Millie Chen & Evelyn von Michalofski Millie Chen and Evelyn von Michalofski have collaborated since 1990 while concurrently pursuing individual practices. Their performative interventions - situated in retail stores, an ethnological museum, and sight-seeing meccas - engage olfactory, tactile and gustatory materials in the context of examining notions of history, tourism, the body and cultural difference. Chen has exhibited widely across North and South America, East Asia and Europe. Her visual, audio and performative works are intended to interrupt habits of viewing. She is a Professor in the Dept. of Art at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Von Michalofski's work has been included in exhibitions throughout Canada as well as the U.S., the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands and Spain. She focuses on the alchemical transmutation of plant materials, especially in regard to the food, drug and cosmetic industries. She resides in Belleville, ON and plays tennis.
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