Che-Wei Chen’s recent practice has focused on the subjectivity of people with mental disorders and reflected upon the complexity of contemporary conditions. He explores the boundaries between reality and fiction through multiple perspectives within complex structures and narratives. His work not only reveals the repressed collective unconscious but also re-examines the power and political structures underlying the social system. Besides, the artist also addresses issues such as postcolonialism, modernity, classification, biopolitics, etc.
Chen has participated in many exhibitions and artist in residence programs in recent years such as Spear, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2019); Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018); The Vessel of Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2017); Tropical Cyclone, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (2017); RIVERRUN, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (2017); Oblivion: Yang-Shen-Yuan, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (2016).