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Yeh Tzu-Chi
LAST UPDATE : 2017.05.19 / EDITOR : avatintern
11 artworks / 36 exhibition

Born in 1961, Yeh Tzu-Chi grew up in Taipei and moved to Tainan in 1987. With master degree of western literature, she had once been an editor of a literary magazine, a full time English lecturer in college, as well as a freelance translator and writer. When preparing to write and direct a small-scaled theatrical piece in 1999, she came across performance art by reading and got a brand new perspective of it. She started her performance art career since 2002 when she joined a performance art workshop by Seiji Shimoda. Since then, she has joined quite a few live performance festivals in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Philippine, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Finland, Israel, Croatia, and United States. She founded ArTrend Performance Group in 2003, and has organized some local or international performance art events, including 2004 Taiwan Asia Performance Art Meeting, On The Way: 2009 ArTrend International Performance Art Meeting, and A(rt) Nest of Nuts Group Performance, for each of which she has published the afterward documentary catalogues.

birth year
1961
Place of Birth
Place of Residence
Tainan
Taiwan
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2013
My Land Staglinec Koprivnica
Croatia
2012
Pan Asia Performance Art Network Seoul
South Korea
2012
Love & Pain China Live Art Beijing
China
2012
In & Out of Heaven Hang Zou
China
2011
Opening of 100 Gender Photographs Exhibition
Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Bu Ding Shih: Indefinite Form Performance Event
Chong Qing , China
2010
A(rt) Nest of Nuts Performance Event
Tainan , Taiwan
2010
Undisclosed Territories International Performance Art Event Solo
Indonesia
2009
On the Way: ArTrend International Performance Art Meeting
Kaohsiung, Taidung, Tainan, Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Open International Performance Art Festival
Beijing , China
2009
Beyond Pressure International Performance Art Event
Yangon , Myanmar
2008
Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival
Bangkok , Thailand
2008
ZAZ International Performance Art Festival Tel Aviv
Jerusalem, Mitzpeh Ramon , Israel
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01 / 10
Rhino
Zoo is a prison to animals. Only crawling nakedly with the rhino can I show my sympathy, sorry, and sense of guilt to the animals in zoo.
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Hands Up
It’s a public art. The will and execution of the audience become the major part of this performance. It’s like smearing the mouth with blood and swearing fidelity to a certain group. At first, one feels the sense of belonging and safety, or even the high spirit to join some kind of revolution. But in the end, one cannot but suffer from loss of freedom. Perhaps all the movements in the history are like that.
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Wind Sonata
It’s a performance by Nature: wind, dry leaves, sunlight, time, and earth. It’s not only a sonata but also a sculpture by Nature. How beautiful the Nature is! Yet, I also come across another Nature. After lying in the leaves for a long time, I couldn’t stand up right away because I was dizzy, numb, and afraid of light, which reminds me those who were buried under rubbles, mud, or fallen buildings… It’s the terrible Nature. How fragile life is. In Nature, it’s easy to live, and to die.
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Meditation on Red
In an old tea house where people try to keep an old style of living, I quietly play with red yarn in my hands and walk along the classic winding passageway like a spirit and a poem.
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Yeh Tzu-Chi, 2011, Performance Art
Yeh Tzu-Chi, 2010, Performance Art
Yeh Tzu-Chi, 2008, Performance Art
Yeh Tzu-Chi, 2006, Performance Art
Yeh Tzu-Chi, 2004, Performance Art
Yeh Tzu-Chi, 2003, Performance Art
Yeh Tzu-Chi, 2003, Performance Art
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