Movana Chen

China 1975

Installation, Sculpture, Performance Art

Movana Chen
Movana Chen
February 27, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Movana Chen is a Hong Kong-based contemporary artist who was born in 1975. She studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Univeristy in Hong Kong.

Movana started her knitting projects in 2004 by making “magazine clothes”, a genre that involves playing with deconstructing and reconstructing of meanings and content by knitting shredded magazine papers. Her work is a multi-disciplinary fusion of media, fashion, performance, installation and sculpture which has been presented at different exhibitions, art festivals and events globally, including those in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Sicily and Rotterdam. She was invited to represent Hong Kong at the Seoul Fringe Festival in 2007.

Renowned fashion house Shanghai Tang and the international art journal Art Asia Pacific commissioned Movana to create the “Body Container” for ARTHK08 which became her long term art project. Her recent solo projects include “KNITerature” at ArisTree, Hong Kong, 2013, “Travelling into your bookshelf-Paris” at Chinart LaGalerie, Paris, 2011, “Travelling into my bookshelf” at Shin Hwa Gallery, Hong Kong, 2009, and “Two-way communication Beijing” at Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, 2008. She has also participated in group exhibitions at Museum Boimans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2014, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, 2013, MoA Museum of Art Seoul National University, Korea, 2012, Espace Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong and Singapore, 2012, Gyeonggi MoMA, Korea, 2009, and MoCA Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 2008.

Movana was one of the 30 finalists of the 2011 and 2012 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. Her art works have been collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Louis Vuitton and private collectors from Hong Kong, China and France.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014The Future of Fashion is NowMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlandsgroup
2014Elephant Parade Hong KongAsia Elephant Foundation, Hong Kong group
2013KNITeratureArtisTree, Hong Kongsolo
2013CODA Paper ArtCODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlandsgroup
2013The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists ExhibitionHong Konggroup
2012Design FuturologyMoA Museum of Art Seoul National University, Koreagroup
2012THE ART OF DESSEspace Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong group
2012ARTHK12, HK International Art Fair 2012HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Konggroup
2012The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists ExhibitionHong Konggroup
2011Travelling into your bookshelf - Paris Chinart LaGalerie, Parissolo
2011Body Containers come to life K11 art mall, Hong Kongsolo
2011SHOW OFF Solo Show Art Fairport des Champs Elysees, Parisgroup
2011Ethical fashion ShowCarrousel de Louvre, Parisgroup
2011Knit Together, Collaboration with Club Monaco & Lane CrawfordAtrium, ifc mall, Hong Konggroup
2010War & PeaceThe International Fashion Art Biennale in Seoul, Seoul Arts Centre, Koreagroup
2010ECHOHong Kong Sculpture Biennial 2010, The Chinese University of Hong Konggroup
2010be Anti-CrisisDETOUR-DESIGNR-rdv project in Hong Kong and Brussels, Belgiumgroup
2010ARTHK10, HK International Art Fair 2010HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Konggroup
2009Travelling into my Bookshelf Shin Hwa Gallery, Hong Kongsolo
2009Fashion & Art Exhibition, A Global VOGUE Celebration of FashionBeijing, Chinagroup
2009Fashion Ethics, Wear Good, 2009 Cross Genre ExhibitionGyeonggi MoMA, Koreagroup
2009Mixed Media and Body Containers on Display at The Opposite HouseSwire Hotel Beijing, Chinagroup
2008Two-way Communication BeijingPekin Fine Arts Beijing, Chinasolo
2008Two-way CommunicationIFC mall Hong Kongsolo
2008ARTHK08, HK International Art Fair 2008HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Konggroup
2008Beyond the BodyGalerie helene Lamarque Miamigroup
2008THE TABLEChater Garden Hong Konggroup
2008Shanghai MoCA Envisage II - Butterfly DreamMoCA Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, Chinagroup
2007Play with artbooks-IIFringe Club Hong Kongsolo
2007Wear Me Out-IIThe 10th Seoul Fringe Festival, HUT Gallery Seoul Koreasolo
2007Art-To-WearGallery Benten 17 Hong Konggroup
2007Fashion x ArtLCX Shopping Mall Hong Konggroup
2006Wear Me OutFringe Club Hong Kongsolo
2006Outsider InsiderCulture Club Hong Konggroup
2006Paradigm Shift BA (Fine Art) Graduation Show 2006Pao's Gallery Hong Konggroup
2006New Trend 2006Artist Commune Hong Konggroup
2006CrackersHong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Konggroup
2005Play with artbooksWhite Tube Hong Kongsolo
2005Beyond the SurfaceArtist Commune Hong Konggroup
2005POKH MORF FROM HKOP, Printmaking ExhibitionHabitus Hong Konggroup
2005Crossing PathYY9 Gallery Hong Konggroup
2005My fair LadyToo Art Gallery Hong Konggroup