SHEN XIN (Born 1990, Chengdu) lives and works in London. Her recent solo presentations include Strongholds, Lychee One, London (2017); Originally Inclusive, CFCCA, Manchester (2016); At Home, Surplus Space, Wuhan (2016); Forms Escape: Prologue, 21st Century, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2016); Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London (2015). She recently participated in group shows The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing (2017); Three Rooms, CAC, Shanghai (2017); Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain, OCAT, Shanghai (2016); You Won’t Be Young Forever, 235 Guangfu Road, Shanghai (2016). Shen is awarded the BALTIC Artists’ Award, with an exhibition in June of the biennial artist award at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2017). In 2016–17 Shen participated in artist residency with ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange.
Shen’s practice engages with moving image and event through the scripted and the informative, examining the techniques and effects of how emotion, judgment, and ethic circulate through individual and collective subjects. By focusing on interpersonal complexity and political narratives, her films often aim to generate reflexiveness to dismantle dominant power structures.