Dongyan Chen is a multidisciplinary fine artist, filmmaker and illustrator, currently based in Singapore.

Her works are primarily concerned with the realm of the unconscious and dreams, as well as the different processes to discover and articulate the hidden messages embedded in them. 

Chen is interested in the potential of texts, images, and sounds and how these might work together in montages, as a way to construct fictional stories that concern different topics. The role languages play in our daily lives is an important element in Chen's work. Being bilingual, she often uses both Mandarin and English texts in her work. Previously, her practice has been concerned with automatic writing, which later ignited her interest in exploring the relationship between languages and the human mind.