Chen Zou (°1986, Jiangsu, China) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker.
Her works appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. She wants to amplify the curiosity of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.
By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, she uses a visual vocabulary that addresses different social and political issues. The work incorporates time as well as space – a fictional and experiential universe that only emerges bit by bit.
Chen Zou Born in 1986, Jiangsu, China.
Currently lives and works in Shanghai and Chicago
2014 MA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago, USA
2011 Fast Track Certificate in Film Directing, EICAR, International Film School of Paris, France
2008 BFA in New Media Art, China Academy of Art, China
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
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
Bored to Death, Abbers's Waltz, What About Crissy, Alone Together