Lin Yi Chi
Born in 1986, Lin Yi-chi now lives and works in Taipei. Lin received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts, and is currently pursuing another Master’s degree in Motion Picture at the National Taiwan University of Arts. With educational background in both contemporary art and film production, her works take the form of video art, experimental cinema, and video installation.
In recent years, her practice centers on the diaspora experiences in specific historical contexts as well as the collection of memories and dreams rooted in personal identity. By employing images as the medium of necromancy, Lin reinterprets and re-enacts individual life experiences through enchanting scenarios in
contemporary times; also, by summoning the marginal voices in certain regions through her practice, she is devoted to the reproduction of bonds among nation, history, and collective memories.
Lin was recently invited to exhibit works in the 13th Gwangju Biennale – Taiwan C-LAB Pavilion, and the Biennale Jogja 2019 – Taiwan Pavilion; she has participated in numerous domestic and international curatorial projects, film festivals, and artist residencies. Meanwhile, she has been selected as a finalist of the 16th Taishin Arts Award and won several awards, including the first prize of the 42nd & 40th Golden Harvest Awards for Best Experimental Film (2020 & 2018), the winner of Miami Beach PULSE Prize (2019), the honorable mention of Taipei Arts Awards (2018), MIT (Made in Taiwan) New Artist Award given by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan (2018), and the first prize of Kaohsiung Award (2018).
Lin Yi Chi