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Yeh Tzu-Chi
LAST UPDATE : 2019.01.25 / EDITOR : avatintern
11 artworks / 59 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
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Tainan
Taiwan
career
Resigned
ArTrend Performance Group Principal
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2018
In Love with Poetry III
Painthouse , Tainan , Taiwan
2018
Kunst der Begegnung 7
Basel , Switzerland
2018
Kunst der Begegnung 7
Hannover, Hildesheim, Burgbrohl, Cologne, Essen , Germany
2017
Multiversity: ArTrend International Performance Art Festival
Tainan , Taiwan
2017
Open International Performance Art Festival
Beijing , China
2017
Chinese Women Artists Video Art Festival
Mexico
2017
In Situ
Guanajuato , Mexico
2017
Performancear O Morir
Norogachi , Mexico
2016
Communication and Coexistence: International Contemporary Art Exhibition
Changjiang Contemporary Art Museum , Chongqing , China
2016
International Art Action Mapping
Pulsar, Residency Unlimited , New York , USA
2016
Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance
Quebec , Canada
2015
INWARD GAZES
Old Law House , Macau , China
2015
Future of Imagination
Golden Mile Tower Singapore
2015
Undisclosed Territories International Performance Art Event
Solo , Indonesia
2014
Action China International Art Festival
Lin Zou, An Yang , China
2014
Mind & Sea International Performance Art Festival
Tainan , Taiwan
2014
EXO LAB #1 “Voyage”
Toulouse , France
2013
Making Space, Body as Woman
Singapore
2013
Incheon Art Club: Platform Festival & Open Studio
Incheon Art Club , Incheon , South Korea
2013
My Land Staglinec Koprivnica
Staglinec , Croatia
2013
Azijski Performans
Galerija Koprivnica , Croatia
2013
Exhibition of the IAP Artists-in-Residence 2012
Incheon , South Korea
2012
Pan Asia Performance Art Network Seoul
Seoul , South Korea
2012
Love & Pain: China Live Art
Beijing , China
2012
Happiness, Now, and Here: Taehwa-river Eco Art Festival
Ulsan , South Korea
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
2011
Artist Fair
Taipei, Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
Womanhouse
WAA , Taipei , Taiwan
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, Taitung, 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
2008
Contemporary Women’s Art: Environments & Identities
Taichung , Taiwan
2007
Taipei International Performance Art Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Interakcje International Art Festival
Piotrkow Trybunalski, Beilsko-Biala , Poland
2007
La-bas International Performance Festival
Helsinki , Finland
2006
Mobius International Festival of Performance Art
Boston , USA
2006
Bring Your Art Work to Travel
Nan-hai Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Philippine International Performance Art Festival
Manila , Philippine
2005
Making Relationships: Taiwan China Contemporary Performance Art
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum , Taipei, Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2005
Behavior.8H.Trade, Art Taipei 2005
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Taiwan Asia Performance Art Meeting
Taitung, Kaohsiung, Tainan , Taiwan
2004
OPEN Performance Art Festival
Beijing , China
2004
Taiwan International Performance Art Festival
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2003
Asia-Central Europe Performance Art Meeting
Poland
2003
Asia-Central Europe Performance Art Meeting
Hungary
2003
Asia-Central Europe Performance Art Meeting
Slovakia
2003
Taipei International Performance Art Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Nippon International Performance Art Festival
Tokyo, Aichi, Kyoto, Nagano , Japan
2012
Incheon Art Platform
Incheon , South Korea
2011
Organhaus Art Space
Chongqing , China
2005
Exhibition
Installation Documenta of 2004 Taiwan Asia Performance Art Meeting
Kaohsiung, Tainan, Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
The Ego Consciousness of Contemporary Art
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2016
Book
Catalogue of Mind & Sea: ArTrend International Performance Art Festival
Tainan: ArTrend Performance Group
2013
Book
Catalogue of A(rt) Nest of Nuts Group Performance
Tainan: ArTrend Performance Group
2010
Book
Catalogue of ON THE WAY International Performance Art Meeting
Tainan: ArTrend Performance Group
2005
Book
Catalogue of 2004 Taiwan Asia Performance Art Meeting
Tainan: ArTrend Performance Group
2004
Article
Travel for Performance: from Taiwan, Japan, to Europe
ArTop
No. 21
 
2002
Article
Getting Acquainted with Performance Art
ArTop
No. 18
 
2002
Article
Feeling the Voice Body/Body Voice on the Stage
ArTop
No. 15
 
2000
Article
When Fish Got Feet and Wings
ArTop
No. 7
 
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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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01 / 10
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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01 / 10
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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