Chen Xi


I come from Beijing, China
A place where the jade dragon drinks aromatic subtle tea above rose clouds.
I love drawing and writing.
Dream and Death are my favorite themes.

Here is a brief introduction about myself. I am willing to work with interesting commissions!

Language level
Native Language: Mandarin Chinese, Fluent English and Italian, IELTS Certificate,
TEM (Test of English Major) 8 : simultaneous interpretation and translation Level 8 (The highest for English studies in Chinese universities)
CELI: Italian language certificate:Test level 3 (speaking)
Beginner in German,Korean,Japanese and Russian

2011 summer course: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London: Illustrating Comics and Graphic Novels,
2004-2005: Master Degree in “Media and Culture Analysis”, Loughborough University, UK.
2000-2004: Bachelor Degree in “English Language and Literature”, Nan Kai University, Tianjin, China

Working Experience
Oct. 2015- present: Project Manager, Educational Programme at King's College, (Cambridge Rivers Project, Vanishing Worlds Foundation)
Nov.2009-Sep.2015 Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK: Visitor Services
July 2008-October 2008: Georgeson, Rome: Interpreter and PR.
September 2006 – September 2007: Beijing Foreign Culture Exchanges Center: PR. Assisted in publicity of Beijing before Olympic Games. ‘Vision Beijing’ project: assisted five world famous directors to film Beijing.
2004 July – August: Internship in China Education Television. (interviews, satellite recording, and written reports)
September, 2003 – July, 2004: Volunteer and Interpreter of ICCO in Tianjin Orphanage.
2003, July – September: Journalist of China Education Newspaper (internship)

Publications and Exhibitions
Illustrator for a monthly-published magazine called Chinese Traditional Medicine, 2007, Beijing, China.
Illustrator for an Italian website called Associna, Rome, Italy. 2008
Illustrator for bilingual magazine called Cina In Italia, Rome, Italy, 2008
Illustrator for Are You Really Going to Eat That by RobbWalsh. 2008 (China)
Writer and Illustrator for the novel Under the Sky of Rome. 2010 (China)
Sketchbook Project Tour Show in America of 2011 by Art House. Theme: Coffee and Cigarette
Art exhibitions in Cambridge and Ely. From 2012 to 2013 : Leper Chapel, Art picturehouse Cinema, CB2 cafè, CB1 Cafè, Cafè Julianne, Kettles Yard, Aid and Abet, Cambridge Arts Salon. Ely Samovar Teahouse, Cafe Oriental, Babylon Gallery.
Perform Chinese Tea Ceremony and hold Tea Art Workshop at Fitzwilliam museum. Feb 12,13, 2014.
Artwork for singer Ezio Lunedei’s new album Adam and Snake. (
Dreams and Shadows: Tales from Planet Xi Teahouse, published in 2015
Memories of the Kaetsu Tearoom: published by Cambridge Rivers Press, 2016


  • Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • Chinese Kungfu: Taiji
  • BaGua Three Sages Sword
  • Praying Mantis
  • Multi-languages skill