Chen Yiyun

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Designer/artist currently based in Shanghai. She graduated from MA Design Interactions at Royal College of Art (London, UK) and obtained a BA in Digital Media Design at Tongji University (Shanghai, China). She holds a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Shanghai University of TCM. She worked as the visiting researcher at the SymbioticA, University of West Australia (2016) and Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences, Maastricht University (2018). Chen has been serving as the assistant professor at the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University since 2020.

Her practices discuss the relationships between a man and his/her body, interrelation between emerging technologies and individual life, using language of speculative and critical design. She currently interests in the realms where art and life science connect, concerned with the human wellbeing under the topic of illness and wellness.

Chen recently obtained Huayu Youth Award Shortlisted, Sanya(2019), Bio-Art & Design Award, The Hague (2018). Her recent exhibitions include: “Passage of Sinthome”, Art Sanya, Sanya (2019); “ReShape-Mutating Systems, Bodies and Perspectives”, MU Art Space, Eindhoven(2018); “PERFECTION”, Science Gallery, Melbourne(2018); “Meta and Speculation”, Digital Art Center, Taipei(2018); “The Ballad of Generation Y”, OCAT, Shanghai (2015), etc.

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