Chen Qiulin orchestrates and documents elaborate performances in both post-industrial and natural settings in her native Sichuan Province. Incorporating sculptural elements and relics of traditional life into her photographs and video works, she imparts a dramatic, intuitive take on the rapidly changing Chinese landscape. Chen Qiulin was born in China in 1975 and now lives and works in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. She graduated from the printmaking department of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2000. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Today Art Museum, Beijing; University Art Museum, University of Albany, New York; Big Factory, Shanghai; and Internet Affairs, Chengdu. She has participated in numerous group shows in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago; the Seventh Gwangju Biennale; China Power Station Part 2 at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; and The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art at the Albright-Knox Gallery and University of Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, New York. Her work is in the collections of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; the Denver Art Museum; the Bohen Foundation, New York; the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. In 2007 she was awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant.
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