Wu Chuan-Lun

Wu Chuan-Lun born in Tainan, Taiwan. The ever-going changes, compromises and contradictions informing the relations between nature and civilization, ecology and politics as well as materials and the digital have formed the general background of Wu Chuan-Lun’s art practice. He employs a diverse range of media, such as computer-generated imagery, photography, drawing, found objects and porcelain, to create conceptual and research-based installations. His recent work often uses the process of collecting/gathering as a point of departure to explore the identity and meaning of the collected/gathered objects, from which he gradually unravels the underlying, entangled historical and social context.

Wu has won the selected Prize of “Taipei Arts Award”, selected prize of “Kaohsiung Arts Award” and nominated for the Finalist for Taishin Arts Award. His works have been shown at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Gwangju Museum of Art, Rockbund Art Museum, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, and have been featured in the 2014 Taipei Biennial-The Great Acceleration. His work collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taipei Fine Art Museum. In recent years, he has conducted artist residencies with final presentations of the creative results in Seoul, Berlin, Peru and London. Wu currently lives and works in Berlin and Tainan.

1985 Born in Tainan, Taiwan
2007 BFA, Department of Fine Art, Tung Hai University, Taiwan
2015 MFA, Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan

|Selected Solo Exhibitions|
2019 No Country for Canine, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Grafrath: A Schäferhund Story, LAGE EGAL [IN THE RACK ROOM], Berlin, Germany

|Selected Group Exhibitions|
2021 Rehearsing the Future, ALIEN Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2020 Cross-Dimension Transmission, Kaohsiung Main Public Library, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2020 Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2020 Like Monsters, Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2020 New Relics I: Crossing Over, Each Modern, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 CORRESPONDENCE: A Global Reflection on our Moment, Each Modern, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 Animal Lab, Hsinchu 241 Art Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2019 Relocating Divinity: Being an Atheist Theist, Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2019 An Opera For Animals, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2019 Li Yuan-chia and Homages To, Each Modern, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 The Fourth Age of Man-Contemporary Art in Jinguashi, Gold Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Here & There-2018 Treasure Hill Light Festival, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Cosmicomiche, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan
2018 Art-eology Zoo, Juming Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan
2018 I Contain Multitudes, Eats of Elsewhere, Berlin, Germany

|Selected educations & Residencies|
2021 Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom
2017 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (MOC Overseas Residency Project)
2016 OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (Kuandu Residency Program)

|Selected awards & Honors|
2021 Winner, Artist in Residency Special Prizes-Labverde (Brazil), 15th Arte Laguna Prize, Cultural Association MoCA, Italy
2020 Finalist, 18th Taishin Arts Awards, Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, Taiwan (No Country For Canine)

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
OCI Museum, Seoul, Korea
Art Bank, Taichung, Taiwan

Related Works

Rehearsing the Future

2021.11.20 - 2022.05.29