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LAST UPDATE : 2022.07.29 / EDITOR : newmedia
9 artworks / 42 exhibition / 0 essays

KUO Yu Ping was born in 1986 in Nantou, Taiwan, and she received her master’s degree in trans-disciplinary arts from Taipei National University of Arts. Kuo’s art practice includes a diverse range of genres, including painting, video, installation, and performance. She uses art to express the missing elements or insufficiencies between her own experiences in life and what is considered Big History, including issues involving her personal memories, the Cold War, and the circumstances she encounters. Using the notion of “missing or lacking” to bring forth already determined historical predicaments, Kuo uses trauma and disappointments to support a medley of metaphors, which has become a notable feature in her artworks. She seeks to push or correct “existing” concepts, in order for them to be more aligned with reality and the local mentality. Through her endeavors, she searches for a subjective narrative. Kuo has been working along with dual trajectories in her practice. One concerns how her personal experience and action connect to history and collective memory following a rational criticality and attention to modernisation and politics. The other reflects her inner world featuring a realm of eerie fantasy and intuitive expressions with vibrant and fluid visual language. Her recent solo shows include: How Real is Yesterday, TKG+ Project (2019); My Little Black Book, Michael Ku Gallery (2017). KUO is the Finalist in the 2018 and 2015 Taipei Arts Award, and participated in the 2018 Taiwan Biennial and 2016 Taipei Biennial.

Kuo currently lives and works in Taipei.

birth year
1986
Place of Birth
Nantou
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2016
MFA Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts
Taipei National University of the Arts
2008
BFA Department of Sculpture
National Taiwan University of Arts
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2019
How Real Is Yesterday
TKG+project , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
My Little Black Book
Michael Ku Gellary , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Sun Yat-San Freeway
Michael Ku Gellary , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Delay and Pit
Haohaus Contemporary Art , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2013
Cement Love
Nan-hai Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Perforated City
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Female Avatars’ Futurist Statement: Matrilineage, Production, Ecosystem
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
hOle
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Once Upon A Time–Unfinished Progressive Past
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial
Tainan , Taiwan
2019
Tears and Joys House, Wild Rhizome-2018 Taiwan Biennial Project
Blackand White Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2018
It follows
Enjoy Art Space , Wellington , New Zealand
2018
2018 Taiwan Biennial: Wild Rhizome
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2018
Black Ships, Civilization, Remarks, and ______s’ Footprints: From Japanese Modern to East Asian Contemporary Art
Galerie Niched Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Family Memo — Island of Memory and Migration Southeast Asia New Immigrant themed Contemporary Art Exhibition
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
We can’t come from nothing –eight strategies for undoing borders and rethinking identities
Haohaus Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Even though the future may be far away, Even though saying good bye needs not be at an airport, If only you could describe a future
Michael Ku Gellary , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Tobacco, Carpet, Lunch Box, Textile Machinery and Cave Men: the narratives of craftsmanship and technologies in contemporary art
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Tropical Cyclone
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Family Reunion
Pi Artworks , London , UK
2017
Shattered Sanctity
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
RIVERRUN
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
The Third International Biennial of Muralism and Public Art
Cali , Colombia
2016
Taipei Biennial: Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Who’s Who
Waley Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Who’s Who
Audio Visual Pavilion , Seoul , South Korea
2016
The Moment that Comes is about to Go- 6 Visions about Time
MOCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Taipei Arts Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Taipei South Town Art Festival 2014 —The Contemporary Art of Chinese Characters
National Museum of History , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
The Red Bloc
Treasure Hill Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Taipei Arts Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei
2012
Open Studio
Taiwan Photo Museum Preparatory Office , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Pineapple Queendom Party
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Measuring temperature of City
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Green Label (, or its Negative)
Nan-hai Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Punto Diablos
Open Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Mobile Man
Wolong 29 , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Perception-Standing on The Earth
Forty-Four South Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
From There to Here
Xian Guang Second Village , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2007
A Piece of Cake
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Biolistic Technology
435 Art Zone , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Finalist
Taipei Arts Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Finalist
Taipei Arts Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Honorable Mention
Taipei Arts Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Video Arts
S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award
S-An Cultural Foundation (SANCF)
Taiwan
2009
Video Arts
S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award
S-An Cultural Foundation (SANCF)
Taiwan
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Mixed Media Installation
Dimensions Variable
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Sleep, Dream, in a Feverish Land
2019
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mixed media
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Is Waking Up
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The House She Wants to Build
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Goose
In the work "Goose", the artist simulated a pseudo-history of the species “goose.” She constructed a monument on which stands a statue of goose. Then she attached two light-salmon-colored and wax-made columns to the body of the goose statue. Organs of female sexuality carved in relief covers the two wax columns. Accompanying this statue, the artist selected various images derived from entering the term “goose” to the Internet search engine. The contents of these images include daily streetsca ...
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KUO Yu-Ping, 2010, New Media Art
KUO Yu-Ping, 2009, New Media Art
KUO Yu-Ping, 2009, New Media Art
KUO Yu-Ping, 2013, New Media Art
KUO Yu-Ping, 2015, New Media Art
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