Capsule Shanghai is pleased to announce that Feng Chen is on the shortlist of the Fifth Huayu Youth Award. Huayu Youth Award is dedicated to encouraging young Chinese artists under 35 who keep raising questions and stick to the exploration of artistic language and ideas.
The committee of the award finished the primary selection on September 23, 2017, after collection of information and preparation for nearly three months. Through four rounds of selection and discussion, 20 finalists came out as (ranked by initial order):
Chen Zhe, Deng Guoqian, Feng Chen, Hao Jingfang & Wang Lingjie, Huang Bing, Jian Che, Jiang Zhuyun, Li Baojiu, Li Ming, Liao Fei, Liu Yue, Shi Zhenhao, Tang Chao, Wang Bo, Wang Tuo, Xu Jiawei, Yang Luzi, Zheng Yuan, Zhi Ying, Zhu Changquan.
Media of work by those 20 artists above include, but not limited to: painting, installation, video and performance. They will participate in the group exhibition by shortlisted artists curated by Sun Dongdong. Two winning artists of the final selection will be awarded to the "Jury Award" and "Special Award of the Jury" at the award ceremony on December 9. In addition to the reward, Huayu Youth Award gives constant support to the winning artists in the professional field, including the execution and curation of artist’s work or projects, as well as related planning, propaganda and documental publishing.