Tianzhuo Chen

Before the Beginning and After the End II

Tianzhuo Chen, Hu Xiangqian, Ran Huang, Liu Wei, Wang Jianwei, Wu Shanzhuan, Inga Svala Thorsdottir & Wu Shanzhuan, Xu Zhen, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company, Zhan Wang, Zhang Hui, Zhou Xiaohu, Zhu Yu

2016.9.17-11.27

Long March Space, Beijing

 

Before the Beginning and After the End II

Tianzhuo Chen: Ishvara

2016.6.9 – 7.10
Long March Space, Beijing

 

Tianzhuo Chen: Ishvara

Peepshow

Tianzhuo Chen, He Yida, Hu Qingtai, Lin Ke, Tang Dixin, Trevor Yeung
2015.12.12 – 2016.1.31
Long March Space, Beijing

 

Peepshow
 

Tianzhuo Chen: Trance

Tianzhuo Chen
M WOODS, Beijing
2019.10.31–2020.2.23

Tianzhuo Chen: Trance

About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art

Tianzhuo Chen

Wrightwood 659, Chicago, USA

2019.5.22−2019.7.20

About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art

New Art History: 2000−2018 Chinese Contemporary Art

Tianzhuo Chen

MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

2019.3.10−2019.5.22

New Art History: 2000−2018 Chinese Contemporary Art

Athens Biennale 2018: ANTI

Tianzhuo Chen

Athens, Greek

2018.10.26 – 2018.12.9

 

Athens Biennale 2018: ANTI

Entropy

Liu Wei, Tianzhuo Chen

Faurschou Foundation Beijing, Beijing, China

2018.9.9 – 2019.2.24

Entropy

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial of Contemporary Art

Tianzhuo Chen

Cleveland, USA

2018.7.4 – 9.30

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial of Contemporary Art

Tianzhuo Chen: GHOST

Tianzhuo Chen

Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2017.9.24 – 11.19

Tianzhuo Chen: GHOST

RITUAL SPIRIT

Tianzhuo Chen

The White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017.9-2018.1.28

RITUAL SPIRIT

Social Emotion

Tianzhuo Chen, Liu Wei, Zhang Hui

Cc Foundation & Art Centre

2017.7.22-8.20

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Social Emotion

One World Exposition 2.1: #like4like

Tianzhuo Chen
2017.3.21-5.21

chi K11 Art Space, Hong Kong, China

One World Exposition 2.1: #like4like

The Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories

Tianzhuo Chen, Hu Xiangqian, Liu Wei

2016.11.12-2017.3.12

Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories

The Public Body .01

Tianzhuo Chen

2016.8.25-10.23

Art Space, Sydney, Australia

 

The Public Body .01

The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015

Tianzhuo Chen, Hu Xiangqian, Liu Wei, Zhu Yu

2016.6.25-8.22

Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015

Tianzhuo Chen: Tianzhuo Chen

Tianzhuo Chen
2016.5.21 – 6.30
chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China

Tianzhuo Chen: Tianzhuo Chen

CTM Festival: New Geographies

Tianzhuo Chen
2016.2.29 – 3.7
CTM Festival, Berlin, Germany

 

CTM Festival: New Geographies

Tianzhuo Chen: Tianzhuo Chen

Tianzhuo Chen
2015.6.24 – 9.13
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Tianzhuo Chen: Tianzhuo Chen
 

Tianzhuo Chen

2016.03_Khairuddin Hori, 'Tianzhuo Chen', Tianzhuo Chen, exh. cat., (Paris: Palais de Tokyo; Hong Kong: K11 Art Foundation, 2016)

人的肉体最是不堪一击(陈天灼)

2016.02_人物_by 顾玥

Tianzhuo Chen Divin Chaos 

2015.09_le bonbon

The Return of the Noble Savage (Tianzhuo Chen)

2015.09_randian_by Julie Chun

Interview Tianzhuo Chen

2015.08.31_Glamcult

Tianzhuo Chen

2015_KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA INTERNATIONAL

 

陈天灼与Kappa推出联名系列

[Artist] Tianzhuo Chen: People come here to have fun just for the sake of it

Courtesy of Cc Foudation & Art Centre
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Courtesy of Cc Foudation & Art Centre

[Artist] Tianzhuo Chen Studio

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Courtesy of Kehua Beijing Thumb Hero Cultural Development Co. Ltd

[Artist] Tianzhuo Chen, Huayu Youth Award, The 4th Art Sanya

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“Flesh is inherently weak, and the border between life and death is, as such, indistinct”

–Tianzhuo Chen

 

Born in 1985, Tianzhuo Chen is currently living and working in Beijing, China. After graduating from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, he received his Masters in Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

 

As a younger generation artist, Tianzhuo Chen skillfully works between the artistic disciplines of installation, performance, video, drawing on paper and photography. Many of his artworks require others’ participation or that of the audience so to take the form of a “happening”, such as an underground party, staged performance, or more conceptually, a constructed ritual site, and ultimately transforming reality into fantasy. Within his artworks, Chen mixes his well versed knowledge of elements and symbols found in religion (like Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Shamanism, etc.), subculture (like cult cultures, drag and rave, etc.), popular culture (such as cartoons, hip hop and electronic music, etc.), and dance (like Japanese Butoh and Vogueing) in order to juxtapose the atmosphere, and cause the audience/participants to transcend both superficial sates of the body and spirit. Ultimately, arriving at, what the artist himself has referred to, as a “state of madness”.

 

Transcending the self and triggering frenzy are the incentives that seemingly motivate Tianzhuo Chen’s artwork. Like a master alchemist, he seeks to bring out elements that already exist within the reality of contemporary society. After their distillation (or purification), he molds and sublimates them into an authentically frenzied atmosphere. The all-seeing eye, Eric Cartman, the racist from “South Park”, and dwarfs that possess elements or symbols of alienation often appear within his works. Whether a wood-carved sculpture, performance prop or video backdrop, his use of bold and gaudy colors in addition to layers of music, both interactively stimulates the senses, and completes the sublimation of his artworks. Tianzhuo Chen’s strong artistic purpose allows him to more freely gather and utilize a diverse range of media. In addition to sculpture, video, installation and drawing, he synthesizes work by including forms of popular culture, such as clothing, music, parties and performance.

 

Tianzhuo Chen’s strong artistic purpose allows him to more freely gather and utilize a diverse range of media. In addition to sculpture, video, installation and drawing, he synthesizes work by including forms of popular culture, such as clothing, music, parties and performance.

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