Chen Hangfeng

Shanghai, China 

Chen Hangfeng arranges the logos of the world’s brands into traditional Chinese patterns with a modern twist. As an ancient woodcarver might have used the bird he observed in his daily life, Chen Hangfeng takes the symbols in our daily view and incorporates them into his art, creating very attractive works from the more normally mundane corporate logos of our times. Notable art critic Karen Smith has commissioned works by him.

Working along these lines of appropriation and reapplication, Chen Hangfeng has over some months collected various objects out of garbage collection and redistribution centers around Shanghai. Out of these he has built a glamorous “Chandelier” from discards, discovering much about the system of garbage reclamation and trade in a city which “produces” 20,000 tons of refuse a day. Juxtaposing his highly collectible art craft with the disposable nature of most mass production or even luxury goods – in a country renowned for being the world’s factory – is not meant to make an ironic comment, but intends to illustrate the complex layers behind the processes in our daily lives and the layers of application of value to an object at various phases of use.

Logomania Pig
Chen Hangfeng

Logomania No.3
Chen Hangfeng

Logomania No.1
Chen Hangfeng

Logomania No.5
Chen Hangfeng

Beautiful New World
Chen Hangfeng

Daily Prosperity
Chen Hangfeng

Logomania Carpet 1
Chen Hangfeng

Logomania Carpet 2
Chen Hangfeng

Logomania Screen 1
Chen Hangfeng

Luxurious Riffraff
Chen Hangfeng

Logomania No.2
Chen Hangfeng

1974 in Shanghai


BFA, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University


The Asian Carp - Chen Hangfeng solo project, AM Art Space, Shanghai

All that glitters must be gold, Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
Endless Demand, Cable Gallery, Helsinki

Unnatural Selection - by Chen Hangfeng, Fife Contemporary Art Center, St Andrews, (Scotland)
Prosperity, Gallery 22,48m2, Paris

Unnatural Selection - works by Chen Hangfeng, Bradford Museum / Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford,
Solo show by Chen Hangfeng, Kn Studio, Verona

Christmas Project – Rockbund Museum, Shanghai

Christ MASS Production – window work by Chen Hangfeng, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Daily Prosperity – installation work by Chen Hangfeng, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai

Christ MASS Production – a site specific installation project, Zendai MoMA / Radisson hotel, Shanghai


Coming Soon, Dongchang cinema, Shanghai
Night Light, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
Collaboration 6, HALLE50, Munich
NeoFolk, Ikkan Gallery, Singapore
Electronic Pacific, Fei Contemporary Art Center (FCAC), Shanghai

Follies of a species, OV Gallery, Shanghai
The overlapping reflection, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai
Filter the public, SWFC 5th Anniversary Art Project, Shanghai
Serve the people, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney
Transmedia, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Time of Dragon, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
Just what is it about the end of the world that makes it so appealing, V-Art Center, Shanghai

Casablanca Biennale, Casablanca
Facing East, Austin Tung Gallery, Melbourne
Here Today Gone Tomorrow, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
Cold Comfort, OV Gallery, Shanghai
Year of the dragon, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

Learning from the Literati 2, OV Gallery, Shanghai
Beyond the Frame, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney
Collective Consciousness, OV Gallery, Shanghai
+ Follow, Moca Shanghai, Shanghai
Refracted Realities, OV Gallery, Shanghai
Survival - Snowscape Moere 6, Moerenuma Park, Sapporo

Post-tradition: the magnified slice - Forth Biennale of Young Artists, Duolun MoMA, Shanghai
Absolute Distance, White Space, Beijing
Double Act, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai
Learning from the Literati, OV Gallery, Shanghai
Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai
The Big Bang, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney
Dubble Happiness: A Story of Siamese Cities, Double Happiness / Foo Tak building, Hong Kong
The Dao of Now, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney
Make Over, OV Gallery, Shanghai

30 Degrees, Island 6 Art Centre, Shanghai / Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Every Human Being is An Artist - China-Germany Contemporary Art Exhibition, Time Square, Shanghai
Rebirth - 800show Creative Center, Shanghai
Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Scattered times, Time Square Shopping Mall, Shanghai
In the market, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing
Music to my eyes / Fat Art (curated by Karen Smith), Today Art Museum, Beijing
A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Dynamics of change and growth, Zendai MoMA, Shanghai

Artworks – Seoul Design Festival, Coex Center, Seoul
Made in China, SoStockholm Gallery, Stockholm
Shanghai Attitude, Jing Art Gallery, Shanghai

DMY: DesignCluster , Galerie Tristesse, Berlin
Rejected Collection, Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai
Tuning Boloni, Gallery Artside and Boloni•Ming Gallery, Beijing
NeoSpring Creative Festival, Husizhan warehouse, Shanghai

Christmas is Approaching, Zendai MoMA / Radisson hotel, Shanghai
Material World, 1918 ArtSpace, Shanghai

Let’s Talk About Money – 1st Fax Art Exhibition, Huashan Art School, Shanghai


S-Air / Sapporo, Japan

Arts Council England / Visiting Arts
Asia-Europe Foundation

Arts Council England


HIAP, Helsinki, Finland

The Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment / 2012 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
Ifitry Artist Residency, Contemporary Art Center, Essaouira, Morocco

S-Air / Sapporo, Japan

1mile² Bradford UK
Artist Workshop / Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg

Braziers International Artist Workshop, London