CHEN KE – Solo Exhibition and Publication

Kunstverein Viernheim

June 17, 2009

Another Me in the World
June 19th – July 18th

Opening June 19th, 7pm
Thursday, Friday and Sunday 3 – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm

Kunstverein Viernheim e.V.
(in Kunsthaus Viernheim)
Rathausstr. 36
68519 Viernheim
Phone: +49 176 96273720
Contact: Cordelia Steiner
press [​at​]


Various images of little girls, representing the core of human nature, run like a thread through the works of Chen Ke, one of the most prominent emerging young artists from China.

Even though references to cartoon art are obvious, when analyzing her works in more details, elements of Western master artists as well as of traditional Chinese paintings become visible, creating an exciting tension.

Being keen to experiment, Chen Ke surprises her viewers oftentimes. Not only she manufactures her own paper, embroiders canvases with beads but also applies oil color on stretched cotton fabrics being popular in her childhood days.

The 30 year old female artist and her artworks have been shown in art exhibitions e.g. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (AUT) and the National Art Museum of China in Beijing (CN) as well as in various art books and magazines e.g. Aesthetica, Artmap and Vogue.


Kunstverein Viernheim is delighted to show ‘Another Me in the World’, Chen Ke’s first institutional solo exhibition held in Europe.

The exhibition gives an overview on works executed between 2004 – 2009.


Parallel to the exhibition, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg publishes the first monograph on the artist in English and Chinese language.

Contributing essays are written by Ulrike Münter, Britta von Campenhausen and Li Xu. Editors of the publication are the Chinese contemporary art experts Cordelia Steiner and Christoph Noe.