Wan-Jen Chen 陳萬仁

Wan-Jen Chen was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1982, and is currently studying for a Master of New Media at Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan. Chen has won Taipei Art Award, Taipei (2006) and S-An Aesthetics Praise award, Taipei (2007, 2009). In his works Chen addresses issues of being symbolized, flattened or decontextualized in the digital environment, recent solo exhibition includes Unconscious Voyage (Taipei, 2008), You Are An Exception of Mine (Taipei, 2011) and Screw You the Future (Taipei, 2011). His work has also been selected for international exhibitions, including Taiwan Biennial (Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 2012), Arte da Taiwan – Taiwan Contemporary Art (Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, 2011), Tokyo Frontline, Exchange-Microclimate (3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, 2011), Stand-In Techniques – New Taiwanese video Style (Gallery 456, New York, 2010), and Changwon 2010 Asia Art Festival – THE FANTASTIC GARDEN, Korea, 2010).

1982 Born in Hsinchu County, Taiwan

2005
B.A., National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Studying in Graduate School of Art & Technology,
Taipei National University of the Arts

Solo exhibitions

2011
To Hell with Your Future, IT PARK, Taipei, Taiwan
The Extraordinary Ordinary, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan

2008
The Unconsciousness Voyage, AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Group exhibitions

2012
YES, TAIWAN - 2012 Taiwan Biennial, Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
CAFAM•FUTURE, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
19991221>20130421|PART ONE, Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei
The digital Mapping of Inner Landscape, Artstock20, Taichung
DOWN THE RABBIT KOLE, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney
Visual Vertigo—New Works by Six Taiwanese Media Artists, HONG-GAH Museum, Taipei

2011
Very Fun Park-Light up 2011, Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei
A Flash of Enlightenment, New Urban Art Garden, Taipei
Creating Spaces – The 5th Anniversary of VT, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
People’s Republic of China Republic without People, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
WINDOW, TINA KENG Gallery , Taipei, Taiwan
Arte da Taiwan Taiwan Contemporary Art, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy
Live Ammo, MOCATaipei, Taipei, Taiwan
TOKYO FORNTLINE,EXCHANGE-MICROCLIMATE, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

2010
Macross, Kuandu Museum Of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
“Stand-In Techniques”- New Taiwanese video Style, Gallery 456, New York
Post - Academic, Our Museum NTUA, Taipei
Bio-Image, PINGPONG/Paint House, Taipei/ Tainan
2010 TAIPEI BIENNIAL ”PROGRAM - ARTIST CINEMA”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
The 7th Busan International Video Festival, Busan, Korea
Measurement of the Other, SOKA Art Center, Beijing
Double-blind trail, Eslite Gallery ,Taipei
CITY CRACK, MOT/ARTS,Taipei
Changwon 2010 Asia Art Festival-THE FANTASTIC GARDEN, Changwon, Korea

2009
Post-Adolescence, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
SuperGeneration@TAIWAN, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai / Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Extreme Sensibility-Taiwanese Contemporary Video Art, 1. Donna Beam Art Gallery, Donna Beam Art Gallery University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Nov.-Dec., 2009), 2. Dishman Art Museum, Larmar University, Beaumont, Texas (April-May, 2010), 3. Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisille, Kentucky (July-Aug., 2010)
Art Taipei 2009[Ela-Asia]: LIVE BY PLAY, Taipei World Trade Center(A&D), Taipei, Taiwan
Scene in Scene, NTMoFA DIGIARK, Taichung, Taiwan
Very Fun Park 2009, Private House at Dunnan, Taipei, Taiwan
Wonder Show 01.Plug-in, Inart Space, Tainan
Taiwanpics.doc, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, France
Mind as Passion, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
La Grange Illusion, National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Fantasy about The City, The PIER-2 Art District, Kaohsiung,Taiwan

2008
Floating Buffer Zone, Ping Pong, Taipei, Taiwan
SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Locality Viewpoint /Made in Taiwan, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
ART TRASH, Inart Space, Tainan, Taiwan
ColdQ 2, Kuandu Museum Of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 3, Galerie Grand Siecle , Taipei, Taiwan
BLUEDOT ASIA, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Animotion Tropes, The Center for Arts and Humanities NYMU, Taipei, Taiwan
Breathing Deeply, SOKA Art Center, Beijing, China

2007
Ex-ception Life, TDAIC, On-line
Digital & Video Art Fair 2007, Louvre des Antiquaires, Paris, France
Breathing Deeply, SOKA Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
3CSeason-2007 Artist Fair, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
BIG FAMILY BUSINESS, IMC, Istanbul
A Runway Zero-Taiwan Emerging Artists, WuJiaoChang, Shanghai, China
Plug and play, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
Boom! An Interplay of Fast and Frozen Permutation in New Media—Taiwan-Australia New Media Arts Exhibition, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Urban Nomad Project, Scope Basel, Basel, Swiss
product Festival of Contemporary Art Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 2, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Sample form the Reality, Kuandu Museum Of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2006
Open-Contemporary X Post document, M5 Building, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Arts Awards 2006, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
FEIGNING MOVEMENT, Naihai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Double-Team, TechArt Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2005
Contextual Space, Department of Fine Art, NTUA, Taipei, Taiwan
Reverie Drift, Panchiao Community University, Taipei, Taiwan

2004
Super & Flimsy, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
site/site of, Panchiao Community University, Taipei, Taiwan

Prize record

2009
‘Unconsciousness Voyage.’ S-An Arts Creation Support - The Formative Arts Kind, 2009 S-An Aesthetics praise, Taipei, Taiwan

2008
‘PASSAGE’, 2008 Public Collection of Young Artist, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

2007
‘Good Morning, Bill.’ S-An Arts Creation Support - The Formative Arts Kind, 2007 S-An Aesthetics praise, Taipei, Taiwan
‘PLATFORM 2’, 2007 Public Collection of Young Artist, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

2006
‘PLATFORM 2’, Taipei Arts Awards Grand Prize

The Unconscious Voyage

Three-channel video installation, 03’00”, 2008

Last event

La friche la belle de mai
41 Rue Jobin
F-13003 Marseille
France