Millie Chen

b. 1962, Taiwan / Canada / USA
www.milliechen.com

Millie Chen and Evelyn Von Michalofski have collaborated since 1990 while concurrently pursuing individual practices. Their performative interventionsā€”situated in retail stores, an ethnological museum, and sight-seeing meccasā€”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.Ā 


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Engagements

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed