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Wen-Fu Yu was born in 1968 in Douliu, Yunlin, after which his parents migrated to Zhushan, Nantou. Because his family works in the bamboo craft industry, he has been immersed in traditional handcrafts since his youth and holds great interest in arts such as painting, calligraphy, and epigraphy. During his teenage years, because of the difficult financial situation at home, he attended military school to help his family with income. After graduating from the air force, he began his aspirational, admired career as an air force pilot protecting his country. But the career in the military didn't erase his urge to create and yearning for art that has been developing since his youth. Rather, this urged him to retire from the military after nine years of service to fully commit to art practice that he previously could only learn on his own in his spare time from work.
In 2001, the Ministry of Culture promoted a Railroad Arts Network Project. Wen-Fu Yu, with his unique experience as a retired pilot and his proposal using feathers as a medium, was chosen as the first group of artists in residence at Stock 20 and since then begin his new life as a professional artist. For 15 years, Wen-Fu Yu has flexibility incorporated the two natural materials, feathers and bamboo, to create many unique artworks with his personal style in the form of 2D, 3D, spatial installations, environment art, and landscape art. Besides independently practicing, in the past years, he has also been invited create work on-site at many local and international locations, including the Peng-hu International Earth Art Festival, Kuan Du Flower Arts Festival, Taipei International Flora Exposition, and Jing-Mei Human Rights Memorial and Cultural Park in Taiwan, Headlands Center for the Arts in California, International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York City, United States of America, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, and King Island Culture Centre and Salamaca Arts Centre in Australia.

birth year
1968
Place of Birth
Yunlin
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Nantou
Taiwan
education
2000
London Institute& Kent Art College
1990
Air Force Academy
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2010
Combination of Human and Heaven
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Décrypter le Sourire de la Joconde
Cité Internationale des Arts , Paris , France
2009
Beyond the Wall
Jingmei Human Rights Memorial & Culture Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Only Hermes
Window Display Supported by Hermes Co. , Taiwan
2008
Double Red & Shadow of The Bamboo
Eslite Books Store Reopening , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Winter’s Feather & Spring’s Snow
Faraday Technology Co. , Hsin-Chu , Taiwan
2007
Variances of Kelp
King Island Culture Centre , Tasmania , Australia
2007
After Spring Snow
Center Park in Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
A Good Time Residency in Hua-Lien
Hua-Lien Creative Cultural Park , Hau-Lien , Taiwan
2006
After Here
Salamaca Arts Centre , Tasmania , Australia
2005
Whit Camellias
Shin Kong Mistsukoshi , Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2005
The Air
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
The sound of The Falling Leaves
ISCP , New York , USA
2004
White X’mas
Hua Shan Cultural and Creative Industry Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Heaven
Headlands Center for the Arts , San Francisco , USA
2002
Eagles Fly in The Air
Eagles Festival Installation Show , Changhua , Taiwan
2002
In the Feathers
Café Shop in Stock 20 Taichung , Taichung , Taiwan
2001
Dependants Village Culture Festival
Open Theater’s Stage Design and Artwork Installation Exhibition , Taichung , Taiwan
2001
Feather’s Dreaming Studio
Stock 20 Arts Festival and Artist Open Studio , Taichung , Taiwan
1999
Nantou Cultural Center
Nantou , Taiwan
1999
Taichung Art Street International Gallery
Taichung , Taiwan
1999
Tung-Meng Art Museum
Tainan , Taiwan
1996
Orange Road Café Solo Show
Taichung , Taiwan
2010
The Public Art Festival in S.T.S.P
Tainan , Taiwan
2010
Art with Mountain
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Very Fun Park
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Going GreenTaiwan Queens Botanical Garden
New York , USA
2010
Heritage and Innovation of Arts
Chiayi , Taiwan
2010
Good Time, Public Art Festival
National Taiwan Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
YES, TAIWAN , Taiwan Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2010
Pavilion of Dream mechanical flower , “ Blooming ”
Taipei International Flora Expo , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Very Fun Park
Taipei , Taiwan
2009
One Day.One Decade
Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Very Fun Park
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Youth
Taichung , Taiwan
2008
The Age of Chinese Design 2008
Beijing , China
2008
Cow Parade Taipei 2009
Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Change, Un-Change By Nike Air Force One
Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Very Fun Park
Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Frolic: Humor and Mischief in New Taiwanese Art
New York , USA
2007
One More, Please
Hong Kong Art Buffet Hong Kong
2006
Beautiful Landscape
Penisula Arts Festival , Ping Tung , Taiwan
2006
Gandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Spolight on New Circus
Open Air International Arts Festival , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Arts Buffet
Hong Kong City Hall Hong Kong
2006
Transit-City Passenger
Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Ubiquity
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Kuan Du Flower Arts Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Multiple
TATTFOO GALLERY , New York , USA
2005
The International Art Exhibition of The Tropic of Cancer
Chiayi , Taiwan
2005
Nantou international Bamboo Festival
Nantou , Taiwan
2004
Passport to Taiwan
Union SQ , New York , USA
2004
Nei-Jia-Dao
Outdoor Show at Puli , Nantou , Taiwan
2003
Bodies and Memories
National Tsing Hua University , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2003
Esthetics of Moving
Chiayi Railway Warehouse , Chiayi , Taiwan
2002
Sweetness of Yan Chen Pu
Shing-Pin Port , Kao-Hsiung , Taiwan
2002
Stock 20
Taichung , Taiwan
2001
Group show with “Modern Eyes Society”
Taichung Cultural Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2001
Peng-hu International Earth Art Festival
Peng-hu , Taiwan
2001
Group show in Chiayi Railway Warehouse
Chiayi , Taiwan
2001
Midway Station
Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
Group show in Nantou Cultural Center
Nantou Cultural Center , Nantou , Taiwan
1998
Group show in Nantou Cultural Center
Nantou Cultural Center , Nantou , Taiwan
1997
Group show in Nantou Cultural Center
Nantou Cultural Center , Nantou , Taiwan
1997
Group show in Da-Du-Shan Artist Party
Da-Du-Shan Artist Party , Taichung , Taiwan
1996
Group show in Nantou Cultural Center
Nantou Cultural Center , Nantou , Taiwan
1995
Group show in Nantou Cultural Center
Nantou Cultural Center , Nantou , Taiwan
2009
Cite Internationale Des Arts
Paris , France
2007
Asia Link Program
King Island , Australia
2006
Asia Link Program
Tasmania Hobart , Australia
2004
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
New York , U.S.A
2002
Headlands Center for the Arts
San Francisco , U.S.A
2002
“The Stock 20” in Taichung Railway Station, Art Network of Railway Warehouses
Taichung , Taiwan
2002
Art Collection Council For Cultural Affairs Taiwan
Taichung , Taiwan
1998
 
The 52nd Taiwan Fine Arts Exhibition
 
Taiwan
1997
 
The 51st Taiwan Fine Arts Exhibition
 
Taiwan
1995
 
The 49th Taiwan Fine Arts Exhibition
 
Taiwan
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Let the Mountain Fly
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Losing In the Space
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YU Wen-Fu, 2004, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2004, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2004, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2004, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2004, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2004, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2005, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2005, Installation Art
YU Wen-Fu, 2005, Installation Art
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