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SMART - Xiaoyi Chen

Xiaoyi Chen


Artist and SMArt
Artist's Career

Artist's Career

Her recent work focuses on the combination of photography and printmaking, also multi-materials, video and installation; those combination of techniques are used to explore beneath the surface of things by simplifying and abstracting; an approach aimed at reviving spiritual awareness and intuition before entering the symbolic nature of what we view.

Born in Sichuan in 1992 - Live in Chengdu


2014 – University of the Arts London – London College of Communication / MA Photography
2013 – International Gemological Institute / Polished Diamond Grader P.D.G
2010 – 2013 – University of Leeds Met / BSc (HONS) Photographic Journalism



2017 – Named one of Asia’s 30 Artists under 30 by Forbes magazine.

2015 – Three Shadows Photography Award, China’s most prestigious photography prize

2014 – LCC/Photofusion Prize


Selected exhibitions


2017 – “Never!” on A Thousand Plateaus Art Space in China

2017 – “One Giant leap” on Materia Gallery in Italy



2017 – Kyoto Asia Corridor Art Exhibition of Culture city of East Asia in Kyoto

2016 – Chinese Photobooks on Photobook Week Aarhus

2016 – Recent Art Fairs, include Photo Shanghai and Paris Asian Art Fair and solo project in London Art Fair in 2017

2015 – Participation in many exhibitions: the Format International Photography Festival, Kassel Photobook Festival, Athens Photo Festival and the group show China 8 at Museum Folkwang (Germany), The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale(Japan) and Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

SMART - Xiaoyi Chen

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