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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” (2007), selected prize of “Kaohsiung Arts Award” (2011) and nominated for the Finalist for Taishin Arts Award (2020). 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 and Peru. Wu currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Tainan, Taiwan.


educations & residencies/

2021  Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom

2021  Dawn Artist Village, Taitung, Taiwan

2017  Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (MOC Overseas Residency Project)

2016  OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (Kuandu Residency Program)

2015  MFA, Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan

2007  BFA, Department of Fine Art, Tung Hai University, Taiwan

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

2017  AF II, Ho-Yo Space, Tainan, Taiwan

           Schäferhund, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2015  You Will Not Be Wasted, NHUE Art Space, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2013  Cabinet of Rendering, Art Taipei - MIT:Young Artist Discovery, Taipei, Taiwan

2012  KiSS... and SAVE, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


selected group exhibitions/

2020  Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2020  New Relics I: Crossing Over, Each Modern, Taipei, Taiwan

2019  Relocating Divinity: Being an Atheist Theist, Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan

            An Opera For Animals, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China

            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

            Art-eology Zoo, Juming Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan

2017  2017 Cre8tive Report, OCI Museum, Seoul, Korea

2016  Animals and Us, Digital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

            As Small As the Universe, Galerie Nichido Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

            Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art, Lin&Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

            Life between Delight and Discomfort, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju. Korea

            Space In Mind - Animatrix Bienniale 2015-2016, Shanghai MOCA, Shanghai, China

            The Essence of Things, Aura Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2015  Incommensurable - Formosa Sculpture Biennial 2015, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung. Taiwan

             Dreams‧Habitations - NTMoFA Young Artist Collection Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2014  The Spine of Spectrum, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

            Taipei Biennial 2014 - The Great Acceleration, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

            The Scene of Nature: East and West, Art 8, Hsinchu, Taiwan

            Disco‧Very, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

            Words, 182 Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan

2011  Petject, Fotoaura, Tainan, Taiwan

            High Difficulty Fault, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

            2011 Kaohsiung Awards, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohisung, Taiwan

2007  2007 Taipei Arts Awards, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan


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 (No Country For Canine)

2011  Selected Prize, Kaohsiung Awards, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

2007  Selected Prize, Taipei Arts Awards, Taipei Fine Arts Museum



            Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

            National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

            OCI Museum, Seoul, Korea

            Art Bank, Taichung, Taiwan


selected publications/

2020  Yao-Jui Chung, Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial, Taichung: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

2020  Chu Feng-Yi, Relocating Divinity, Taiepi: Elephant White

2019  Wu Chuan Lun - No Country for Canine, text by CHEN Kuan-Yu, CHU Feng-Yi, Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum

            Yao-Jui Chung, Shauba Chang, interview by Hai Lin, PHOTO-LOGUES Ⅱ, Taipei: Garden City

2016  Lim Jong-Young, Jo Hsiao, Life between Delight and Discomfort, Gwangju: Gwangju Museum of Art

2015  Nicolas Bourriaud, Taipei Biennial 2014 - The Great Acceleration, Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum


selected projects & events/

2021  Where The Wild Things Are - Posthumanism (co-host with Ko-Fan Lin), Royal Institute of Art, Sweden (online)

2018  Off - Site Project 3: Micro-Historical in Peru, Lima and Cusco, Peru

2015-2017  Spine Project Vol. 96-99, Parkett Magazine, New York, USA