Chen Xiaoyun (1971) was born in Hubei province. Since his participation in the group exhibition 'Art for Sale' held in Shanghai in 1999, he started his contemporary art creation and practice in video art, and has become one of the most important experimental artists in the most recent decade.
Chen Xiaoyun's works are always in an artistic and poetic style, with perceptual thinking running through narrative structure, and use individual fragments of consciousness as a ferry to the real world in a video format. His works usually start with a caption, a dialogue, or a motion, being overlapped, refined, and abstracted, to stir up our known world to be crazier and more ridiculous, or more hesitate and more vain.
Chen Xiaoyun has participated in various international art exhibition and festivals, including Moving On Asia, Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand (2013); Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country, New Video from China, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A. (2012); Moving Image In China: 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011)