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

Her works are concerned with a wide range of topics, from the realm of the unconscious, dreams, languages and communications, modern technology and history.

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.

Recently, She is interested in the research of Buddhist art, especially Dunhuang grottoes art. As a video artist, Chen would like to explore more on the possibility of presenting traditional art forms, such as murals, paintings, drawings, and sculptures by using the media of video art.

Interview with GlogauAIR(2022)