photographers Cheng, Peikwen (China)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Peikwen Cheng, 5-Star Ride, 2004
  • Peikwen Cheng, 5-Star Ride, 2004

    Peikwen Cheng, 5-Star Ride, 2004, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Anime Man, 2002
  • Peikwen Cheng, Anime Man, 2002

    Peikwen Cheng, Anime Man, 2002, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Climbing the Ladder, 2005
  • Peikwen Cheng, Climbing the Ladder, 2005

    Peikwen Cheng, Climbing the Ladder, 2005, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Doors of Perception, 2005
  • Peikwen Cheng, Doors of Perception, 2005

    Peikwen Cheng, Doors of Perception, 2005, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Fields of Dreams, 2005
  • Peikwen Cheng, Fields of Dreams, 2005

    Peikwen Cheng, Fields of Dreams, 2005, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Free on the Range, 2004
  • Peikwen Cheng, Free on the Range, 2004

    Peikwen Cheng, Free on the Range, 2004, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Happy Birthday!, 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Happy Birthday!, 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Happy Birthday!, 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Journey Together, 2010
  • Peikwen Cheng, Journey Together, 2010

    Peikwen Cheng, Journey Together, 2010, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Klimax at Dawn, 2003
  • Peikwen Cheng, Klimax at Dawn, 2003

    Peikwen Cheng, Klimax at Dawn, 2003, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Lamp Mobile, 2000
  • Peikwen Cheng, Lamp Mobile, 2000

    Peikwen Cheng, Lamp Mobile, 2000, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Launching into Oblivion, 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Launching into Oblivion, 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Launching into Oblivion, 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Love is..., 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Love is..., 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Love is..., 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Megavolt, 2006
  • Peikwen Cheng, Megavolt, 2006

    Peikwen Cheng, Megavolt, 2006, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Praying, 2010
  • Peikwen Cheng, Praying, 2010

    Peikwen Cheng, Praying, 2010, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Radio Flyer, 2000
  • Peikwen Cheng, Radio Flyer, 2000

    Peikwen Cheng, Radio Flyer, 2000, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Sacred Couch, 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Sacred Couch, 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Sacred Couch, 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Sailing Away, 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Sailing Away, 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Sailing Away, 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Searching for Lost Horizons, 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Searching for Lost Horizons, 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Searching for Lost Horizons, 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Settling, 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Settling, 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Settling, 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Summitting, 2009
  • Peikwen Cheng, Summitting, 2009

    Peikwen Cheng, Summitting, 2009, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, The Oracle, 2000
  • Peikwen Cheng, The Oracle, 2000

    Peikwen Cheng, The Oracle, 2000, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Untitled..(Unidentified Flying), 2010
  • Peikwen Cheng, Untitled..(Unidentified Flying), 2010

    Peikwen Cheng, Untitled..(Unidentified Flying), 2010, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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  • Peikwen Cheng, Whispering Sweet Nothings, 2005
  • Peikwen Cheng, Whispering Sweet Nothings, 2005

    Peikwen Cheng, Whispering Sweet Nothings, 2005, 30x45 cm, silvergelatine print, edition of 15

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Peikwen Cheng

Peikwen Cheng was born in 1975 in the states of New York. His father comes from Tongzhou, Beijing and his mother was born in Chongqing. Studying product design at Stanford university, he lived in Taipei, helsinki and San Francisco. Later, he studied at Qinghua university in Beijing. Since 2007 he lives and works as a photographer and designer in Beijing and New York.Beaches, deserts and paltry environments seem to grab Cheng's fascination and attention. Yet, he mainly enthusiasticly tells a story about agglomerating energies of one or many people who follow their self-sustaining visions, mostly expressed in just a single moment. Everything took place in 2000 when Peikwen decided to start out to the Burning Man Festival - a californian experimental art community festival - in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. There, he had that idea of catching and generating dreams and wishes, private moments in public spaces in spontaneous collaboration. He calls it "Lost and Found" - that's the vastness in the background and the visualization of lived illusions and their stories in the foreground.

It's all about change in my work, says Cheng. Life is in constant evolution with all its (dis-)advantages and multiple perspectives. I want to understand, to make it present and to fix the emerging energies.

author: Stefanie Thiedig

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Peikwen Cheng (Ausstellungen/Auswahl)

Chinese-American artist based in Beijing and New York
Graduated from Stanford University, Tsinghua University and INSEAD

2014

  • Gilbert Garcin and Peikwen Cheng, curated by Burkhard Arnold, In Focus Galerie, Cologne, Germany (upcoming – Nov)
  • Photo Shanghai, with Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China (upcoming – Sept 5-7)
  • Art*Work – Stanford University Alumni Artist Showcase, The Actors’ Fund Art Center, Brooklyn, United States (upcoming)
  • Lost and Found, Gallery Magda Danysz, Paris, France
  • Three Shadows Photography Award
  • Landscapes, Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China

2013

  • Paris Photo, with Gallery Magda Danysz, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Talents: Four Featured Artists of 2012 by C/O Berlin
  • Surge Art Beijing 2013, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Photography, Serris, France

2012

  • Fotofever, with Charlet Photographies, Brussels, Belgium
  • Talents 26: Lost and Found, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2011

  • Counterpoint 2011: Journey to the East, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, United States
  • Renaissance Photography Prize, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
  • Intimate China, AM Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom

2010

  • Singapore International Photography Festival 2010
  • 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, Poland/Greece/Sweden/London/L.A.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • 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