What does it mean to seamlessly connect art, research and teaching into an integrated practice, through the process of making? How does the awareness of concept, form, process and reflection reveal themselves in the art-making? This workshop seeks to investigate our individual peculiarities and research, while diving deeply into practice-based research.
This 3-hour workshop is suitable for art teachers with an interest in developing an art practice that is aware, meandering, and open to the many processes of learning within art-making. Yanyun will be showing examples of her works that follow questions in her research, and how they find space within her lectures, writings, and art works.
About the Artist
Dr. Yanyun Chen (b. 1986, Singapore) is an artist . She runs a charcoal-based drawing , animation and installation practice, and her works respond to writing — fictional and philosophical — as well as aesthetic traditions and techniques. She researches cultural wounds, and tells auto-fictional stories of dowry traditions, hereditary scars, and dressing up in nudity. She was presented with the People’s Choice Award at the President’s Young Talents 2018 exhibition at Singapore Art Museum and was the winner of the 2019 ArtOutreach IMPART Visual Artist Award. Her dissertation “Skinning Nudity” received a Summa Cum Laude from the European Graduate School, Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought doctoral programme. She is a full-time lecturer in the Arts & Humanities division of Yale-NUS College in Singapore, the founder of illustration and animation studio Piplatchka, and the managing partner of publishing house Delere Press LLP. She lives and works in Singapore.