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LIN Yi-Chi
LAST UPDATE : 2022.07.29 / EDITOR : tcaaintern
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​Born in 1986, Lin Yi-Chi now lives and works in Taipei. Lin received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts. With educational backgrounds in both contemporary art and film production, her works take the form of video art, experimental cinema, and video installation. In recent years, Lin’s practice centers on the diaspora experiences within Asian geopolitics. Memories and dreams are collected through field investigation, and the dynamic images are transformed into her medium of necromancy. Individual life narratives are re-interpreted and re-enacted into a re-enchantment scenario, which she employs to summon the marginal voices and re-produce bonds among nationalities, histories, and collective memories.

​Lin was recently invited to exhibit works in the Jakarta Biennale (2022), 13th Gwangju Biennale (2021), and the Biennale Jogja 2019, as well as her solo exhibition “Selamat, the messenger over the sea” (2022) at Honggah Museum, Taiwan. She has also participated in numerous domestic and international curatorial projects, film festivals, and artist residencies. Also, Lin has been accoladed with the Special Jury Prize at Huayu Youth Award (2021), First Prize at Miami Beach Pulse Prize (2019), First Prize of Golden Harvest Awards for Best Experimental Film (2021 & 2019), Finalist at the 16th Taishin Arts Award (2018), First Prize of Kaohsiung Award (2018), MIT New Artist Award by the Ministry of Culture (2018), and Honorable Mention of Taipei Arts Awards (2018).The unique atmosphere her artworks create is outstandingly experimental and subversive.

birth year
1986
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2016
- current. M.F.A Program Department of Motion Picture
National Taiwan University of Arts
2016
M.F.A Program Department of Fine Arts School of Fine Arts
Taipei National University of the Arts
2010
B.F.A Program Department of Sculpture School of Fine Arts
National Taiwan ​University of Arts
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2021
The Memorandum
NCCU Arts & Culture Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Selamat, the messenger over the sea
Hong-gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Dream of Amber
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Across the Tropic of Cancer
Waley Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2022
Jakarta Biennial - Ring Project : Metaphors about islands
National Museum of Indonesia , Jakarta , Indonesia
2021
Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival
Chaiyi , Taiwan
2021
The Perfect Flaw - Huayu Youth Award Finalist Exhibition
Huayu Art Center , Sanya , China
2021
The Pineal Eye
Goethe-Institut China , Beijing , China
2021
Ars Electronica Festival - Garden Taipei / Formosa
Ars Electronica Center , Linz Österreich
2021
The Drifts: Lin Yichi and Law Yuk Mui joint exhibition
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
LOEI ART FES 2021: Spirit of origin, and the new beginning
Loei Province , Thailand
2021
4.3 Art Exhibition "A Certain Scenery"
Art Space IAa , Jeju , Korea
2021
13th Gwangju Biennale Taiwan C-LAB Pavilion: Double Echoing
ACC Space5 , Gwangju , Korea
2020
The 42th Golden Harvest Short Films Festival
Fuzhong 15 , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival
Chaiyi , Taiwan
2020
Taipei Art Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Perforated City
MOCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Green Island Human Rights Art Festival - If on the margin, draw a coordinate
Green Island , Taiwan
2019
South Taiwan Film Festival
Tainan Shin-Kong cinemas , Tainan , Taiwan
2019
Kaohsiung Film Festival
Kaohsiung Film Archive , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2019
The 26th Women Make Waves Film Festival
Huashan Spot Theater , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Urban Nomad Film Fest
Wonderful Theatre , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival
Chaiyi , Taiwan
2019
Flâneur Film festival
435 Art Zone , New Taipei , Taiwan
2019
PULSE Art Fair
Indian Beach Park , Miami , USA
2019
Biennale Jogja - Bilik Taiwan
Jogja contemporary , Yogyakarta , Indonesia
2019
Letter.Callus.Post-war
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Next Art Tainan
182 Art Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2019
Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial
Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center , Tainan , Taiwan
2018
The 8th Ca'Foscari Short Film Festival
Venice , Italy
2018
The 40th Golden Harvest Short Films Festival
Taiwan Film Institute , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Taipei Art Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Cemetery of Object
YIRI Arts Pier-2 Space , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2018
ART Taipei - MIT Young Artist Discovery
Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Finding the Roots
Gallery Mcube , Kathmandu , Nepal
2018
Sisyphus Version 20.18
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts- Digiark , Taichung , Taiwan
2018
We can’t come from nothing” – eight strategies for undoing borders and rethinking identities
Haohaus , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Kaohsiung Award
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2018
IAFT17/18 Transparent Nets
Koganei Art Spot Chateau 2F , Tokyo , Japan
2018
“ I just phoned The Grand Macondon Hotel. ” She said.
pon ding , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Kaohsiung Film Festival
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Urban Nomad Film Fest
Woolloomooloo , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Youth Film Festival
Kaohsiung Film Archive , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Art Kaohsiung: Container video area
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Public Hazardous Materials
Szczecin Art Academy , Szczecin , Poland
2017
The Aftermath: The Lift of Martial Law
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
The Utopia Of Access: GradCAM@Research Pavilion 2017
GradCAM , Venice Biennale , Italy
2017
National Art Exhibition
ROC , National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taichung
2017
The 15th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award
Taoyuan City Performing Arts Center , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2017
Garari Nehiora
Space One , Seoul , Korea
2016
"Sync" - As a Sputnik incident
San-Tin-Hái-Bī Studio , New Taipei City , Taiwan
2016
Gara Art Festival
Waley Art , Taipei City , Taiwan
2016
Free Art Fair
Huashan 1914 Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Taiwan Annual
Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Fine (Rebel) Art Video Night
Tentacles Contemporary Art Space , Bangkok , Thailand
2016
Asia Kula Kula-ring
Asia Culture Center , Gwangju , Korea
2016
Five Years of Subtropical Zone
182 Art Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
The 22nd Women Make Waves Film Festival
Huashan Spot Theater , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
2015 Artist Fair Taiwan
Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
2015 Young Art Kaohsiung
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
2015 National Art Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2015
The 13th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award
Taoyuan City Performing Arts Center , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2015
Video Art Film Festival
Fotoaura Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2014
Art Kaohsiung
CHATEAU de CHINE , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
What We Are Mapping
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
Tainan Art Fair
Tayih Landis Hotel Tainan , Tainan , Taiwan
2014
Kaohsiung Award
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
LURK: nether world of the city
182 Art Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2012
More than eight quarters of expectation
Taipei National University of the Arts    Underground Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center
Tainan , Taiwan
2018
Gallery Mcube
Kathmandu , Nepal
2016
Yet-Space
Bangkok , Thailand
2020
Lecture
Artistic practice in video – Yi-Chi Lin’s creation sharing
The Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts of TNUA
Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Lecture
Wandering in unfamiliar areas of image, belonging to videos and films
ASA Salon
Tainan , Taiwan
2020
Lecture
Lin Yi-Chi X Artistic practice in video
Acid House
New Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Lecture
Talking about international connections in the history of Kinmen, Indonesia and Taiwan from the exhibition "Selamat, the messenger over the sea"
Hong-gah Museum
New Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Lecture
"Selamat, the messenger over the sea"- the gap among images, films and theaters
Hong-gah Museum
New Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Lecture
Photo Talks 2019 S2
Lightbox Photo Library
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Lecture
Artist Talk 4 – Letter・Callus・Post-War
Etat Forum
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Lecture
Séance III - Memory vehicle and image dissociation
Department of Fine Arts, NCUE
Changhua , Taiwan
2018
Lecture
Lin Yi-Chi her works and Video as a Spiritual Medium
Muddy Studio
Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Lecture
Double dissociation - abandoned image's resurrection and summon.
Winwinart
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Lecture
Séance II - Dream, memory, dissociation and defense again.
FreeS Art Space
Taipei , Taiwan
2021
Book
Between Screenings
dmp editions
2019
Book
In Tropical,
dmp editions
2021
Excellence Award
Huayu Youth Award
 
China
2021
Bronze Award of New Media
National Art Exhibition, ROC.
 
Taiwan
2020
Nominated
Taipei Art Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2020
First Award of Experimental Film
The 42th Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films
 
2019
First Award of Experimental Film
New Taipei City Student Film Awards
 
2019
First Award
Pulse Prize
 
2019
First Award
Next Art Tainan Awards
 
2018
Honorable Mention
Taipei Art Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
MIT Young Artist Discovery Award
 
 
2018
Nominated
The 16th Taishin Arts Award
Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
Taiwan
2018
First Award
Experimental Film
The 40th Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films
Taiwan
2018
First Award
2018 Kaohsiung Award
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Nominated
Kaohsiung Film Festival- Kaohsiung International Short Film Competition
Kaohsiung Film Festival
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Silver Award of New Media
2017 National Art Exhibition
National Art Exhibition
Taiwan
2017
Honorable Award
The 15th Taoyuan Contemporary ​Art Award
Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan
Taoyuan , Taiwan
2017
Honorable Award of Taiwan Competition
The 16th Urban Nomad Film Fest
Urban Nomad Film Fest
Taiwan
2017
Silver Award
2017 Youth Film Festival
Youth Film Festival
Taiwan
2017
Excellence Award of Taiwan Competition
The 22nd Women Make Waves Film Festival
Women Make Waves Film Festival
Taiwan
2017
Honorable Award of New Media
2015 National Art Exhibition
National Art Exhibition
Taiwan
2015
Excellence Award of Taiwan Competition
The 22nd Women Make Waves Film Festival
Women Make Waves Film Festival
Taiwan
2015
Honorable Award of New Media
2015 National Art Exhibition
National Art Exhibition
Taiwan
2015
Merit Award
The 13th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award
Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan
Taoyuan , Taiwan
2014
Honorable Award of Mixed-Media
2014 Kaohsiung Award
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
KEYWORDS
SELECTED ARTWORKS

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Running Stitch - Kathmandu
"Do you know that every encounter is a reunion after a long separation? " Running Stitch: Kathmandu is the work I did during my residency in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2018. It continues my artistic concern towards the heterogeneous fields found in urban fringe areas, and includes a series of art projects about searching for the local gods/spirits. I composed three fable poems about the reincarnation based on my field research. By keeping wandering the streets and narrow lanes and photo ...
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The Cave
I picked up a lot of abandoned objects when I was doing residency at Zuoying, including two boxes of naked women and warships film slides that inspired this work. They are broken, destroyed and even twisted because soaking in water. These unexpected damages make the images become very charming. Starting form subconscious and dreams, I follow the clues that lead to abandoned army base, and let the broken images reborn by overlapping them with the illusionary sea. To install this work I ...
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Doppelganger
Doppelganger is a video work by Yi-Chi Lin that explores early overseas migration in Kinmen. With a narrative focusing on a premonition of “doppelganger” in a family that had migrated abroad, the piece ties together members across three generations in Taiwan and Indonesia and their experiences of diaspora through different periods in time, including separation, growing up in a foreign land, and eventually settling down and building a life there. Departing from the perspective of the family, t ...
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Nanyang Express II : Eternal Wondering and Tropical Persuing
Continuing the“Express/Messenger Project”which explores the Kinmen emigrants whereabouts, this time, I brought the letters of my family elders and came to the Tiong Bahru area in Singapore, where the earliest public housing is established, and I tried to referred to the blurred handwritten address on the envelopes but could only see many identical buildings in front. As a messenger, I knocked each possible frontdoor one by one during hot weather, which seemed like an effortless act, however s ...
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