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Chen Zhou

1987, Zhejiang
Lives and works in Beijing

Morning! 2011 16 mm film transferred to HD video, colour, sound 13:00 min Courtesy of the artist and Aike-Dellarco Gallery, Shanghai


  • 2009 China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 I’m not not not Chen Zhou, Magician Space, Beijing
  • 2012 SH Contemporary Hot Spots’ Project, Booth H07 AIKEDELLARCO, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai
  • 2009 Talk, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 ON|OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
  • 2012 Unfinished Country: New Video from China, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston
  • 2012 The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale-Accidental Message: Art Is Not a System, Not a World, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal
  • 2011 Video Art in China — MADATAC, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
  • 2011 XXX-Next 10 years of Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.