Sidi Chen - 陈 斯狄 | Body Archive & Queer Worlding


Selected Artist CV (updated on May 9th, 2022)




  • Master of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD), Vancouver, BC


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) – Honor of Graduated with Distinction, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Abbotsford, BC


  • Advertising: Marketing and Communication, Ningbo University of Technology (NUT) Ningbo, China

Solo Exhibition


  • Blank Occupation (Selected Exhibition Program for Capture Photography Festival), StudioLand Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Two-person Show


  • Through My Eyes, Kariton Art Gallery, Abbotsford, BC
  • Skin Tactility, S’ELIYEMETAXWTEXW Art Gallery, Abbotsford, BC
  • Art on Demand 2.3, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC

Group Exhibition & Performance


  • (upcoming) Listen, Listen Festival, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • Sub-practice, Yard Space Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • In/Visible, Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC


  • Shooting Gallery Performance Series #10, Shooting Gallery Performance, Vancouver, BC

  •  I Spy … 2021, Unit Pitt Society for Art and Critical Awareness, Vancouver, BC 

  • Interplay_2021 live-online performance, Interplay Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC

  • Scale, T6 Toronto SixHundred, Toronto, ON

  • Fraser Valley Biennale, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC


  • Power to the People, Outsiders and Others, Vancouver, BC
  • Give/Take: Pride Online Screening, curated by Lou Sheppard, Branscombe House Artist in Residence, Richmond, BC
  • Simultaneity Art Show (online exhibition), Abbotsford Arts Council, Fraser Valley Pride Society, Fraser Valley Youth Society, Abbotsford, BC
  • Anti-Social (online exhibition), Yactac, Vancouver, BC


  • Fraser Valley Biennale, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC; Ranger Station Gallery, District of Harrison, BC
  • Falling Upward, Sometimes Books Art Gallery, Pt. Reyes Station, California, USA
  • Naked State Fest, Chez Bonbon, Toronto, ON


  • Yukon Riverside Art Festival, Dawson City, YT
  • INTERPRET Creative & Performing Art Festival – BFAGraduation Exhibition, UFV, Abbotsford, BC


  • Arts 2017, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
  • Naked State Residency Exhibition & Open Studio, East Gwillimbury, ON
  • Sailing to Byzantium, Evered Hall, UFV, Abbotsford, BC

Artist Residency & Project


  • (upcoming) Ancestral Cloth, EartHand Gleaners’ Society, Vancouver, BC
  • Listen, Listen, Vancouver Improvisation Society, Vancouver, BC

2021 - 2022

  • Leaning Out of Windows (phase 4), ECUAD & TRIUMF: Canada's National Particle Accelerator Centre, Vancouver, BC


  • Greenhouse, The Only Animal, Vancouver, BC

  • I Spy…, UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness, Vancouver, BC

  • Physical-Material Residency, What Lab, Vancouver, BC


  • Arts BC Virtual Residency – Pod 1 (System Change), Arts BC, Victoria, BC
  • Remote Residency for Non-Remote Workers, Pancake House Arts Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, Toronto, ON


  • Awakening: Earth-based Spirituality and Arts, Toronto, ON
  • Submerge - Ayanata Artist Research Residency, Ottawa, ON


  • The Ou Gallery Residency, Duncan, BC
  • The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, Whitehorse, YT


  • Naked State Residency, Toronto, ON



  • "Still Alive (Four Oranges)", cover art, The Maynard Poetry Journal, Fall Issue, October, 2020


  •  “Where I Am When I Am Walking Through Mountains”,
     “Domestic Disguise Of The Foreign Tongue”,
     “Des Conteneur De L’or” The Cascade Zine, Issue 1, December, 2018


  • Male Model”, The Louden Singletree, Issue 8, April, 2016

Award and Scholarship


  • Entrance Scholarship for Master of Fine Arts Program, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC

  • Recipient of Sector Equity for Anti-Racism in the Arts Fund, SEARA, Vancouver, BC


  • Winner of 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Tea Poem Competition, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, BC


  • Nominee of Dr. Brian Minter Excellence in Leadership Award, UFV
  • Dean’s List of Distinguished Student, UFV
  • Dean’s List of Distinguished Student, UFV


  • Warren Davis Annual Scholarship in Visual Arts, UFV
  •  First Place in Painting Category, 2016 Art Showcase, Colleges and Institutions Canada, Ottawa, ON

Relevant Professional Affiliations & Activities


  • Peer Assessor, Arts Impact Grant, BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC
  • Feature Artist, Artist Spotlight, The Only Animal Theatre Company, Vancouver, BC


  • Focus Group, New Foundation – BC Arts Council Strategy Plan, Nordicity commissioned by BC Arts Council, Vancouver, BC

  • Jury, Arty Awards, Abbotsford Arts Council, Abbotsford, BC

  • Peer Assessor, Pivot for Individual Grant, BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC

  • Peer Assessor, Pivot Program Grant (Community Arts), BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC

2020 - present

  • Advisory Committee Member, CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency, STEPS Initiative, Toronto, ON

  • Board Director, Mountain Standard Time, Calgary, AB
  • Board Director, Still Moon Arts Society, Vancouver, BC


  • Workshop, Design Online Artist Residency, Arts BC, Victoria, BC

  • Peer Assessor, Arts-based Community Development Grant, BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC
  • Artist Talk, NACOVID (online program), NACO espacio critic, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Artist Talk, Life Is An Accumulation, Yuying Middle School, Jinjiang, China
  • Artist Talk, The Independent Thinking from Hobbies, Yuying Central Primary School, Jinjiang, China
  • Adjudicator, The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, Vancouver, BC

2019 - present

  • Member of Chinatown Legacy Stewardship “Relationship Building, Public Education, Capacity Building” Working Groups, Chinatown Transmission Team – City of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

  • Individual member of CARFAC BC, Vancouver, BC


  • Peer Adjudicator for Arts BC's 40th Anniversary Conference Programming, Victoria, BC
  • Panelist for EXPLORING DIVERSITY: A talk on culture, ethnicity, and identity through the arts, by UFV Alumni Association in partnership with The Reach and BC Alliance for the Arts, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC

2018 - present

  • Board member, Arts Unfold, Toronto, ON


  • Juror of The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, Whitehorse, YT


  • Board Director, Abbotsford Arts Council, Abbotsford, BC
  • Juror of Naked State Residency 2018, Toronto, ON


  • Juror of Empire Public Mural Project, Abbotsford, BC

Related Employment

2021 - 2022

  • Graduate BIPOC Caucus Coordinator, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC
  • Teaching Assistant, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC
  • Research Assistant, Leaning Out of Windows, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2020 - 2021

  • Project Coordinator, Storytelling of Active Resilience Community Project, Chinatown Legacy Stewardship Group, Vancouver, BC

2019 - 2020

  • Artist in Residency Program Developer and Consultant, Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, BC

2017- 2018

  • Education Program Developer & Facilitator, the Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC


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