New Geographies of Feminist Art: China, Asia, and the World

Chen Qiulin

Chen Qiulin, Possibilities No.7, 2011, paper mache and gold leaf with base, 47.6×209.6x40cm, courtesy the artist and BEAM Contemporary Art, New York and London, from Meulensteen’s website.

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. She has had solo exhibitions at the Today Art Museum, Beijing; University Art Museum, University of Albany; Max Protetch, New York; Long March Space, Beijing; 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, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago; the Seventh Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea; China Power Station Part 2, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; and The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Albright-Knox Gallery and University of Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, New York. In 2007 she was awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant. Her work is in the collections of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; the Denver Art Museum; the Bohen Foundation, New York; and the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Chen’s work is discussed in Shu-chin Tsui’s presentation The Gendering of Space: From Ruin Aesthetics to Urban Narratives.


Gao, M. 2005. The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese ArtBuffalo, NY: Albright Knox Art Gallery.

Vine, R. 2009. “Chen Qiulin: Max Protetch.” Art in America 97(8): 144-5.

Wu, H., J. McGrath, S. Smith, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. 2008. Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art. Chicago, IL: Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago.

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