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Crissían Chen is a gay Taiwanese-American artist who is currently based in Berlin. He was born in 1982 in Red Bank, New Jersey, in the USA. Half of Chen's childhood was spent in Florida, where he earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida. Despite originally planning on applying to UCF as a film major, he would eventually return to the arts around 2008 in Los Angeles, just after the loss of Proposition 8. It became a catalyst for the need to return to his creative activities which was nurtured at Pasadena City College, where he received a certificate in Photography. In 2012 he moved to Baltimore where he attended the Maryland Institute of College of Arts and received his MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media in 2014. Crissían was a recipient of the Launch Artist Baltimore Grant and took part in assisting Sight Unseen, a Baltimore based Film Club. After moving around from different cities around the world, he finally came to Berlin in 2018.  In 2021, he had his first solo show with Gallerie SLP.


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