Sidi Chen is a traveling queer artist whose multidisciplinary practice addresses the
intersectionality of body politics and community. Originally from China, Chen is inspired by his intercultural research and how the physical and cultural environments construct and reflect the humanities. As an immigrant and an uninvited guest, Chen is interested in
utilizing arts as a force for community research for social structure and relation
developments through his practice.
Sidi is currently residing and working as a practicing artist, an independent arts
administrator, and a community worker in the historical Chinatown, on the traditional,
ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh
(Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, known as
Photo Description: Sidi Chen is working on the landscape score in a canoe tent (poly). The photo was taken by Genevieve Pare during the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency on the Yukon River, Yukon Territory, Canada in 2018.
Post #2: Maybe They Weren’t Born With It, Maybe It’s Us