Tsui Kuang-Yu

Tsui Kuang-Yu

Rubbing the City: Beautiful Dirty Bubble
2010 Arctic Diary: The Wrong Ice
Invisible City: Taiparis York
Amsterdam Bike Reincarnation
Invisible City: Sea-level Leaker
Invisible City: Liverpool Top 9
Invisible City: Amstel 88 III
The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Spirits
Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration: The Perceptive
The Welcome Rain Falling from the Sky
The Measurement of Friendship
The Vehicle
An Imitation: Mimicry
Spring Action I

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.

Tsui has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials, including: 2020 Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival (TW, 2020); “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”, The 51st Venice Biennale, Venice (IT, 2005).


Forty Days

May 22 – June 30, 2020 


October 20 – November 30, 2017

To Dress up at Home

December 5, 2015 – January 16, 2016


Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival

March 13 – 29, 2020

Exercise Living: Stay Calm

41 Ross Alley, San Francisco, US

March 11 – April 7, 2019


Cho Why (Chinatown Bangkok)

July 1-29, 2018

Fibering-Eco As A Verb − International Video Installation Exhibition

Yo-Chang Art Museum, NTUA

September 12 – October 28, 2017

Discipline the City

The Substation, Singapore

August 23 – November 26, 2017

Elsewhere in Nowhere

Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

January 19 – March 4, 2017

TAIWAN VIDEO 2.0: Cultural Encounter

Asolo Art Film Festival

September 10 – 18, 2016



Interview with Tsui Kuang-Yu

Asia Art Archive

August 1, 2009