Jenny CHEN Jiaying is a writer and curator working on the cartography of technological embedded phenomena through multidisciplinary practice, attempting to sketch the entropy of technology and the affections that flow within it. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Western Philosophy at East China Normal University, with research on body-matter theory, gender performativity, and digital intimacy. Her texts are accessible on many art media. She won the Hyundai Blue Prize and was shortlisted for the PSA Emerging Curators Project. China Academy of Art includes her paper in Forces of Reticulation. Co-writing and editing of Shanghai Contemporary Art Archival Project was published by MOUSSE. She is currently a member of the Longlati Foundation Writer’s Acquisition Committee and the Board of Advisors of the SPM (Society for Phenomenology and Media).

Honour & Awards

Winner of “Hyundai Blue Prize 2019”, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing

International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) 3 Finalist, 2016


Becoming others: Playing the virtual identity and intimacy, Prometeica NºESPECIAL Invierno 2022, upcoming

Preliminaries to “Digital Intimacy”, co-writing with Prof. Nicola Liberati, BAU 18

From Liquid to “Fluidifying”: Actualizing Virtual Intimacies, upcoming

Editing artist’s writings, Heichi Magazine, 2020

Co-editing Shanghai Contemporary Art Archival Project after 1998 – 2012, MOUSSE Publishing, 2018

Curatorial & Projects    

USB Multi-Port connect Exhibition”, MadeIn Gallery & Gallery Func & Qiao Space, Shanghai, 2021

AI: Love and Artificial Intelligence”, Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, 2020  

Copernicus”, E.M.Bannister Gallery of Rhode Island College, Providence, U.S, 2019         

Shanghai Curators Lab, Shang Academy of Fine Arts, 2018

Remote Sensing”, Slime Engine Virtual Space, 2018  

Pixel Park”, Jingan Sculpture Park, Shanghai, 2016