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CHEN Chen-Yu
LAST UPDATE : 2022.09.7 / EDITOR : tcaa
8 artworks / 22 exhibition / 0 essays

Chen Chen Yu’s works look into the landscapes under the construction of digital industrialization and globalization of Capital, and the interactivity between human, commodity and image. Works with moving images, installations, and sculptures, he juxtaposes distanced events through images and objects. Often his works peak into the subjects through some allegorical lenses. The works on one hand, depict the phenomena created by the desire and belief driven resource extraction, re/production, and consumption, one the other hand, try to explore the interpenetrative relationship and boundary between human, object, and environment under the Technocapitalism. His works were exhibited in Taipei Arts Award, Hong Kong Art Center, Ashkal Alwan Beruit, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Kasseler Dokfest, Denver Film Festival, Lisbon International Film Festival.

birth year
1984
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2015
BFA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2019
Insentient Multitude Sentient Assemblage
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
Phantasmapolis : 2021 Asia Art Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2021
The Principle of Hope
Inside-Out Art Museum , Beijing , China
2021
Affect Machine: Self-healing in the Post-Capitalist Era
Taipei Fina Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Equilibrium
Asia Culture Center , Gwangju , Korea
2020
Walking Dead, Meme, Bad Weather
Taipei Digital Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art , Moscow , Russia
2019
Elegy: Five Desire Mechanisms of Nostalgia
A+ Contemporary , Shanghai , China
2019
Audiovisual Return-Back to the Cave
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
2018 Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
‘Offline Browser’- Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition
Hong-gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Back to Marginality
Seoul Art Space Geumcheon , Seoul , Korea
2017
Aspirations of Flights
Hong Kong Art Center , Hong Kong , China
2017
The New Normal
Ashkal Alwan , Beirut , Republic of Lebanon
2016
2016 Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
PRESS-REPEAT >< In/habit Art Series
Tritriangle , Chicago , U.S.A.
2015
From The Ground Up
The LeRoy Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago , Chicago , U.S.A.
2015
Time Art Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA/BFA show
Gene Siskel Film Center , Chicago , U.S.A.
2015
Inside/Outside
David Weinberg Gallery , Chicago , U.S.A.
2014
THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED!!!
Bains Connective , Brussels , Belgium
2014
One Thousand Night and One Night, Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade
Watermill Center , New York , U.S.A.
2014
STUFF ON STUFF ON STUFF
Tritriangle Gallery , Chicago , U.S.A.
2014
Re/modeled + Re/leased
The Gallery , Beijing , China
2021
Jan van Eyck Academie
Maastricht , Netherlands
2017
K11 Art Foundation
Wuhan , China
2017
Seoul Art Space Geumcheon
Seoul , Korea
2014
Watermill Center Summer Program Residency
New York , U.S.A.
2018
Shortlisted
2018 Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Honorable Mention
2016 Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Award Certificate of Merit
Rochester International Film Festival
Movies on a Shoestring, Inc
New York , U.S.A.
2015
Awarded
James Nelson Raymond Fellowship
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago , U.S.A.
2011
Awarded
Merit Scholarship
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago , U.S.A.
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Insentient Multitude
The old and new, objects and images, are constantly displaced and disposed in our living spaces. These objects sat in the city of Wuhan, correspond to their image advertisements. All their intact or broken bodies become new sediment of our landscapes. They are named insentient so their life cycle can be determined by human. These debris from the city are reshaped in response to the images of empty (ghost) cities in China, the cities that stand by their own presence after the construction, les ...
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Motion Production
The video is in response to energy, image, and the motion of performance and production. The imagination of images and natural resources stimulates production as well as performance with the actions of spinning, compressing and shooting, which transform energy and shapes in different spaces and media. The video is to discuss how these motions of performative productivity respond to the making as well as receiving of images.
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Chair Fortification
How do we participate through the absence from the scene? How dose scenes function from locations to everyone’s screen? Through strategies of re-enactment, “Chair Fortification” reconstructs one of the icons form 318 student movement in Taiwan and brings out questions about social-techno participation. Being physically absent from the event, how can participants extend and transform the experience through aesthetic? The form and strategy have been carried as a delayed residue from the protest ...
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The Fall (advance copy)
“The Fall, advance copy” is an essay style documentary that investigates the global manufacturing industry through the act of falling. Materials from crashed and abandoned airplanes get recycled and made into electronic commodities while some workers in Foxconn, iPhone factory in China, attempt to commit suicide by jumping off of buildings. The kinetic energy of vertical falling seems to be constantly transformed into a horizontal force of global trading and shipping. In the film, the ...
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CHEN Chen-Yu, 2016, New Media Art , Installation Art , Video Art , Sculpture
CHEN Chen-Yu, 2018, New Media Art , Installation Art , Video Art , Sculpture
CHEN Chen-Yu, 2019, New Media Art , Installation Art , Video Art , Sculpture
CHEN Chen-Yu, 2020, New Media Art , Installation Art , Video Art , Sculpture
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