Yu Cheng-Ta Biography

Yu Cheng-Ta (b. 1983) currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.

Working primarily with non-professional actors in staged performances, Yu has developed a body of work that deals with the interstitial spaces and humorous misunderstandings that arise when different languages and cultures collide. 

Yu has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials in recent years such as “Watermelon Sisters Go Camping in Paris” at Centre National de la Danse Paris (FR, 2019); “Watermelon Love” at Centre Pompidou (FR, 2018); “Tell Me What You Want” at Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen (DK, 2018) and Centre Pompidou (FR, 2018); “Tell Me What You Want — A Solo Exhibition by Yu Cheng-Ta” at Hong-Gah Museum (TW, 2017); “Polyphonies” at Centre Pompidou (FR, 2016); “Life in Between — Delight and Discomfort” at Gwangju City Museum of Art (KR, 2016); “Declaration/ Documentation’” — Taipei Biennial (TW, 2016); Forum Expanded at 65th Berlin International Film Festival (DE, 2015); “Social Factory” — 10th Shanghai Biennial (CN, 2015); “Practicing LIVE” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TW, 2014); 2nd CAFA Biennial in Beijing (CN, 2014); solo exhibitions “My Private Foreign Affairs” at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (TW, 2013); Biennial Cuvée 08 at OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz (AT, 2012); The 53rd Venice Biennale Taiwan Pavilion (IT, 2009); Taipei Arts Awards (First Place), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TW, 2008).