Chen Yujun was born in 1976 in the Fujian Province, China. He graduated with an MFA from the Department of Comprehensive Art at the China Academy of Art in 2007.
Chen’s childhood left an impressionable mark on him, resulting in a body of work fraught with introspective self-reflection and domesticity. His collage pieces, which he views as powerful contemporary visual language, often reveal the landscapes of his home province.
Chen’s solo exhibitions include Transnational Room, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China (2012); Mulanxi River – Unsettled, Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2012); The Empty Room, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China (2010), Jiangnan Manufacture, Line Gallery, Beijing (2007). Group shows include The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2016); An Anonymous Exhibition, Sheng Zhi Art Center, Beijing, China (2015); The World III in the Third World, Chulalongkorn University Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2014); Destroy and Rebuild: New Painting, Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2014); ON/OFF: China’s Young Artists in Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); Dawn: New Art from China, Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2012); Ri Yong – Chang Xing, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China (2011); and Invisible Wings, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China (2010).
Chen has also showed works at the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale at OCAT in Shenzhen, China, and has been invited to lecture at Rockbund Museum, Shanghai, China. He is collected by the dslcollection, Paris, France; Long Museum, Shanghai, China; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; and White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia.
Chen Yujun lives and works in Shanghai, China.