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Yin-Ju Chen at Liverpool Biennial : Festival of Contemporary Art, 2016

Jul,9,2016-Oct,16,2016

Yin-Ju Chen (b. 1977, Taiwan) lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. Chen’s primary medium is video, but her works also include photos, installations and drawings. In the past few years she has focused on the function of power in human society, nationalism, racism, totalitarianism, collective thinking or collective (un)conscious. Her recent projects also engage in the relations between cosmos and human behaviour.

At Liverpool Biennial 2016 Yin-Ju Chen will be presenting Extrastellar Evaluations, a project which continues her research into dystopia, conspiracy theory and art history, through the lens of a mythological land of Lemuria and its inhabitants.Yin-Ju Chen’s work has been co-commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA).

Her most recent solo shows have been exhibited at IT PARK, Taipei City, Taiwan (2015); Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan (2013/2015); and Blood Orange East, Berlin, Germany (2011). She has been involved in numerous group shows, the most recent having been exhibited in venues and events such as e-flux, New York, USA (2015); NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee, UK (2015); The Cube, Taipei City, Taiwan (2015); and Asia Culture Center (ACC), Gwangju, South Korea (2015). In 2011 she was nominated for the Tiger Award for best short film at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Yin-Ju Chen is co-commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA).