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LAST UPDATE : 2017.07.21 / EDITOR : tcaa
27 artworks / 83 exhibition

Chen Wan Jen(中文:陳萬仁 )Chen Wan-Jen makes animated videos, which blur the line between reality and artifice. These images directly touch upon the discrepancy between authenticity and depiction. The intentionally ordinary scenes are pieced together to reinterpret lost memories and forgotten experiences.

Chen Wan-Jen (born 1982 Taiwan) graduated from the National Taiwan University of Arts in 2005 and studied at the National Graduate School of Art & Technology, The Taipei NationalUniversity of Arts until 2012. Recent solo shows in clude:To Hell with Your Future,IT PARK,Taipei and The Extraordinary Ordinary,VT Artsalon, Taipei. Group exhibitions include:The First “CAFAM · Future” Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; The 2012 Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts;Stand-In Techniques- New Taiwanese video Style, Gallery 456, New York;The 7th Busan International Video Festival;Changwon 2010 Asia Art Festival-THE FANTASTIC GARDEN, and Taiwanpics.doc,Ecole Nationale Supériere des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

birth year
1982
Place of Birth
Hsinchu
Taiwan
education
2005
BA Department of Fine Arts
National Taiwan University of Arts
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2011
To Hell with Your Future
IT PARK , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
The Extraordinary Ordinary
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
The Unconsciousness Voyage
AKI Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Red Pill
GALLERIA H , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts/RE-MODERNIZATION
Hubei Museum of Art , Hubei , China
2014
Jie(Boundaries):Contemporary Art form Taiwan , Herbert F
Johnson Museum of Art , New York , USA
2014
YES, TAIWAN - 2014 Taiwan Biennial
Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
ART FOR ONESELF
TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Nintender2.0
Inart Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2014
For for for forest
TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
The Other and Distance
Hubei Museum of Art , Hubei , China
2013
Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0-TRANSMEDIALE
CHB , Berlin , Germany
2013
Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0-CYBERFEST
Hermitage museum , St. Petersburg , Russia
2013
A Path, and the Other Memory Segments
Attic Treasure Hill Traveler’s Hostel , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0- ARS ELECTRONICA
Linz , Austria
2013
inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 – MicroCities
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery , New York , USA
2013
INSPORTSRATION
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
cutlog art fair ,Video Program – Asia
The Clemente , New York , USA
2012
Life is a metaphor. You are the metaphor
Songshan Cultural & Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
YES, TAIWAN - 2012 Taiwan Biennial
Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
CAFAM•FUTURE
CAFA Art Museum , Beijing , China
2012
19991221>20130421|PART ONE
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
The digital Mapping of Inner Landscape
Artstock20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
DOWN THE RABBIT KOLE
White Rabbit Gallery , Sydney , Australia
2012
Visual Vertigo—New Works by Six Taiwanese Media Artists
HONG-GAH Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Very Fun Park - Light up 2011
Songshan Cultural & Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
A Flash of Enlightenment
New Urban Art Garden , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Creating Spaces – The 5th Anniversary of VT
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
People’s Republic of China-Republic without People
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
WINDOW
TINA KENG Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Arte da Taiwan-Taiwan Contemporary Art
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce , Genova , Italy
2011
Live Ammo
MOCATaipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
TOKYO FORNTLINE, EXCHANGE-MICROCLIMATE
3331 Arts Chiyoda , Tokyo , Japan
2011
Macross
Kuandu Museum Of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
“Stand-In Techniques”- New Taiwanese video Style
Gallery 456 , New York , USA
2010
Post - Academic
Our Museum NTUA , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Bio-Image
PINGPONG/Paint House , Taipei/ Tainan , Taiwan
2010
2010TAIPEI BIENNIAL ”PROGRAM - ARTIST CINEMA”
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
The 7th Busan International Video Festival
Busan , Korea
2010
Measurement of the Other
SOKA Art Center , Beijing , China
2010
Double-blind trail
Eslite Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
CITY CRACK
MOT/ARTS , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Changwon 2010 Asia Art Festival-THE FANTASTIC GARDEN
Changwon , Korea
2010
Post-Adolescence
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
SuperGeneration@TAIWAN
Shanghai Art Museum / Today Art Museum , Shanghai / Beijing , China
2009
Extreme Sensibility-Taiwanese Contemporary Video Art
Donna Beam Art Gallery, Dishman Art Museum, Allen R. Hite Art Institute , Las Vegas/ Beaumont/ Louisville , USA
2009
Art Taipei 2009[Ela-Asia]: LIVE BY PLAY
Taipei World Trade Center(A&D) , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Scene in Scene
NTMoFA DIGIARK , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
Very Fun Park 2009
Private House at Dunnan , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Wonder Show 01.Plug-in
Inart Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2009
Taiwanpics.doc
Ecole Nationale Supériere des Beaux-Arts de Paris , Paris , Franch
2009
Mind as Passion
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
La Grange Illusion
National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Fantasy about The City
The PIER-2 Art District , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2008
Floating Buffer Zone
Ping Pong , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Locality Viewpoint /Made in Taiwan
Bamboo Curtain Studio , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
ART TRASH
Inart Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2008
ColdQ 2
Kuandu Museum Of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 3
Galerie Grand Siecle , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
BLUEDOT ASIA
Seoul Art Center , Seoul , Korea
2008
Animotion Tropes
The Center for Arts and Humanities NYMU , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Breathing Deeply
SOKA Art Center , Beijing , China
2007
Ex-ception Life
TDAIC On-line
2007
Digital & Video Art Fair 2007
Louvre des Antiqairesr , Paris , French
2007
Breathing Deeply
SOKA Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
3CSeason-2007 Artist Fair
Huashan Culture Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
BIG FAMILY BUSINESS
IMC , Istanbul , Turkey
2007
A Runway Zero-Taiwan Emerging Artists
WuJiaoChang , Shanghai , China
2007
Plug and play
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
Boom! An Interplay of Fast and Frozen Permutation in New Media--Taiwan-Australia New Media Arts Exhibition
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Urban Nomad Project
Scope Basel , Basel , Swiss
2007
product Festival of Varna
Varna , Bulgaria
2007
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 2
Huashan Culture Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Sample form the Reality
Kuandu Museum Of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Open-Contemporary X Post document, M5 Building
Huashan Culture Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Taipei Arts Awards 2006
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
FEIGNING MOVEMENT
Naihai Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Double-Team
TechArt Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Contextual Space
Department of Fine Art, NTUA , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Reverie Drift
Panchiao Community University , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Super & Flimsy
Huashan Culture Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
site/site of
Panchiao Community University , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
 
2009 S-An Aesthetics praise
S-An Arts Creation Support - The Formative Arts Kind
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
 
2008 Public Collection of Young Artist
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
2007
 
2007 Public Collection of Young Artist
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
2007
 
2007 S-An Aesthetics praise
S-An Arts Creation Support - The Formative Arts Kind
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Grand Prize
Taipei Arts Awards
 
Taipei , Taiwan
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Victoria's Secret
In Einstein’s dream The girl who leapt through time Appeared in the instant when time froze Under her youthful flowing school skirt Where hidden secrets of Victoria Over the years, the young man has always retained his sorrows.
Video Art ,
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I Have Come to a Place Where Depression Caught Me out of the Blue.
The artist places a wooden ladder in between the projector and the wall. The shadow of the object on the wall involves in the projection image. In the projection, there is a silhouette of a man practicing golf. He keeps swinging the club, but actually, the golf ball is placed on the wooden ladder that is not in the projection but the room. It creates a reality: the ball will never be hit. The dialogue between the physical object an d the virtual image continues: the ball is not in the project ...
Video Art ,
Single-channel video,HD,Color,
2'50''/ 720p loop
Single-channel video,HD,Color,
2'50''/ 720p loop
Single-channel video,HD,Color,
2'50''/ 720p loop
Single-channel video,HD,Color,
2'50''/ 720p loop
Single-channel video,HD,Color,
2'50''/ 720p loop
Single-channel video,HD,Color,
2'50''/ 720p loop
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Playground
In this video, the people walking are so small that their faces and expressions cannot be discerned. Instead, they closely resemble props or decorations on a stage. It appears to be a scene replicating everyday life, but in reality, it has used a more alienated attitude to unveil a form of constant fluidity.
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Umbrella Man
A rainy day is an excuse for wandering off from linear time and a clearly defined space. An umbrella separates raindrops and people, while i t also separates people and the surroundings. Rain calms the hustle and bustle. People quietly wait for the unknown to come. Motionless individuals betray their subjectivity and become quasi-sculpture, quietly waiting for the rain to stop, for a new dawn to break. The endless extension of waiting stills each second . Whether the sight is focused near or ...
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