Feiyi Wen was born and educated in Beijing, China. She studied photography at Beijing Film Academy. She is an artist who works in different mediums such as photography, moving image, installation and sound art. She completed her Master of Fine Arts program from Royal College of Art in London in 2015.

Taking photos by film allows her to keep more distance between herself and the photographs. Unlike when using a digital camera, one cannot see or edit the image immediately after taking it. The time that elapses between the developing process and the taking of the photograph makes things more interesting, because the experience is just like viewing another person’s memory, as an outsider. The photographer becomes the first audience of his/her own work. Beyond this, there is a substantial difference in the quality and details of film.

Residencies and Awards
2015
NOA Prize Winner, Big Sky Studio Young Photographer Award
FotoFilmic’ 15 Travelling Exhibition Winner
Magenta Flash Forward, Honorable
Athens Photo Festival, Shortlist
Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award Finalist

2014
International Photography Awards Honorable Mention
Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn summer residency, Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, Cumbria, UK

Exhibitions
2016
– Curated Projections, Chennai Photo Biennale, India
– FotoFilmic’ 15 3rd International Travelling Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, SPACE 22 Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015
– FotoFilmic’ 15 3rd International Travelling Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada
– National Open Art Winner’s Exhibition, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

Selected Press
2015
BKN magazine Volume 1, UK
Of the Afternoon Issue7, UK
Flash Forward 2015 Publication
EXIT STRATEGIES, black dog publishing, London, UK
ZUI FOUND, Shanghai, China

Selected Online Features
2016
AintBad Magazine
Artwort

2015
BKN Gallery
Ghost
Mutantspace
FotoFilmic
YukatanPress
The Latent Image

Website:
wenfeiyi.com