Jiayi Chen

Jiayi Chen (born in Chongqing, China) is an artist currently based in Chicago. She works in hand-processed film, video installation, and photography. Her artworks derive from the experience of mentally and physically adapting to foreignness, the shifting idea of home and intimacy, and living relentlessly in translation. Using pop music, found text, and fragmented narration, she sculpts time into patient durational pieces. 

Her works have been exhibited and screened internationally, including Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mana Contemporary, Anthology Film Archives, ACUD MACHT NEU, and TANK Shanghai.

Image: Jiayi Chen, Four Dances for Three Couples, 2020. Still from film.

SPARK Microgrant

2020 - 2021,
Grant Recipient