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LAST UPDATE : 2017.05.19 / EDITOR : avatintern
6 artworks / 9 exhibition

Born in1984, River Lin is an independent curator and artist working across the fields of performing and visual arts. Out of artistic boundary as strategy, River’s work includes site-specific performance, theatre, dance, and installation making. River concerns culture differences between generations, the contemporary psychological state, and the performative body in ritual process.

River now works and lives in Taipei, Taiwan and persistently makes art by curating and performance making. River is the board member of Performing Arts Alliance (PAA).

birth year
1984
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
education
BFA Department of the fine Arts
National Taiwan University
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2014
Artist at TAV
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
ARTPOTHEKE
Sign6 , Brussels , Hungary
2014
Month of Performance Art- Berlin
Art- Berlin , Berlin , Germany
2014
Now Is Here: Treasure Hill Lantern Festival
Treasure Hill Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
HuaShan Living & Arts Festival : Arts Exhibition
HuaShan1914 Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
CLOSE TO YOU
International Puppet Performance Festival Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
All That's Left To Happen Is Some Deaths (My Own Included)
madL Alternative Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Apartment Performance Festival
AAT Apartment , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Exhibition
New Idea Theatre Festival – What A Fandom: JAPAN
Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Exhibition
HuaShan Living & Arts Festival – NG Theatre Exhibition, When They Howl By Plays, whArts App Party Party
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Exhibition
HuaShan Living & Arts Festival - When They Howl By Plays
Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Exhibition
New Wave Experimental Theatre Festival - 24H
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Exhibition
Fable to Be, or Not to Be
Taipei , Taiwan
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Blue Sunbath
The painting performance Blue Sunbath is based on the site-specific installation Seasonal Depression, a work dedicated to people who suffered from Winter Blues. River Lin takes Blue Sunbath as remaking and transformation of the Seasonal Depression by destroying the work. The situation is that a patient who created the false beach returning to the scene to play a game. He invited people painting the sand blue by throwing blue paintings on his body. When finished, the performance ...
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River Walk
As a working progress of movement research, River Walk discourses the way of “walking”: how the body is moved in the space with the pace and trail during the gesture and kinetic conversion (transformation) resembling the river, which forms a performing painting. River Walk was first performed in the Month of Performance Art -Berlin in 2014 and at ARTPOTHEKE in Brussels in 2014.
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Seasonal Depression
This is a site-specific artwork made for Treasure Hill Artist Viallge. The title ‘Seasonal Depression’ comes from the medical term ’Seasonal Affective Disorder’, a illness referred to being physically and mentally suffered from winter, and this work is dedicated to the patients. The concern of making time and space specific brings the idea to River Lin: to build a beach in the space. In winter, there is a beach which make people feel mentally being in summer. In the meantime, pe ...
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Dionysus’ Hangover
Dionysus' Hangover was made for CLOSE TO YOU International Puppet Festival Taipei 2012, curated by Shih Pei-yu, taking place at non-theatrical spaces for presenting experimental puppet performance and object theatre. In Dionysus' Hangover, River Lin hosts the last dinner for audience, playing Dionysus-the god of wine in Greek mythology, with a bottle of wine as his penis as well as the mouth, tearing bread just likeJesus did. At the end of performance, Dionysus takes off his dress (ski ...
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