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Linhuei Chen (b. 1981) is a Taiwanese Dutch artist based in Rotterdam.  Her experiences of cross-generational diaspora trigger her to question its impact on the notions of home and cultural hybridity through memories.  With her expertise in science and art therapy, Chen explores the possibilities of integrating paintings and drawings with technology or participatory therapeutic projects to visualize mental images of transcultural people. She received BA in Fine Art (painting) from KABK in NL and other degrees in Engineering and Law. Chen is also an active member of PANT, a platform for Dutch/Taiwanese cultural exchanges.

Contact: (workshops, talks, collaboration proposals, collection inquiries are much welcomed)


  • 2015-2019 | Ba in Fine Art (Painting), Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
  • 2017-2018 | Fine Art Exchange, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, the UK
  • 2008-2009| LLM in Law & Economics, European Erasmus Mundos Master Program, University of Manchester, Gent University, Bologna University
  • 1999-2003|BSc in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan: Research project in Optical Micro-Electromechanical System Lab


  • 2023 Mondriaan fonds Kunstenaar Start
  • 2022 Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie 
  • Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum Municipal Art Acquisitions 2022 longlist
  • 2021 Mondriaan fonds artist overbruggen
  • 2021 Bijdrage PPO (Permanente Professionele Ontwikkeling)
  • 2021 Donatie Makersloket
  • 2021 Tijdelijke Werkbijdrage Productie, Presentatie en Research (PPR) by CBK Rotterdam
  • 2017-2018 European Union Student grant for Erasmus student
  • 2008-2009  European Erasmus Mundus Master Program Scholarship granted by Taiwanese Ministry of Education
  • 2008-2009  ING / NTIO Scholarship granted by ING
  • 2006-2007  Scholarship of short-term study in foreign countries granted by Taiwanese Ministry of Education
  • 2005 Outstanding student scholarship granted by National Cheng-Chi University
  • 2002-2003  National Science Council Scholarship for college students


  • 2023 Witterook Artist Residency
  • 2023 Gaze of the Wispers (group), SinArts Gallery, the Hague
  • 2022.7.7-10 This Art Fair 2022, de Kromhouthal, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2022.7.1-3 Down the Rabbit Hole Music Festival Massive Painting Mural Installation, Beuningen, NL
  • 2022.6 The Echo to Every Footstep (group), Huidenclub, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2022.1 V2 Winter Session: Metaphoric Optical Viewer
  • 2021.11.19 - 11.21 Memory Diaspora: when we all fell asleep, Young Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2021.10.15 - 11.4  The Third Space (Solo),, Haarlem, the Netherlands
  • 2021.10.1 - 9  Open Atelier, Kunstroute Kralingen-Crooswijk 2021, Rotterdam
  • 2021.7.1 - 8.1  Where the Exotic things are, Publieke Werken Rotterdam
  • 2021.5.26 Talk: Therapeutic art practice, Oranje Express (online)
  • 2021.4.13 Presentation Research Book:  the Third Space and Diaspora, KABK Fine Art Seminar
  • 2021.3.7 Improvisation performance in RE#SISTER Concert x Fem Fest 2021, Rotterdam
  • 2020.12.23  Closed Encounters, Group exhibition organized by Off-Screen, Hilton Art Lab, Rotterdam
  • 2019.10.23 - 10.27 On Your Own, selection of KABK graduates 2019 by Haagse Kunst Kring, the Hague
  • 2019.9.18 - 10.6 A New Melange, duo exhibition with Just Alex, selection of Kabk graduates 2019 by Firma van Drie, Gouda
  • 2019.9.15  A Mother's Soliloquy, as part of PANT Public #1 Cross-border/Cross-country, at iii, the Hague
  • 2019.7.5 -7.11 The Third Space, Graduation show of Royal Academy of Art, the Hague
  • 2018.12.7 - 12.9 A Foreign Affair, group exhibition at Billy Town, The Hague
  • 2018.11.30 - 12.2  Me, Myself and I, group exhibition at Tent, Rotterdam
  • 2018.1.19 Studio Complex Tate Exchange (Group) at Tate Modern: Metamorphosis of the Artist
  • 2018.3.23 One Nest Stand: Koekje van Eigen Deeg, Group exhibition in Nest, The Hague.
  • 2018.6.4 Mia, group exhibition in Locatie Z, The Hague
  • 2018.7.20 - 10.19 Riddle, Solo exhibition at G126, Rotterdam
  • 2018.12.7 - 12.9 A Foreign Affair, group exhibition at Billy Town, The Hague
  • 2018.11.30 - 12.2 Me, Myself and I, group exhibition at Tent, Rotterdam
  • 2018.9.8  Zeebonk Marijke Kentgens, group exhibition at Galerie de School Groede, Groede
  • 2017.10.19 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2017- Taiwanese Jaa-Chi edition: Hanging out in night market video installation
  • 2017.9.2  Nacht van het 250 jarige park, De Plantage 250-jarig jubileum in Schiedam Wild beaming (group): The writer's paradise lost and Alive Surrealistic Masters' work
  • 2017.5. 26  Surrealism Wild beaming (group) at Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam


  • Lam Museum


  • 2022 Presentatie Productie Research: Tijdelijke werkbijdrage PPR Kunstenaars in tijden van corona 2020/2021, CBK Rotterdam
  • 2021 Taiwan 110 year anniversary memorial calendar 2022: Artist of the Month (September), Taiwanese artists in the Netherlands
  • 2021 Painting: Where the Exotic Things Are is included in Everything is Possible, Publieke Werken Rotterdam 2021
  • 2019 The Third Space: an artistic research on diaspora study from artist’s personal experiences