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PAN Ping-Yu
LAST UPDATE : 2021.06.23 / EDITOR : avatintern
19 artworks / 79 exhibition / 0 essays

The artworks by Taiwanese artist Ping-Yu Pan primarily revolve around the relationship between myths and contemporary life. The artist believes that the collective myths created by human beings are in fact the images composed of superimposed individual life stories. The archetype of these collective myths has been demonstrating a formal evolution that proceeds by a series of nuances, which calls for our awareness of the fundamental issues that the humanity faced. Such an evolving form is exactly the structure of the collective myths. Previous discourses on the myths mainly put universal interpretations on their archetype and emphasized the archetype’s reproduction. Pan, in contrast, argues that we can comprehend the meaning of the mythical structure only by capturing the nuances of its dynamics. The mythical structure connotes that the structure of the archetype has transcended the formal confines through its evolution proceeding by a series of nuances, and therefore become a creative, dynamic structure as a whole. The formal evolution requires the creative participation and deduction of life to transcend the limitations of the archetype. Transcending the archetype (or transcending the paradigm) represents a hero’s odyssey. The myths inspired us by showing how to transcend the confines of life, reality, or paradigm, allowing us to be ourselves, that is, to be our own heroes. In other words, the mythical structure refers to finding our own archetypes and transcending them.

Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
1998
MFA Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts
Tainan National College of the Arts (former National Tainan University of the arts), Taiwan
1995
BFA Department of the Fine Art
National Institute of the Arts (former TNUA), Taipei, Taiwan
experience
2003
Present Position
Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts Assistant Professor
2005-2013
Resigned
Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts Lecturer
2004-2005
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Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts Adjunct Lecturer
2003-2005
Resigned
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts Curator
2002
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Development Department, National Culture and Arts Foundation Project Coordinator
2002-2003
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the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Teacher
1999-2001
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Department of Fine Art, National Institute of the Arts, Taipei Teaching Assistant
1998-1999
Resigned
ART CHINA Magazine, Taipei Journalist
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2017
Family Recipes Ⅰ
Building B, Customs Wharf/Tamsui Historical Museums , New Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Family Recipes: Dumplings and Beef Noodle Soup
Chi Chin Studio , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2013
The Tree of life: The Roots of Myth
Tamsui Art Gallery/Tamsui Historical Museums , New Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Inquiries
NHCUE Art Space , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2009
Eternal Nature
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Healing with Myth: Stars, Mermaid and Her Seashells
Library & Art Center, National Yang Ming University , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Shells
402 Gallery , New York , USA
2001
Solo Exhibition
Vermont Studio Center Gallery , Vermont , USA
1997
Solo Exhibition
Tamsui Art and Culture Center , New Taipei , Taiwan
1996
Solo Exhibition
American Cultural Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Migration: In Search of Re-habitat and Material Memory
Taitung Art Museum , Taitung , Taiwan
2017
REWOVEN: Innovative Fiber Art
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College , New York , USA
2016
Clues: Art by Textural Combination
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2016
Traces & Clues, Material Language-Fiber
Juming Museum , New Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Creative Report
OCI Museum of Art , Seoul , Korea
2014
Ecolution of Taiwan Fiber Art
Craft Culture Center, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute , Nantou , Taiwan
2013
Horizon Realm: Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Tenri Cultural Institute in N.Y.C, Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Gallery, Jackson State University , New York, Mississippi , USA
2013
“What’s ahead?” Contemporary Sculpture of Taiwan in Post-Expansion Era, Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2013
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
When Knowledge Become Attitude
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
She views herself: Emerge Women artists and the self-Portrait
galerie satar , Paris , France
2011
Haiku-Sculpture International Exhibition for Art Universities
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Asia Art Fairnale
Haslla Art World Museum Korea
2010
Going Greening: New Environmental Art From Taiwan
Queens Botanical Garden, Schuykill Center for Environmental Education and Asian Art Initiative, Accident Gallery, University of North Carolina at Pembroke A & D Gallery , New York, Philadelphia, CA, NC , USA
2010
Taiwan International Cultural Creative Industry Expo
Taipei World Trade Center Nang Kang Exhibition Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
“Very Fun Park” Eastern Taipei Contemporary Art Exhibition
Fubon Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Dream in a Secret Garden
Taipei Cultural Center , TNew York , USA
2009
10 Years in Jiang-Hu:Alumni of 1998
Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts/Pierre Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Sweeties-Celebrating 20 years of IT Park
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Exchange and Interpreting: Group Exhibition for Fiber Arts
Taichung County Cultural Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Collaboration-Anticipating the Art of Future
Kuandu Museum of Fine Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
|+|=■, Fiber Art Exhibition
Hualien Creative Cultural Park
 , Hualien , Taiwan
2008
Pillow Project
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Frolic: Humor & Mischief in New Taiwanese Art Ⅱ
Tenri Cultural Center , New York , USA
2007
The Exhibition of Haiku Sculpture- Four Seasons
Okinawa University of the Fine Arts, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts , Okinawa , Japan
2007
Dare to Art-The Genealogy of TNUA Fine Arts College
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Fun together with arts
Pierre Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
Play with Flowers
Moon Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
Art bag-17th Anniversary curating show
Pierre Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Wandering in the Blooming Vernicia, Tung Blossom of Hakka Festival
Taiwan
2005
The 4th Artist Fair
Chinese Cultural and Movie Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
dimensions variable, site fixed
Gallery in Cambridge Arts Council , MA , USA
2005
Shells and Skin
Galerie Art-tension , Bourges , France
2005
Kuandu Extravaganza- Exhibition of Modern Art in Taiwan
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Mogu, Mogu, 17th Exhibition of ‘Feast of mind, Buffet of art’ Series
Fubon Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Hua-Shan Round Table: The 3rd Artist Fair
Hua-Shan Cultural and Creative Industry Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Discourses on Love in the Era of SARS
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Installation Show of Fiber Art, Asia-Pacific Arts Forum
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Floral Imagination: Kuandu Flower arts festival
TNUA , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Very Fun Park
Fubon Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
Taipei Art Exposition in 2000 ‘Moving Paradise of Youth’, part Ⅱ
Leisure Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
Journey of the Spirit, Taiwanese Women Artists and Contemporary Representations
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2000
Fabric, Plastic Art, Human
Taichung County Cultural Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
A Gap Between
Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
The Transforming of Fiber Arts
Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation Fine Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Fable of Disillusion and Dislocation
Hanart Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Small Scale Sculpture 1999~2000, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Taipei , Taiwan
1998
 
Front Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
25th Taipei Fine Art Exhibition
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Artisti di Taiwan
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera , Milano , Italy
1998
Another Nostalgia
Pierre Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
1998
Campus Sculpture Exhibition: The Drawn of the Century
Cheng-Kung National University , Tainan , Taiwan
1997
The Women Visual Art Festival
Taichung , Taiwan
1995
Taipei County Art Festival
Taipei County , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
OCI Museum
Seoul , Korea
2012
“Whisper in Nature” Installation Art Exhibition, Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Garden
Hong Kong
2010
“Going Green” site-specific program, Schuykill Center for Environmental Education
Philadelphia , U.S.A
2010
“Nature Pulse” AIR Programme & Installation art Exhibition, Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Garden
Hong Kong
2007
Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2007
d. fleiss & east – west artists-9th International Symposium of Modern Art
Carei , Romania
2012
Exhibition
Co-curator, Spirituality & Materiality:Sculpture Symposium
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Exhibition
Co-curator, Never Walks Away- Painting’s LiSao
Main Trend Gallery
Taiwan
2005
Exhibition
Co-curator, ‘Revolving Flow’ Shihmen Reservoir International Drift-wood Sculpture Symposium
 
Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
Contact Artist in Taiwan, The Tile Project, Destination: The World
 
Boston , U.S.A
2004
Exhibition
Exhibition co-curator, Fairy Tales in the Mountain:Driftwood Art Exhibition 2004
Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Taoyuan , Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
Exhibition co-curator, Passages and beyond: Contemporary Sculptures in Taiwan
 
Taichung
2004
Exhibition
Exhibition co-curator, Scylla and Charybdis in Love: The Challenges Facing Contemporary Taiwanese Artists, touring exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts/Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA/Gwangju Art Museum
Taipei , Taiwan/Korea
2001
Asian Artist Fellowships
the 9th Annual Freeman Foundation
Vermont Studio Center Award
USA
1999
 
Fellowship Award
Asian Cultural Council and Sino-American Asian Cultural Foundation
KEYWORDS
SELECTED ARTWORKS
fabric , sequins , polyester fibre ,
58×58×58cm、112×116cm
01 / 10
Black Pearl
Installation Art ,
fabric
120×110×110cm
01 / 10
Yehliu Seashell
Installation Art ,
fabric , beads , kapok ,
90×120×176cm
01 / 10
Grandma Owl
Installation Art ,
fabric , kapok ,
54×56×56cm、136×88cm
01 / 10
Bell fruit
Installation Art ,
PAN Ping-Yu, 2011, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2000-2002, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2000-2009, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2003, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2013, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2008-2013, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2003-2013, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2010, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2007, Installation Art
PAN Ping-Yu, 2011~2013, Installation Art
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