Tsui Kuang-Yu Biography

Tsui Kuang-Yu (b. 1974)
 currently Lives and works in Taipei. 

Tsui Kuang-Yu tries to respond to the adaptation relation between human and the society from a biological point of view and attempts to redefine/question the matrix of the institution we inhabit through actions and experiments that break the social standard of normality. In doing so, the artist has developed new means to adapt to the environment and redefine the reality. His action can be regarded as a medium, or a parameter, to gauge social tolerances. By revealing relationships in the present institution and the relation between man and his environment, he conducts repetitive body experiments to accent the absurdity of the social values and reality that people have grown accustomed to.

He has participated in major international shows such as “The Long Story”, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (AU, 2018); “Discipline the City”, The Substation, Singapore, (SG, 2017); “Eco as a verb (2017 selection)” and ” Taiwan Videa 2.0: Cultural Encounter” 2017 Night of Museums, Museum of Noncomformist Art and Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center, St. Petersburg (RU, 2017); “Elsewhere is Nowhere”, Kuathalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna (AT, 2017); “Declaration / Documentation: Taipei Biennial, 1996-2014”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei (TW, 2016); “M+ Screenings: Visible Places”, Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong (CN, 2016); “Familiar Otherness: Art Across Northeast Asia”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong (CN, 2015); “Taiwan Videa”, 34th Asolo Art Film Festival, Eleonora Duse Theater, Asolo (IT, 2015); “Gestures-Body Art Stories-Marina Abramovic & The Others”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung (TW, 2015); “I have a dream”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei (TW, 2015); “The Pioneers of Taiwanese Artists 1971-1980”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (TW, 2014); “REMODERNIZATION”, 2014 Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhabition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan (CN, 2014); “The Other ∙ The Distance”, Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan (CN, 2014) / Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung (TW, 2014); “Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013”, City Gallery Wellington (NZ, 2013); “ILLUSIONISMO”, CaixaForum Madrid, Lleida, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona (ES, 2010); “Extra / Ordinary : Video Art from Asia”, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (USA, 2009); “The View from Elsewhere”, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Cinematheque, Brisbane (AU, 2009); “Time Crevasse”, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama (JP, 2008), Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (JP, 2008); “Biennial Cuvée”, OK Centrum, Linz (AU, 2008); “Streetwise”, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid (ES, 2008); “Thermocline of Art – New Asian Waves’, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (DE, 2007); “The Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin”, Centre Georges Pompidou, National Museum Jeu de Paume and French Cinematheque, Paris (FR, 2006); “Liverpool Biennial 2006 : International 06”, Tate Liverpool (UK, 2006); “The Spectre of Freedom”, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice (IT, 2005).