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LAST UPDATE : 2021.12.16 / EDITOR : avatintern
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Laza WU Tzu-Ning is a creator who plays variable roles in the art world and also keeps changing her styles in real life. We can see variety and diversity of Laza’s works as compounds of her multiple styles of creations. Mixed media installation works with theatrical and literary qualities of materiality “concrete poetry” are created in the early years, and then she turns to new media works as combinations of video projections, interactive performances, and other different forms of elements. She is good at achieving the “mise-en-scène” between the display of works, the audiences, and sometimes the artist herself. She brings up the questions of life and doubts of society rules conceptually through her artworks. She believes that there is no so-called "mediatized" body, with respect to the soul and will, the body is the medium. From the "Cyberbeings"(2003) to "Mind Your Body"(2011) solo exhibition, Laza explores presentations and performances of “the body as a medium," takes the body as container of the soul and extension of the will, and continue to question "the post-human body" issue with her research and creations.

birth year
1978
Place of Birth
Kaohsiung
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taitung
Taiwan
education
2017
PHD Department of Art Creation and Theory
Tainan National University of the Arts
2005
MFA Department of Plastic Arts
Tainan National University of the Arts
2001
BFA Department of Fine Arts
National Kaohsiung Normal University
experience
2007-Present
Present Position
Art Industry Department, National Taitung University, Taiwan Associate Professor
2007-06
Resigned
Digital Arts Creativity Program, NTMOFA, Taichung, Taiwan Assistant Researcher
2001-2002
Resigned
Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Girls' Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Art teacher
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2018
+REALities Incubation - VR Exhibition of TZU-NING WU
Museum of Fire, Edinburgh College of Art , Edinburgh , United Kingdom
2018
Transform - Next Art Tainan Award
Absolute Space for the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2016
Born Beyond the Womb, 2016 Wu Tzu-Ning solo exhibition
Goethe Institut , Shanghai , China
2013
WORDS-Laza Wu Tzu-Ning 2013 solo exhibition
Taitung Art Museum , Taitung , Taiwan
2012
Oasis Project: 1001 Stories of Plants
Facebook Fans Page
2011
Mind Your Body-2011 LazaWuTzu-Ning solo exhibition
Tainan National University of the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2009
Cyber-ring _Cyclorama Digital Art Creation Series 1
NTMOFA , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
CyberbeingsIII-Cyber Mirror Maze
NIREEDA Apartment Geelong , Australia
2005
CyberbeingsII-Install Your Soul
SLY Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
LAZA’s Insomnia Web
http://www.laza.idv.tw
2003
It ́s better to be a housekeeper rather than being an art servant
TNNUA , Tainan , Taiwan
2002
Art servant in Kaohsiung Solo Exhibition on paper
TNNUA , Tainan , Taiwan
2001
Insomnia-Laza’s solo exhibition
National Kaohsiung Normal University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2019
#RTS:ReTranSens-14th Digital Art Festival Taipei
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Being Here as ME: New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan
American University Museum , Washington , USA
2018
L.A.B.:2018 NCKU Biennale - Technology and Art
The Art Center of National Cheng Kung University , Tainan , Taiwan
2018
Beyond Zoology: Humans and Animals, Farglory Museums
Farglory Museums , New Taipei City , Taiwan
2018
The School of The End of The World+
TAF Innovation Base , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Beyond Cuteness-Phonomenology of Art
Taiwan Art Bank , Taichung , Taiwan
2018
The Hidden South—Another south in the island’s south, Mount
Ta-wu Eco Education Centre , Taitung , Taiwan
2017
The Days of the Flâneur
Tunghai University Art Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
The Future Invitation
Farglory Museums , New Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Looking back under the stars
Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2016
PROGRAMA NEW MEDIA ART TAIWAN PAIS INVITADO MADATAC07
Palacio de Cibeles, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, CirculoBellasArtes de Madrid Spain
2015
Sleepless Dwelling-Taipei Art District Festival 2015
Asia Art Center Taipei Ⅱ , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Bongsan Art Road Festival
Daegu , Korea
2015
Asian Experimental Film & Performance Art / Selection 1-Taiwan
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art , Goyang , Seoul
2015
N-Minutes video art Festival 2015
Chronus Art Center, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum , Shanghai , China
2015
HORS PISTES JAPON 2015
UPLINK , Tokyo , Japan
2015
(CON)TEMPORARY OSMOSIS - Audiovisual Media festival 2015
Polymer, Freedom Men Apartments, Yard / Theatre, Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo , Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hsinchu , Taiwan
2015
TYPEMOTION. Type as Image in Motion
NTMOFA , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Voices Travel: Conversation Between Two Harbours
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaousiung , Taiwan
2014
The Way to Cultivate An Artist
116 Art Center , Kaousiung , Taiwan
2014
2014 New Year New Hope - futures of (Contemporary) Ecosystem of (Art) in (Taiwan)
TAV-Treasure Hill Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
The Quaternary: Alternating & Regeneration-CAFAxTNNUA
CAFA , Beijing , China
2013
Trajectoires, Cutlog Art Fair – Paris
Atelier Richelieu 60, rue de Richelieu , Paris , France
2013
Empty Happiness, Cutlog Art Fair - New York
The Clemente 107 Suffolk St , New York , USA
2013
Man on wire – yes, you can swing
CRANE Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
Fantasy Classroom-The Butter Cat Laboratory-Contemporary Women Artists exhibition
Taiwan Women's Art Association, Art space of Cultural Affairs Department , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Here!
FreeS Art Space─The Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT) and Hantoo Art Group , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
LOOPII
tamtamART TAIPEI IPIX , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Kaohsiung Awards 2013
Kaousiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
DELTA: Living Gesture in Asia II - Trans-territory
Tainan National University of the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2012
Public Art for All
Kaousiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
Motherhood - Mother Images in Asian Art
Ewha Womans University Museum , Seoul
2012
DELTA: Living Gesture in Asia- ASIA ART FORUM 2011
DELTA online gallery
2011
Derailment
Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2011
ACA-Animation + Comic + Contemporary Arts
The Pier-2 Art Center/Warehouse C5 , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
i-Body
TDAIC online gallery
2010
Self Stalker_ Projected History
MIGA Art Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2010
8Femmes
TAMTAM8 Art Space , Berlin , Germany
2010
A Riot of Colors: Invincible East
National Dong Hwa University , Hualien , Taiwan
2009
A Riot of Colors: Localization and Globalization
National Hualien University of Education , Hualien , Taiwan
2007
NTTU Art Industry Group Exhibition 2007
Taitung Social Education Center , Taitung , Taiwan
2007
Opening Exhibition of DigiArk
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
The 12 Apostles
ARTCO DE CAFÉ Creative Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Federation Square VJ Show 2005 Australia
Melbourne , Australia
2005
The Nonlinear Sculpture City
Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival 2005 , Hualien , Taiwan
2005
Media in “f”
Ewha Womans University , Seoul , Korea
2005
Shrub of flowers
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2004
Taipei Arts Award 2004
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
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Exhibition
 
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
2013
 
Kaohsiung Awards
KMFA
Taiwan
2010
 
National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) Grant of International Culture Exchange "8 Femme" Exhibition
National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF)
Taiwan
2005
 
The Art & Design Elite Scholarship Program 2005
 
Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan
2005
 
National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) Grant of Exhibition "Cyberbeings 2: Install Your Soul"
 
Taiwan
2004
Honorable Mention
Taipei Arts Award 2004
aipei Fine Arts Museum
Taiwan
2001
 
NKNU Arts Award 2001
National Kaohsiung Normal University
Taiwan
2000
 
NKNU Arts Award 2000
National Kaohsiung Normal University
Taiwan
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The Post-Venus Flytrap Project
“This plant, commonly called Venus’ fly-trap, from the rapidity and force of its movements, is one of the most wonderful in the world.” — Charles Darwin Dionaea muscipula, commonly called “Venus’ Flytrap”, because the prickly hairs on the edges of the leaves are like eyelashes of Venus. The active trapping habits of insectivorous plants are different from those of ordinary plants that are considered passive victims of the species hierarchy. In the Post-Venus Flytrap Project, the artist ...
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Metaverse 2.0
The name “metaverse” is the combination of “meta” and “universe,” which was first coined by Neal Stephenson in his sci-fi novel, Snow Crash, published in 1992. It is used to describe a post-internet world that is a space of meta-information—a mixture of virtual space and reality similar to today’s XR, or cross reality (VR, AR, MR). Metaverse 2.0 is produced after ten sessions of “Doomsday Object Workshop” held in the first stage of the project and brings together personal objects and doomsday ...
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Political Donuts
The artist gives the fried donuts which are already bitten by her to the audience. The boundaries between people are implying to Taiwan's special border problems through this interaction in the performance. Donuts with vacancies, as a metaphor of “Subject qua void”, and the action of taking a bite is another deprivation. Furthermore, the artist attempts to imply this political situation of Taiwan. Through the installation of this work, we can see the tablecloth, cushion are printed with patte ...
Video Art ,
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Insomnia Web
A poetic installation of Hypertext and physical Concrete poetry, and the main symbol and element of this work is “hair”. Dangling cables from the ceiling, hanging bars of black wax, human hair coated ladder, sofa and bed, fabric out of the surrealistic scene. There is a saying “three thousand strands of worry” which hair is also a symbol of the anxiety between sleep and half-awake with insomnia, and the hair puncture out of gauze make the hair-coated bed and sofa too tingling to rest. On one ...
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WU Tzu-Ning, 2006-2013, Video Art
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