Dongyan Chen is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Singapore. Chen received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom (2018), her work has been presented in several exhibitions in London, Shanghai, Berlin, and Melbourne.
Chen is interested in the potential of texts, images, and sounds and how these might work together in montages, as a way to construct fictional stories that concern different topics. The role languages play in our daily lives is an important element in Chen’s work. Being bilingual, she often uses both Mandarin and English texts in her work. Previously, her practice has been concerned with automatic writing, which later ignited her interest in exploring the relationship between languages and the human mind. Her artistic objective is to construct immersive art experiences that are able to engage audiences on a deep level. Drawn particularly to sound and video, she aims to create an experience that can lead the audience into a dream-like state, provoking self-revelation.