Chen Qiushi was born in China, 1997. He holds bachelor’s degree in law and philosophy and currently studying at Glasgow School of Art, MFA. His practice is deeply rooted in ontological perspective, aiming to explore photography, ethics and relative fields through a de-topic method. His recent awards include PEP NEW TALENTS, 2020；Natural growth China young photographer foundation project, nominate; IMA next #17, Winner. His latest exhibitions include Natural Growth, Chongqing, 2021; Banshan Award, Banshan Gallery, Tokyo, 2021; GLUE online exhibition, 2021; Sharing a view: Contemporary art from Glasgow, Art museum of GAFA, 2021; PEP NEW TALENTS , B-Part Exhibition, Berlin , 2020; Narrator, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, 2020; JIAZHANLAN, Jiazazhi,Online Exhibition,2020.
Poverty behind the eye, only fables
This ongoing project explores whether photography has the function of a cultural adhesive, and how to pass on personal daily experience in different media environments through photography.
I try to unify different things in the image crowd and find out our basic needs for images by using different image making methods. It seems that the ontology of photography and the desire for photography can help us to cure the general anxiety in our current life. This may be a kind of echo and backtracking between personal memory and visual history, and it may also be our deep emotional demand for photography itself.