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Kuo I-Chen
LAST UPDATE : 2019.04.16 / EDITOR : avatintern
32 artworks / 127 exhibition

Through multiple media, including new media, installation, and video, Kuo creates his unique poetic artistic language. He concerns the floating state of human spirit and keeps searching for the disappearing belongingness in the modern environment. In the status of non-existence, he attempts to explore the essence of life. In 2005, Kuo became the youngest artist ever to represent Taiwan in the Venice Biennial. He is the winner of Taipei Art Award in 2005 and the 6th Taishin Arts Award Top 5 Selection in 2008. In 2016, he published picture book “A Babytooth fallen out of the Universe,” and in 2017 he founded STUPIN, an artist studio swapping platform. Significant exhibition experience includes Taipei Biennial, Singapore Biennial, Sydney Biennial, Seoul International Media Art city Biennial, ZKM and other major museums across the world. His works keep inviting to various international exhibitions in recent years.

birth year
1979
Place of Birth
Kaohsiung
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2016
MFA Department of New Media Art
Taipei National University of the Arts
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2017
STUPIN.ORG
TKG+ Projects , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
IT Park
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Manhattan Project
Aki Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Home-Less is More
456Gallery , New York , USA
2013
Behind the Shadow
Aki Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Lightyears
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
What a wonderful WARld, Art Taipei 2011
World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
We are the WARLD
Galerie Grand Siècle , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Mutation
Galerie Grand Siècle , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Immortal on Screen
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2017
AEROBRAKING
Pier-2 Art Centre , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
North by North festival
Anchorage Museum , Anchorage , USA
2016
Open Studio
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art(CFCCA) , Manchester , UK
2016
Declaration / Documentation: Taipei Biennial, 1996-2014
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Taiwan Biennial The Possibility of an Island
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
UNTITLD
POLYMER Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Taiwan Annual
Taipei EXPO Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Macro-Micro-Actions at BCS
Bamboo Curtain Studio , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Video Lounge
Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC) , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Yue Jin Lantern Festival
Yue Jin Lantern , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
Urban-Synesthesia
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
inToAsia: Time-Based Art Festival—Retina of the Unconscious
the sylvia wald + po kim art gallery , New York , USA
2015
Wymiana/Exchange
lokal_30 , Warsaw , Poland
2015
SPECULATIVE DUST
Corner Art Space , Seoul , Korea
2014
Image/Sound Concept and Position
104 Centquarte , Paris , France
2014
inToAsia: TBA Festival
Queens Museum of Art , New York , USA
2014
Photography Performs—The Body as the Archive
Centre photographique d’île-de-France (CPIF) , Paris , France
2014
Forever Now
Federation Square , Melbourne , Australia
2014
Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Cornell University Johnson Mousem of Art , New York , USA
2014
Taiwan Video Salon
Warsaw , Poland
2014
For for for forest
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , New York , USA
2013
New Media Art in Taiwan
Boston University 808 Gallery , Boston , USA
2013
Intersecting Vectors—Experimental Projects from the TFAM Collection
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Trans-allegory –Highlights of New Media Arts from the Museum Collection
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2013
Very Fun Park - Taipei East District Contemporary Art Exhibition
Taipei East District , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Mental-logue/Monster-logue
Soka Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Photographer X Designer
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
Contemporary art at the UB. Sorigue Foundation
University of Barcelona , Barcelona , Spain
2013
True Illusion, Illusory Truth - Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Innovation & Re-creation
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Fundstücke Fragment - sign - symbol
E105 Gallery , Berlin , Germany
2012
Remaking Memories
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Crush on EMU
MOCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Melting Point
Gallery YUKI-SIS , Tokyo , Japan
2012
Ambiguous Being - Video works of artists based in the metropolis of Berlin, Taipei and Tel Aviv
tamtam ART , Berlin , Germany
2012
Ambiguous Being - Video works of artists based in the metropolis of Berlin, Taipei and Tel Aviv
Houg-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Ambiguous Being - Video works of artists based in the metropolis of Berlin, Taipei and Tel Aviv
Kav 16- Community Gallery for Contemporary Art , Tel Aviv , Israel
2012
Eyes on the south - Contemporary Art hot thought symptoms
Da-Dong Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
Young Art Taipei
Sheraton Taipei Hotel , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
2012 Arts show Busan
Bexco , Busan , Taiwan
2012
What a Wonderful World
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art , Hiroshima , Japan
2012
Pisces artist Exhibition
Galerie Pierre Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Transjourney - 2012 Future Media Festival
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Vertical
OTA Fine Arts Gallery , Tokyo , Japan
2011
Encounter
Aki Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Hypnosis
TIVAC , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Art HK
Hong Kong
2011
Hypnosis
Other Gallery , Beijing , China
2011
OKINAWA /TAIWAN
Maki Fine Art , Tokyo , Japan
2011
Wh So Serious?!
Tunghai University , Taichung , Taiwan
2011
Post-lighting Era
STOCK20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2011
Scanning the Daily Lives - Highlights of New Media Arts from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Collection
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2010
Survey Line - Valen Hsu X I-Chen Kuo
URS127 , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Photo Taipei
Sunworld Dynasty Hotel , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Young Art Taipei
Sunworld Dynasty Hotel , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Jump Tone - Symphony of Art and Technology
Yuan Ze University , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2010
Post – adolescence
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei, Taichung , Taiwan
2010
11th edition of Asian Festival de Cinéma
les studios cinema , Tours , France
2010
The Contemporary Art of Taiwan
Gyeongnam Art Museum , Changwon , Korea
2010
TCAC Opening Exhibition
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
The Tradition of the New
SAKSHI Gallery , Bombay , India
2009
Digital Art Festival Taipei 2009
MOCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Nuit Blanche: an all night contemporary art event
Metro Supermarket , Toronto , Canada
2009
The Epic in the Everyday: Contemporary Video Art from Taiwan
PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli , Napoli , Italy
2009
Darwin NOW
National Taiwan University , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Headline: Two-Person Exhibition By KUO I-Chen and Kijong Zin
Galerie Grand Siècle , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Young Art Taipei
Sunworld Dynasty Hotel , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Photo Taipei
The Westin Taipei Hotel , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Art HK
Hong Kong
2008
AutoStadt ZeitHaus museum
Wolfsburg , Germany
2008
SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Seoul International Media Art Biennale
Seoul Museum of Art , Seoul , Korea
2008
Trash?
In art space , Tainan , Taiwan
2008
The 6th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition
MOCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
The 16th Biennale of Sydney: REVOLUTIONS-FORMSTHAT TURN
Sydney , Australia
2008
Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum , Adelaide , Australia
2008
SECOND VISION
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Pulse Miami Contemporary Art Fair
Miami , USA
2008
Art HK
Hong Kong
2008
Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
LOOP-Video Art Fair 2008
Barcelona , Spain
2008
Blue Dot Asia2008: Illusion Theater
Seoul Arts Center , Seoul , Korea
2008
Scope Urban Nomad Project
Miami , USA
2007
20th century (on Video)_project
Trianon cinema , Athens , Greece
2007
Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves
ZKM Center for Art and Media , Karlsruhe , Germany
2007
Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
Shanghai Exhibition Center , Shanghai , China
2007
Scope Art Fair: Urban Nomad Film Fest
Basel , Switzerland
2007
Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
DiVA NY 2007 | Special Projects: Taiwan New Media Art
Allison Residence , New York , USA
2006
Optica2006: the Gijon International Festival of Video Art
Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto , Gijon , Spain
2006
hyperlink
Stock20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Please Love Me
Walker's Point Center for the Arts , Milwaukee , USA
2006
Singapore Biennale: Belief
City Hall Singapore
2006
Taipei/Taipei: Views and Points
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
New Acquisition
Ota Fine Arts Gallery , Tokyo , Japan
2006
5 Chinois - Emoi, Emoi, Emoi...!!
Open Space Gallery France
2006
after dark
Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Asian Contemporary Art Week: Fast Futures-Asian Video Art
Asia Society , New York , USA
2006
Very Video 100
VT Art Salon , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
5th Macao International Video Art Cycle MINIATURE: Video Arts from Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China
Macao , China
2006
DiVA Digital & Video Art Fair
Miami, New York , USA
2006
Art Taipei
Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
2005 Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
New Taiwanese-digital witnesses
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
PILOT2: Internation Art Forum
London , UK
2005
Taipei Croquis single channel video works from TAIWAN
Yokohama , Japan
2005
51th Venice Biennal
Taiwan Pavilion , Prigioni, Venice , Italy
2005
Shanghai Youth Biennale: Vision Express International
MingYuan Center Art , Shanghai , China
2005
DiVA Digital & Video Art Fair
Cologne , Germany
2004
Taipei Biennial: Do You Believe in Reality?
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
CO2 Taiwan Vanguard Document Exhibition
Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Pier-2 Art Center
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
STUPIN Artist Studio Residency Platform
Porto , Portugal
2016
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
Manchester , UK
2014
Centre International d’accueil et d’échange des Récollets
Paris , France
2013
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
New York , USA
2012
Point-B
New York , USA
2017
 
Feng Zikai Children's Picture Book Award
 
Taiwan
2012
 
Outstanding alumni of Taipei National University of the Arts
Taipei National University of the Arts
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
 
ACC Asian Cultural Council Taiwan Award
ACC Asian Cultural Council
Taiwan
2012
 
Busan Asia Artist Award
 
Busan , Korea
2009
 
Taipei Digital Art Award
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Top 5 Selection
The 6th Taishin Arts Award
Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
Taiwan
2005
Grand Prize
Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2005
 
S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award
S-An Cultural Foundation (SANCF)
Taiwan
2005
 
Hsing-Tian-Kong Fellowship for Outstanding Students
 
Taiwan
TAGS
SELECTED ARTWORKS
Video Installation
Dimensions Variable
01 / 10
Mind Map
New Media Art ,
Black and White with sound , Single-channel video ,
7'30"
Black and White with sound , Single-channel video ,
7'30"
01 / 10
Lose Contact
I hold my breath A flâneur in an amorphous town Gently, lighter than air, I lift my body It is doomed I fly away, yet never does my fate so tied to the ground The contact is my raison d’etre I reach for it I reach for it… I lost contact.
New Media Art ,
Video Installation
Dimensions Variable
Video Installation
Dimensions Variable
01 / 10
Beyond the Liminal Zone
New Media Art ,
color with sound , Single-channel video ,
36'20"
color with sound , Single-channel video ,
36'20"
01 / 10
Lose Contact (night)
Why, are the stars above the sky so crowded like our world? Why, are the people in our world, so distant like the stars above the sky? (A poem by LUO Ching)
New Media Art ,
Kuo I-Chen, 2007, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2007, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2007, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2007, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2008-2009, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2010, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2010, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2010, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2010, New Media Art
Kuo I-Chen, 2011, New Media Art
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