Chen An-An is a sculptor and installation artist based in Taiwan. Her recent works revolve around the loss of LGBTQ individuals – to mourn their loss and how they become forgotten by society. Through making art, she explores ways of expressing loss and reconsiders how gender/sexual discrimination in Taiwanese society is rendered invisible.
In An-An’s recent exhibitions, she investigates the interwoven contradictory relations between her own desires and the social system, and examines how her sexual orientation, within a context of cross-cultural transition, space and language, affects the free expression, repression and restraint of her passion/lust. Our sexual identities walk across these ambiguous and vague spaces. Her sculptural installations, which create uncanny atmospheres, raise the question: what kind of space is a sanctuary for our ambiguous identities?