Sidi Chen - 陈 斯狄 | Queer Worlding & Body Archive

I am honored to be invited to give an artist talk at Nacovid - online artist talk, video and performance series, organized by NACK espacio critico, Mexico City, Mexico.


In this Talk, I will be presenting my new project, The Oceans Beyond, which forms from my connections and disconnections to my homeland (Jinjing, Jinjiang, China) and where I am now (Vancouver, Canada), and how this (dis)connections transform the identities, borders, cultures, and languages. Also, I will address the body of water in relation to the Asian diaspora.


The Talk will take place on May 20th, 12 pm to 12:30 pm (PST), and it's free to the global public via Zoom. Please see the link below for details.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 791 2590 6035
Password: NacoVid123


Facebook event link:


Looking forward to seeing you all!


Today I will be joining the panel discussion co-organized by UFV Alumni Association, The Reach Gallery Museum, BC Alliance of Arts and Culture, and UFV South Asian Studies Institute on Exploring Diversity - A Dialogue on Culture, Ethnicity, & Identity Through the Arts at 5:30 pm at The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford. It's a free event open to the public. Please see the Facebook event page for details: 

I am honored to invite all of my beloved friends to join me and other artists from the Fraser Valley region and beyond for the opening night for the Fraser Valley Biennale and other two exhibitions at The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford on October 3rd, Thursday, at 7 pm.


Apart from seeing my work, Where I Am When I Am Walking Through Mountains, in person since I rarely join exhibitions, it is also a valuable opportunity to see that biannual presentation of arts development in the Fraser Valley region.  


I look forward to seeing you there!

(Photo from the Vancouver Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Blog)

I am humbled to announce this heart-warming news with all of you that I have been selected as the winner of the 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Poem Competition hosted by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, juried by Lam Wong, the artist in residence at the Garden, historian Frank Abbott, and author and editor Yilin Wang. 


For more information regarding the winning poem, the competition, and the Garden, please visit the link below to the blog:




Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways. Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are socially constructed, idealized and controlled.


The application deadline has been extended to March 15th. For more information regarding the program and submission guidelines, please refer to the website:


(Image and text from the program website)

Join us for the second edition of our 2019 Fraser Valley Biennale at the Ranger Station Gallery (98 Rockwell Drive,

Harrison Hot Springs, BC) with the Kent Harrison Arts Council (KHAC) on Sunday, March 3rd from 2pm-4pm.

This exhibition will run from March 2nd - 31st, 2019.


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