CHEN MAN

Biography

Born in 1980 in Beijing (China).

Living in Beijing (China).Holding a diploma from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Chen Man begun her photography career making many covers for Vision, a leading fashion magazine.

She had already taken photos for many fashion magazines at the age of 29. After being an emerging star in the world of fashion world in China, Chen Man is now a well-established and famous professional. Young and wise, with her own photographic style, she mainly produces photos for women sublimating their beauty. By using incongruous elements in compostions, she intends to awaken our curiosity.

Indeed, analysing the magnificent backgrounds of her artworks, we discover factory fumes, fish with scales glowing like jewellery, shaken views of a futuristic city with facades drowned in silky material. The fabulous colours, the smoothness of skin, the well-made make-up, an evident freshness and the use of 3D techniques are characteristic of her unique creative process.

From a publicity photographer, Chen Man has become a confirmed artist now. She exposes his works in the best museums and galeries in China, where she is considered as one of the most potential talents of her generation.

Holding a diploma from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Chen Man begun her photography career making many covers for Vision, a leading fashion magazine.

Exhibitions

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2017-2018
Fearless and Fabulous, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

2014-2015
Rogue Wave Projects : Chen Man, East – West, L.A. Louver, Venice, USA 

2014
Chen Man Solo Exhibition, L.A. Louver, Venice, USA
A New Attitude : Chen Man’s Provocative Interpretation of Contemporary Chinese Women, Redline, Denver, USA

2012
A New Photography Show by Chen Man, Chinese Art Centre, Manchester, UK
Glamorous Futurist by Chen Man, Diesel Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Chen Man Visual Art Exhibition, Museum Peccin Milan, Italy

2011
Chen Man : Elan, Today Arts Museum, Beijing, China
MAN, Visual Arts exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China
Chen Man, Zodak Gallery, Miami
Chen Man and Ulens, Europe tour exhibition

2010
Version 2.0 Chen Man, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
Unbearable Beauty, Chen Man, Ooibotos Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Red Beauty, Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
OxyGène, Hôtel Lutetia, Paris, France

2009
Love Dialogue, Plaza 66, Shanghai, China
Models, Mermaids and Medusa, Hai Gallery, London, UK

2008
Chen Man, Galerie Loft, France
Mannism, Chen Man, When Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Chen Man,Joyart Gallery, Beijing, China
Chen Man: Red Beauty, Maeght Gallery, Paris, France
Atelier de Pékin, Maeght Gallery, Paris, France
Chen Man solo exhibition, Block 8, Beijing, China


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2019
2020 selection, Gallery LOFT, Paris,France

2017
Loft Selection, Gallery LOFT, Paris, France

2016
China: grain to pixel. A story of photography in China, Stonash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia

2015
A Permanent Mark: the Impact of Tattoo Culture on Contemporary Art, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Australia

2014
China, an Uncommon Journey, Power Station of Art, London, UK

2010
The Exhibition of China Photography of 100 years, Shanghai World Expo & Loft Gallery, Shanghai & Paris

2009
Art Paris, France
Armory Show, New York

2008
In Fashion Photo, Art Photo Expo Miami 2008, Miami, USA
Chinese Contemporary Art, Maeght Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Workshops of Beijing, Maeght Gallery, Paris
Chen Man: The Wall, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
China Design Now, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
The Demolition Party, Le Royal Monceau, Paris, France
Couleurs sur corps, Jardins du Trocadéro, Paris, France

2007
Salon National dʼart contemporain, Espace Cardin, Paris, France
Force of Love, Nike Space 706, Beijing, China

2005-2007
Get it Louder, Contemporary Art Festival, Shanghai, China

2005
Fashion & Style in Photography, 4th Moscow International Fashion & Style in Photography Festival, Russia
The Wave: New Experimental Films from China 1997-2006, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

2004
Beijing-Dezoned-Paris, Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Out the WindowSpaces of Distraction, Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Designed in France, Made in China, Paul Ricard Exhibition Space, Paris, France
Short is MoreEmotions, Capalbio International Short Film Festival Awards, Capalbio, Italy