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Yiru Chen

Film director, poet, teacher of the Deaf.

Born in Shanghai, China.

Lives & works in New York,NY

She/Her

 

In 2019, Yiru graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Film and Television production and two minors in Psychology and American Sign Language. She has received her MA degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Program. Currently, Yiru works as a classroom teacher at St.Francis De Sales School for the Deaf. She is an active member of both Shanghai and New York signing communities. She remains a strong advocate for sign language education and accessible, inclusive arts.

 

Yiru is skillful at producing poetic media and writing. The experiences she has both in front of and behind the camera have allowed her to develop a unique personal aesthetic. Her works always explore the concepts of anthropology as well as universal emotions. Her thesis short film "Handscape" has been selected for more than 20 international film festivals and won the Grand Jury Prize at Shanghai Queer International Film Festival. She has interned at HERE Arts Center as a programming assistant for the artistic director. She has also worked for the documentary director Stephanie Black as her personal assistant. Her first feature-length documentary film with performance artists Eiko Otake and Wen Hui will be published in 2022/2023.

陳伊如,電影導演,詩人,聋教育者。出生於中國上海,居於紐約。2019年,伊如從紐約大學帝勢藝術學院畢業,主專業電影和影視製作,輔修心理學和美國手語。她在哥倫比亞大學的教育學院,攻讀完了聾重聽人特殊教育的研究生項目。如今,伊如在聖弗朗西斯聾人學校擔任教職。作為上海和紐約手語族群中的一名積極份子,她也是一位手語教育以及無障礙/融合藝術的倡導者。

伊如擅长诗意的影像及多媒体创作。在鏡頭前後的一系列經驗使她得以發展獨具一格的個人審美。她的作品深入探索人類學以及世俗情緒的概念。她的畢業短片《夏青》入围多伦多亚洲电影节等20余国际电影节,摘得上海酷儿影展评审团大奖等多种奖项。她也曾担任过纽约独立剧院HERE的艺术总监助理,及美国纪录片导演Stephanie Black的个人助理。她与日籍表演艺术家尾竹永子和文慧的合作长片纪录片计划将于2022/2023年发布。

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