Yin-Ju Chen Biography

Yin-Ju Chen (b. 1977) currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Yin-Ju Chen’s primary medium is video installations and drawings. In the past few years she has focused on the function of power in human society, nationalism, totalitarianism, and collective (un)conscious. Her recent projects have engaged in the relations between cosmos and human behavior. 

Yin-Ju Chen has participated in many international exhibitions and film festivals, such as The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (RU, 2019); “The Ouroboros” at TheCube Project Space, Taipei (TW, 2019) and Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg (LU, 2019); “Gendered Bodies in Southeast Asia” at Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila (PH, 2019); Taiwan Biennial at The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (TW, 2018),  “Tomb of the Soul, Temple, Machine and Self”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung (TW, 2018), “General Rehearsal: A show in three acts from the collections of V-A-C, MMOMA, and KADIST”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (RU, 2018); International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL, 2011 and 2018); “Asia Contemporary Art Week — FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects” in New York (USA, 2017); ‘“The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away” at Times Museum, Guangzhou (CN, 2017); “No Such Thing As Gravity” at Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool (UK, 2016); “Yin-Ju Chen: Extrastellar Evaluations” at KADIST Foundation, San Francisco (USA, 2016); Liverpool Biennial (UK, 2016); Forum Expanded at 66th Berlin International Film Festival (DE, 2016); 20th Biennial of Sydney (AU, 2016); “Extrastellar Evaluations II — A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (UK, 2016); “Interrupted Survey (Fractured Modern Mythologies)” at Asia Culture Center, Kwangju (KR, 2015); “Social Factory” at Shanghai Biennial (CN, 2014); “A Journal of the Plague Year” at Para Site, Hong Kong (CN, 2013) and “Death and Life of Fiction” at Taipei Biennial (TW, 2012).