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MOVANA CHEN
 
EDUCATION

2007
Exhibition Studies and Art Curatorship, Hong Kong Art School

 
2005
 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) , Hong Kong

 1997
 Fashion Design The London College of Fashion, London

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2013
KNITerature, ArtisTree, Hong Kong


2011
Travelling into your bookshelf - Paris, Chinart LaGalerie, Paris

Body Containers come to life , K11 art mall, Hong Kong

2009
Travelling into my Bookshelf , Shin Hwa Gallery, Hong Kong


2008
Two-way Communication Beijing, Pekin Fine Arts Beijing, China


Two-way Communication, IFC mall Hong Kong


2007
Play with artbooks-II, Fringe Club Hong Kong

 Wear Me Out-II, The 10th Seoul Fringe Festival, HUT Gallery Seoul Korea


 2006
Wear Me Out, Fringe Club Hong Kong

 
2005
Play with artbooks, White Tube Hong Kong

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair

A Tale of Costumes, Espace Louis Vuitton, Venice

The Future of Fashion is Now, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai/ OCT Art & Design Gallery Shenzhen

Mitundohnepunktundkomma, Hannover

Marco Polo in Pinata, Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Melbourne

2014
The Future of Fashion is Now, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Elephant Parade Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

2013
CODA Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn,the Netherlands


The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Hong Kong & Seoul


2012

Design Futurology, MoA Museum of Art Seoul National University, Korea

THE ART OF DESS, Espace Louis Vuitton,Hong Kong & SIngapore

ARTHK12, HK International Art Fair 2012, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Hong Kong & Singapore

2011
SHOW OFF Solo Show Art Fair, port des Champs Elysees, Paris

Ethical fashion Show, Carrousel de Louvre, Paris


"Knit Together" Collaboration with Club Monaco & Lane Crawford, Atrium, ifc mall, HK

2010
"War & Peace" The International Fashion Art Biennale in Seoul, Seoul Arts Centre, Korea

"ECHO" Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial 2010, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

".be Anti-Crisis" DETOUR-DESIGNR-rdv project in Hong Kong and Brussels, Belgium

ARTHK10, HK International Art Fair 2010, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2009
"Fashion & Art Exhibition" A Global VOGUE Celebration of Fashion, Beijing, China

Fashion Ethics "Wear Good" 2009 Cross Genre Exhibition, Gyeonggi MoMA Korea

Mixed Media and Body Containers on Display at The Opposite House, Swire Hotel Beijing, China


2008
ARTHK08, HK International Art Fair 2008, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Beyond the Body, Galerie helene Lamarque Miami


THE TABLE, Chater Garden Hong Kong


Shanghai MoCA Envisage II - Butterfly Dream, MoCA Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China


2007
Art-To-Wear, Gallery Benten 17 Hong Kong


Fashion x Art, LCX Shopping Mall Hong Kong


2006
  Paradigm Shift BA (Fine Art) Graduation Show 2006, Pao's Gallery Hong Kong

New Trend 2006, Artist Commune Hong Kong

 
Crackers, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 
2005
Beyond the Surface, Artist Commune Hong Kong

 
Crossing Path, YY9 Gallery Hong Kong

 
My fair Lady, Too Art Gallery Hong Kong

 


TOURING & PERFORMANCE PROJECTS

 
2016
12th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Lijiang

 2015
11th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Istanbul

10th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Venice

9th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Hannover & Berlin

8th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Melbourne
 
20152
7th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Sicily

2011
6th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Paris

4th & 5th stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Philadelphia & Michigan

2010
3rd stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Seoul

2nd stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - Milan

1st stop: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf - London


2008

Body Containers, Challenging the Language of Fashion Culture,
Collaboration with Shanghai Tang and Art Asia Pacific at ART HK08 Hong Kong

Body Container comes to life @ Shanghai Tang Hong Kong

 
2005
Looking, touching, knitting, shredding=INTERACTING, Para/Site Art Space Hong Kong

 You Make Me, Oxo Tower London



  
AWARDS 

2013
Selected one of the 30 Finalists for the 2012-13 Sovereign Asian Art Prize

2012
Selected one of the 30 Finalists for the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize

2008
"40 under 40" creative talents Award, perspective magazine, Hong Kong


PUBLICATIONS 

"KNITerature", the art of movana chen (Publisher MCCM Creations, 2013)

"Two-way Communication", the art of movana chen (Publisher Kubrick, 2008)


COLLECTIONS


Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong
Louis Vuitton, Paris
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Private Collectors