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Wu Dar Kuen

Artist / Curator, Currently is the Senior Curator of Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) and has been a slashie across artist / curation / teaching / administration / writing. He was the former director of Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village, chairman of Taiwan Art Space Alliance (TASA), and a curator at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. Endeavoring to bridge art and social practices, He not only reflects on the social conditions of Asian countries with his unique artistic language, but also contemplates the ways to embody the philosophy of “art without borders” by treating art as a means under the impact of globalization and neoliberalism.

Wu Dar Kuen

In his long and prolific career as an artist, he served as an artist-in-residence at several institutions such as NIFCA (Finland) in 2002, Location One (New York) in 2005, ISCP (New York) in 2006, Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo) in 2008, and Open Space Bae (Busan, South Korea) in 2009. He was the winner of Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Grants and Yageo Tech-Art Award in 2004. His works are collected by many prestigious museums and foundations. Since 2008, he has successively served as curatorial work for many exhibitions and started his curatorial career. Among them, ” Republic without People” (2011) won the special prize of the 10th Taishin Art Awards The Jury’s Special Award, and the Asia Anarchy Alliance (2014) held in Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo) and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts(Taipei). Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo),CHRONIQUES – Biennale of Digital Imagination 2020(Marseille), the13th Gwangju Biennale :Double Echoing Taiwan C-LAB Pavilion (Gwangju).