Yuan Goang-Ming Biography

Yuan Goang-Ming (b.1965) currently lives and works in Taipei. He is one of the foremost Taiwanese artists of media art, and has been a pioneer of video art in Taiwan, a medium in which he started working in 1986. He received a Master’s degree in media art from the Academy of Design, Karlsruhe in 1997. Combining symbolic metaphors with technological media, his work eloquently expresses the state of contemporary existence and profoundly explores the human mind and consciousness. His works, ranging from photographs to multi-media installations, have been exhibited worldwide, including 2004 Liverpool Biennial, Tate Modern, Liverpool, UK (2004), A Strange Heaven : Contemporary Chinese Photography, National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland (2005), X-Generation : National Taiwan Museum of Digital Art Collection Exhibition, Engien-Les-Bain, France (2007), Our Future : The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2008), Singapore Biennale 2008 : Wonder, Singapore (2008), In Between, Asian Video Art Weekend, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2008), the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (2013), Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0, Ars Electronica, Austria, Linz, CYBERFEST, Russia, St. Petersberg, Transmediale Germany, Berlin, HMKV Germany, Dortmund, Les Instant Video, France, Marseille (2014), Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan (2014), Mobile M+ : Moving Image, Midtown POP, Hong Kong (2015) and 13th Biennale de Lyon : La Vie Moderne, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France (2015).