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Introduction

Chen Zhou (b. 1987, China) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice involves cinematic language, painting and writing. He believes the act of labeling is a prison and that freedom resides in that uncertain moment before definition. Whether it is by exploring death in contemporary life, or by deconstructing our existence in a humorous way, Chen Zhou's works revolve around imprisonment and liberation. Always attempting to dismantle restrictive structures Chen Zhou's works reveal the absurdity of labels and shed light over the uncertainty of today's world. He now lives and works in Shanghai.

His first feature, Life Imitation(2017), received the New: Vision Award at the CPH: DOX Film Festival, Asian Perspective Award at DMZ film festival, and has been included in the Official Selection of 61st BFI London Film Festival. He is also selected of ArtReview Future Greats 2018.

 His latest project Blue Hole was exhibited at White Cube Hong Kong in 2018. His solo show included: Stayed, 7, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China(2019); Kaufman, Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai, China (2014); I’m not not not Chen Zhou, Magician Space, Beijing, China (2013); Talk, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China (2009). Recent group exhibitions he participated include: Age of You, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2019); Emerald City, chi K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong, China (2018); Cold Nights, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017); 2nd Asian Film and Video Art Forum (AFVAF), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2017); After Us, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2017).

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The illusion in the mirror makes me hardly see the mirror
stage; performance; mask; mirror; wall painting
dimensions variable
2020

I'm not not not Chen Zhou
HD1080P
34Mins
2013

The illusion in the mirror makes me hardly see the mirror
stage; performance; mask; mirror; wall painting
dimensions variable
2020
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Chen Zhou
I'm not not not Chen Zhou
2013
video view

Chen Zhou
I'm not not not Chen Zhou
2013
video view

Chen Zhou
I'm not not not Chen Zhou
2013
video view

The mirror will soon disappear in the world
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