Yanyun Chen

b. 1986, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Dr. Yanyun Chen is a visual artist, and runs a drawing, new media and installation practice. Her works delve into the aesthetic, cultural and technological inheritances on one’s body, unravelling fictional and philosophical notions of embodiment, and are grounded in the physicality of human and botanical forms.
She builds two trains of thought throughout her works ‘on bodies’ and ‘on constructs’; in the former, she researches cultural wounds, dowry traditions, hereditary scars, philosophies of nudities, and etymology, and investigates stories as a skin which we wear; in the latter, she questions memorialising the artifice in art as opposed to being present to the experience of witnessing withering and death of what is outside of one’s self.

Biography information from www.singaporeartmuseum.sg, March 2022

Country: Singapore
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