Escaping Freely, Chen Xi’s Art World — Talk and Guided Viewing With Artist Chen Xi
An established artist with over two decades of experience in the creative field, Chen Xi entered the Middle School of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute to learn painting in the early ’80s, graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts to become an independent artist in the ’90s, and now continues her work as an art educator. Her development coincidentally parallels China's period of reform and opening up to the outside world, which has brought profound growth in Chinese contemporary arts. Based on her exhibition at UMAG Chen Xi: So We Remember, she will present her personal creative evolution from different time periods, and her observations on Chinese contemporary art over the last 30 years, with a particular focus on how artists have reacted to new phenomena and dramatic changes over that time.
Born in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Chen Xi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oil Painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.