Born Taipei City, TW, 1977
Nationality TW/US

eternalreturn@gmail.com
www.yinjuchen.com

 
 
Het belangrijkste medium van Yin-Ju Chen is video, maar haar werk omvat ook foto's, installaties en tekeningen. In de afgelopen jaren heeft ze zich steeds meer gericht op de functie van 'macht' in de menselijke samenleving ten aanzien van nationalisme, racisme en groepsdenken. Haar meeste recente project gaat over de radicale afbakening van het westen en de geografische, ideologische en politieke grenzen die de zogenaamde 'westerse wereld' afperken. Ze werkt vaak samen met de Aziatisch-Amerikaanse filmproducent James T. Hong. Ze helpen elkaar als individuele kunstenaars bij specifieke projecten.

Yin-Ju Chen’s primary medium is video, but her works also includes photos, installations and drawings. In the past few years she has focused on the function of “Power” in human society, vis-à-vis nationalism, racism and group thinking. Her most recent project deals with the radical demarcation of the West and the geographical, ideological and political borders that define the so-called “western world”. She often collaborates with the Asian-American filmmaker James T. Hong. As individual artists, they assist each other with specific projects.
'The Turner Archives' (working title), 2011, variable,
video installation/mixed media 'The Turner Archives' (working title), 2011, variable, video installation/mixed media
CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco (CA), US, 2001-2003
Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei City, TW, 1996-2000

Residencies
2010-2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Fellowships/stipends
2010 
Council for Cultural Affairs, TW
2003 
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco (CA), US, International Student Grant 2002-2003

Awards
2007 
10th Sagunt Sort Film Festival, Sagunt, ES, first prize in video art

Solo screenings
2011
Selections of Works by Hong and Chen, Kino Satellite, at Blood Orange East, Berlin, DE
2009   
Wolong 2429, Taipei, TW, "NOMAD DOCZ" + ‘MOBILE MAN’
2008
SPONTO Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), US, Experimental films: Chen & Hong
2008
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Cinema- EAST-WEST ESSAYS: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON NEW ASIA'

(Selected) group exhibitions
2011
Techno-ecologies: XIII International Festival for New Media Culture Art+Communication, Riga, LV
2011
A Selected History of Abstract Film, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
2011
11th Signal and Noise Media Arts Festival, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver (BC), CA
2011 
TrouwAmsterdam - De Verdieping, Amsterdam, NL, ‘We Live Underground: A temporary exhibition’
2011
European Media Art Festival 2011, Osnabrück, DE
2011 
Karel Appel House Open, Amsterdam, NL
2011
GlogauAIR Gallery, Berlin, DE, ‘Edition N.1 – Wonderland’
2011
Skalitzer 140/ Temporary, Curated by Pamela Cohn, Berlin, DE, ‘Magic for Beginners’
2011
Städtische Galerie Haus Coburg, Delmenhorst, DE, ‘remise: animation’
2010
"Tangible Intangible", tamtamArt, Berlin, DE
2010
End Transmission, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, NO
2010  
Goethe-Institut & Taipei & Digital Art Center, Taipei, TW, ‘Animated Images’
2010  
Karel Appel House Open, Amsterdam, NL
2009  
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, ES, ‘Multitud Singular’
2009  
UnionDocs, Brooklyn (NY), US, ’Kings of the Sky’
2008
UnionDocs, Brooklyn (NY), US, ' The Prison House of Technology'
2007
Safe-T- Gallery, New York (NY), US, 'Imported Landscapes'
2007
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (CA), US, 'Alternative Visions: When a Stranger Comes to Town: recent Animations'
2007
2nd Annual Garage Biennale, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Wunderkammer'
2007
Arttransponder, Berlin, DE, Das Prekarium
2007
Notthatbalai Art Festival, Kuala Lumpur, MY
2006
Warfield Building, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Gen Art SF: EMERGE!'
2006
NewYorkRioTokio, Berlin, DE, 'Dislocations'
2006
Studio 27, San Francisco (CA), US, 'State of Exception'
2006
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, 'Light Cone Preview Show'
2005
Somarts Cultural Center, APAture 2005: A window on the art of young Asian Pacific Americans, San Francisco (CA), US
2005
www.invisiblevenue.com, San Francisco (CA), US, 'You Don't Know San Francisco', online exhibition
2005
Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Pirated', Kerny Street Workshop
2004
Southern Exposure, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Mayhem'
2004
Valenzuela y Klenner Gallery, Bogotá, CO, 'En el patio video-arte desde San Francisco en Bogota'
2004
Somarts Cultural Center, APAture 2004: A window on the art of young Asian Pacific Americans, San Francisco (CA), US
2003
New Langton Arts, San Francisco (CA), US, 'The Element of temporary'
2002
Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery, Cincinnati (AR), US, 'Loaded'
2002
Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Pedestrian Imposter'
2000
Leisure Arts Center, Taipei, TW, 'Decomposition of all living organisms'
2000
Crown Arts Center, Taipei, TW, 'Improvisation'

(Selected) film/video screenings
2011
18th l'Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, ES
2011
15th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, CZ
2011
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC), Rialto Theatre, Limassol, CY
2011
Preview Show Light Cone, Cinema Action Christine, Paris, FR
2011
EXiT - 2011 Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Seoul, KR
2011
Guanajuato International Film Festival, San Miguel de Allende, MX
2011
VIDEOEX - International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zürich, CH
2011
Songs of Experience, Mendel Art Gallery at Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, CA
2011
Planete Doc Film Festival, Warsaw, PL
2011
Productionist Metaphysics, 92YTribeca, New York (NY), US
2011
Tigers in Moscow - International Film Festival Rotterdam in Moscow
Cool Connections at 35mm Cinema Hall, Moscow, RU
2011
Other Cinema - New Experimental Works, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco (CA), US
2011
Projection nomade : Agir au cinéma - à l'occasion des Rencontres de Sophie au Lieu Unique Mire - Cinema experimental et image en mouvement, Nantes, FR
2011
Persistence Resistence - Films from London International Documentary Festival, New Delhi, IN
2011
40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2011
Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg, SE
2010
EX!T 2010 – Experimental Media Art Festival in Taiwan, Taipei City, TW
2010
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, San Francisco (CA), US
2010
The Chicago Asian American Showcase, Chicago (IL), US
2010
The 23rd Singapore International Film Festival, SG
2010
The London International Documentary Festival, London, GB
2010
The 9th Urban Nomad Film Festival, Taipei City, TW
2010
Globians world & culture Documentary Film Festival, Berlin, DE
2010
Moving Frames Festival - Mytilene Digital Art Festival, GR
2010
FLAHERTY NYC, Anthology Film Archives, New York (NY), US
2010
International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, CZ
2010
Cinema by the Bay, San Francisco (CA), US
2009
Other Cinema - New Experimental Works, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco (CA), US
2009
International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, CZ
2009
12th Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria (BC), CA
2009
13th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films, Giza, EG
2009
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago (IL), US
2009
Reflections: Material and Metaphor - The Inverted Lens, Exploratorium, San Francisco (CA), US
2009
LA MACHINE EN SOUS, Le Cinématographe, Nantes, FR
2009
The 8th Urban Nomad Film Festival, Taipei City, TW
2009
Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, Gdańsk, Poland
2009
Permanent State of Emergency, Eyebeam gallery, NYC, US
2009
Migrating Forms, Anthology Film Archives, NYC, US
2008
Artists' Television Access, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Cinema-New Experimental Work'
2008
Busan Asian Short Film Festival, Busan, KR
2008
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, Pocket Film Festival
2008
Darklight Festival 2008, Dublin, IE
2008
Phoenix Video Festival, Brighton, GB
2008
Woman Make Waves Film Festival, Taipei, TW
2008
Pantheon International Xperimental Film & Animation Festival 7.0, CY
2008
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, FI
2008
14th Lyon Asian Film Festival, Lyon, FR
2008
The 2nd Cineposible International Film Festival of Extremadura, ES
2008
The Brighton Film Festival, Brighton, GB
2008
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2008
13th Split Film Festival, Split, HR
2008
15th Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, ES, 'L' Alternativa 2008'
2008
Le Cinéma Oblò& L'Autre Cinéma, CH
2008
Urban Nomad Film Fest 2008, Taipei, TW
2008
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, DE
2008
Third International Video Festival, Cairo, EG, 'Detour'
2008
International Short Film Festival, Winterthur, CH
2007
Urban Nomad Film Fest 2007, Taipei, TW
2007
11th Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival, San Francisco (CA), US
2007
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Cinema - Daughter Knows Best'
2007
ATA 2007 Film & Video Festival, San Francisco (CA), US
2007
17th Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Curtta Cinema
2007
T-10 Video Festival, Oakland (CA), US
2007
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Cinema-New Experimental Work'
2007
10th Sagunt Sort Film Festival, Sagunt, ES
2007
Busan Asian Short Film Festival, Busan, KR
2007
Encounters 13th International Short Film Festival, Bristol, GB
2007
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, DE
2006
Seoul Net Festival, Seoul, KR
2006
Media Art Festival Friesland, NL
2006
Antimatter Underground Film Festival, Victoria, CA
2006
FLUXUS 2006 -6th International Film Festival on the Internet, BR
2006
Artists' Television Accces, 'Other Cinema - New Experimental Work'
2006
Woman of Color Film Festival, San Francisco (CA), US
2006
Woman Make Waves Film Festival, Taipei, TW
2006
ATA 2006 Film & Video Festival, San Francisco (CA), US
2006
Flaherty Film Seminar, New York (NY), US
2006
The 49th San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco (CA), US
2005
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Death by Tealight II'
2005
Antimatter Underground Film Festival, Victoria, CA
2005
Urban Nomad Film Fest 2005, Taipei, TW
2005
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Cinema - New Experimental Work'
2005
MadCat Film Festival, San Francisco (CA), US
2005
Ujazdowski Castle Center for Comtemporary art, Warsaw, PL, 'Kino lab Screening of San Francisco Video Art’
2004
Southern Exposure, San Francisco (CA), US, 'EPIC'
2004
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Cinema - New Experimental Work'
2004
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Death by Tealight'
2003
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Cinema - New Experimental Work'
2003
Microwave Media Art Festival, Hong Kong, CN, Hong Kong Space Museum
2003
Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris, FR, 'Chine (s) - Videoart et cinema experimental de Chine populaire et de Taiwan', Scratch Projection
2003
Smithsonian Institution, Washington (DC), US, 'Asian Experimental Films and Video'
2003
Artists' Television Accces, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Intervals (themes and variations) relational space'
2003
New Nothing Cinema, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Other Directions of Documentary'
2003
Southern Exposure, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Crash'

(Selected) artfairs
2010
Frieze Art Fair, London, UK, Lighthouse on ResoVision: VideoClub Selection TV station broadcasting
2009
Art Dubai, AE, ASPIRATIONS: The Fable, The Dream and The One Thousand and One Night
2007
Scope Art Fair, Basel, CH
2004
3rd Artist Fair, Taipei, TW, 'Hua Shan Round Table'

Performances / performing arts festivals
2008
The 13th International Festival of Performance Art, MX, 'Controlled Accidents'
2008
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, NL, ‘Paradocs talks: Tools R Us’

(Selected) Publications
2004-2009
Taipei, TW, 'Bay Area Arts’, ‘Contemporary Art', Artist Magazine

Teaching activities
AKV/St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL, 'IMAGES TALK / PLAY', workshop facilitator, 2010

Collections    
The Light Cone film distribution, Paris, FR
Artists' Television Access, 2005 DVD Compilation, San Francisco (CA), US
Objectifs Film, SG
Artists' Television Access, 2009 DVD Compilation, San Francisco (CA), US
UbuWeb, web-based educational resource for avant-garde material, US
Netherlands Media Art Institute (NiMK), Amsterdam, NL
JAVA Films, Paris, FR