Contributors / October 2018 (Issue 41: Writing Singapore)

Yanyun Chen
ImageYanyun Chen (b. 1986, Singapore) is a visual artist. She runs a charcoal-based drawing a/r/tographical practice, deconstructing how one receives dying bodies—witnessing flowers unfurl and wither; researching nudity embroiled in historical spectacles and censorship; investigating the fictions and operations of etymology; reading scars on skin. Her works ground themselves in readings—fictional and philosophical—and are brought forth through a blend of classical Eastern and Western drawing methods and techniques. She has been shortlisted for the President's Young Talents 2018, and her works have been exhibited at Singapore Art Museum 8Q, Art Porters Gallery, ChanHampe Galleries, and Art Seasons Gallery. Yanyun is a PhD candidate at The European Graduate School in Switzerland/Malta, where she also obtained her Masters in Communications. She has trained in Singapore, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Denmark. She currently teaches in the Humanities department at Yale-NUS College; manages illustration and animation studio Piplatchka; co-founded Delere Press; and has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival. Her published works include 50 Drawing Exercises, Tracing Etymology: Origin and Time, Monsters and Demons, and It’s Fiction. [Visual Arts]

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