Biography


Laura Chen (b. 1997).

Dutch artist based in Birmingham, UK. 

Freelance Photographer | Mixed-Media Artist | Videographer | Designer | Arts & Events 

Employable for creative collaborations of all types. Contact for enquiries via laura@yumi.eu or @lauramchen on instagram.

Laura is fascinated by documenting her daily encounters and whereabouts. She uses her camera as a device and tool to make sense of the world. The camera viewfinder enables her to look at things in a different light. Laura gets inspired by her immediate surroundings as well as personal and contemporary issues. She shoots both analog and digital, and likes to experiment with different genres. She occasionally explores mixed-media and analog photo montage techniques to alter her images and to articulate her ideas. 

Exhibitions

Series 'Words From Dad' and commissioned work for Chinese New Year Festival 2019 - Birmingham Hippodrome.

The Green Lens exhibition 2019 - EcoBirmingham & Ampersand Projects - Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) Birmingham.

Project Birmingham exhibition 2018 - Medicine Bakery, Birmingham.

Recent Publications

Propellor Magazine (Hélice) Issue #3 "Propaganda" 2019.

Selected Clients and Commissions

Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Improv Festival, Project Birmingham, Project Soundlounge Festival, Custard Factory, Digbeth Dining Club, The Vintage Kilo Sale, Judy’s Vintage Fair, Weigh and Pay.

Education

Currently studying BA (Hons) Photography at Birmingham City University. 

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media - TV & Film Production at Walsall Studio School.

Nominated as UK’s Highly Commended Media Student of the Year 2017 by BTEC Pearson.




Exhibitions

The Green Lens exhibition at the Midlands Arts Centre - MAC in Birmingham. 

1 Sep - 28 Oct 2018

Project Birmingham exhibition at the Medicine Bakery in Birmingham.

14 - 17 June 2018

Helping local Creatives & Artists, showcasing their work, growing a community, investing in themselves & their city.


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