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 answer.


— 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, 2020), ‘Utopia’ at Buchkunst (Berlin, 2020), BredaPhoto Festival (Breda, 2020), ' A Fantastic Night at the Art Museum' at A4 Museum (Chengdu, 2020), Festival Les Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles, 2018), Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival (Xiamen, 2017), China Anren Biennale (Chengdu, 2017), 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography at Three Shadows (Beijing, 2017).


Born in Chengdu, China in 1971

Lives and works in Chengdu, China


Solo Exhibitions


2020 Galerie Marguo, ‘Feng Li : Garden’, OVR

Galerie f16, ‘White Not’, Paris, France

2017 ‘White Night’, Paris, France
2016 Nanjing University of Arts, ‘White Night’, Nanjing, China


Group Exhibitions



Galerie Marguo, ‘Presentation of Marguo Artists’, Paris, France


Photo Saint Germain, ‘White Night in Paris’, Paris, France

2020 Buchkunst, ‘Utopia’, Berlin, Germany
  BredaPhoto Festival, ‘China Imagined’, Breda, Netherlands

A4 Museum, ‘A Fantastic Night at the Art Museum’, Chengdu, China

2019 Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuzhen, China

New Art History 2000-2018 Chinese Contemporary Art, Yin Chua, China

  Beyond Fashion, Hong Kong
2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Jimei, China
  Arles International Photo Festival, Arles, France

Wanying Art Museum, ‘Negative Positive’, Shijiazhuang, China

  AMNUA Photography Exhibition 2018, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
2017 LOOP: Photography and Video Experiments in Southwestern, Chengdu, China
  Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen, China

China Anren Biennale, Chengdu, China


40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Beijing, China

2016 Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing, China

Power Station of Art, ‘Snacks’, Shanghai, China


Red Brick Art Museum, ‘This Future of Ours’, Beijing, China


Beijing International Photo Biennale, Beijing, China

  Changjiang International Image Biennale, Chongqing, China
2014 10th Lianzhou Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
2013 Multi-dimensional View III: Chengdu Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Chengdu, China
2012 Jinan International Photo Biennale, Jinan, China

8th Lianzhou Lianzhou Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China

 2009 Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
  Multi-dimensional View I: Chengdu Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Chengdu, China
 2007 Guangzhou Photo Biennale, Guangzhou, China




2017 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Top 20 Emerging Chinese Contemporary Photographers and Chinese Contemporary Photography Rankings

2012 Best Photographer Prize, Jinan International Photo Biennale

Grand Jury Prize, 8th Lianzhou Photo Festival




2020 ‘White Not’, Galerie f16
2018 ‘Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival Catalogue’, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival
2017 ‘White Night’, Jiazazhi