-experience” studying art in both the East and the West. Chen's first solo exhibition took place in 1986 at the Gallery of the Shanghai Theatre Company in October. During his lifetime, Chen was exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout the world, and continues to be included in exhibitions today.  

Chen lived and worked in Shanghai and Paris. He died in Paris in 2000.