Biography

My photography poses questions and allows audience make associations with their own imagination.  In my mind a good question is more important than a good anwer.

 

—— Feng Li

Born in 1971 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China, FENG Li is a self-taught artist. 

 

Feng's photos are all fortuitous encounters with the unlikely cast of reality that’s taken center stage in his native city of Chengdu.  He has an eye beyond the norm and a vision that detects the very spectacle of the mundane everyday.  To Feng Li, girls in mini skirts, old ladies in fake fur, misbehaving kids, wandering homeless and all these characters on the street are in their own way playing different roles in this great fiction of ordinary life.  May he be photographing a sedative congress or moving freely through the weekend crowd, Feng Li has constantly nourished his single, unique and plethoric series White Night since 2005.

 

Feng Li has been internationally recognized including receiving the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award at “Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival” in 2017, Best Photographer Prize at Jinan International Photo Biennale in 2012 and Grand Jury Prize at the 8th Lianzhou Lianzhou Photo Festival in 2012.  He’s also participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions  around the world since 2007 including most recently solo show ‘White Not’ at Galerie f16, Paris, France (2020), ‘Utopia’ at Buchkunst, Berlin, Germany (2020), BredaPhoto Festival, Breda, Netherland (2020), ' A Fantastic Night at the Art Museum' at A4 Museum, Chengdu, China (2020), Festival Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France (2018), Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen, China (2017), China Anren Biennale in Chengdu, China (2017), 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography at Three Shadows, Beijing, China (2017).

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