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LAST UPDATE : 2018.10.7 / EDITOR : curatorcritic
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Chen Chia-Jen was born in Yunlin, Taiwan. He received his MFA at National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA), and attended the doctoral program at Art & Technologies de l’image, University Paris 8. He had taught at the School of Fine Art in NTUA, and is currently living and working in Taipei, Taiwan. Photography has been Chen’s primary medium of practice in the recent years. His images, whether digitally altered or in direct photographic forms, possess a sense of disturbance that is initiated by the absence of peoples, things, and places rather than the presence of the visually perceptible. This absence indicates a loss of information, and allows an image to be read beyond its visual surface, creating a poetic interpretation that is no longer the representation of reality. Photography is an approach to materialize imaginations, and the surreality of the materializing process becomes an extension of reality itself.

Chen’s works have been exhibited at the Liverpool Biennale: City States (2012), as well as in Paris, Lyon, Rome, and Budapest, etc. His photography-based pieces are inspired by lives within the city, revealing the conditions of contemporary urban living via direct photography and digitally altered images.

Place of Birth
Yunlin
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
Doctoral Program Art & Technologies de l’image
University Paris 8
2005
MFA the Graduate School of Plastic Arts
National Taiwan University of Arts
career
2013
Present Position
Open-Contemporary Art Center Director
2003-2006
Resigned
National Taiwan University of Arts lecturer in Fine Arts
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2016
Sweetwater
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Traverse
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
One-work exhibition: series III
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
One-work exhibition: series V
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Daily Scenery
Art Bank , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
OCAC album 2016
TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Pasang Air #1
Cemeti Art House , Yogyakarta , Indonesia
2014
The Present and Future of Japanese and Taiwanese Contemporary Art- Amplitude of the Global and Locality
The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts , Tokyo , Japan
2013
ThaiTai: A Measure of Understanding
URS21 Chung Shan Creative Hub , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Other landscapes
La Rotonde , Paris , France
2012
"Metro-Wonderland: Taiwanese Artist & Urban Morphology", Liverpool Biennial (City States)
LJMU Copperas Hill Building , Liverpool , England
2012
19991221>20130421│PART ONE
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
A terrible poetic
Olivier Houg Gallery , Lyon , France
2011
Taiwanese contemporary art: the new generation
Ex Gil space , Rome , Italy
2010
Today's ethics of the heritage
Frederic Moisan gallery , Paris , France
2006
The heritage and the development of plastic arts in Taiwan
National Chung-Shan gallery, , National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Exposition collective des artistes taïwanais
MAMÜ gallery , Budapest , Hungary
2005
New Media Art
Ün-Chen technology company , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
3rd Art festival
Hua-shan Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Magnetic Interface
Magnetic space of sculpture , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Politically correct on the installation art
Chia-yi Railway Art Village , Chia-Yi , Taiwan
2002
Three Artistes
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
After the “E” generation
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
1st Taiwan Contemporary sculpture exhibition
Hua-shan Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
Ground Floor
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Exhibition
One has said that…
Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
Renew & Regard
New Taipei City , Taiwan
2002
Exhibition
After the “E” generation
Taipei , Taipei
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