Born in 1975, Wanzhou, China
A leading figure in China’s younger generation of artists working in new media, Chen explores the social impact of China’s rapid urban development through video installations. Filmed through the lens of her personal experience, the installations express the multiple layers of tensions – between the individual and society, natural and constructed identity, as well as the past and present – that have resulted from the unprecedented rise of China as a global superpower in the past 40 years.
Chen was the only Chinese artist to receive the annual grant from the Asian Cultural Council in 2006. In 2008, she was one of the eight female artists to receive the JP Morgan First Asian World Women Forum Rising Talents Programme. Over the years, Chen has exhibited extensively around the world and her works have been collected by numerous international museums including Today Art Museum Beijing (China), Queensland Art Gallery (Australia), and Denver Art Museum (USA).