born in taipei, liang-jung chen is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in london. deeply interested in socio-political analysis and material culture, her works are often informed by observation and study of everyday politics within artefacts . meanwhile, her background in industrial design allows her to bridge sensitive narratives with detail-oriented awareness.

she is the founder of ii (initial initiatives), an unorthodox creative practice that proactively engages itself in projects of positive impact based on intensive research, strategic approach, radical experimentation, and more.




● solo exhibitions


2021    the egg rack made a disclaimer 2.0 at now space, taipei
2020   the egg rack made a disclaimer 1.0 at error22, tainan
2020   the misused 3.0 at coal drops yard, london
2020   the misused 2.0 at taiwan design research institute, taipei
2019    the misused 2.0 at piet hein eek, eindhoven  
2018    the misused 1.0 at caoji gallery, tainan


● group exhibitions


2021    local ware: cooking edition, oros, marseille
2021    offsite arts, bridge hole, taipei
2020   1 two 1 two at national gallery of victoria, melbourne


● awards


2021   winner, dezeen awards - the misused
2021   longlister, dezeen awards - the egg rack show


● residencies


2022   artist residency, tangent projects, barcelona
2021    creative residency, domaine de boisbuchet, lessac
2020   maker with a mission, makerversity, london


● publications


2021    the egg rack catalogue: the egg rack made a disclaimer
2020   store projects: maker’s manual - clip brush guide


● workshops


2021    store x ercol design summer school, london
2020   detour - the misused workshop at pmq, hong kong
2020   mend-not-throw x the misused at makerversity, london
2020   hardware research workshop at kiosk n1c, london
2020   the misused workshop at blackhorse workshop, london
2020   the misused workshop at peer gallery, london
2020   the misused workshop at taiwan design research institute, taipei


● lectures


2021   the misused introduction at shih chien university, taipei
2021   the egg rack made a disclaimer at shih chien university, taipei
2020  conversation with kevin chueng at openground, hong kong
2020  conversation with emile jones at coal drops yard, london
2020  the misused talk at old bank noma, manchester
2020  conversation with anthropologist shih-hsiang sung at tdri, taipei


● features


2022   obscura magazine, hong kong
2022   stir, india
2021    oros design, france
2021    dezeen, the uk
2021    obscura magazine, hong kong
2020   icon magazine, issue 202, the uk
2020   the guardian, the uk
2020   the observer magazine, the uk
2020   wallpaper, the uk
2020   damn° magazine, belgium
2020   creative lives in progress, the uk
2019    dutch design week magazine, the netherlands
2019    dezeen, the uk
2019    elle decor, italy
2018    the news lens, taiwan

2018    core77, the us





● contact details


+44 (0) 7865 199 873
liang@initial-initiatives.org
@liangjung_chen 






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