A constant confrontation between modern technology and civilization, handcraft versus industrial production, an illumination between liberalization and regulation - Dai Dandan seeks to experience personal freedom during the artistic process, knowing that she cannot predict the result. Dai Dandan focuses on simple manual and mechanical processes; her works strives to break through the planar dimension of the image. "A-Know" in plane and space of the image. The artist views weaving as the most simple and traditional approach to the canvas; it represents the antagonism between freedom and rules, a game of sensibility and rationality, standing for the never-ending conflict between liberalization and regulation. By selecting a single multi-colored ribbon of a particular width for each work, she applies a simple limiting element to the whole image. The outcome is regularity and repetition under restricted conditions, where Dandan strives to break through boundaries of the image with a constant balance of dragging and pulling.

Born in 1970 in Beijing, Dandan received her degree in Communication from the Communication University in China. After moving to the UK she earned her MA of Fine Art at the University of Wales. Her works have been shown  throughout China in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, as well as in Hong Kong and Macao.


Education

2004
Graduated from University of Wales in Wales UK, MA of Arts Degree


2002
Graduated from Communication University of China, BA of Arts Degree
  

Residencies

2015
Openspace Bae, Busan, Korea


2014
Living-Gallery @Alvin Gittins Gallery,University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA


2012
L’hotel élan, Hongkong, China

2010
Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Hopscotch, XC.HuA Gallery, Beijing, China
ONE Art Museum Program x Matrix, Trainspotting, Beijing, China​


2016
Braid, NKN Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Woven Freedom, Triumph Art Space, Beijing, China


2014
Boundles, BM Art, Beijing, China


2012
Studio Rouge, Shanghai & HongKong
Mr & Mrs Huang in the Humble Administrator's Garden

Selected Group Exhibitions


2017
A Bosom Firend Afar Brings a Distant Land Nearer, Being 3 Gallery,Beijing, China

2016
Chinese Contemporary, La Maison De La Culture Diekirch, Luxembourg
The Grand Summit Autumn Art Saloon, The Grand Summit, Beijing, China
Art 021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shamghai, China 
Suncheon International Eco-Environmental Art Festival, Suncheon, Korea

2015
Gengons-Structure Dimensin of New Abstraction, The Emerging Arts Research Center,                    Beijing, China
we we we, Art Space at Cofco Plaza, Beijing, China

2014
Beijing - SLC Connect, Alvin Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, USA
France-China, 1964 - 2014: A Time of Recognition & Friendship, Art Exhibition featuring 50 Chinese Artists, 17th Arrondissement of Paris, France
Temperature of Lines, ArtNova100 Art Space, Beijing, China
Art Beijing 2014, A12T Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
ArtNova 100-HongKong, Hong kong K11 Art Center, Hong Kong,China
Pure and Empty, Phoenix Art Center Shanghai, China
New Generation of Abstract Art, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Pure and Intangible, Phoenix 798 Art Center, Beijing, China

2013
Oriental Objects, BM Art Creative, Beijing, China
HongKong Artwald, Bm Art Creative, Beijing, China
Art Macao, BM Art Creative, Macao, China
Considering The Spiritual, NING SPace, Beijing, China
Asia Contemporary Art Show HK 2013, Hong Kong, China
2013 Art Nova 100, Launching, SZ Art Space & 798 Time Factory, Beijing, China
ArtNova 100 Tour Exhibitions, Shanghai & Shenzhen, China

2012
The Republic, South Art Space, 798 ART ZONe, Beijing, China


    Hopscotch

    Nov 18th 2017 to Dec 18th 2017, Beijing