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Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen

1986 Born in Penang, Malaysia

2007 Graduated from the Fine Arts Department of College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales with a bachelor´s degree

2012 Graduated from the Philosophy Department of College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales with a master’s degree

Currently studies at Sydney College of Arts in University of Sydney as Research Doctoral Candidate of Philosophy




Life of a Storm - Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen Solo Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Unseen Landscapes - Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen Solo Exhibition, Art Atrium, Sydney,Australia


Drawing Breath - Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen Solo Exhibition, Master of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibtion, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia




2017 Art Nova 100, Beijing, China


Summer Sojourn, Art Atrium, Sydney, Australia


Paddington Art Prize 2015 – Finalist exhibition, Sydney, Australia

The Narrative of Location, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Art 3K, Art Atrium, Sydney, Australia


Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen: Sound holds clues to the characteristics of a place beyond what can be captured in a visual image. My practice is driven by the conviction that hearing plays an equally vital role to vision in the experience of places and aims to develop a deeper consideration of the auditory dimension of perceptual experience. I explore how the practice of listening can be used to interrupt the seen and challenge traditional constructs shaped by our upright, bipedal, seeing bodies, which form the framework through which artists have traditionally engaged with notions of landscape. My drawings examine experience as an aggregate of sensory elements; for instance, a pulsating color or the shape of a sound. The past year has seen a development of my practice towards examining my bodily engagement with places through walking, sitting and listening.