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 was featured in the Taiwan Pavilion at 53rd Venice Biennale and has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials in recent years such as “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), 2nd CAFA Biennial in Beijing (CN, 2014) and Biennial Cuvée 08 at OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz (AT, 2012). He held his museum solo exhibitions “My Private Foreign Affairs” at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (TW) in 2013 and ‘“Practicing LIVE” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 2014. “Tell Me What You Want” was exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg  Copenhagen and Centre Pompidou in 2018. Also, “Watermelon Sisters” co-work with Ming Wong (Singapore) and Berlin-based American artist Wu Tsang was filmed at Centre Pompidou in 2018.