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.