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Linhuei Chen (b. 1981) is a Taiwanese Dutch artist based in Rotterdam. Her work investigates how migration impacts transcultural individuals’ notions of home and cultural hybridity within the discourse of transculturalism influenced by contemporary migration and diaspora. She explores this topic through personal experiences and collective memory/ideas on migration, Dutch colonisation in Taiwan and cultural hybridity, providing perspectives between East Asia and Europe.

Chen uses painting as the primary medium to express her personal experiences and collective ideas based on social research and participatory workshops. She often combines paintings with drawings, objects or installations for diverse viewing experiences.

Chen holds a BFA degree in Fine Art (painting) from the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague in the Netherlands and other degrees in Engineering and Law in Taiwan and several European countries. She has received various grants from Mondriaan fonds, Fonds for Culture Participation, etc. Her artworks are in the Fenix Museum of Migration and Lam Museum collections in the Netherlands.


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 Contribution PPO (Permanente Professionele Ontwikkeling)
  • 2021 Donation 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


  • May 27-July 6 (online), July 6-20 (at location), Plan A_Untitled, Mumu Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Lecture: Village of Forgetting & Remembering at Department of Social & Policy Sciences , Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan
  • Rotterdam ABC Book: researching (participatory workshops) and illustration, Fenix museum, Rotterdam
  • Workshop Village of Forgetting & Remembering, Veggie Garden, Rotterdam
  • Artist Residency, Feng-Tian Migration Village, Hua-Lian, Taiwan


  • Non Native Native Art Fair, artist book foundraising & workshop: Village of Forgetting & Remembering, Framer Framed, Amsterdam
  • Goethe Institut Rotterdam Art Residency: Investigating Transcultural Care: Village of Forgetting & Remembering, Rotterdam
  • Springboard Art Fair: Reminiscence Objects, Werkspoorkathedraal in Utrecht
  • Witterook Artist Residency, Breda
  • Gaze of the Wispers (group), SinArts Gallery, the Hague


  • This Art Fair 2022, de Kromhouthal, Amsterdam, NL
  • Down the Rabbit Hole Music Festival Massive Painting Mural Installation, Beuningen, NL
  • The Echo to Every Footstep (group), Huidenclub, Rotterdam, NL
  • V2 Winter Session: Metaphoric Optical Viewer, V2, Rotterdam


  • Memory Diaspora: when we all fell asleep, Young Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • The Third Space (Solo),, Haarlem, the Netherlands
  • Open Atelier, Kunstroute Kralingen-Crooswijk 2021, Rotterdam
  • Where the Exotic things are, Publieke Werken Rotterdam
  • Artist talk: therapeutic art practice, Oranje Express (online)
  • Artist talk: the Third Space and Diaspora, KABK Fine Art Seminar
  • Improvisation performance in RE#SISTER Concert x Fem Fest 2021, Rotterdam


  • Closed Encounters, Group exhibition organized by Off-Screen, Hilton Art Lab, Rotterdam


  • A Mother's Soliloquy, as part of PANT Public #1 Cross-border/Cross-country, iii, the Hague
  • The Third Space, Graduation show of Royal Academy of Art, the Hague


  • Studio Complex Tate Exchange (group), Tate Modern, UK
  • One Nest Stand(group): Koekje van Eigen Deeg, Nest, The Hague.
  • Me, Myself and I (group), Tent, Rotterdam


  • Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2017- Taiwanese Jaa-Chi edition: Hanging out in night market video installation, Amsterdam
  • Nacht van het 250 jarige park, De Plantage 250-jarig jubileum in Schiedam (group), Schiedam
  • Surrealism Wild beaming (group), Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam


  • Fenix Museum of Migration, Rotterdam, NL
  • Lam Museum, Lisse, NL


  • 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