About Me

Yi-Fei Chen, born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, received Master’s degree in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In her early explorations, she focused on reflecting on the interaction and relationship between human beings and the environment by discussing the significance of mass production of products. Her works at the time tended to challenge the inevitability of existing knowledge and recognition in the society by using the techniques of satire. Then, through the non-stop exploration and the process of introspection, the theme of her creation has gradually extended to the development of civilization to cross-cultural identity and generational anxiety, presenting the life experiences shared by herself and her generation.

In Chen’s works, she often uses sophisticated devices to demonstrate the dynamic relationship between the individual with the internal/external world, or proposes the reflection on the world through the recreation of existing objects, expressing her internal experience in a real yet absurd, impactful yet introverted design language. The contradictory characteristics of her works are often widely discussed on the Internet. Chen has had exhibitions in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Taiwan, and Dubai. Currently, she is a European-based artist.

CV

Exhibitions

2019   “Tracing border” / Temporary Art Center / Eindhoven

2019   “Designate Injustice” / National Human Right Museum / New Taipei

2018   “BLOOT” (Naked) / Museum Kranenburgh / Bergen

2018   “Line of sight” / Mudac museum / Lausanne

2017   “Global Grad Show”/ Dubai Design Week 2017 / Dubai

2017   “Change the System” / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / Rotterdam

2017   “Translation error” / Dutch Design Week 2017 / Eindhoven

2017   “The principle of least effort” / Kunstvereniging Diepenheim / Diepenheim

2017   “Where form meets art” / Antwerp

2016   “100 years of Dutch design” / Taiwan Design Museum / Taipei

2016     DAE graduation show / Dutch Design Week 2016 / Eindhoven

Publications

Newspaper / NRC / Dutch design in Eindhoven

Magazine / Neural issue #56 / “Tear Gun, fragility-loaded weapon.”

Magazine / The Funambulist Nº10 / “Making space:On the Need for Intersectional Feminism in Architecture Schools”

Magazine / DESIGN of Volkskrant Magazine / “Tranentrekker : Van Haar jankpartij voor de klas maakte ontwerper Yi Fei Chen de nodige munitie”

Zine / Onomatopee / ROLE PLAY EDUCATION