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Wu Chuan-Lun born in Tainan, Taiwan. The ever-changing dynamics, compromises and contradictions informing the relations between nature and civilization, ecology and politics as well as materials and the digital realm, have formed the backdrop for Wu's artistic practice. He employs a diverse range of media and technics, including computer-generated imagery, photography, drawing, 3D printing, 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) , special prize of Arte Laguna Prize (2021), and nominated for the finalist of Taishin Arts Award (2020) for his solo exhibition “No Country for Canine”. His works have been exhibited at institutions and biennials such as Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2007, 2019), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2015), Gwangju Museum of Art (2016), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (2017), Rockbund Art Museum (2019), Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation (2023); Taipei Biennial (2014), Formosa Sculpture Biennial (2015), Animatrix Biennial (2016), Taiwan Biennial (2020) and Daegu Photo Biennial (2023). His works collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, OCI Museum of Art and Art Bank Taiwan.

In recent years, Wu has conducted artist residencies in OCI Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2017); Delfina Foundation, London (2021); Labverde, Brazil (2022); MRO Foundation, Arles (2023) and Off-site project in Peru (2018). Wu currently lives and works between Berlin, Germany and Tainan, Taiwan.


selected residencies/

2023  Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation, Arles, France

2022  LABVERDE, Manaus, Brazil

2021  Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom

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

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


selected solo exhibitions/

2022  OOO, SOMA, Berlin, Germany

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

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


selected group exhibitions/

2024  We Move As a Murmuration, Timespan Heritage & Arts Society, Helmsdale, United Kingdom

2024  Time Knot, TungHai University Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

2023  Fotohaus 2023, Tor 111, Berlin, Germany

2023  2023 Daegu Photo Biennial: Again with Photography! , Daegu Arts Center, Daegu, Korea

2023  First Half Champions, C-lab, Taipei, Taiwan (2023 Creative Expo)

2023  Grow Up, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation, Arles, France (The Rencontres d'Arles)

2023  Here is Where We Meet, Chiayi Art Museum, Chiayi, Taiwan

2023  Yuguang Island Art Festival  - Remapping the Earthsea, Yuguang island, Tainan, Taiwan

2022  Wagiwagi, Asia Now, Paris, France

2022  The Artificial, Evolution and Sustainable Future, Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2022  Scenery Making: Between Mindscapes and Landscapes, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan

2022  KREATUR, Reiter Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2021  Rehearsing the Future, Alien Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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, MOCA Shanghai, 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 of Art, Seoul, Korea

          Art Bank Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan


selected publications/

2023  Sangwoo Park, Michel Frizot, 2023 Daegu Photo Biennial Again with Photography!, Daegu: Daegu Arts Center

2023  Multiple Artists, Shishishi: The food is good, the weather is nice, what have you been up to?, Taipei: Islandset

2023  Florent Basiletti, Grow Up, Arles: Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation; Heidelberg: Kehrer

2022  Lilian Fraiji, Labverde 2022, text by Emanuelle Coccia, Camilla Palestra, Manaus: Labverde

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/

2022-2023  Shishishi – TW/DE workshop and publication project, SUAVEART, Taiwan/Germany

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

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