Yanyun Chen is a Phd candidate in philosophy and communications at the European Graduate School. She received the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal Award and the Nanyang Scholarship for her undergraduate degree in animation, at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has been trained at the Florence Academy of Art in Sweden, The Animation Workshop in Denmark, and under Miroslav Trejtnar and Zdar Sorm in Czech Republic. She was an artist-in-residence at Hackerspace Singapore, and Tembusu College, National University of Singapore developing animated short films and games. The eco-awareness game Jimmyfish exhibited at the Japan Media Arts Festival 2012 and was awarded the Jury Selection Award.
Her research revolves around drawing, etymology, and continental philosophy.
Her practice is rooted in the craft of things.
Here, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to my teachers. Some of whom I had the privilege to meet, and others, through their works and life: Jeremy Fernando, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Christopher Fynsk, Miroslav Trejtnar, Andreas Birath, Joakim Ericsson, Stephan Bauman, Cornelia Hernes, Amelia Meredith, Takehiko Inoue, Anders Kølle, Avital Ronell, Thomas Zummer, Wong Meng Weng, John Mallett, and Sara Chong.