• CHEN Jin, China

CHEN Jin, China

 

1964 Born in Sichuan Province, lives and works in Beijing.

Chen Jin is clearly one of the most prolific and renown action artists in China today. He has been active as an artist since the late 80's and as an organiser since 2000 when he started to organise Open International Performance Art Festival together with artists Zhu Ming and Shu Yang.

Since then Chen Jin has developed a poetic body of work that both expresses vulnerability and courage. Chen Jin uses a language deeply rooted in Chinese culture through an eclectic and conscious choice of materials and objects, while creating images that not only speaks about our time but our situation in todays world. The images he creates in motion or motionless are an expression of a true poetic understanding of what action art is and can be in our new and changing society.

 

Education:
1987 BA in Fine Arts, Northwest Normal University

Exhibitions in China:
1992 Guangzhou Oil Painting Biennale
1997 Performance “Global Long March Plan”, Lanzhou
1997 Chenjin Art Exhibition, Museum of Lanzhou, Lanzhou
1999 Performance "Digital Visit", Beijing
1999 Beijing Contemporary Art Document Festival, Goethe Institute, Beijing
2000 1st Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Beijing
2001 2nd Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Pengshan, Sichuan Province
2002 3rd Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Xi'an, Shanxi Province
2003 Multi Media Languages, Performance and Poetry Arts Festival, Beijing
2003 4th Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist ), Changchun, Jilin Province
2004 5th Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Beijing
2005 6th Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Chengdu, Sichuan Province
2006 7th Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Beijing
2007 8th Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Beijing
2008 9th Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Beijing
2009 10th Open International Performance Art Festival (Curator& Artist), Beijing

Exhibitions Overseas:
2000 EXIT International Performance Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2001 “Dialogue: Confused Chinese Contemporary Art” Exhibition, Mantova Young Museum, Mantova, Italy
2002  “Dialogue · The Other”, Chiesa Santa Teresa dei Maschi, Bari, Italy
2002 NIPAF (Nippon International Perfdormance Art Festival), Japan, Various Cities
2004 Collective Performance “Le Grand Coup”, Deranger espace 4, Magdalen Islands, Canada
2006 Viva! Internationale d’art vivant de Montreal, Canada
2007The 3rd China-Japan Performance art exchange project
2007 Made in China, Museum of Hong IK University, Korea
2008 Small East Asia Co-prosperity Restaurant 08, Japan
2008 Buchon International performance Art Festival 08, Buchon, Inchon, Korea
2008 Asiatopia Performance Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
2009 Macau International Performance Art Festival, Macau
2010 Performance, Grace Exhibition Space for Live Performance Art , New York, USA
        Infr'action Performance Art Festival, Paris, France
        Live Action Performance Art Festival, Vara, Boras, Goteborg, Sweden


Chen-Jin
Chen Jin. China. 10th Open intenational performance art festival. Beijing. 2009.