Millie Chen

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photo by Cheryl Gorski

Millie Chen’s visual, audio and performative works are intended to interrupt habits of viewing. Her artwork has been shown across North and South America, East Asia and Europe at venues and festivals such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris, Centro Nacional des las Artes in Mexico City, the Power Plant in Toronto, The Contemporary Austin, Shanghai Expo, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, and Toronto Nuit Blanche. She is currently working on two projects: in egg MUSEUM, she tracks the controversial journeys of unauthenticated objects in a public collection, drawing parallels with the trail of objects left behind by her family’s movement across the globe; Silk Road Songbook integrates songs with landscapes, re-tracing one of the major arteries of the Eurasian trade routes and facilitating the creation of grass roots songs that channel voices of resiliency and determination. Her work is in several public collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Art Bank of Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Pacific Railway, and Toronto Transit Commission, and she has produced a number of major permanent public art commissions. Her writing has appeared in publications in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and China. Chen is a Professor in the Department of Art, University at Buffalo.

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