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LAST UPDATE : 2019.01.26 / 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
MA Graduate School of Performing Arts
National Taiwan University of Arts
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2016
Encounter Project: The Exhibition of Our Own
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Where The Body Is/ Was
1012 Gallery , Brussels , Belgium
2015
Everything Dances in its Right Place
7.5 Club , Paris , France
2018
Serendipity Arts Festival
Goa , India
2018
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
Sydney , Australia
2018
Camping
Centre National de la Danse , Paris , France
2018
M+ Live Art: Audience as Performer
M+ Museum Hong Kong
2018
Jeune Creation ( performance program Corps et Artivisme)
Beaux arts de Paris , Paris , France
2018
Do Disturb Festival
Palais de Tokyo , Paris , France
2018
Festival Cabaret of Curiosities 2018 of Le Phénix
Valenciennes , France
2017
Air Plant
Yo-Chang Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
ArtTrend International Performance Art Festival
Tainan , Taiwan
2017
There After Here: Performing a Verb
Vernacular Institute , Mexico City , Mexico
2017
Off Site - Istanbul
PASAJ Studio , Istanbul , Turkey
2017
ANTI Contemporary Art Festival
Kuopio , Finland
2017
Arena
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Draw to Perform
Brighton , UK
2016
Taipei Biennial
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
DanzInc Festival
Singapore
2016
Mafinesta Biennial 11
Cabaret de Künstler-Zunfthaus Voltaire , Zurich , Switzerland
2016
Rapid Palse International Performance Art Festival
Chicago , USA
2016
Being in Asia- Body Performance in Contemporary Theatre
Rockbund Art Museum , Shanghai , China
2016
Contemporary Art Weekend
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation , Arles , France
2016
Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Festival
Toronto , Canada
2015
frasq #7 Performance Art Festival
Paris , France
2015
Passage Pas Sage Festival
Paris , France
2015
Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival
Chicago , USA
2015
Month of Performance Art-Berlin
Berlin , Germany
2015
Draw to Perform International symposium
London , UK
2015
Buzzcut Festival
Glasgow , UK
2013
Liegen – Sitzen – Stehen – Gehen – Springen – Fliegen/Fallen Was Menschen tun – und wie
Künstlerforum Bonn , Bonn , Germany
2014
Instant Performance Art Festival #2
Instant 42 , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
ARTPOTHEEK
Sign 6 Space , Brussels , Belgium
2014
Month of Performance Art-Berlin
Ding Dong Dom , Berlin , Germany
2014
Artist at TAV
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
ARTPOTHEKE
Sign6 , Brussels , Belgium
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 Festival Taipei.
International Puppet Performance Festival Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
All That's Left To Happen Is Some Deaths (My Own Included)
MadL Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Everything in Evening
AAT Apartment , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
The Cité Internationale des Arts-Paris
Paris , France
2018
Exhibition
If On A Winter's Night An Employee
Yokohama , Japan
2017
Exhibition
ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance)
Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Exhibition
The Oral Movement: Musée de la Danse in Taipei I
Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Exhibition
New Idea Theatre Festival – What A Fandom: JAPAN
Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Exhibition
HuaShan Living & Arts Festival – NG Theatre: Work-in-Progress Exhibition
Taipei , Taiwan
2013-12
Exhibition
HuaShan Living & Arts Festival - When They Howl by Plays: the Playwright Platform for Generation Next
Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Exhibition
24H IN TAIPEI: New Wave Theatre Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Exhibition
FABLE TO BE, OR NOT TO BE: a solo performance gala
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Nominated
The 7th Taishin Arts Award
 
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01 / 10
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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01 / 10
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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