Chen Zou (°1986, Jiangsu, China) is an interdisciplinary artist and art publisher/producer.

Chen founded Open Art in 2015,  OpenArt is an online media platform introducing quality art related content and information to Chinese artist community. 

In 2016, she founded [soft] magazine that publishes interviews with young artists from the US, China and Europe regarding questions on how to pursue artistic careers while having to make a living. You can read some of the interviews here.


Chen Zou  Born in 1986, Jiangsu, China.

Currently lives and works in Shanghai.



2014  MA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago, USA

2011  Certificate in Film Directing, EICAR, International Film School of Paris, France

2008  BFA in New Media Art, China Academy of Art, China


Selected Exhibitons

2015  The Waiting Room, Agora AFFECT, Berlin, Germany

2014  Solo Exhibition, The Gallery, C-Space, Beijing, China

2013  Mauvais Garçon, Links Hall Theater, Chicago, USA

2012  China Drifting-Zurich Street Parade Techno Music Festival, Zurich, Switerland

2011  No Borders - Experimental Moving Image by Young Chinese Artist, Online Exhibition, FTChinese.com

2007  Group Exhibition Future in Future, H Space, ShanghArt Gallery, Shanghai, China

2007  Cao Chang Di Art Festival, Documentary Program, Cao Chang Di Art District, Beijing, China


Selected Film/Video Production Credits


Assistant Director

All Parodox Includes Certain Elements of Truth


Director, Producer, Editor

Canal Saint- Martin, Frog Kingdom, Bubble Dreams, Scenes from a Marriage, Office Lady 


Production Designer/ Assistant Production Designer

La petite Mort, Where is Fifi, STEF, Frog Kingdom


Script Supervisor

Bored to Death, Abbers's Waltz, What About Crissy, Alone Together