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born 1983 - lives and works in Montreal, QC

YEN-CHAO LIN (b.1983, Taiwan) is a Taipei-born Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist. Having grown up in a multifaith family, she is interested in religion, spirituality, divination arts, dowing, occult sciences, alchemy, Feng Shui, oral tradition, and power - everything that can be sensed, but not necessarily seen. As a natural history enthusiast and an avid collector, Yen-Chao gathers specimens of mineral, botanical, animal and industrial origins, including objects that stare at the vestiges of a recent or distant past, with a story to tell. Through means of intuitive play, collaboration, scavenging and collecting, her tactile practice often incorporates various craft techniques, such as copper enameling, ceramic, textile, and gilding, to create installations, sculptures, and experimental films.

Yen-Chao Lin has previously exhibited at: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montreal), OBORO (Montreal), SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin), SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art (Montreal), Art Metropole (Toronto), Berlinale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hong-gah Museum (Taipei), among others. She has been invited to give public presentations at Artexte (Montreal), Centre A (Vancouver), GAX Asian Indigenous Relations in Contemporary Art (Montreal), and PHI Foundation (Montreal).

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