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Intangible Exhibition

October 2014 – As part of the 2014 Kings College Festival, Aowen's exhibition Intangible transforms a secret location inside the Kings College Strand Campus and turns the audience into forensic investigators. Her works are invisible to the naked eye, and the audience must discover them using UV torches.

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Leeds University Talk

May 2014 – Aowen was invited to talk at Leeds Unversity about her career as a British Chinese artist and the inspiration behind her work - in particular her Factory Girls and Aromasense projects - including how she tries to encourage her audiences to have a new perspective on both British and Chinese culture through her projects.

Factory Girls 2014 Exhibition

April 2014 – Aowen presented the second yearly installment of her ongoing Factory Girls project, documenting the changing dreams and ambitions of China's modern female factory workers. The exhibition was held in Brixton, as part of a collective called A Different Mirror, which explores how women of colour perceive themselves, and how they are perceived by others. See the latest works.

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Guest Appearance on BBC Weekend

March 2014 – Aowen was a guest on the flagship BBC World Service programme Weekend, talking about Factory Girls, art, world events and classical music.

Speaking in WOW Festival 2014 at Southbank Centre

March 2014 – Aowen discussed her art practice and the ideas behind her Factory Girls project at the Women of The World Festival, at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. WOW is a five-day festival of talks, debates, music, film & comedy celebrating women. Find out more.

Living and working with Factory Girls in Zhanjiang

January to March 2014 – Aowen is currently in Southern China, collaborating with a different group of factory workers in a new location for the second year of her Factory Girls project. She will share her experiences and artworks with everyone once she comes back and finishes her final production.

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Ms Magazine Interview

February 2014 – For influential American feminist magazine Ms Magazine, journalist Catherine Scott talks to Aowen about her Factory Girls project and why it is important to bring factory workers into international focus. Read the article or see all press.

UNESCO World Radio Day Contribution

February 2014 – As an influential British Chinese artist, Aowen was invited to give a speech on the importance and future of radio for the UNESCO World Radio Day, celebrated on the 13th of February 2014. The speech was filmed in the studio of fellow artist Karen Hammerton. Watch the video (Chinese) or see all press.

New website is now live

November 2013 – With exceptional attention to detail, Aowen has spent over a month redesigning her website, treating it as an art project. If you have any feedback on the new site, please contact her here.

Front Row Review of V&A's Chinese Masters Exhibition

October 2013 – Aowen was sent to review the V&A's Exhibition by BBC Radio 4 Front Row - and spent almost an entire day in the gallery. Listen to the interview or discover more about the exhibition.

Participating in BBC 100 Women Conference

October 2013 – To mark the 100-year anniversary of the feminist movement, the BBC invited 100 high profile women from around the world for a special conference debating the global issues that affect women today. Aowen was one of the participants. Visit and join the conversation at the BBC.

Live Sound Fountain Opened by Boris Johnson

October 2013 – Aowen's groundbreaking Sound Fountain exhibition was opened by Mayor of London Boris Johnson in Beijing's 798 Art District. It was an ambitious project to showcase the innovation and creativity of London. Full exhibition coverage.

Factory Girls 2013 Exhibition Opens

September 2013 – The first exhibition for Aowen's Factory Girls project opens at the Brick Lane Gallery in London. This ambitious project will continue until 2020, documenting the changes in China's factory girls as the country strives to becomes the world's biggest economy. Full exhibition coverage.