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As a “Son of calligrapher”, Pan Jianfeng has been working as a visual artist for the past 17 years in Shanghai, China. He moved to the old town Porvoo, Finland in 2016. The self-exile to Finland can be seen as his meditation on ink art through the “One breath” action, as well as a new journey with other beings through his social brush practice “Breath Together”.


During his PhD research in The Modern Calligraphy Research Center, China Academy of Art, he has titled his art practice as “Mindful Ink”.  In the recent years he developed a unique techniquecalled “Paper on Ink”. He creates futuristic images through mindful writing rooted in traditional artistic approaches, and done with traditional tools. He seeks to transform calligraphy practice,developed in East Asia throughout the centuries, into a third language, to heal the split between our mind and body, west and east in the contemporary context.


2018-2021 Phd candidate, Contemporary Calligraphy Research Center, China Academy of Art
1999-2001 University of Central England/Birmingham Institute of Art & Design— MA Visual Communication (Distinction Award)
1996-1999 China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China — MA Visual Communication
1992-1996 China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China — BA Visual Communication


2023 “Paper world and Drawing Theare, Porvoo Triennial, Finland

“Sea and Monsters”, Sea Museum, Kotka, Finland

“Porvoo Drawing Theatre”, Gallery Kolonin, Arvika, Sweden

2009 “7th Asia-Europe Art Camp -Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities”, Casino

Contemporary Art Museum, Luxemburg

2009 Helsinki International artist residency, Finland

2018 “Aomori Triennial-Unlimited” , Aomori contemporary art center, Japan




“Let Things Grow”, Galleria Kulma, Porvoo Art Factory, Finland

“Meri Havet Sea Exhibition”, Galleria Uusikuva, Kotka, Finland

“Finish Artists with Guests”, Gallery Bestfriendsshowroom, Falun, Sweden

“The Year of Hare”, Galleria Lokal, Helsinki, Finland

“Fragmented Fronts”, The Museum of Technology, Helsinki, Finland

“Paper World and Drawing Theatre”, Old Ströhö, Porvoo Triennial, Finland



“Six spaces”, Nasin Kartano Gallery, Porvoo Artists’ Association, Finland

“Nordic Art 2022”, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Stockfors Art Festival 2022”, Pyhtaan tehdasalue, Finland

“Double Worlds”, Galleria Rankka, Helsinki, Finland


“ The landscape of souls”, Glasshouse Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
“Color is common thing” , Porvoo Triennial 2021


“The best moments”, Akola, Oulu, Finland
“With Hope” Maker’s Gallery, Vaasa, Finland
“Characters by heart” , Stromforsin Ruukki Gallery, Finland
“Writing Non-Writing Hangzhou International Modern Calligraphy Festival” ,
China Academy of Art Gallery, Hangzhou China
“Consciousness of Borders”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou China


“Six minds on paper”, Gallery Rankka, Helsinki, Finland
“Typocraft Helsinki 2019”, Gallery Lokal, Helsinki, Finland
“Byrokrati”, Gallery Rankka, Helsinki, Finland


“1000 M2 Home”, MoCA Shanghai, China
“VIIVA” , Lokal Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
“Aomori Triennial-Unlimited” , Aomori contemporary art center, Japan
“Mind forest” , Baltic theater house, St. Petersburg, Russia


“Typocraft Helsinki 2017”, Lokal Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
“United Story”, Habitare, Helsinki, Finland
“I was drunk last night-Pan’s solo show”, July Gallery, Shanghai, China


“New China, New Art ”, Lakeside Gallery, Nottingham, UK
“Shanghai Ever” , MoCA Shanghai, China
“5th The International Calligraphy Exhibition” , China Academy of Art Gallery


“CHINA TIME-Public Sign and Visual Communication ” , Designxport, Hamburg, Germany
“Kiasma Wall Project”, Helsinki, Finland


International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition in Hangzhou, China Academy of Art


“Nostalgia - East Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Korea Cultural Center, Seoul, and
MoCA Shanghai, China
“Follow+”, MoCA Shanghai, China


“Republic-NOTCH”, ddm Shanghai
“7th Asia-Europe Art Camp -Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities”, ddm Shanghai
International Modern Calligraphy show, China academy of art, Hangzhou



“7th Asia-Europe Art Camp -Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities”, Casino Contemporary Art Museum, Luxemburg

“The Spring of Winter Vallery-Pan Jianfeng’s solo exhibition”, Bund18 Shanghai, China


“Intrude 366-art&life”, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China


“The Art of Happiness” book, Finnish Pavilion, Dubai world Expo, the United Arab Emirates
Sino-Finnish Characters for “Recipe of Happy Helsinki Home”, Beijing Design Week, China



“It’s truly a country with thousand lakes” Live action writing and posters, Helsinki Airport, Finand



“Pure Energy” Free writing performance and Information graphic painting for education room, Finnish Pavilion, Astana World Expo, Kazakhstan



Chinese sign for Finnish Pavilion, Shanghai world Expo, China

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