Born 1974 in Shanghai. Chen Hangfeng currently works and lives in Shanghai. Trained as a painter, Chen obtained his BA from the Fine Arts College of Shanghai University. He artistic practice includes from drawing & painting, paper-cuts, photo, video, installation to performance. His works deal with issues of surrounding commercialization, environmentalism, globalization and cultural transmutation, often realized through playful metaphor, and he merge concepts and mediums like an alchemist. He see artist as a present-day incarnation of ancient philosopher, artisan and literati.