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Michael LIN
LAST UPDATE : 2015.12.20 / EDITOR : installation
14 artworks / 127 exhibition

Michael LIN is internationally known for his painted walls and floors with amplified traditional floral motifs inspired by traditional textiles from various cultures. His practice is characterized by embellishment and visual exuberance, and his site-specific works seek to create transformations within the space in which he works. Viewer interaction is an important component in his works, which “efficiently demonstrated a major precept of contemporary art in our time: art is not simply something to be looked at, it is to be experienced in real time, often through tangible means,” as described by Pauline Yao, curator of Hong Kong’s M+ Museum. To Lin, “Exhibition” is the “medium” of his work. While rationally exploring the exhibition as a cultural event, his works also reveal a rich poetic quality. His large-scale installations explore painting, design, ornamentation, and culture through an interaction with architecture. The appropriation of everyday objects and patterns all derives from his personal environment and allows him to go beyond the beautiful and the sublime. His installations are environments or aesthetic slices of life that invite the viewer to share the space of art and architecture in socially contemplative ways.

birth year
1964
Place of Birth
Tokyo
Japan
Place of Residence
Brussels
Belgium
Taipei
Taiwan
hanghai
China
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2015
 
High Museum of Art , Atlanta , USA
2015
 
SCAD Museum of Art , Savannah , USA
2013
 
Tang Contemporary Art Center , Beijing , China
2013
 
ESLITE GALLERY PROJECT ONE, eslite spectrum Hong Kong Causeway Bay Store , Hong Kong , China
2012
 
ESLITE GALLERY , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
 
Peabody Essex Museum , Salem , USA
2012
 
Rockbund Art Museum , Shanghai , China
2012
 
Leo Xu Projects , Shanghai , China
2011
 
Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain 2011 Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan 2011 Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain 2010 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy 2010 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2009 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan 2009 Artium, Fukuoka, Japan , Vigo , Spain
2011
 
Towada Art Center , Towada , Japan
2011
 
Nogueras Blanchard, , Barcelona , Spain
2010
 
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, , Prato , Italy
2010
 
Vancouver Art Gallery , Vancouver , Canada
2009
 
ESLITE GALLERY , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
 
Artium , Fukuoka , Japan
2008
 
Shanghai Gallery of Art , Shanghai , China
2007
 
Nogueras Blanchard , Barcelona , Spain
2007
 
O.K. Centrum , Linz , Austria
2006
 
ESLITE GALLERY , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
 
Kunsthalle Wien , Vienna , Austria
2005
 
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu , Hawaii , USA
2005
 
Nogueras Blanchard , Barcelona , Spain
2004
 
ESLITE GALLERY , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
 
Asian Art Museum , San Francisco , USA
2004
 
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis , St. Louis , USA
2004
 
PS1 Contemporary Art Center , Long Island City , USA
2003
 
Palais de Tokyo, Site de Creation Contemporaine , Paris , France
2003
 
Moroso Showroom , Milan , Italy
2003
 
Galerie Urs Meile , Luzern , Switzerland
2002
 
Galerie Tanit , Munich , Germany
2002
 
City Hall , The Hague , he Netherlands
2002
 
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot , Paris , France
2002
 
Palais de Tokyo, Site de Creation Contemporaine , Paris , France
1999
 
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
 
Dimensions Endowment of Art , Taipei , Taiwan
1996
 
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
1994
 
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
The Testimony of Food: Ideas and Food
aipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Post Pop: East Meets West
Saatchi Gallery , London , UK
2014
Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary
ESLITE GALLERY , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Topophilia
BANK , Shanghai , China
2014
Silence: the 1990s
Galerie Balice Hertling , Paris , France
2014
The Making of a Museum
Aurora Museum , Shanghai , China
2014
M Home: Living in Space RedStar Macalline Art Project
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art , Beijing , China
2013
Reading
Leo Xu Projects , Shanghai , China
2013
Cross Strait Relations
Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Gallery , New York , USA
2013
California Pacific Triennial
Orange County Museum of Arts , Newport Beach , USA
2013
If You Were to Live Here
5th Auckland Triennia , Auckland , New Zealand
2013
Rolling! Visual Art in Taiwan
Seoul Art Museum , Seoul , South Korea
2012
Time Games: Contemporary Appropriations of the Past
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia
nstitute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of Arts Singapore
2011
Open House,” 3rd Singapore Biennial
3rd Singapore Biennial Singapore
2011
The Couple Show!
Shanghai Gallery of Art , Shanghai , China
2010
The Burden of Representation: Abstraction in Asia Today
Osage Gallery , Hong Kong , China
2010
Atelier Michael Lin
Centre Pompidou Metz , Metz , France
2010
Memories of the Future
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art , Seoul , South Korea
2010
Popping Up: Revisiting the Relationship between 2D and 3D
Hong Kong Arts Center , Hong Kong , China
2010
Mixed Bathing World
Beppu Contemporary Art Festival , Beppu , Japan
2009
The Tree
James Cohan Gallery , Shanghai , China
2009
The Spectacle of the Everyday
10th Biennale de Lyon , Lyon , France
2009
LIVE and LET LIVE: Creators of Tomorrow
4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale , Fukuoka , Japan
2008
The Two-Person Exhibition by Michael Lin and Heidi Voet
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Home: 2008 Taiwan Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Super Fengshui
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art , Beijing , China
2008
Madrid Abierto(in collaboration with Alicia Framis)
Madrid , Spain
2008
Chanel Mobile Art
Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York , China, , Japan, USA
2008
Inaugural Exhibition
Towada Art Center , Towada , Japan
2008
Far West
Arnolfini , Bristol , UK
2008
Artificial Nature
Museum of Contemporary Art , Shanghai , China
2007
SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE: Recombining the DNA of Art and Design
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo , Tokyo , Japan
2007
Schaurausch: Art in 50 Shop Windows
O.K. Centrum , Linz , Austria
2007
Through the ‘Painting, Special Projects
2nd Moscow Biennale , Moscow , Russia
2007
Jardins Publics
Edinburgh International Festival , Edinburgh , UK
2006
Once Upon A Time…Contemporary Fairytale
ARCOS Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio , Benevento , Italy
2006
New Space
Pinchuk Art Centre , Kyiv , Ukraine
2006
Surplus Value
Tang Contemporary Art Center , Beijing , China
2006
Parcour de Saint German
Café de Flore , Paris , France
2006
Notre Histoire
Palais de Tokyo, Site de Creation Contemporaine , Paris , France
2006
Asian Contemporary Art in Print
Asia Society , New York , USA
2005
The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia
Mori Art Museum , Tokyo , Japan
2005
About Beauty
Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Berlin , Germany
2005
Montpellier / Chine: MC1 Biennale International
The First International Biennial ofContemporary Chinese Art Montpellier-China , Montpellier , France
2005
Well Done—The Art of Design World
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Expériencede la Durée
8th Biennale de Lyon , Lyon , France
2005
Beyond: An Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization
2nd Guangzhou Triennial , Guangzhou , China
2005
Joy,” Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’art contemporain
Luxembourg , Luxembourg
2004
The Encounters in the 21st Century: Polyphony—Emerging Resonances
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art , Kanazawa , Japan
2004
Odyssey(s)
Shanghai Gallery of Art , Shanghai , China
2004
Floral Habitat
Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery , Suffolk , UK
2003
Flower Power / Lille 2004
Palais des Beaux Art , Lille , France
2003
The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of ‘Post-Planning, The 5th Shenzhen International Public Art Exhibition
He Xiangning Art Museum , Shenzhen , China
2003
Tiger’s Eye
Proud Gallery , London , UK
2003
Painting 4
Rose Art Museum , Waltham , USA
2003
Crossed
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona , Barcelona , Spain
2003
Art Unlimited
Art Basel , Basel , Switzerland
2003
Subversion and Poetry: Contemporary Chinese Art
Culturgest , Lisbon , Portugal
2003
Bibliotherapy (with Rémy Markowitsch)
Kunstmuseum Luzern , Luzern , Switzerland
2002
Urgent Painting
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris , Paris , France
2002
Asianvibe—Contemporary Asian Art
Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello , Castellon , Spain
2002
P_A_U_S_E: The 4th Gwangju Biennial
Gwangju Biennial Hall , Gwangju , South Korea
2002
Synthetic
Galerie Zürcher , Paris , France
2002
How Big Is The World?
O.K. Centrum , Linz , Austria
2002
The 4th Asia PacificTriennial of Contemporary Art
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art , Brisbane , Australia
2002
International 2002
Liverpool Biennial , Liverpool , UK
2002
The Gravity of the Immaterial
Total Museum of Contemporary Art , Seoul , Korea
2001
The Gravity of the Immaterial
Museum of Contemporary Art & Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei & Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2001
The Plateau of Humankind: 49th Venice Biennial
Taiwan Pavilion , Venice , Italy
2001
7th Istanbul Biennial: Egofugal: Fugue from Ego for the Next Emergence
Istanbul , Turkey
2001
ARS 01
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma , Helsinki , Finland
2001
Casino 2001
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Ghent , Ghent , Belgium
2001
Bibliotherapy (with Remy Markowitsch)
Villa Merkel , Esslingen , Germany
2000
2000 Taipei Biennial: The Sky is the Limit
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
Sister Spaces
Southern Exposure , San Francisco , USA
2000
Very Fun Park: Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Hong Kong Art Center , Hong Kong , China
2000
Festival of Vision: Hong Kong—Berlin
Tamar Site , Hong Kong , China
1999
Visions of Pluralism: Contemporary Art in Taiwan 1988-1999
National Art Museum of China , Beijing , China
1999
Magnetic Writing / Marching Ideas, Works on Paper
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 1999
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum , Fukuoka , Japan
1999
KHOJ 1999
KHOJ International Artists’ Association , Modinagar , India
1998
Tu Pales / J’Ecoute
Taipei Fine Arts Museum & La Ferme du Buisson , Taipei & Paris , Taiwan & France
1998
Back from Home
Bamboo Curtain Studio , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
IT Park Group Exhibition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1997
Allegory and Simulacra
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
1996
Perimeter 4
Gallery 456 , New York , USA
1995
Transitional Site
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
1994
Post Martial Law: Conceptual Mobilisation
Gate Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1994
Art & Text
National Taiwan Normal University , Taipei , Taiwan
1994
The Indescribable Unknown / The IT Park Fund Raising Exhibition
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
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Emulsion,plank,
900 x 500 cm
01 / 10
House
Installation view at Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
Installation Art ,
Emulsion,plank,
3200 x 1600 cm
01 / 10
TFAM 08.09.2000-07.01.2001
Installation view in “2000 Taipei Biennial: The Sky is the Limit,” Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Installation Art ,
Emulsion,plank,
1345 x 735 x 40 cm
01 / 10
PRIGIONI 10.06-04.11.2001
Installation view in “The Plateau of Humankind: 49th Venice Biennial,” Taiwan Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Installation Art ,
Emulsion,plank,
5000 x 2500 cm
01 / 10
ATRIUM STADHUIS DEN HAAG 12.07-08.09.2002
nstallation view at City Hall, The Hague, The Netherlands
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