(Paddling down the Yukon River, YT, during the Canadian Wildness Artist Residency. photo credit: Geneviève Paré)
Sidi Chen is a traveling queer artist whose multidisciplinary practice addresses the intersectionality of body politics and community. Originally from China, Chen's inspired by his intercultural research and how the physical and cultural environments construct and reflect the humanities. Through his practice, Chen is interested in utilizing arts as a force for social development to harmonize social relations and to better the social structures. Chen has participated in a wide range of residencies, exhibitions, performances, and projects across Canada, and is currently residing in Vancouver, BC, as a practicing artist, an independent arts administrator, and a community worker.