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Chen Yidan

Chen Yidan is a Chinese artist who lives in Paris. Chen Yidan was born in the early 80s, into an artistic family in Xi’an. At the age of 18, she came to France pursuing art and started her overseas life independently as an art student. During ten years, she not only studied design, painting,… photography and printmaking in terms of art, but also worked as a farmer, a teacher, a tour guide and even more than ten different jobs far away from art.

Meanwhile, she travelled alone to over twenty countries in East Europe and North Africa. Now she lives in Paris carrying on her artistic creation. The works of Chen Yidan, which are definitely the realistic reflection of her imagination, embody her abundant life experience artistically by means of photography, painting, collage and other different techniques.

2006 -2011 Master, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Versailles, France
Courses: Art history, Photography, media, dessin, engraving
Diploma: Plastic art 2011 (last year of Fine Art School in Versailles)
2005-2006 Ecole Supérieur de Design et d’Art de Reims, France
First year of Fine Art and Design School in Reims
2004-2005 Ecole d’Arts Plastiques
Preparation Courses
2002-2004 Université Paris IV – La Sorbonne
Language courses of French
2002 Arrival in France
1998-2001 Xi’an High School


2015‘Refuge de l'Âme’ solo exhibition of photos/collages
Galerie Marie Demange Bruxelles
2015Conference cycle on mask and ethnicities, Alliance Française, Paris
2015‘Young Chinese Artists, Made in China?" ’
Collective Exhibition in Université Paris 8
2014‘Refuge de l'Âme’ solo exhibition of photos/collages
Galerie Double S Paris
2014'Summer Show' Duo Exhibition with GAO Jian - paintings/collages
Galerie Double S Paris
2012Photography Exhibition at Europe News Cultural Center, Paris
2010Photography Exhibition “2011 Chinese New Year” at City Hall of the 10th arrondissement, Paris
2009Exhibition “Cultural Exchange between China and Seychelles”, Seychelles
2005Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition at Europe News Cultural Center, Paris