The Artist-in-Residence project 2018 invited renowned artist from Guangzhou, Mr Chen Keng (陳鏗), to create a series of artworks on the theme of “Flying”, and guide audience to reflect on the scientific and cultural implications of human fantasies and achievements in this area through exhibition, workshops and public guided tours.
Artist Biography - CHEN Keng
Chen Keng graduated from the School of Traditional Chinese Painting and the Department of Oil Painting of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and the Graduate School of Chinese National Academy of Arts. He was awarded the Vermont Studio Center fellowship and joined their residency program in the United States.
Presently, Chen is Vice-Chairman of Guangzhou Municipal Artist Association and Director of Oil Painting Arts Council of the Association. He is a member of China Artists Association, committee member of Guangdong Artists Association and Vice-President of Yanhuang Painting Academy. A contracted painter of Guangzhou Academy of Painting and Research Center of Contemporary Art, he is also a professor and instructor of the Master of Fine Arts program at Guangzhou University, and an instructor at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chen also serves as Vice-President of Chinese Humanist Association of Guangdong, Editor-in-Chief of China Oil Painting Online, and Artistic Director of China Artists News; and is a member of the Council of Guangzhou Library, and of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Guangzhou Committee.
Chen has held numerous solo exhibitions in places like Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and his works have been selected by many national, provincial and municipal art exhibitions. He is a multiple award-winner and his works have been collected by numerous museums and private collectors. Reproductions of his works have been published in many books, newspapers and magazines across China, Macau, and Hong Kong, as well as overseas.