Preface

1F|Digital media 6’40” 2017

Riding the sea wind
The déjà vu emptiness
A day, a night
A page, another page
Through crystallized memories
Pathways across the fading seascape
The waves now boisterous now silent
Wandering on the ocean
Driven by the wind to no end
The horizon appearing beyond the sparkles on the water
To guide the traveler home
And unwillingly one story after another begin

Kuo I-Chan

2007 MFA in New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts

Through multiple media, including new media, installation, and video, Kuo creates his unique poetic artistic language. He concerns the floating state of human spirit and keeps searching for the disappearing belongingness in modern environment. In the status of non-existence, he attempts to explore the essence of life.

When the work “Invade” was selected and shown in the Taiwan Hall at the 2005 Venice Biennale, the artist was the youngest ever presented in that show. He was awarded first prize at the 2005 Taipei Arts Awards and was nominated for the Visual Arts Award of the Taishin Arts Awards in 2008. His children’s book The Universe Has Lost a Tooth was published in 2016 and in 2017 he founded the STUPIN Art Studio to serve as a space where other artists could work on their projects. His works have been exhibited at the Taipei Biennial, Singapore Biennial, Sidney Biennial, Seoul International Media Art Biennale and the ZKM in Germany.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 "STUPIN.ORG", TKG+ Projects, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 "IT Park", IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 "Manhattan Project", Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 "Home-Less is More", 456Gallery, New York, USA
2013 "Behind the Shadow", Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 “AEROBRAKING”, Pier-2 Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2017 " North by North festival", Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, USA
2016 "Open Studio", Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art(CFCCA), Manchester, UK
2016 "Declaration / Documentation: Taipei Biennial, 1996-2014", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 "Taiwan Biennial The Possibility of an Island", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

Awards
2017 Feng Zikai Children's Picture Book Award
2012 Outstanding alumni of Taipei National University of the Arts
2012 ACC Asian Cultural Council Taiwan Award
2012 Busan Asia Artist Award
2009 Taipei Digital Art Award

Residency Program
2017 Pier-2 Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program, , Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2017 STUPIN Artist Studio Residency Platform, Porto, PORTUGAL
2016 Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art(CFCCA), Manchester, UK
2014 Centre International d’accueil et d’échange des Récollets, Paris, FRANCE
2013 The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA

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