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.

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.

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

 

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