Sera Yu Wen CHEN

Sera Yu Wen CHEN


Sera Yu Wen Chen, lives in Taipei. Graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in 2019.
She mainly works on video and photo-based installations. In recent years, her works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Warsaw, and Taipei.

Recent exhibitions
2023 “Sera Yu Wen Chen Solo exhibition: Imagine a tropical island”, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei
2022 “TOKAS Project Vol. 5 'Himotoku: The Opening Blossoms of an Unraveling World,' ” TOKAS Hongo, Tokyo
2021 “Scenery in Mock-up” Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei
2019 “Everyday Fictionality: Beholding Shadows of Illusion” Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
2018 “Within Receding Horizons” Sullivan Galleries, Chicago

Awards, Grants
2021 Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation Grants-Visual Art project
2020 Collection of Taipei Fine Arts Museum (The Habitat on The Skyline 2016-2019)
2019 Taipei Art Selection Awards

About works / performance

Chen examines the autonomy and contingency of images from an ontological perspective and emphasizes that the purpose of creation is not only to observe but also to perceive, reflect and introspect. Her works focus on urban observations and the formation of cultural identity while probing the invisible and unstable relationship between the human, the environmental, and the social. By interweaving non-linear narrative and mixed media, she explores the heterogeneity of the narrative system between fiction and non-fiction and attempts to construct a possible perceptual space and a dialectic field that is beyond mere visual aesthetics.

Imagine a tropical island: the landscape in someone’s mouth, 2023
Video installation, Various Dimensions

The Naturalness III, 2023
Dead Palm tree’s leaf, Fake Plam Tree, Various Dimensions

If I mention a tree, what color do you think it should be?, 2022
Video installation, Various Dimensions

Weraing Red, 2019
3-Channel Video installation, Various Dimensions

Behold the Glass Before the Cave, 2020
2-Channel Video installation, Various Dimensions