b. 1962, Taiwan / Canada / USA
Millie Chen and Evelyn Von Michalofski have collaborated since 1990 while concurrently pursuing individual practices. Their performative interventions—situated in retail stores, an ethnological museum, and sight-seeing meccas—engage olfactory, tactile and gustatory materials in the context of examining notions of history, tourism, the body and cultural difference.
Chen has exhibited widely in Canada, the U.S., the Netherlands, Japan and Mexico. She teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo and explores associations between the sensual and symbolic qualities of common yet potent materials such as bread, hair, rice and spices.