Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Marie-Claire, Cosmopolitan, Officiel, Esquire, Madame Figaro China… none could do without her and her instantly recognizable photos. Chen Man has also produced advertising campaigns in China for Lancôme, Motorola, Adidas, Nike, Max Factor and L'Oréal. Through her unique aesthetic, she now explores contemporary themes, always inspired by traditional elements of China, which allow her to decipher today's society from the inside.


Born in 1980 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 her works in the best museums and galeries in China, where she is considered as one of the most potential talents of her generation.



Fearless and Fabulous, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2020 selection, Gallery LOFT, Paris,France

Loft Selection, Gallery LOFT, Paris, France

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

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

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

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

Art Paris, France
Armory Show, New York

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

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

Get it Louder, Contemporary Art Festival, Shanghai, China

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

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