"A Merry Christmas1963 - present"
Teresa Chen

Born in Spokane, Washington, USA. Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Born in Spokane, Washington, USA
1981-85 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, B.A. Computer Science 1993 Workshop with Nan Goldin,
Salzburg Summer Academy 1996-97 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, Visiting Student
1994-98 University of Art and Design Zürich, Diploma in Photography

Solo Exhibitions:
1997 Atmospheres, Top Hat Shine Project, Oakland, California 1999 Under My Skin, Galerie Christa Burger, München
(with Adidal Abou-Chamat); Atmospheres, Southern Exposure Upper Level, San Francisco, California 2000 The Yellow
Peril, Röntgenraum, Zürich (with Cat Tuong Nguyen) 2001 Suzie Wong Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Kunstraum Aarau
Aarau 2002 Don't Play Me That 'Flower Drum Song', Bob Gysin Galerie, Zurich; Polkamotion with Ma and Pa Chen,
Installation and Book (edition Patrick Frey), Scalo, Zurich; Polkamotion, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland
2003 Constructing Conformations, Vebikus, Schaffhausen

Group Exhibitions (Selection):
1996 Confess, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California; Die Klasse, Museum for Art and Design, Zurich (Cat.); hello
world?! private spaces, public places, Museum for Art and Design, Zurich 1997 Gewebeproben, Galerie Christa Burger,
Munich; Luminous Codes - Photo Based Artworks , Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas; Women In Abstraction,
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 1998 Winterkollektion, celeste & eliot kunstsalon, Zurich; 3. vfg.-
Nachwuchsförderpreis Ausstellung, Nikon Image House Galerie, Kusnacht; Project Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich; asian
body, Tidbit Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA; Nachschlag , FotoForum, St. Gallen (Cat.) 1999 Le corps en pièces, Poste
d'art contemporain (PAC), Fribourg; Troisième Prix des Jeunes Talents du vfg.,Centre d'enseignement professionnel, Vevey;
Young - Neue Kunstfotografie in der Schweiz, Fotomuseum Winterthur (Cat.) 2000 Haare, Obsession und Kunst, Museum
Bellerive, Zurich (Cat.); Pourquoi Tetras?, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Charles Wyrsch mit Cécile Wick und Teresa
Chen , Nidwaldner Museum, Stans (Cat.); La Nuit Americaine, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil 2001 It Takes 2 2 Tango : Analoge
Co-Operationen, Shedhalle, Zurich; Unter Wasser - Kunst im Submarinen, Museum Bellerive, Zurich (Cat.); Diadrome,
Kaserne, Zurich; Mixed Pickles, celeste & eliot kunstsalon, Zurich; M-Family, Migros Museum, Zurich (Cat.) 2002
Diadrome, Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts, Genève; Fototriennale Tampere, Tampere, Finland 2003 Fleur du Mal,
Videopreis Boswil, Künstlerhausboswil, Boswil; Polkamotion, Centre de la photographie Genève, Genève; Out of Season
with the Chens, Les Complices, Zurich; Aninna Schenker and Teresa Chen, Anker - Freiraum für zeitgenössische Kunst,
Zurich; Behind the Wall, Röntgenraum, Zürich

Prizes / Fellowships:
1998 3. vfg.- Nachwuchsförderpreis (1.Prize) 1999 Zurich City Fellowship (Paris Atelier, Februar y - July 2000) 2000
Zurich City Fellowship 2001 Zurich Canton Fellowship, Zurich City Fellowship Exhibition 2003 Landis & Gyr Fellowship
(Berlin Atelier, January - June 2005)

Exhibition Projects:
1998 KLINIK, Exhibition Morphing Systems, Culture, Art, Bar, Events, Zurich Conception and coordination with T. Kobler
and D. Wimmer. A constantly changing exhibition with over 100 Swiss and international artists. Book Morphing with Edition
Patrick Frey.1999 GameOver, Museum for Art and Design, Zurich An Open-Source Installation about Computer Game
Culture in three zones and real time. Coordination of external experts / authors and generation of content. 1999-2002
sWISH*, Projekt for the Swiss expo.02 An exhibition about wishes. Member of Author Team, conception and

1999-present Board Member, Shedhalle, Zurich