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Szu Han Chen

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Chen Szu Han is a Taiwan-based artist working with installations. Their interest lies in the contradictions caused by contemporary life and viewpoints of people from diverse cultures and social classes. Through observation and re-interpretation, Chen creates work in hopes of bringing social issues to people’s attention, and proposing solutions to life, perhaps even cultivating a somewhat poetic attitude toward reality.

Chen explores artistic creation as a tool of communication as well as a possibility for building relationships with the audience. Their practice often involves viewers’ non-active or active participation in an unusual situation that the artist has created based on the context of unusual everyday life. The process of sharing values and perspectives matters the most. Video documentation along with photography and text is employed to represent the once constructed scenario. Chen was an artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York and Unitec, Auckland in 2009, and later at the Taipei Artists Village (TAV) Taiwan in 2014 and KHOJ International Workshop-Pune in 2015.