Movana Chen
Installation view of ‘Movana Chen: Knitting Conversations’, 2024, © Movana Chen. Photo: Wilson Lam, M+, Hong Kong.

Movana Chen



MOVANA CHEN (b 1974)

Movana Chen (b.1974) is a Hong Kong and Lisbon-based artist who studied at the London College of Fashion and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Hong Kong.

Since 2004 she has been weaving people’s stories through KNITerature - a genre that involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of meanings and content through knitting books, maps and dictionaries. Chen’s multidisciplinary practice is rooted in the exploration of communication across cultures, often shredding and repurposing dictionaries, maps and books from different languages to create sculptural installations that represent new forms of language.

Movana Chen’s works have been collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile), Hong Kong; The Burger Collection, Hong Kong / Switzerland; Louis Vuitton Collection and private collections globally.

Exhibiting at the Thailand Bienniale, Chiang Rai, in 2023-2024, Movana Chen will also present an installation at M+ Museum in Hong Kong in early 2024, Knitting Conversations, reflecting on female labour, personal and shared memories, material transformation, and time. 


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18 March 2024

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