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Artist Sera Chen chosen for TAA residency program in New York

  • Date:2024-03-01~2024-05-31
Artist Sera Chen

The Triangle Arts Association (TAA) has announced the selection of new media artist Sera Chen (陳郁文) for its 2024 residency program, which will take place from Mar. 1 to May 31, 2024. The TAA received 33 applications this year, the highest since the program launched in 2003. 


Founded in 1982, the TAA is a visual arts residency in New York, providing a life-changing working environment for committed artists through studio-based opportunities; shared community with other artists and curators; and cultivation of new and diverse audiences with public programs. The Taipei Cultural Center in New York has partnered with the TAA for residency programs since 2019. 


Chen holds an M.F.A. in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In recent years, her works have delved into how cultural and historical memories shape the construction of one's identity. In 2019, she won the Honorable Mention Award in the Taipei Art Awards (臺北美術獎入選獎), and her artwork “The Habitat on the Skyline (天際棲息)” at her first solo exhibition in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum was honored and collected by the museum. 


In the upcoming residency program, Chen will highlight the “diasporic objects” of the immigrants in New York, such as the tools, clothes, and recipes they brought from their home countries. She aims to represent the ambiguous yet paradoxical relationship between the immigrants’ former and current homes by featuring them in audio and visual installations.


Chen said that, as the TAA is located in the culture hub of Brooklyn, she looks forward to utilizing the community’s resources to showcase the cultural diversity of New York, while also imbuing her artworks with Asian perspectives. She aspires to showcase the creative strengths of Taiwanese artists on the international stage, she added.