Ann Chen

Ann Chen
Assistant Arts Professor of IMA

Ann Chen is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai. She is a Brooklyn based artist and filmmaker whose work explores the intersection of the built and natural environment through photography, film, writings, sound recordings, and maps.

Chen was an inaugural Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow (2014-15), visiting research fellow at the University of Alberta in English and Film Studies, UnionDocs Collaborative Studio Fellow(2015-16), Sprint fellow at The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (2016), and received an Eco-Leadership grant from Fulbright Canada (2016). Her writings have appeared in After Oil (2016) and in the National Geographic Voices blog (2014-15).


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  • MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Program
    New York University

Research Interests

  • Multimedia art
  • Documentary media production and methodologies
  • Visual ethnography and geography
  • Infrastructure

Courses Taught

  • Acoustic Ethnography of the Yangtze Delta
  • Capstone Studio - Interactive Media Arts
  • Communications Lab
  • Topics in Art & Design
  • Topics in Digital Humanities
  • Topics in New Media & Entertainment