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KUO I-Chen

1979 born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, lives and works in Taipei


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 the modern environment. In the status of non-existence, he attempts to explore the essence of life. In 2005, Kuo became the youngest artist ever to represent Taiwan in the Venice Biennial. He is the winner of Taipei Art Award in 2005 and the 6th Taishin Arts Award Top 5 Selection in 2008. In 2016, he published picture book “A Babytooth fallen out of the Universe,” and in 2017 he founded STUPIN, an artist studio swapping platform. Significant exhibition experience includes Taipei Biennial, Singapore Biennial, Sydney Biennial, Seoul International Media Art city Biennial, ZKM and other major museums across the world. His works keep inviting to various international exhibitions in recent years.


Solo Exhibition

2019《Shijian st. 1 Landing Program》, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei, TAIWAN

2019《Promise 2061》, National Taichung Theater, Taichung, TAIWAN

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

2011《Lightyears》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN

2011《What a wonderful WARld 》Art Taipei 2011, World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN

2010《We are the WARLD》,Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, TAIWAN

2007《Mutation》,Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, TAIWAN


Group Exhibitions

2020 《Simple Life》, Huashan Art District, Taipei, TAIWAN

2020《Nuit Blanche》 ,Power Equipment Repair and Maintenance ( PERAM ) Taipower, Taipei, TAIWAN

2020《Taiwan Design Expo》 , Hsinchu bus station, Hsinchu, TAIWAN

2020《Finding Time》 ,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN

2020《Perforated City》,MOCA Taipei, Taipei, TAIWAN

2020《Next Art Tainan-Uneven Parallel》,Absolute Space, Tainan, TAIWAN

2020《Juming Museum Special Exhibition - Stadium Creation》,Juming Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN

2019《City Flip-Flop》,Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei, TAIWAN

2019《Anxiety of Images》,National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2019《A Land of Happiness-2019 Treasure Hill Light Festival》Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, TAIWAN

2019《Immortal on Screen》,National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2018《Sahction of ambition》Art Bank, Taichung, TAIWAN

2018《Taipei Photo》Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 2nd Exhibition hall, Taipei, TAIWAN

2018《Lifetime Warranty - The Romance of Home Appliances 》Taipei Digital Art Center, Taipei, TAIWAN

2018《The Fluid Field of Memory》, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, TAIWAN

2018《False/Prophet》182artspace, Tainan, TAIWAN

2018《2050, A Brief History of the Future》,National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

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

2016《UNTITLD》POLYMER Art Space, Taipei, TAIWAN

2016《Taiwan Annual》Taipei EXPO Park, Taipei, TAIWAN

2016《Macro-Micro-Actions at BCS》Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, TAIWAN

2016《Video Lounge》Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC) , Taipei, TAIWAN

2016《Yue Jin Lantern Festival》, Yue Jin Lantern, Tainan, TAIWAN

2015《Urban-Synesthesia》,Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN

2015《inToAsia:Time-Based Art Festival—Retina of the Unconscious》,the sylvia wald + po kim art gallery, New York, USA

2015《Wymiana/Exchange》,lokal_30, Warsaw, POLSKA

2015《SPECULATIVE DUST》,Corner Art Space, Seoul, KOREA

2014《Image/Sound Concept and Position》,104 Centquarte,Paris, FRANCE

2014《Photography Performs—The Body as the Archive 》, Centre photographique d’île-de-France(CPIF),Paris, FRANCE

2014《Forever Now》, Federation Square, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

2014《Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan》, Cornell University Johnson Mousem of Art,New York, USA

2014《Taiwan Video Salon》, Warsaw, POLSKA

2014《For for for forest》, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN

2013《New Media Art in Taiwan》, Boston University 808 Gallery, Boston, USA

2013《Intersecting Vectors—Experimental Projects from the TFAM Collection》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN

2013《Trans-allegory –Highlights of New Media Arts from the Museum Collection》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2013《Very Fun Park - Taipei East District Contemporary Art Exhibition》, Taipei East District, Taipei, TAIWAN

2013《Mental-logue/Monster-logue》, Soka Art, Taipei, TAIWAN

2013《Photographer X Designer》, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN

2013《Contemporary art at the UB. Sorigue Foundation》, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN

2013《True Illusion, Illusory Truth - Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei,   TAIWAN

2013《Innovation & Re-creation》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2012《Fundstücke Fragment - sign - symbol》,E105 Gallery, Berlin, GERMANY

2012《Remaking Memories》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2012《Crush on EMU》, MOCA Taipei, TAIWAN

2012《Vertical》, OTA Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN

2012《Melting Point》, Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo, JAPAN

2012《Ambiguous Being》, tamtam ART,Berlin, GERMANY、Houg-Gah Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN, Kav 16- Community Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

2012《Eyes on the south-Contemporary Art hot thought symptoms》,Da-Dong Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN

2012《What a Wonderful World》, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, JAPAN

2012《Pisces artist Exhibition》,Galerie Pierre Gallery , Taichung, TAIWAN

2012《Transjourney-2012Future Media Festival》,Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei ,TAIWAN

2011《Encounter》, Aki Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN

2011《Hypnosis》,TIVAC, Taipei, TAIWAN

2011《Hypnosis》,Other Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

2011《Art HK》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Hong Kong, CHINA

2011《OKINAWA /TAIWAN》 Maki Fine Art, Tokyo, JAPAN

2011《Why So Serious?!》, Tunghai University, Taichung, TAIWAN

2011《Post-lighting Era》, STOCK20, Taichung, TAIWAN

2011《Scanning the Daily Lives》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2010《Survey Line - Valen Hsu X I-Chen Kuo》, URS127, Taipei, TAIWAN

2010《"Jump Tone" - Symphony of Art and Technology》Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, TAIWAN

2010《Post - adolescence》, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,Taipei ,TAIWAN

2010《Post - adolescence》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2010《11th edition of Asian Festival de Cin?ma》, les studios cinema, Tours, FRANCE

2010《The Contemporary Art of Taiwan》, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, KOREA

2010《The Tradition of the New》, SAKSHI Gallery, Bombay, INDIA

2009《Digital Art Festival Taipei 2009》, MOCA Taipei, TAIWAN

2009《Nuit Blanche: an all night contemporary art event》, Metro Supermarket, Toronto, CANADA

2009《The Epic in the Everyday: Contemporary Video Art from Taiwan》, PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napoli, ITALY

2009《Darwin NOW》, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN

2009《Headline: Two-Person Exhibition By KUO I-Chen and Kijong Zin》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, TAIWAN

2008《AutoStadt ZeitHaus museum》, Wolfsburg, GERMANY

2008《SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park》, IT Park ,Taipei, TAIWAN

2008《Seoul International Media Art Biennale》, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KOREA

2008《Trash?》,In art space, Tainan, TAIWAN

2008《The 6th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition》, MOCA Taipei, TAIWAN

2008《The 16th Biennale of Sydney: REVOLUTIONS-FORMSTHAT TURN》, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

2008《Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan》, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

2008《SECOND VISION》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN

2007《20th century (on Video)_project》Trianon cinema, Athens, GREECE

2007《Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves》, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, GERMANY

2006《Optica2006:the Gijon International Festival of Video Art》Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón, SPAIN

2006《hyperlink》, Stock20, Taichung, TAIWAN

2006《Please Love Me》, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, USA

2006《Singapore Biennale: Belief》, City Hall, SINGAPORE

2006《Taipei/Taipei: Views and Points》, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN

2006《New Acquisition》,Ota Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN

2006《5 Chinois - Emoi, Emoi, Emoi...!!》, Open Space Gallery, FRANCE

2006《after dark》,Huashan Art District, Taipei, TAIWAN

2006《Asian Contemporary Art Week: Fast Futures-Asian Video Art》, Asia Society, NY, USA

2006《Very Video 100》,VT Art Salon, Taipei, TAIWAN

2006《5th Macao International Video Art Cycle MINIATURE: Video Arts from Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China》, Macao, CHINA  

2005《2005 Taipei Arts Awards》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN

2005《New Taiwanese-digital witnesses》, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts ,Taipei ,TAIWAN

2005《PILOT2:Internation Art Forum》, London, UK

2005《Taipei Croquis single channel video works from TAIWAN》, Yokohama, JAPAN

2005《51th Venice Biennial》,Taiwan pavilion , Prigioni, Venice, ITALY

2005《Shanghai Youth Biennale: Vision Express International》,  MingYuan Center Art , Shanghai, CHINA

2004《Taipei Biennial: Do You Believe in Reality?》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN

2002《CO2 Taiwan Vanguard Document Exhibition》, Huashan Art District, Taipei, TAIWAN


Art Fair

2016《Art|Basel Honk Honk-Film》,aagnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Honk Hong, CHINA

2012《Young Art Taipei》, Sheraton Taipei Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN

2012《2012 Arts how Busan》,Bexco, Busan, KOREA

2010《Photo Taipei》, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN

2010《Art Taipei》, Ela-Asia, Taipei World Trade Center, TAIWAN

2010《Young Art Taipei》, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN

2009《Art Taipei》Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN

2009《Young Art Taipei》, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN

2009《Photo Taipei》, The Westin Taipei Hotel, Taipei, TAIWAN

2009《Art HK》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Hong Kong, CHINA

2008《Pulse Miami Contemporary Art Fair》, Miami, USA

2008《Art HK》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Hong Kong, CHINA

2008《Art Taipei》Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN

2008《LOOP-Video Art Fair 2008》, Barcelona, SPAIN

2008《Blue Dot Asia2008: Illusion Theater》, Seoul Arts Center, KOREA

2008《Scope Urban Nomad Project》, Miami, USA

2007《Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair》Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, CHINA

2007《Scope Art Fair:Urban Nomad Film Fest》,Basel, SWITZERLAND

2007《Art Taipei》Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN

2007《DiVA NY 2007|Special Projects: Taiwan New Media Art》,New York, USA

2006《DIVA Digital & Video Art Fair》Miami Beach, Miami, USA

2006《Art Taipei》,Ela Asia, Huashan Art District, Taipei, TAIWAN

2006《DIVA Digital & Video Art Fair》, New York, USA

2005《DIVA Digital & Video Art Fair》, Cologne, GERMANY



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

2006 The 6th Taishin Arts Award Top 5 Selection

2005 Taipei Arts Awards Grand Prize

2005 S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award

2005 Hsing-Tian-Kong Fellowship for Outstanding Students



2019 Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei, TAIWAN

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

2012 Point-B, New York, USA

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