Shu-Chen Chen was born in Pingtung, Taiwan, in 1965. She entered the MFA program of National Taiwan University of Arts as the top candidate through the recommendation-selection program. Presently Shu-Chen works as a teaching assistant in the Fine Arts department. Her works involve photography, and the combination of different media, exploring the heterogeneous spaces including “After” 2010-2015,”Shoot” 2010-2013, and “Proposal to the Public Artwork in Southern Taiwan Science Park ” 2014. She earned several national photography and multi-media awards. She was invited to exhibit her works in the 5th Singapore International Photography Festival, Suwon International Photo Festival, F/28 The Chiang Mai Month of Photography, and Photonic Moments 2016 at Slovenia. She is the founder of U-Design Corp and currently works as a multi-media artist. She lives and works in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Master of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts (expected 2017)
2016The 14thTaoyuan Creation Award, Honorable Mention
2016Young Art Taipei 2016, Special Jury Award
2015Taiwan National Art Award, Silver Award for Photography
2013Southern Taiwan Science Park, selected public artwork proposal
2011 Juming Museum, murals at the art corridor, selected artist
2016 Photonic Moments 2016, Slovenia
2016 F/28 The Chiang Mai Month of Photography, Thailand
2015 Suwon International Photo Festival, Korea
2015 2015Artist Fair, Taiwan
2015 2015National Art Exhibition, Taiwan
The “After” project has continued for more than four years. It focuses on the interior spaces of the theme motels in Taiwan, and its state after being usedand the heterogeneity within. This body of work aims to represent and rethink on these phenomena instead of ridiculing or criticizing them. Geographically, most of the motels are located in northern Taiwan. This project will gradually expand and evolve into an island-wide project. In all, this project aims to explore these heterogeneous spaces in socio-cultural context, its complex relations to users and the modern life in Taiwan.