Graduating from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (the Arts Academy of the City of Düsseldorf) in Germany, Wu Mali currently teaches in the Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art at National Kaohsiung Normal University. Following the tradition of avant-garde, Wu Mali’s artistic practice and research focus on what art can do in the public sphere. In the 1990, she started to criticize the society and the political situation from the feminist perspective in her works. In the beginning of 2000, she launched a series of community-based projects of new public art, including the collaboration with “Playing with Clothes Workshop” organized by Awakening Foundation in Awake in Your Skin (2000-2004) which reverses the tradition of women’s needlework and discusses women’s lives through clothes and weaving, Art as Environment : A Cultural Action on Tropic of Cancer (2005-2007) in Chiayi County which attempts to encourage the cultural participation of the residents in rural areas, the project By the River, on the River, of the River – A Community Based Eco-Art Project in 2006, the collaboration with community university in Restore Our Lost Territories – Along the Keelung River which attempts to stimulate more discussions on river and the present environmental issues, the collaborative project Art as Environment: A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek with Bamboo Curtain Studio which reexamines the issues about ecological cities and urban development through an ignored creek. She has won the 11th Taishin Visual Art Award in 2013 with Art as Environment: A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek.