Yin-Ju Chen

Yin-Ju Chen


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. 

Chen has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials, including: “You and I don’t Live on the Same Planet”, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Art Museum (TW, 2020); “Co/ Inspiration in Catastrophes”, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (TW, 2019); “The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Ekaterinburg (RU, 2019); “The Ouroboros” TheCube Project Space, Taipei (TW, 2019) and Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg (LU, 2019); “Gendered Bodies in Southeast Asia”, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila (PH, 2019); “Wild Rhizome”, Taiwan Biennial, 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”, Rotterdam (NL, 2011 and 2018); “Asia Contemporary Art Week – FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects”, New York (US, 2017); “The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away”, Times Museum, Guangzhou (CN, 2017); “No Such Thing As Gravity”, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool (UK, 2016); “Yin-Ju Chen: Extrastellar Evaluations”, KADIST Foundation, San Francisco (US, 2016); “Liverpool Biennial”, Liverpool (UK, 2016); “Traversing the Phantasm”, Forum Expanded at 66th Berlin Film Festival (DE, 2016); “20th Biennial of Sydney”, Sydney (AU, 2016); “Extrastellar Evaluations II – A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems”, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (UK, 2016); “Interrupted Survey (Fractured Modern Mythologies)”, Asia Culture Center, Kwangju (KR, 2015); “Social Factory”, 10th Shanghai Biennial (CN, 2014); “A Journal of the Plague Year”, Para Site, Hong Kong (CN, 2013) and “Death and Life of Fiction”, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Art Museum (TW, 2012).


Summer of Discontent

August 24 – September 21, 2019

Notes on Psychedelics II: Inside a Memorable Fancy

November 10 – December 15, 2018


October 20 – November 30, 2017

Spectres of the Past I & II

April 11 – May 30, 2015

Lessons of the Blood

July 9 – August 10, 2013


Co/Inspiration in Catastrophes

Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art

November 23, 2019 – February 9, 2020

The 5th Ural Biennial Main Project

The Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant and the Coliseum Cinema

September 12 – December 1, 2019

Flowers of Taiwan

MAXXI Auditorium

September 6 – 8, 2019

Gendered Bodies in Southeast Asia

Metropolitan Museum of Manila

January 25 – March 9, 2019

Wild Rhizome – 2018 Taiwan Biennial

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

September 22, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Tomb of the Soul, Temple, Machine, and Self

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

July 28 – October 21, 2018

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018: Colonising Chaos

Rotterdam, Netherland 

January 28 & 30, 2018

Asia Contemporary Art Week: FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects

Asia Society Museum & SVA Theatre

October 14 – 15, 2017

Occulture: The Dark Arts

City Gallery Wellington, NZ

August 12 – November 19, 2017

The South: An Art of Asking and Listening

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

June 3 – September 17, 2017

A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World

CFCCA, Manchester, UK

October 21 – January 15, 2017

No Such Thing As Gravity

FACT, Liverpool, UK

November 15, 2016 – February 5, 2017

Forum Expanded at Berlin International Film Festival

February 11-21, 2016

A Journal of the Plague Year

Kadist Art Foundation and The Lab

April 1 – May 9, 2015



Action at a Distance

Chi-Wen Gallery



A Taiwanese Artist Explores Quantum Physics and the Forces Seen and Unseen that Shape Human Life


October 5, 2016

Yin-Ju Chen: Invisible Links


September 12, 2016

Extrastellar Evaluations : YIN-JU CHEN