Chen was born in Zhejiang Province, China in 1980. He graduated from Communication University of Zhejiang in 2002. Mainly focused on photography, Chen is a prominent figure of new generation of artists in China. Chen’s works are not snapshots, but instead are meticulously staged, set and photographed in studios. Through his art, he aims to reveal the anxiety towards various social issues of today’s Chinese society and the hope towards the future which includes himself. Perhaps for this reason, even though the scenery of the city appears to be casual at first glance is transformed into a poetic quality that resembles desolate movie scene. Chen is also highly regarded for his skills in other mediums such as his installations of LED light boxes as sculpture. His works have been featured in international exhibitions as well as art museums throughout China and abroad, including “Gwangju Biennale 2018” (Seoul, 2018).