20th July - 30th Sept 2007
'Wood You?'
Exciting new showcase of thirteen internationally
renowned jewellery artists working in wood.

'Yu-chun Chen
1 2 3 4




About Us

Yu-Chun Chen

Born 1974 Taipei Taiwan

Training / Education
2003-05 MA of applied art, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004 Workshop Atelier Ravary with Dorothea Pruhl, Belgium
2002 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, U.S.A., exchange programme
2001 specialization course with Manfred Bischoff, Alchimia
2000 specialization course with Giampaolo Babetto, Alchimia
1998-01 Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy
1992-96 National Taiwan University, Taiwan
BA of foreign languages and literature

Work Experience
Since 2001 having own atelier, work independantly
2001-03 Lecturer, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence IT
2001-03 Assistant to prof. Giampaolo Babetto, Alchimia jewellery school, Florence IT
1999 Illustrator for the book "Artigianato del Chianti- Radici, Modelli, Tradizioni", IT
1997 Illustrator for children's books, Sun Triumph Culture Publishing Co., TW

May ICFF/Meatpacking District sidewalk gallery, New York City, U.S.A.
Jun SOFA New York, U.S.A. presented by Charon Kransen
Feb COLLECT at V&A museum London UK, presented by Galerie Marzee
Dec Editions, Maastricht NL
Nov Winter show presented by Sonnleitner, Wels AU
Nov SOFA Chicago, U.S.A. presented by Charon Kransen
Aug Ravary VI presentation, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen NL
Aug “splendor redefined” Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride Co. curated by Charon Kransen
Jun “Rietveld naar de Beurs” Museum Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL
Jun SOFA New York, U.S.A. presented by Charon Kransen
Apr “so.hi.so.lo.sh.ow” solo show, galeria Shibuichi, Leça da Palmeira PT
Feb “Brand New-New Brand” Inhorgenta, Munich, DE
Dec “Foreign places, One place” solo show, Taipei TW
Nov “the past feeds the future” Museum Amstelking, Amsterdam NL
Aug “Talents” Tendence Lifestyle, Messe Frankfurt DE
Aug International Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen NL/ Midora, Leipzig DE
Jun- “100 brooches” (travelling exhibition) Velvet da Vinci Gallery,San Francisco/East Carolina
Feb 06 University school of Art and Design/Bellagio Gallery,Ashvill/Pacini Lubrl gallery, Seattle U.S.A.
Apr “Zsolt’s Interior and other works” Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam NL
Mar “Fools Gold” The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland
Mar “Blooming Design” jewellery and fashion accessories in Keukenhof, NL
Nov Herta Sophie Zaunschirm Gallery, Zollikon CH
Nov SOFA Chicago, U.S.A. presented by Charon Kransen
Nov Kunst & Wonen festival, Kunstuitleen Nieuwegein, Nieuwegein NL
Oct “Atelier Ravary”, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen NL
Oct Grassimesse, Grassimuseum Leipzig, DE
Jun SOFA New York, U.S.A. presented by Charon Kransen
May “Rietveld naar de Beurs” Museum Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL
Mar ”Talente 2004” Munich DE
Nov “Winterreise” Galerie Slavik, Vienna AU
Oct Grassimesse, Grassimuseum Leipzig, DE
Aug “Omaggio a Firenze” Promo-Art Gallery, Tokyo JP
May “Private Abstractions” l’architettura per l’arte, Florence IT
May Craftboston, Boston U.S.A.
Dec Galleria Marcolongo, Padova IT
Nov “Schmuckstucke” Reitalle, Munich DE
Oct Grassimesse, Grassimuseum Leipzig, DE
Oct Galeria Shibuichi, Porto PT
Sep " O ", O Gallery, Brussels BE
May Craftboston, Boston U.S.A.
Feb Inhorgenta, Design Podium, Munich DE
Feb Ambiente und Tendence, presented by Andrea Frahm, Frankfurt DE
Feb "Moving Dialogue" (travelling exhibition) Alchimia Gallery, Florence / London Guildhall University, Ground Floor Gallery / Inhorgenta, Munich
Dec "New Year Show", Gallery Tactus, Copenhagen DK
Nov “Schmuckstucke” Reitalle, Munich DE
Feb Inhorgenta, Munich DE
Feb "Dialogue" Ground Floor Gallery, London Guildhall University, U.K.
Dec “Schmuckstucke“ Reithalle, Munich DE
July "Dialogue" Alchimia Gallery, Florence IT

Awards / Grants
Aug 2005 Marzee Graduation Prize, NL
Mar 2004 Talente prize 2004, DE

2003 Grassimuseum Leipzig, DE
2005 Marzee Collection, NL

Mar2007 Surface Magazine 64, U.S.A.
Oct2006 “500 Necklaces” Lark Books, U.S.A.
Sep2006 DESIGN Magazine No.29, China
May2006 GZ ART+DESIGN International Jewelry Magazine 2/2006, DE
Apr 2006 EDELMETAAL No.61, NL
Feb 2006 GZ ART+DESIGN International Jewelry Magazine 1/2006, DE
Jan/Feb 2006 Frame Magazine #48 “The World in One Room”, NL
Jan/Feb 2006 Items Magazine 1 “Jonge sieraadontwerpers in Nederland”, NL
Dec 2005 Marie Claire Taiwan No.152
Nov 2005 “the past feeds the future” deverenigdesandbergen 48, NL
May 2005 “500 Brooches” Lark Books, U.S.A.
Oct 2004 Marzee Magazine nr. 40, NL
Oct 2004 “Grassimesse 2004” catalogue, DE
Sep 2004 “1000 Rings” Lark Books, U.S.A.
Mar 2004 “Talente 2004” catalogue, DE
Oct 2003 “Grassimesse 2003” catalogue, DE
Sep 2003 SO-EN Magazine, JP
Sep 2002 Jewelry Information Magazine, Taiwan
Nov 2001 “Schmuckstucke 2001” catalogue, DE
Dec 2001 “Gioielli sul corpo” ABITARE Magazine, IT
Nov 2000 “Dialogue” GZ Magazine, DE
Nov 2000 “Schmuckstucke 2000” catalogue cover page, DE

Artists taking part in 'Wood You?' are: Stephanie Jendis, Germany; Mette Jensen, Denmark; Marianne Schliwinski, Germany; Katy Hackney, UK; Ulrich Reithofer, Austria; Julia Harrison, USA; Yu-Chun Chen, Taiwan; Ramon Puig Cuyas, Spain; Grace Girvan, UK; Terhi Tolvanen, Finland; Beppe Kessler, Holland; Marie Uhlirova, Czech Republic; Marielle Ledoux, Uruguay.