Stella Chen

b.1985. Taiwan. Sydney Based


2014 - 15 MArt (Painting), University of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney, Australia

2003 - 07 B.A. (English Lit., Translation & Interpreting), Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Solo Exhibitions: 

2017 Facade of Memory, AIRSpace Projects, Sydney

2017 Living with the Past, Stacks Projects, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions: 

2018 Platform18: May This Be The Fruit, Articulate, Sydney

2018 Was Printed Symbiosis Exhibition, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney

2018 The Open Body: Out-Casted, Scratch Art Space, Sydney 

2018 Committee: The Little One, AIRspace Projects, Sydney

2017 Station: She’ll, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2017 Was Printed Collective Exhibition, The Corner Gallery, Sydney

2017 Duly Priced Drink, BigCi Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives, NSW

2017 Solidarity: Mending the Memory Gap #3, Articulate, Sydney

2017 Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox, Beyond Belfast, Ireland

2017 Eternal: Mending the Memory Gap #2, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2016 Summer Sojourn, Waiting for Waiting to Come, Art Atrium, Sydney

2016 28.09.16, Living with the Past, Home@735, Sydney

2016 SQ1 @ ARO, Mending the Memory Gap #1, ARO Gallery, Sydney

2016 In Residence, 5 Elements, Depot Gallery, Sydney

2015 LOCO Project, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Sydney

2015 Three Point Turn, Living with the Past, A&D Annual, Galleries UNSW, Sydney

2015 Identify, The Vessel of Nature (Live Performance & Installation), Monster Mouse, Sydney

2015 Still, The Vessel of Nature (Photograph), Gaffa, Sydney

2015 1200K West, Moon Walk, AD Space, Sydney

2015 A Temporary Life, The Arrival, Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Sydney

2014 The List, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

Selected Collaborations:

2018 Invited as a guest artist to perform Taiwanese poetry in respond to Christine Ko's Installation, 'Model Home' at Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney

2018 FavourEconomy Presentation as a co-leader at the conference: Doing Feminism/Sharing the World curated by Prof. Anne Marsh, VCA, Melbourne

2017 Inhabit Violence, Collaboration with Artists Melanie Coutts, Katya Peteskaya and Curator Stella Katherine, 541 Art Space, Sydney

2016 Rubberneck, James Needham-Walker & Stella Chen Duo, 107 Project, Sydney

2014 ArtPlay Broome, A Community Project Dedicated to White Ribbon Day Gala for Violence Against Women and Children, Initiated and Curated by Stella Chen, Sponsored by Studio 34 with the Support of ABC Kimberley WA and the Shire of Broome.

Awards / Grants / Selected Public Exhibitions: 

2016 Finalist of Contemporary Art Awards, Queensland Government Approved Initiative (Online)

2016 Winner, Waverley Art Prize, Acrylic Painting Prize, Waverley Council, Sydney

2016 Finalist, Women’s Art Prize, City of Ryde, NSW

2015 Recipient, UNSW Art & Design Grants, Australian Research Council, Sydney

2015 Highly Commended, Kudos Emerging Artist Award, Sydney

2015 Semi Final, Yen Female Art Award, Sydney (Online)

2014 Finalist, Kudos Emerging Artist Award, Sydney

Collection: Private Collection in Australia, HK and Austria.

Residencies / Research Studies: 

2018 Practical session & Conversation with Ishmael-Houston Jones, Critical Path, Sydney

2017 Collaborated Research Studies with Geraldine Balcazar, Critical Path, Sydney

2017 In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting, MOMA, New York (online)

2017 Being Animal BMC, Alice Cummins, Sydney

2017 Body Sculpting, Takao Kawaguchi, Critical Path, Sydney

2016 Body Weather Led by Tess De Quincey & Linda Luke, Sydney

2016 Intensive Butoh Tuition with Yoshito Ohno, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Master Class for Emerging Artist at PACT, Sydney

2015 Fowler’s Gap Arid Zone Research Station Residency UNSW, NSW


National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

WAS (Waverley Art School) print collective

base-metal (platform for research/dialogue/exchange for performance art/live art) 

AIRspace Projects Committee 

FavourEconomy co-leader