Peikwen Cheng 郑培堃

  • studio@peikwen.com
  • Chinese-American artist based in Beijing and New York (or exploring somewhere in between)
  • Graduated from Stanford University, Tsinghua University and INSEAD

Exhibitions

2014

  • Stage of Life – Gilbert Garcin and Peikwen Cheng, curated by Burkhard Arnold, In Focus Galerie, Cologne, Germany (upcoming – Nov)
  • Photo Beijing 2014, sponsored by China Ministry of Culture, PRC and Beijing Municipal People’s Government, China Millenium Monument, Beijing China (upcoming – Oct)
  • Art*Work – Stanford University Alumni Artist Showcase, New York, United States (current – Sept)
  • Photo Shanghai, with MD Gallery, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
  • Lost and Found, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
  • Three Shadows Photography Award, juried by Arthur Ollman, Candida Höfer, Liu Zheng, RongRong, Tokihiro Satō, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
  • Landscapes, Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China

2013

  • Paris Photo, with Galerie Magda Danysz, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Talents: Four Featured Artists of 2012 by C/O Berlin, in conjunction with Deutsche Börse, Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg
  • Surge Art Beijing 2013, juried by Bao Dong, Cao Difei, Karen Smith, Liu Xiaodong and You Yang, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Photography, curated by Dominique Charlet, Espace La Vallée Village, Serris, France

2012

  • Fotofever, with Charlet Photographies, Brussels, Belgium
  • Talents 26: Lost and Found, juried by Felix Hoffmann, Anne-Marie Beckmann, David Elliott, Anton Corbijn, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2011

  • Counterpoint 2011: Journey to the East, curated by Julina Togonon and Stathis Gerostathopoulos, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, United States
  • Renaissance Photography Prize, juried by Michael Hoppen, Brian Aris, Philippe Gardner, Brigitte Lardinois and Lorna-Mary Webb, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
  • Intimate China, AM Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom

2010

  • Singapore International Photography Festival 2010, curated by Yasufumi Nakamori, Ark Fongsmut, Bridget Tracy Tan, Chow Chee Yong, Singapore
  • Flash Forward 2009 – Emerging Photographers from Canada, the UK and US from the Magenta Foundation, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, United States
  • Snap!Orlando, Lucie Foundation, Orlando, FL, United States

2009

  • Seen in China, Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, United States
  • Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2009, Magenta Foundation, FotoWeek Central 4, Washington, DC, United States
  • Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2009, Magenta Foundation, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2008

  • Scrapbook, Red Box Studio, Beijing, China
  • China in Transition: A Closer Look, in conjunction with Fotofest 2008, Kinzelman Art, Houston, TX, United States

2007

  • Degrees of Separation, curated by John A. Bennette, Peer Gallery, New York, NY, United States
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, curated by Colin Westerbeck, Lodz, Poland
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, Athens, Greece
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, Stockholm, Sweden
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, The Hospital, London, UK
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Give Us Your Best Shot, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA, United States

2006

  • International Photography Gathering, Le Pont Gallery, Aleppo, Syria
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, The Angkor Photography Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, Splashlight Studios, New York, NY, United States
  • Ice + Glass, Objsdart, Linc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • The Line of Beauty, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY, United States
  • Art(212) Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY, United States
  • APAture 2006, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Terror?, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Get on The Bus, CitySpace, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Spring, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 24th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, juried by Allison Hunter and Madeline Yale, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, United States
  • Eyes on the Rock, Alcatraz Island, CA, United States
  • Eyes on the Rock, Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Park, CA, United States

2005

  • Citations, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY, United States
  • Musical Visions, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY, United States
  • 20/20 – a Perfect Vision, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Artwalk NY, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, United States
  • APAture 2005, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Through the Eyes of the 22, City Hall – San Francisco Arts Commision Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Through the Eyes of the 22, Rolling Gallery – San Francisco Municipal Railway, San Francisco, CA, United States

2004

  • Unframed First Look, juried by Cindy Sherman, Adam Fuss and Jack Pierson, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY, United States
  • Artwalk NY, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, United States
  • Less than Zero, Joe Kish, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • (Re) Emergence, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Exposed, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • APAture 2004, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Through the Eyes of the 22, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA, United States

2003

  • Artist Complex, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Spring Show, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

2001

  • Word Up, Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, NV, United States
  • The Photograph as Cultural Document – Timeless and Fleeting Images of Our Lives, UC Berkeley Extension Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

Awards and Honors in the Arts and Design

  • 2014 Three Shadows Photography Award, Finalist
  • 2012 National Geographic Award, Eddie Adams Workshop, 25th Anniversary Class
  • 2012 Talents 2012, C/O Berlin
  • 2011 Renaissance Photography Prize, Shortlisted: Lamp Mobile, Free on the Range
  • 2010 LOOKbetween Photographer, Look3 – Festival of the Photograph
  • 2009 Selected Winner, Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2009, Magenta Foundation
  • 2008 International Photography Awards, Non-Professional:
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial, Photo Essay, Series: Gai
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial, Photo: Race for Space
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial, Photo: Ground Breaking
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial, Environmental, Photo: Race for Space
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial, General News, Photo : Race for Space
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial, General News, Photo: Ground Breaking
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial, General News, Series: Gai
    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Landscape, Photo: Race for Space
    • Honorable Mention, Nature, Landscape, Photo: Race for Space
    • Honorable Mention, People, Portrait, Series: Gai
    • Honorable Mention, People, Culture, Series: Gai
    • Honorable Mention, People, Lifestyle, Series: Gai
    • Honorable Mention, Special, Travel/Tourism, Photo: Race for Space
    • Honorable Mention, Architecture, Cityscapes, Photo: Race for Space
  • 2007 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 3rd Prize, Fine Art, Landscape: Doors of Perception
  • 2006 Best of Show, International Photography Awards
  • 2006 International Photography Awards, Non-Professional:
    • 1st Place, Nature, Underwater, Series: Less than Zero
    • 2nd Place, Special, Other, Series: Lost and Found
    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Abstract, Series: Less than Zero
    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Landscape, Series: Lost and Found
    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Other, Series: Lost and Found
    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Other, Series: Less than Zero
    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Culture, Series,  Through the Eyes of the 22
    • Honorable Mention, People, Other: Field of Dreams
    • Honorable Mention, People, Portrait, Series:  Through the Eyes of the 22
  • 2006 Curator’s Choice Distinction, Houston Center for Photography
  • 2003 Cultural Equity Grant in Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission
  • 2003 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, Finalist
  • 2002 Industrial Design Excellence Award, Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek
  • 2002 United States Design Patent, N. D466,896

Bibliography

  • Lost and Found, text by Eileen Seifert, published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2012, ISBN-13 978-3422071254, Limited Edition Sold Out
  • A Day in the World, by Jeppe Wikstrom (editor), Desmond Tutu (Introduction), Richard Branson (Forward), published by Earth Aware Editions, 2012, ISBN-13 978-1608871469
  • Hidden Alcatraz: The Fortress Revealed, by Steve Fritz (Editor), Deborah Roundtree (Editor), John Martini (Introduction), Thom Sempere (Afterward), Peter Coyote (Forward), published by University of California Press, 2011, ISBN-13 978-0520260849
  • Flash Forward 2009 – Emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States, forward by Simon Bainbridge, published by Magenta Foundation, 2009, ISBN 978-0-0721257-5-7

Lectures and Juries

  • C/O Berlin, Berlin, Artist Talk, 2012
  • Pecha Kucha, Beijing, Artist Talk, 2009
  • Pecha Kucha, Shanghai, Artist Talk, 2007
  • Stanford University, D.School, Coach, 2006
  • Stanford University, Advanced Product Design Presentations, Juror, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • San Francisco Open Studios, Planning Committee, 2006
  • Stanford Alumni Association New York, Artist talk, 2005
  • San Francisco Arts Commission, Cultural Equity Grant, Juror, 2005
  • Stanford University, Advanced Product Design, Guest Lecturer, May 2002, 2003

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