Yukai Chen (he/they) is a lens-based artist born in Xiamen, China, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Influenced by the pop culture, religious environment he grew up in, and the queerness he experienced, his work mainly discusses the themes of misplacement and conflicts in the body, as well as the fluidity of identity. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Art Review, and New York Weekly. He was the recipient of the 2023 Abelardo Morell Thesis Prize, selected by Makeda Best.

He is also a co-funder of the aaan studio and in charges of photography related work.

For other inquires, please email: yukkaichen@gmail.com