CHEN DONGFAN (b.1982, Shangdong Province, China)
Chen Dongfan obtained his B.F.A. in Experimental Art from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou in 2008. He currently lives and works in New York and Hangzhou. Chen’s work has continued to exhibit in the U.S.A. and China, and he has been actively participated in various public art projects in Hangzhou, China and Athens, Greece. His recent exhibitions include: Chen Dongfan: Heated Bloom, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou (2017); Chen Dongfan: Punk Bookstore, Square Peg Gallery, New York (2016); Chen Dongfan: Child Wants to be a King not an Artist, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou (2016). In April 2017, he presents his first solo exhibition Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story at Fou Gallery, New York (2017). Chen Dongfan: Nevermore (2018) is his second solo exhibition at Fou Gallery.
Dongfan described his work as "not about dreams, but rather a kind of reality, a kind of memory, a mental world, the intersection between sensation and illusion, which requires time to find a way in." He is interested in how images are transmitted over time and what are the information and the sensations people received through transmission; nevertheless, he still pays special attention to the materialistic aspect of paintings, experimenting with the texture through layers of paint and welcoming diverse outcomes of it.
陈栋帆2008年毕业于中国美术学院综合艺术系。他常在美国，中国，以及欧洲等地举办展览，并曾在中国杭州、希腊雅典进行大型户外公共壁画创作。近期展览包括：陈栋帆：锻炼 （清影艺术空间，杭州，2017），陈栋帆：朋克书店（Square Peg 画廊，纽约，2016），陈栋帆：国王的巡游（清影艺术空间，杭州，2015）等。2017年4月他在否画廊举办个展《陈栋帆：罗曼史》。《陈栋帆：昨夜星辰昨夜风》（2018）是他在否画廊的第二次个展项目。
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Born 1982, Shandong Province, China
Lives and works in New York and Hangzhou, China
2008 B.F.A. China Academy of Art, Experimental Art, Hangzhou, China
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION
Chen Dongfan: Nevermore, Fou Gallery, New York, April 14–June 24, 2018.
Chen Dongfan: Heated Bloom, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, China, November 4, 2017–January 3, 2018.
Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story, Fou Gallery, New York, April 1–June 4, 2017.
Chen, Dongfan: Spring Blossoms, 195 Lexington Ave, New York, 2016.
Chen, Dongfan: Punk Bookstore, Square Peg Gallery, New York, March 4–April 3, 2016.
Chen, Dongfan: Child Wants to be a King not an Artist, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, August 1–31, 2015.
Chen, Dongfan: Forgotten Letters, 49 Mercer St, New York, 2015.
Chen, Dongfan: Only One Day Exhibition, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, August 17, 2014.
Chen, Dongfan: So Sweet, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, March 3–31, 2012.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Parallel Times, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, January 8–March 8, 2017.
A Space-Time of Transitional Desires, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, 2016.
Sly Visitations to the Extraordinary: Pt 2, 289 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York, 2016.
Novels: Duel at Liu Xia, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, January 22–February 22, 2016.
ON AIR NO.1, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, October 4–November 5, 2015.
Why Art: The Artist, Linda Gallery, Beijing, September 12–November 8, 2015.
Audacious Auspicious Anfractuous Anomalous Asynchronous Autonomous Artists, 23 Meadows Street, Brooklyn, New York, 2015.
Creating For The Future: Thinking About The Unthinkable, Modern Weekly, Shanghai, 2015.
Begin From Chaos, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, December 27, 2014–January 26, 2015.
Notes Coordinates, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, June 28–July 27, 2014.
The Light, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, October 21–31, 2013.
Coming and Going, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, May 19–June 18, 2013.
Today, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, November 21, 2012–January 20, 2013.
Garden, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, October 13–20, 2012.
Be With Me-A Social Intervention, Activism Or Media Art Survey From China, LISTE, Basel, 2011.
Live Before You Die, Athens, Greece
Chen Dongfan, Art in the City, Shanghai
STORY 9 Children’s Books, Chapter II, Hangzhou Asian Film Festival
STORY 9 Children’s Books, Chapter I, Hangzhou Public Library
STORY 7 Dream, Turin, Italy
STORY 6 Where is Happiness, Hangzhou
STORY 4 Uncertain, Hangzhou
STORY 2 Fairy Tale, Hangzhou