Chen, Chieh-jen, (b. 1960), artist

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1960 (was birth date of)




Chen Chieh-jen is a Taiwanese videographer who was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 1960.

He graduated from a vocational high school for the arts, and in the 1980s, he challenged the limits of expression under the Martial Law system which was in place in Taiwan at the time with guerrilla-style performances and underground exhibitions.  From 1996, he worked on a series of photographic and moving image projects which related to his experience of living in a marginal region. His work used visual art to represent hard to articulate themes related to idealogical and political topics. He has held exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Redcat art center in Los Angeles; the Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid; the Asia Society in New York; and the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris. Biennales (Triennial) in the Venice, Lyon, São Paulo, Liverpool, Sydney, Istanbul, Taipei, Gwangju, Shanghai, Fukuoka, and the Brisbane. He was awarded the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation's National Award for Arts in 2009, and the Korean Gwangju Biennale Special Award in 2000.

In 2010 his video work ''Empire’s Borders II-Western Enterprises Inc.' was exhibited at the Centre and he also participated in the Centre's 'Harmonius Society' programme for the 2014 Asia Triennial. 

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