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SiSi Chen

SiSi Chen (b. 1987) is based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design (CA, 2012) and is currently pursuing an MFA at Hunter College, where she had her thesis exhibition Some Greater Sum in March, 2021. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Ox-Bow (MI, 2014) and The League Residency at Vytlacil (NY, 2016.) She is the Director of Trestle Gallery, where she recently co-curated Choreography for an Unfamiliar Here with Alex Paik.

Silence is a Sound Internalized

2021
Fungi blocks, 5-channel audio, speakers
Installation dimension variable

SiSi Chen approaches the world through a constellational understanding, in which positioning is not measured through fixed coordinates, but is continually shifting contingent upon one’s own navigation through ever-fluxing time and space. Constructs of identity, science, metaphysics are entangled in fluid intersections and irreconcilable frictions. Chen combines disparate materials within situational parameters to allow for unexpected activations and contradictions to occur. Her immersive projects often use scent, sound, and tactility to catalyze a multitude of access unbeholden to visual hierarchies.

Silence is a Sound Internalized

2021
Fungi blocks, 5-channel audio, speakers
Installation dimension variable

Yellow Construct
(4th Iteration)

2019-21
Porcelain, poly rope, thread, light bulb
Installation dimensions variable

Hunter MFA

This spring, the Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art will graduate 26 artists who completed their degree over the challenging months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These talented MFA Thesis Candidates are exhibiting their work in six group exhibitions at 205 Hudson, in addition to this online spotlight hosted by Hauser & Wirth. At time when the public audience for in-person exhibitions has been limited by the pandemic, we are excited to provide this digital platform to the emerging artists from Hunter College’s MFA Program in Studio Art.

Discover more at huntermfastudio.org

Images: Portrait of SiSi Chen. Photo: Néstor Pérez-Molière; SiSi Chen, Silence is a Sound Internalized, 2021. Photo: Néstor Pérez-Molière; SiSi Chen, Silence is a Sound Internalized, 2021. Courtesy the artist; SiSi Chen, Yellow Construct (4th Iteration), 2019-21. Photo: Néstor Pérez-Molière