Mao Chenyu

b. 1976 Artist CV

Mao Chenyu was born in 1976 in Hunan. Having studied Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University during 1996-2000, he currently lives and works in Shanghai. His solo exhibition includes: Litchi Girl (A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2018), Paddy Film in Beijing (The Room Art Project, Beijing, 2016). His selected group exhibitions include: The Deficit Faction (Long March Space, Beijing, 2019), Tracing the Mushroom at the End of the World (Taikang Space, Beijing, 2019), The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2017 (Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, 2018), Second Yinchuan Biennale-Starting from the Desert Ecologies on the Edge (MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, 2018), Frames of Image (Shenzhen University Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2017), Re/sentiment (A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2016), Why Not Ask Again? (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2016), Pulse Reaction II: Discussions on Reality and Realism (Times Art Museum, Guangzhou, 2016), Public Spirits (Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 2016), Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition (The Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine, Beijing, 2016), PSA Emerging Curators Program: the Bilateral Theatre (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2015), Prototypes, Duplicates and Cast-offsAssembly Line Project (V Art Centre, Shanghai, 2015), Between Knowing and Unknowing: Research in-and-through Art (Times Art Museum, Guangzhou, 2015). His curatorial projects include: Grain God Narrative Ⅲ (Xitang Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, 2019) , The Grammar of Building – Grain God Narrative , (Shenzhen University Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2017) , Grain God Narrative (Power Station of Art, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, 2016), Nuo Opera: Space-sweeping (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2016). Screenings include: Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human (Centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris, 2019), The 4th Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale (OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, 2018), Taiwan International Documentary Festival (Taipei, 2014). His work won the New Asian Currents Special Award of the 11th Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 2009 and was granted the Jury Award of Yunnan Multiculture Visual Festival in 2010.


Memory that Self Vanishes with 2-3 Speed of Light

Thing No.1

Thing No.2

Thing No.3

Thing No.4 – 1941.09.21

Image archaeology No.1

Image archaeology No.2

Field No.1

Memory / Sign

Field No.2 – A Blue and White Figurual and Two Dragons jar

Image archaeology No.3

Image archaeology No.4

Image archaeology No.5

Image archaeology No.6

Litchi Girl: Masculine Ghosts

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