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Born and raised in China, Shen Chen is a curator at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, a nominator of Discovery Award for 2016 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, and a nominator of Kassel Photobook Award 2016. He holds an MFA in photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan; an M.Sc. in New Media from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; and a B.A. in International Politics from Peking University, Beijing.

His curated exhibitions include The 2015 7th Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition, The 2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, On Methods – Solo Exhibition by Candida Höfer, Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond, 2016 The 8th Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition, Kassel Fotobook Festival & Éditions Bessard | Beijing, Shanghai 2002 - Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly, Father and Son - Solo Exhibition by Grégoire Korganow, Janus on the Mountains - Solo Exhibition by Lanqing Zhu, Katarzyna Kozyra Solo Exhibition, 2017 the 9th Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition, Les meta-clichés de Valérie Belin, 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (2016-2017).