Chen Chieh-jen

CHEN Chieh-jen (b. 1960, Taoyuan) is a contemporary artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. He primarily works with digital imaging and video installations. His art examines the narrative form and meaning of images through a dialectics of image/power, filmer/filmed, memory/history, reality/artifice and blending/variation. In this manner, Chen Chieh-jen delves deeply into people and communities on the margins of contemporary life, in an attempt to convey their experiences and inner spiritual states.


(selection) Lingchi: Echoes of a Historical Photograph (2002), Factory (2003), Bade Area (2005), On Going (2006), The Route (2006), Happiness Building 1 (2012)