Chen Ching-Yuan was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1984. He currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.
Chen Ching-Yuan received his M.A. in 2014 from the School of Fine Arts of the Taipei National University of the Arts. Chen is particularly interested in the weight of history and social conventions on the individual, and he explores this theme in his haunting, surrealistic paintings and installations. In his compositions, he uses visual metaphor to articulate the ambiguity and perplexity of national politics and reflections on identity.
Chen’s recent solo exhibitions include What am I? If I cant be yours, TKG+, Taipei (2016); Un title, ITPark, Taipei (2015); (flare-s) Chen Ching-Yuan × TKG+ Projects, TKG+ Projects, Taipei (2013); Staggering Matter, TKG+, Taipei (2011) and The LiQUiD STATE, VT Artsalon, Taipei (2009). His work has been exhibited in notable exhibitions internationally, including 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2016); Asia Triennial Manchester, Manchester, UK (2014); The 7th Busan International Video Festival, Space Bandee, Busan, Korea (2010).
Chen was awarded the Outstanding Art Prize at the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2008 and the Kaohsiung Award’s first prize in 2009.