Lo Yichun

Is a Taipei based artist. She received her Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Multimedia from the Taiwan National University of Arts. She creates sculpture, photographs and installations about environmental change and farmland issues. She received the Freeman Fellowship to become a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center in the United States in 2012. Since then, she has travelled to other countries such as Japan, India, the Netherlands and the United States to create site-specific works and expand her artistic practice to community and environmental art projects. In 2013, She received wanderer project fellowship from Cloud Gate Theater and traveled India for her research of eco-villages. In the same year, she created a series of work from banana peels to explore the market relationship between Taiwan and Japan, and the impact of global market in nowadays society. This series of work brought her the first prize of Kaohsiung Award in 2015, and exhibited her work at Aomori Art Centre (ACAC) in Japan and SpielArt Festival in Munich. Recently, she works on the theme of Taiwanese tobacco industry with fieldwork, documentation and literature, trying to derive the historical context of Taiwanese industrial landscape under the global economic system.

| Education |


2007-2010 National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan Master of Fine Arts in Multimedia at the Graduate School of Fine Arts
2003-2007 National Taiwan Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan Bachelor of Arts at the Department of Art and Design


| Artist-in-residency and Public services |


2016 Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2016 Meinong Culture & Creative Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
2015 Soulangh Artist Village, Tainan, Taiwan
2015 National Museum of Marine, Science & Technology, Keelung, Taiwan 2014 Contemporary Arts International, MA, USA
2013 DordtYart Artist in Residency, Dordrecht, the Netherlands
2013 BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2012 Guandu International Outdoor Installation Art Festival, Taipei
2012 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA
2011 Ju-Ming Museum Art Project, Taipei
2011 Xin-Gang Granary Art Project, Xin-Gang, South Taiwan
2010 Ping-Ling Farm International Environmental Art Project, Shaun-Xi, Taipei
2010 Xin-Gang Granary Art Project, Xin-Gang, South Taiwan
2010 Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project, Cheng-Long Wetland, Yun-Lin country, South Taiwan
2009 Art Schweitzer Project, volunteer. King Car Educational Foundation, Taipei


| Fellowships and Awards |


2017 First Prize of Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, Taoyuan Exhibition Center, Taiwan
2015 First Prize of Kaohsiung Award, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2015 Sacater Fellowship, sponsored by UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme. Ile-de-France, France. (The fellowship granted Yi Chun to participate artist in residency programme at Instituto Sacatar, Brazil for 2 months in 2016.)
2014 International Residency and Cultural Exchange Program Grant, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
2013 The Wanderer Project Fellowship, sponsored by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan. (The fellowship aims for multi-disciplinary artists traveling Asian countries for a self-conducted research. Yi Chun has conducted her research of eco-villages in India for 4 months from December 2013 to March 2014.)
2012 Taipei Artist Village Artist Exchange Program Grant, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (3-month artist residency in Yokohama, Japan)
2011 The Asian Artist Fellowship award, sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, New York, USA (2-months residency in Vermont Studio Center)
2010 The 8th Tao-yuan Creation Award —“Bolero Paradise”elected, Taoyuan County Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2007 The 5th Tao-yuan Creation Award —“Ephemera”, elected, Taoyuan County Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taoyuan, Taiwan


| Solo Exhibitions |


2017 「Taste of Ocean」, galerie nichido Taipei , Taiwan
2017 「Zeelandia」, Absolute Space , Tainan, Taiwan
2017 「Golden Jasmine」, Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum , Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016 「Tropical Collection」, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (final present of artist-in-residency), Fukuoka, Japan
2015 「One Night in the Typhoon」, Soulangh Artist Village , Tainan, Taiwan
2014 「Banana Justice – The Drama of Global Trades and riots」, Contemporary Arts International, MA, USA
2014 「Banana Justice II」, Reasons To Be Cheerful, MA, USA
2014 「芭娜娜 • バナナ • Saging (Bananas in Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines) 」, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 「芭娜娜 • バナナ • Saging (Bananas in Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines) 」, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2012 「Winter Gardening」, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA
2009 「Bolero Paradise-The Representation of Memory」, Paipu Music &Art Center, Taipei


| Group Exhibitions |


2018 「2050. A Brief History of the Future」, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2017 「Asian Art Biennale」, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan 2017 「Attachment-Detachment: The Fluxes Of Subjects And Objects」, Hong Kong Taiwan Art Exchange Exhibition, KLN, Hong Kong
2017 「Tobacco, Carpet, Lunch Box」, Textile Machinery and Cave Men: the narratives of craftsmanship and technologies in contemporary art
2017 「A Journey Far from Home」, galerie nichido Taipei, Taiwan
2016 「Transition of Times: 20 Years of Kaohsiung Awards」, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts,Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 「Spielart Festival」, Spielmotor München e.V. – eine Initiative der Stadt München und der BMW Group, München, Germany
2015 「Navigation & Trajectory」, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
2015 「Art and City in Yokohama and Taipei」, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2015 「International Environmental Art projects- Paradise: Sustainable Oceans」, National Museum of Marine, Science & Technology, Keelung, Taiwan
2015 「Kaohsiung Awards」, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2014 「Very Fun Park」, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 「Art exhibition」, Yatra Art foundation, India
2013 「Finissage DordtYart 2013」, DordtYart, Dordrecht, the Netherland.
2012 「Guandu International Outdoor Installation Art Festival」, Taipei.
2011 「Ju-Ming Museum Art Project」, Taipei
2010 「Ping-Ling Farm International Environmental Art Project」, Shaun-Xi, Taipei
2010 「Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project」, Taiwan
2009 「The Hidden Being」, King- Car Art Center ,Taipei, Taiwan
2008 「CologneOFF IV」, CologneOFF IV - Here We Are!, online

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