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Chen Di is an artist based in London. Chen’s practice combines speculative fictional documentaries, organic moving sculptures, digital games, and sound. Chen’s latest projects steal and transform ideas, methodologies, and stories from animism, finance, techniques of magic, agriculture and biotechnology industries, internet-oriented mass sociogenic bodily symptoms as well as Chen’s family gatherings. Chen’s work has been part of exhibitions and events in Mark Leckey’s monthly NTS show, London/NTS Radio, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg, TANK Shanghai, and Space Ubermensch, Busan.

Education

MA Computational Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2021-2022

MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2017-2019

BA Fine Art (Experimental Art), Central Academy of Fine Arts, CN, 2013-2017

Selected Exhibitions and Events

comms, SET Woolwich, London, 2024

Esoteritech, Conditions, Mark Leckey's monthly NTS show, London/NTS Radio, 2024

𝑶𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒑𝒃𝒍0𝒐𝒅 𝑳𝒂𝒃, SYSTEM 系统, Shanghai, 2024

Conditions Exhibition 2022-23, Whitgift Centre, London, 2023

Beyond, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2023

Subterranean Organ, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2023

Infinite Collision Hour, Conditions, Mark Leckey's monthly NTS show, London/NTS Radio, 2023

Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB), LUX x The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, 2022

(sub)systems, Goldsmiths, London, 2022

Spectacle For Later, Rio Cinema, London, 2022

False Clarity, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg, 2022

Ghost Show: The Haunted House, Copeland Park/Bussey Building, London, 2022

Parental Guidance, SET Lewisham, London, 2022

Ghost Show, Hartslane Gallery, London, 2022

Soft Focus, Space Ubermensch, Busan, 2021

Tank Art Festival, Tank Shanghai, Shanghai, 2021

活體洞, Virtue Village, Hong Kong, 2021

Plusgood, Enclave Lab, London, 2020

sea2serafim, selected ontology screening, Seager Gallery, London, 2019

MFA Fine Art Degree Show, Goldsmiths, London, 2019

In the Mean Time [], Enclave Lab, London, 2019

Translation and Then, AMP Studios, London, 2018

DeptfordX, Deptford Bridge Studios, London, 2018

BA Fine Art Degree Show, CAFA, Beijing, 2017

Triennium Montage, Underground Space, Beijing, 2016

LiveAt, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing, 2015

The Civil Power, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, 2015

Awards

M WOODS Scholarship, The New Centre for Research & Practice, 2020

Distinction Scholarship, CAFA, Beijing, 2017 and 2016

Residencies

Conditions Studio Program, London, 2022 - ongoing

The New Centre for Research & Practice, online, 2020 - 2022

Soft Focus Online Residency, Busan/online, 2021

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