Margaret Chen’s work in the Jamaica Biennial 2017 can be seen at the National Gallery of Jamaica in Kingston. The exhibition continues until May 28.
Margaret Chen was born in 1951, in St Catherine, Jamaica. A sculpture and installation artist, she attended the Jamaican School of Art (now the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts) where she obtained a Diploma in Sculpture with distinction (1976). Later, she attained a BFA with honours (1984) and an MFA (1986) at York University, Ontario, Canada. Notable exhibitions include her solo show Ovoid (2003) at the Mutual Gallery in Kingston and the About Change exhibition (2011), organized by the World Bank at the IDB Gallery, Washington DC, USA. She was artist in residence at the Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art (2000) and the Vermont Studio Centre (2002), both in the USA. In 2005, Chen was awarded the Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica. She lives in Kingston, Jamaica and Toronto, Canada.