Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Chiu Yu-Chen is a photographer and new media artist currently residing in New York City. Her background includes a B.A. in English Literature from Chinese Culture University and an M.P.S. degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. She has also pursued a Masters in Communication Studies and Film Productions at NYU and has studied photography at the Cooper Union and International Center of Photography (ICP).
Primarily, Yu-Chen’s work looks at themes of displacement and longing so often associated with the culturally unfamiliar, through the context of a trans-cultural environment. As viewing through an outsider’s prospective, Yu-Chen uses landscapes and cityscapes as her subjects to investigate the subject matter.
Yu-Chen’s artwork has been exhibited and screened worldwide, such as at the Chelsea Art Museum, the South Street Seaport Museum, and the Sony Wonder Lab Museum in New York City, USA; Musee du Louvre Paris, France; VIDEOFORMES in Clermont-Ferrand, and Reportage Photo Festival in East Sydney, Australia. She was the recipient of the New Creation Jury Award of VIDEOFORMES in France, the winner of the 2015 EYEEM Photo Awards (The Traveller Category), 2013 B+W Magazine Single Image Winner, two silvers for Paris PX3, the finalist of Reportage Photo Festival in East Australia, and the honorable mention for IPA (International Photography Awards), Julia Margaret Cameron Award.