Chen Zhen

1955–2000

Chen Zhen, ‘Cocon du Vide’ 2000
Cocon du Vide 2000
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Biography

Chen Zhen (Chinese: 陈箴; 1955 – 13 December 2000) was a Chinese-French conceptual artist known for his large-scale sculptures and installations such as La Danse de la fontaine émergente in Paris. He is recognized as one of the most important Chinese artists since the 1990s.

Born in Shanghai and educated in Shanghai and Paris, Chen suffered from autoimmune hemolytic anemia and died at age 45. He was the brother of Chen Zhu, a vice chairman of the National People's Congress of China.

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