Yin-Ju Chen

Yin-Ju Chen (b.1977, Taipei) uses video as her premier medium, but she also works on photos, installations and drawings. 

Action at a Distance (2015) is the third chapter in a series of work by Yin-Ju Chen, addressing the body, governments, and state violence. Like previous chapters, this three channel video installation expands and summarizes the metaphysical threads between invasive surgeries and instances of state violence. This chapter and its previous iterations ultimately describe a cohesive and interwoven universe, where science and pseudoscience are merely two complementary routes to understanding human life. The project is supported by the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture.


In the past few years she has focused on the function of power in human society, nationalism, racism, totalitarianism, collective thinking or collective (un)conscious. Her recent projects also engage in the relations between cosmos and human behaviour.

Chen has participated in many important international exhibitions and film festivals, such as Liverpool Biennial (UK, 2016), Forum Expanded at 66th Berlin Film Festival (DE, 2016), 20th Biennial of Sydney (AU, 2016), Action at a Distance–Yin-Ju Chen Solo Exhibition (TW, 2015), Shanghai Biennial. She currently lives and works in Taipei City, Taiwan.