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Wu Tzu-Ning
LAST UPDATE : 2017.01.7 / EDITOR : avatintern
20 artworks / 55 exhibition

Laza WU Tzu-Ning is a creator who plays variable roles in the art world and also keeps changing her styles in real life. We can see variety and diversity of Laza’s works as compounds of her multiple styles of creations. Mixed media installation works with theatrical and literary qualities of materiality “concrete poetry” are created in the early years, and then she turns to new media works as combinations of video projections, interactive performances, and other different forms of elements. She is good at achieving the “mise-en-scène” between the display of works, the audiences, and sometimes the artist herself. She brings up the questions of life and doubts of society rules conceptually through her artworks. She believes that there is no so-called "mediatized" body, with respect to the soul and will, the body is the medium. From the "Cyberbeings"(2003) to "Mind Your Body"(2011) solo exhibition, Laza explores presentations and performances of “the body as a medium," takes the body as container of the soul and extension of the will, and continue to question "the post-human body" issue with her research and creations.

birth year
1978
Place of Birth
Kaohsiung
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taitung
Taiwan
education
PHD Department of Art Creation and Theory
Tainan National University of the Arts
2005
MFA Department of Plastic Arts
Tainan National University of the Arts
2001
BFA Department of Fine Arts
National Kaohsiung Normal University
career
2012
Resigned
DELTA: Living Gesture in Asia Ⅱ- Trans-territory Co-Curator
2011
Resigned
Derailment, Stock 20 in Taichung railway station Curator
2009
Resigned
Freeze! 2009 International MedTech Art Show, NTMOFA Curator
2009
Resigned
Assistive Technology Art Tools - Experimental projects Project Director
2008
Resigned
Creative Doll Design 2008 Workshop Project Director
2007
Present Position
Art Industry Department, National Taitung University, Taiwan Present: Assistant Professor
2006-2007
Resigned
Digiark_Digital Arts Creativity and Resource Center Project Specialist / Coordinator
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2013
WORDS-Laza Wu Tzu-Ning 2013 solo exhibition
Taitung Art Museum , Taitung , Taiwan
2012
Oasis Project: 1001 Stories of Plants
2011
Mind Your Body-2011 LazaWuTzu-Ning solo exhibition
Tainan National University of the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2009
Cyber-ring _Cyclorama Digital Art Creation Series 1
NTMOFA , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
CyberbeingsIII-Cyber Mirror Maze
NIREEDA Apartment Geelong , Australia
2005
CyberbeingsII-Install Your Soul
SLY Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
LAZA’s Insomnia Web
2003
It ́s better to be a housekeeper rather than being an art servant
TNNUA , Tainan , Taiwan
2002
Art servant in Kaohsiung Solo Exhibition on paper
TNNUA , Tainan , Taiwan
2001
Insomnia-Laza’s solo exhibition
National Kaohsiung Normal University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
Voices Travel: Conversation Between Two Harbours
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaousiung , Taiwan
2014
The Way to Cultivate An Artist
116 Art Center , Kaousiung , Taiwan
2013
The Quaternary: Alternating & Regeneration-CAFAxTNNUA
CAFA , Beijing , China
2013
Cutlog Art Fair – Paris
rue de Richelieu , Paris , France
2013
Cutlog Art Fair - New York
The Clemente 107 Suffolk St , New York , USA
2013
Man on wire – yes
CRANE Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
Fantasy Classroom-The Butter Cat Laboratory-Contemporary Women Artists exhibition, Taiwan Women's Art Association
Taiwan Women's Art Association , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Here!, FreeS Art Space─The Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT) and Hantoo Art Group
Taipei , Taiwan
2013
LOOPII
Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Kaohsiung Awards 2013
Kaousiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
DELTA: Living Gesture in Asia -IITrans-territory
Tainan National University of the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2012
Public Art for All
Kaousiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
Motherhood - Mother Images in Asian Art
Ewha Womans University Museum , Seoul
2012
DELTA: Living Gesture in Asia- ASIA ART FORUM 2011
DELTA online gallery
2011
Derailment
Stock 20 in Taichung railway station , Taichung , Taiwan
2011
ACA-Animation + Comic + Contemporary Arts
The Pier-2 Art Center/Warehouse C5 , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
i-Body
TDAIC online gallery
2010
Self Stalker_ Projected History
MIGA Art Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2010
8Femmes
TAMTAM8 Art Space , Berlin , Germany
2010
A Riot of Colors: Invincible East
National Dong Hwa University , Hualien , Taiwan
2009
A Riot of Colors: Localization and Globalization
National Hualien University of Education , Hualien , Taiwan
2007
NTTU Art Industry Group Exhibition 2007
Taitung Social Education Center , Taitung , Taiwan
2007
Opening Exhibition of DigiArk
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
The 12 Apostles
ARTCO DE CAFÉ Creative Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Federation Square VJ Show 2005 Australia
Melbourne , Australia
2005
The Nonlinear Sculpture City
Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival 2005 , Hualien , Taiwan
2005
Media in “f”
Ewha Womans University , Seoul , Korea
2005
Shrub of flowers
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2004
Taipei Arts Award 2004
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
The Whimsical and the Fantastic
2004
Sashay envision
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
2004
Out of Infinity
Stock 20 in Taichung railway station , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Plastic-91Groupshow
Tainan National College of the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2002
You can use me
Tainan National College of the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2001
Bye! My precious salad days
Kaohsiung Municipal Cultural Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2000
Political Donut
National Kaohsiung Normal University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2000
To Da&Ma
National Kaohsiung Normal University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1999
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars
National Kaohsiung Normal University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1998
Fearless Weaner
National Kaohsiung Normal University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
Exhibition
DELTA: Living Gesture in Asia -IITrans-territory
2011
Exhibition
Derailment
2009
Exhibition
Freeze! 2009 International MedTech Art Show
2009
Other Events
Assistive Technology Art Tools - Experimental projects
2008
Other Events
Creative Doll Design 2008 Workshop
2006-2007
Other Events
Digiark_Digital Arts Creativity and Resource Center
2013
 
Kaohsiung Awards
KMFA
Taiwan
2010
 
National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) Grant of International Culture Exchange "8 Femme" Exhibition
National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF)
Taiwan
2005
 
The Art & Design Elite Scholarship Program 2005
 
Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan
2005
 
National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) Grant of Exhibition "Cyberbeings 2: Install Your Soul"
 
Taiwan
2004
Honorable Mention
Taipei Arts Award 2004
aipei Fine Arts Museum
Taiwan
2001
 
NKNU Arts Award 2001
National Kaohsiung Normal University
Taiwan
2000
 
NKNU Arts Award 2000
National Kaohsiung Normal University
Taiwan
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01 / 10
Political Donuts
The artist gives the fried donuts which are already bitten by her to the audience. The boundaries between people are implying to Taiwan's special border problems through this interaction in the performance. Donuts with vacancies, as a metaphor of “Subject qua void”, and the action of taking a bite is another deprivation. Furthermore, the artist attempts to imply this political situation of Taiwan. Through the installation of this work, we can see the tablecloth, cushion are printed with patte ...
Video Art ,
01 / 10
Insomnia Web
A poetic installation of Hypertext and physical Concrete poetry, and the main symbol and element of this work is “hair”. Dangling cables from the ceiling, hanging bars of black wax, human hair coated ladder, sofa and bed, fabric out of the surrealistic scene. There is a saying “three thousand strands of worry” which hair is also a symbol of the anxiety between sleep and half-awake with insomnia, and the hair puncture out of gauze make the hair-coated bed and sofa too tingling to rest. On one ...
Video Art ,
01 / 10
Art OEM─X’mas
In 1975, former Vice President of Taiwan, Hsieh Tung-Min, had a famous slogan: “Family is Factory,” promoting family subcontractors, which created the Taiwan economic miracle. But the question is: whether “art creation” is itself a productive activity or a consuming behavior?Thus, the author applies for “family subcontracting” as the practice, intending to find the "work value” outside of art to contrast with the artist’s naiveté of “voluntarily deceived" within the field. The author p ...
Video Art ,
01 / 10
Install Your Soul─Cyber Soul Bank
After "Cyberbeings", the seven Cyberbeings are finally on line as ambassadors of "The Cyber Soul Bank". The Cyber Soul Bank sells products similar to "Living Contract" of funeral industry. In Taiwanese folk customs, people will burn Taiwanese funeral paper offerings like paper dolls, paper houses, paper cars and other paper offerings to their deceased relatives or friends so that the deceased can continue use those things in another world. This folk customs become the inspiration when the art ...
Video Art ,
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2005, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2003, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2003, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2006-2013, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2011, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2013, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2011, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2011, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2011, Video Art
Wu Tzu-Ning, 2013, Video Art
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