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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)”.