Born to a geneticist and agriculturalist, Yen is attuned to the biological. Working in the mediums of painting, installation and performance, he reflects on nature as interface and sense phenomena in eco/bodily systems. He was a recipient of the Winston Oh Grant (2016), Winston Oh Travel Research Award (2016), Cliftons Art Prize (2015) and the UNSW Julius Stone Prize (2006). His work has been collected by the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore), British Airways for their Terminal 1 Lounge at Changi Airport, Singapore. He has also initiated projects such as I.D. (The Body’s Still Warm) (2018), Displacements: 13 Wilkie Terrace (2013), The Peony And the Crow (2016), and Repurposing Nostalgia (2016) under the Displacements banner.