Tsui Kuang-Yu Biography

Tsui Kuang-Yu (b. 1974) 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 Spectre of Freedom’, 51st – La Biennale di Venezia (IT, 2005), ‘Liverpool Biennial 2006 : International 06’, Tate Liverpool (UK, 2006), ‘The Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin’, Centre Georges Pompidou, National Museum Jeu de Paume, French Cinematheque (FR, 2006), ‘Thermocline of Art – New Asian Waves’, ZKM Center for Art and Media (DE, 2007), ‘Streetwise’, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid (ES, 2008), ‘Biennial Cuvée’, OK Centrum, Linz (AU, 2008), ‘Time Crevasse’, Yokohama Triennial, (JP, 2008), Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Kitakyushu (JP, 2008), ‘The View from Elsewhere’, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Cinematheque, Brisbane (AU, 2009), ‘Extra / Ordinary : Video Art from Asia’, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (US, 2009), ‘ILLUSIONISMO’, CaixaForum Madrid, Lleida, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona (ES, 2010), ‘Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013’, City Gallery Wellington (NZ, 2013).