TSAI Kuen-lin

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I mostly use plastic pipes as material and start to use wood and painting to create my works recently. Actually I have no limit on materials and usually choose suitable ones by subjects. These materials structure a format that presents a ‘process’, and its presentation always intends to lead audience to participate, which expresses my idea.

Therefore, my artworks do not express ideas directly since I see artworks as a medium that invites audience to connect with works via physical comprehension to generate a new experience of sensation.

With the convenience and efficiency brought by technology in modern life, people are gradually distant with real substances and lose authentic relationship with (actual) people also genuine experience with physical spatial association. The overall surrounding tells and regulates our connection with this world through the direction of a kind of guideline. All these situations will speedily develop to a certain extreme extend, and I do not mean to deny this mega trend or propose a recommendation yet merely wish to recall some of the forgotten feeling or memorable experience via participating my artworks.

TSAI Kuen-lin CV 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

2011  M.F.A./ Taipei National University of the Arts ( Department of New Media Art )

2005  B.F.A./ National Taiwan University of the Arts ( Department of Fine Arts )

RESIDENCIES

2012  Artist in Residence, 18th street Art center, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2010  Artist in Residence, KOGANNECHO, Yokohama, Japan 

2010  Artist in Residence, 435 International Artist Village, Taipei County, Taiwan

AWARD(SELECTED)

2011  Selected Award of the 2011 Taipei Arts Awards ,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

2008  Selected Award of the 6th Taoyuan Creation Award, Taoyuan County Government, Taoyuan County, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITION(SELECTED)

2011  SOUND HOME, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2008  HEARING STRUCTURE, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITION(SELECTED)

2013  INTER-VISION a contemporary art exhibition Across the Strait 2013, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2012  JOY Reading Public Art Festival, National Library of Public, Taichung, Taiwan
2012  The Islanders, SOKA art center, Tainan, Taiwan

2011  2011 Taipei Arts Awards ,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2011  ART with WIND – Land Art Installation Exhibition, Tianmu Sports Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  7th Chinese character Festival, Confucius Temple, Taipei, Taiwan
2010  KOGANECHO Bazaar 2010, Yokohama, Japan

2010  Hyper-Perception, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2009 2009 Very Fun Park, Gregory Shop, Taipei, Taiwan

2009  Very Channel, Taiwan New Arts Union, Tainan, Taiwan

 

PUBLIC VIDEO SCREENINGS

2004  Never Kill Camera Film Festival, SPOT-Taipei Film House, Taipei, Taiwan

2004  New Director Tailly High Film Festival, SPOT-Taipei Film House, Taipei, Taiwan

2004  The 6th Taipei Film Festival, President movie theater, Taipei, Taiwan

2003  The 5th Taipei Film Festival, SPOT-Taipei Film House, Taipei, Taiwan

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

2013  SHUANGLIAN SOUND ENVIRONMENT, Taipei Metro, Taipei, Taiwan

2013  SOUND–LIFE, Yeh Rong Jai Culture & Art Foundation, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2012  PLUS+, National Library of Public, Taichung, Taiwan

2012  B.B. SOUND ENVIRONMENT, B.B. Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan

2011  SHENG, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011  SOUND CUBE, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2010  SOUND CUBE, Taiwan Design Center, Taipei, Taiwan

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