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CHENG Yi-Ping aka Betty Apple
LAST UPDATE : 2021.09.10 / EDITOR : tcaa
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Betty Apple comes from a millennium generation of avant-garde artists in Taiwan.
She received her B.A. in Theater and M.A. in New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

Betty Apple’s art (and music) focuses on using body politics and performativity as her framework and drawing on her lived experience as a millennial living in post-colonial Taiwan, her work appropriates symbolic objects from kitsch culture and consumer society as sound elements; mass-produced objects intended for eroticism or entertainment, such as vibrators, underwear or part of sexbot’s body are carried inside the body through violent and grotesque means.

Her aim is to study the chaotic and hysterical "noise text" that is created from input to output, distorted by dynamics introduced by humans as well as objects. The main idea is to symbolize what is repressed by the seemingly perfect/accurate sound of science and patriarchy.

Recently invited to CTM 2021, Mona Foma FOMO 2021, Nuit Blanche Taipei 2020, Taipei art festival 2020, Biennale Jogja in Indonesia, HKW House of the Cultures of the World in Berlin, Bergen Assembly 2019 in Norway, Plyfreely Music Festival in Singapore, Mutek Japan in Tokyo, Negative Volumes Shining Abyss at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Polythinking in Melbourne, Art is in the pARTy at Asian Art Biennial, Mycelium Network Society at 2018 Taipei Biennial, and “Noise Assembly 2018, 2019” at Taipei Art Festival; performed in “Queen Me” at Dadaocheng Art Festival; music designer of “New Paradise of Silent Island” by MeimageDance and “Known Face” by Lee Chen-wei at the 2019 TIFF.

birth year
1986
Place of Birth
Chiayi
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2014
MFA Master of Media art
Taipei National University of the Arts
2008
BFA Theatre Arts
Taipei National University of the Arts
experience
2013
Resigned
"P.L.U.R.S" no-nuke rave protest Co-Organizer
2013
Resigned
"P.L.U.R.S" anti-nuke rave group Co-Organizer
2012
Resigned
Sound Farmers Sound Group Funder
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2020
Signals From The Future (P_L_A_C_E edition), About the realities we explore
PLACE , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Signals From The Future, Post-Human Narratives
Online , Hong Kong , China
2020
4:4 Zhen Energy Church, Code Blue show
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
"LiveStream Dream girls", South Sour Water Performance Art festival (Live Art)
Waley Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
"QㄦQ<3 CAMP-ing Party", Camping Asia (Live Art)
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
"#NOISEXY", Jogia Biennale (Live Art)
Jogia , Indonesia
2019
"Fucking-Super-GirlFriend Crash Party" (Live Art)
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
WSK festival of the recently possible Festival
XXXX , Manila , Indonesia
2019
Young Boy Dance Group
Klosterruine Berlin , Berlin , Germany
2019
"They sat eyeball to eyeball in the street", Flaneur Magazine festival (Live Art)
HKW , Berlin , Germany
2019
"No One’s Island", Taipei Arts Festival (Live Art)
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
"Vibrator Love of Sound 18", Christchurch Arts Festival, Altmusic Present (Live Art)
Christ Church , New Zealand
2019
"Vibrator Love of Sound 17", Altmusic Present (Live Art)
The Cook , Dunedin , New Zealand
2019
"Vibrator Love of Sound 16", Altmusic Present (Live Art)
Meow , Wellington , New Zealand
2019
"Vibrator Love of Sound 15", Altmusic Present (Live Art)
Wine Cellar , Auckland , New Zealand
2019
"Watermelon Sister Party", Camping Paris (Live Art)
Paris , France
2019
"Vibrator Love of Sound 14" (Live Art)
Bergen Assembly , Bergen , Norway
2019
"#1 台北牢騷:2019年的五⽉", ArtSMR (Live Art)
that all right art , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
"Kill the rave" (Live Art)
Twenty Alpha Hong Kong
2019
"Kiss my nipple", Urban Nomad Freakout Music Fest 2019 (Live Art)
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
"Vibrator Love of Sound 12, Galxy LiveStream", The Era of Compound Eyes— RANDOMIZE Intl. Unstable Media Art Festival 2019 (Live Art)
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
"i’m not your sex doll, i’m your hot angel", Sumi Solo exhibition after party (Live Art)
B1 , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
The Projector, Playfreely Festival --Invisible bodies
Singarpore
2018
Ting shuom LUC Fest --Ting Shuo Has Performance
Tainan , Taiwan
2018
Oomph, Monster Sonata —Candy Bird x 20,000 Ways to Die in Yau Ma Tei
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
"Sleep 79", Re-Base: When Experiments Become Attitude (Live Art)
C-Lab , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
"Mycelium Network Society", Taipei Biennale 2018 (Live Art)
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
"Noise Assembly", Taipei Art Festival (Live Art)
The Guangfu Auditorium, Taipei Zhongshan Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
"Vibrator Love of Sound 11", Liquid Architecture event - Polythinking: Brötzmann/Leigh; Clare Cooper; Betty Apple; Ducklingmonster (Live Art)
The Tote , Melbourne , Australia
2018
Liquid Architecture event - Polyphonic Social: The Unsingularity (Live Art)
Abbotsford Convent , Melbourne , Australia
2018
"HUMAN BEING IS JUST A LEGEND", Liquid Architecture event - Negative Volumes: Shining Abyss (Live Art)
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art , Melbourne , Australia
2017
"Come back new", FatTone Studio (Live Art)
Taipei , Taiwan
2017
"Queen me", Dream phantom, Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (Live Art)
Taipei , Taiwan
2017
"Vibrator Love of Sound 10 ft Ying Ecstasy, A Nocturnal Sound Salon", CDMX (Live Art)
Vernacular Institute , Mexico , Mexico
2017
"Vibrator Love of Sound 10", White Fungus magazine event - Depopulated 07 (Live Art)
Venue , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
"Encounters with Japanese Artists" (Live Art)
IVY Palace , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
"Black Star- Betty Apple-鄭宜蘋 ft 賴宗昀 aka LTY, LSF festival x JOLT Sonic Arts x Venue", THE BOOK OF DAUGHTERS (Live Art)
Venue , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Tiefgarage Fesitival
Cologne , Germany
2016
"Vibrator Love of Sound 08", Taipei Biennial 2016: THE EDITORIAL (Live Art)
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
"Guerrilla Juice Bar ft Food Of Art Project", TAD festival (Live Art)
學農 FOOD , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
"Apple Electronica", The Grasstraw Festival - OFF Program (Live Art)
Chiayi Performing Arts Center , Chiayi , Taiwan
2015
"National Anthem", Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong art Center - Sonic Anchor#23 Vinyl Collage (Live Art)
The McAulay Studio Hong Kong
2015
"Action Vacation", Treasure Hill Environmental Art Lantern Festival 2015 (Live Art)
Treasure Hill Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
"Vegeeesus DANCING", The Grasstraw Festival - OFF (Live Art)
Chiayi Performing Arts Center , Chiayi , Taiwan
2015
"Fancy delivery gay", HUH / Hanaka / scum (Live Art)
The Soup , Tokyo , Japan
2015
"Vibrator Love of Sound 07 Ft Kaya Hanasaki", White Fungus Event - White Fungus # 14 Tokyo Release (Live Art)
The Soup , Tokyo , Japan
2015
"The Rubber Mermaid 02", SNIFF SNIFF x WHITE FUNGUS x The Red Ratter - The Subconscious Restaurant (Live Art)
The Red Ratter Theatre , Sydney , Australia
2014
Forces of Evolution
Digiark, Nation Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
"National Anthem", Lacking Sound Festival Listen 87 (Live Art)
Polymer , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
"Cha Twa Gringo, the Ecstasy of National Anthem from Live stream to Live", Violence Banana (Live Art)
Polymer , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
"The Rubber Mermaid", White Fungus Magazine - DEPOPULATE 05 (Live Art)
435 Art Zone , New Taipei , Taiwan
2014
"The Ecstasy of National Anthem", Cha Twat Gringo Sound Project (Live Art)
Taipei , Taiwan
2014
"Vibrator love of sound 06", White Fungus Magazine - Depopulate 04 (Live Art)
N.K. , Berlin , Germany
2013
"One night band: Guerrilla juice bar! 04" (Live Art)
Instant 42 , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"One night band: Guerrilla juice bar! 03" (Live Art)
URS21 , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"One night band: Guerrilla juice bar! 02", (Live Art)
Provence Deco , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"One night band: Guerrilla juice bar! 01", (Live Art)
Beerbicycle , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"The magnolia flower girl", Kaya Hanasaki / 2007 - 2012 (Live Art)
( ) art gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"Vibrator love of sound 05", White Fungus - Merzbow In Taipei (Live Art)
The Wall , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"Feminine Sound III–Summer", Lacking Sound Festival 72 (Live Art)
Noise kitchen , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"Vibrator love of sound 04", Wang Fujui / White Fungus Issue 13 Release (Live Art)
The Lab , San Francisco , USA
2013
"Feminine Sound II–Spring", Lacking Sound Festival 70 (Live Art)
Noise kitchen , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
"Feminine Sound I–Spring", Lacking Sound Festival 68 (Live Art)
Noise kitchen , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
"Vibrator love of sound 03", White Fungus magazine event - Depopulate 01 (Live Art)
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
"Vibrator love of sound 02", On site-Fluid Noise (Live Art)
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
"Vibrator love of sound 01", Sound blast (Live Art)
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
"Pass Through", Lacking Sound Festival 59 (Live Art)
Nanhai Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
"Betty Apple Soul Low Show", “e”, Chi Mi-Mi Solo Exhibition (Live Art)
Ear Room Pop-up Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
zauw lii ma
Underground Arts Museum, Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Biennal of Thessaloniki - Symbiosis
Greece
2011
New Beauty
Underground Arts Museum, Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
first class
TechArt Gallery, Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Dear XXX
Underground Arts Museum, Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Arts Centre Melbourne and Asia TOPA Virtual LAB
Online
2019
Jogja Biennale
Jogja , Indonesia
2019
Centre National de la Danse, Cité Internationale des Arts
Paris , France
2019
Twenty Alpha
Hong Kong , China
2018
Liquid Architecture sound organization artist exchange program
Melborne , Australia
2017
Vernacular Institute
Mexico , Mexico
2020
Exhibition
(A) Good Night for Trade—Bedtime Romance with Lilith
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab
Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Other Events
《Alien Power Party》Nuit blanche Art Festival
Taipei Performing Art Center
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Other Events
QㄦQ<3, CAMP-ing Party
Bopiliao Historic Block
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Other Events
Super-Fucking-GirlFriend Crash Party
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Other Events
#NOISEXY
Jogia biennale
Jogia , Indonesia
2019
Other Events
They sat eyeball to eyeball in the street
Flaneur Magazine festival
Berlin , Germany
2019
Other Events
ArtKB48 performance group
 
2019
Other Events
Art SMR Sound Community
 
2018
Other Events
"TeachNo", Queer Rave Party
The box club
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Other Events
Mulan makeUp Queer Program, 2018 TAV Art Project
Taipei Artist Village
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Other Events
Mycelium Network Society
 
Taiwan
2018
Other Events
"Art is in the pARTy", Asian Art Biennial: Negotiating the Future
National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan
Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Other Events
Entering Tone: Liquid Architecture in Taiwan
 
Tainan, Taichung, Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Other Events
Mild Spectaclel
TinShuo Studio
Tainan , Taiwan
2017
Other Events
Social Sound House Tainan
TinShuo Studio
Tainan , Taiwan
2017
Conference
Liquid Architecture Sound and Listening Symposium & Performance
National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan
Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Forum
Recalling the Future
Taipei Contemporary Art Center
Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Exhibition
Liquid Architecture and White Fungus present S U B L A T E
Korner
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Audience Choice Award
Taipei Film Festival Program - Hackson Pitch Competition :VR in progress
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2014
 
S-An Art Award
S-An Cultural Foundation
Taiwan
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Cha Twat Gringo, the Ecstasy of National Anthem
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