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Yu-Sheng Chiu (b.1999) is a Taiwanese lens-based women artist living in Ottawa, Canada. Her work focuses on her journey navigating through the alienation that she experiences as a Southeast Asian woman assimilating to the West alone throughout her adolescent years, and the way she sees solitude as an idea of comfort in a contemporary social construct that explores our understanding of physical and spiritual distance. She is interested in examining the topics regarding human forms, self, gender, anxiety, sexuality, and homeliness being a state of mind.

Chiu's work has appeared in 3rd_Year_Photo.tif at Mount Allison University (2021), School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa’s Open House (2021, 2022), Ottawa-based zine Do It for the Grain (2021, 2022), Exhibition No. 17 at SPAO Centre, Expressing the Internal: Self beyond the Selfie curated by Niniane Kelley for Analog Forever Magazine (2022), followed by Home/Chez Moi by DIFTG and SPAO's Exhibition No.18 (2023). She also did an interview with University of Ottawa's Women and Media course, conducted by Petronie Kabengele and Evan Mulcahy (2022), and an instagram takeover for DIFTG (2023). 

During her years studying at Mount Allison University, SPAO Centre, and University of Ottawa, Chiu has gained experiences working with medium format, 4x5, and DSLR cameras. Her instagram account-- under the handle @yclaformosana-- will continue to be the platform where she shares in-progress work during this journey to fulfilling her purpose as an artist. 

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