This book is published on the occasion of Movana Chen's solo exhibition “KNITerature, The Art of Movana Chen”, at Hong Kong’s ArtisTree gallery in October 2013.




MOVANA CHEN (b 1974)


Chen's multidisciplinary practice is rooted in the exploration of communication across cultures. Two hanging tapestry knitted from shredded dictionaries and maps using materials collected during her travels - often done in public spaces, bridging connections with people around her. The works are assembled as a patchwork, where the seams and boundaries reflect divisions in today's society.


Movana Chen lives and works in Hong Kong. Chen studied fashion design at London College of Fashion, UK; Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Hong Kong, and Exhibition Studies and Art Curatorship at Hong Kong Art School. Chen's work is in the collections of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong.) Her work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the world. In 2019, Chen was nominated for the ARTSPACE residency in Sydney, Australia. In Spring 2020, she had a solo exhibition titled KNITerature - Silent conversation at Andong Culture and Art Centre in Korea, and in the Autumn of 2020 was exhibited as part of Sight Unseen - Forking Paths in the CHAT collection at CHAT, Hong Kong.