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Movana Chen, California 2017
Travelling Into Your Bookshelf – Joshua Tree, Performed by Movana Chen
Photo by Scott Goldberg

Movana Chen, Travelling Into Your Bookshelf (preview) 2009 – ongoing
Duration: 1-minute preview
filmed by James Vyner and Movana Chen

Movana Chen, Dreconstructing (2004-2008)
Knitted sculptural installation at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA)
Korea 2009
Photo by Gyeonggi MoMA

Movana Chen, Body Containers series (2005-ongoing)
Knitted sculptural installation at Artistree
Hong Kong 2013
Photo by Wai Lok Cheung

Movana Chen, Travelling Into Your Bookshelf – Lijiang
China 2016
Photo by Movana Chen

Movana Chen, Words of Heartbeats (detail)
Photo by Roy Lam

Movana Chen, Travelling Into Your Bookshelf – Cappadocia
Performed by Movana Chen, Turkey 2015
Photo by Tunni Kraus


Movana Chen (China, b. 1974)

Movana Chen is a Hong Kong-based artist who studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion, UK; Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Hong Kong. Since 2004 she has been weaving people’s stories through KNITeratue – a genre that involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of meanings and content by knitting books. Her work is a
multi-disciplinary fusion of media, performance, installation and sculpture.
Her works have been collected by the M+ museum, Hong Kong, CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong.), Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Louis Vuitton, Cathay Pacific and private collectors globally. Her work has been presented at different exhibitions and art festival, from Hong
Kong to London, Paris, Venice, Rotterdam, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, Melbourne, Sydney, Istanbul to Siberia. Her solo projects include a largescale 20,000 square feet installation “KNITeratue” solo at ArtisTree in Hong Kong in 2013. In 2020, she had a solo exhibition at the Flowers Gallery, Hong Kong and at the Andong Culture and Art Centre in Korea, titled KNITerature – Silent conversation and group exhibited as part of Sight Unseen – Forking Paths in the CHAT collection at CHAT, Hong Kong.

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