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Lingfei Ren is a visual artist, producer and curator based in New York City, US. She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, her BA in Fine Arts at Southeast University, Nanjing, China, and an MA in Arts Management at George Mason University, Washington DC. Her art practices discuss the definition of “home” and reveal urban people’s life conditions and the psychological affect from frequent moves. She also explores identity, media, and the construction of society.

Ren started her career working and interning at Shanghai Museum, Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Now she works at Fotografiska New York, is the Senior Photo Editor at Musée Magazine, an independent curator, and a photographer and videographer for various clients.

Solo Exhibitions

2021    From That Day On, The 7th Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021    In-Between, Xishuangbanna International Foto Festival, Xishuangbanna, China (Upcoming)

2021    Prototype Room: The Pictorial Turn, ART021 Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2021    BLURS, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China

2021    Do-Until Loop Parade, The Exhibition in a Box, New York City, US

2020   2020 Visions, SVA Gallery, New York City, US, online

2020   Arm's Reach, SVA Gallery, New York City, US, online

2020   Take/Make, Photo Fringe, Brighton, UK, online

2020   #ICPConcerned, The International Center of Photography, New York City, US

2020   The 20th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2020   Unbounded Project, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen, China

2020   Interior Life, Filter Space, Chicago, US

2019    People's Choice, Greenpoint Gallery, New York City, US

2019    Small and Smaller, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York City, US

2019    When Black Swallows Red, La Mama La Galleria, New York City, US

2019    Object & Reflex, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York City, US


Selected Productions

2020- Photographer/Photo Editor, Digitalize artworks and antiques for collectors and art dealers

2021    Photographer/Videographer, Invocations: Retracing Seneca, A Public Walk with Karen Finley & Kimiyo Bremer

2021    Director/Director of Photography, Chop Suey Club Social Media Campaign

2020   Producer/Production Manager, Feed_Back (short film)

2020   Photographer/Videographer/Editor/Music Composer, Deux · Melanie Surya F/W Campaign

2020   Photographer/Photo Editor, "Marc Glimcher: Defining the Avant Garde," WSJ. Magazine China, Issue October

2020   Producer/Photographer/Photo Editor, "The Daughter of the Earth," PAP Magazine, Issue April

2020   Photographer/Photo Editor, "We Are Not: Adam Pendleton," Wallpaper* China, Issue March

2019    Videographer, A Performance by Rue Bainbridge at Pace Gallery

2019    Photographer/Photo Editor, "Cheer Leader: Raymond Pettibon," Wallpaper* China, Issue Nov/Dec

​2019    Producer/Director of Photography/Editor/Music Composer, Split (fashion film)

2019    Director of Photography, In Reality (fashion film)

2019    Assistant Photographer, "Ugo Rondinone," T Magazine, Issue April

2019    Assistant Photographer, "Marcel Dzama," Wallpaper* China, Issue May/June

2018    Assistant Photographer, "Jeff Koons," GQ China, Issue April

2017    Videographer/Editor, Artists' Profiles, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts


2021    Tianjin Photography Festival, National Convention & Exhibition Center, Tianjin, China (upcoming)

2019    Kanak Guo: Strange Him, Space240, New York City, US


2021    Winner, Lishui/FORMAT Award  

2021    One Shot / Our Times, Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards

2020   Video, Fine Art, Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards

2020   Collage, Fine Art, Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards

2020   Winner of the Professionals' Choice, Danny Wilson Awards, Photo Fringe

2019    Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship


2021    Artist Talk, Do-Until Loop Parade, New York City, US, online 

2021    Artist Talk: Lingfei Ren, Fringe Photo, Brighton, UK, online



2021    Universe, Cactus Magazine, Climax FW 21/22

2021    Starting A New Conversation on Photography in China: An Interview with Liu Heung Shing and Karen Smith,

              Musée Magazine, June 22, online

2021    Curation at the Guggenheim: Interview with Nat Trotman, Musée Magazine, May 25, online

2021    Lingfei Ren, Metropolitan Zoo, Musée Magazine, Issue 25, printed

2021    Women's History Month: Interview with Funa Ye, Musée Magazine, Mar 31, online

2020   Lingfei Ren, From That Day On, Der Greif, Nov 18, online

2020   Surplus Management (In and Out of Order), Der Greif, Issue 13, printed

2020   Discover the Art World’s Rising Stars In These 2020 MFA Graduate Shows, Galerie Magazine, July 10, online