Yao Jui-Chung (b.1969) currently lives and works in Taipei.
Graduated from The Taipei National University of the Arts with a degree in Art Theory. Yao specializes in photography, installation and painting. The themes of his works are varied, but most importantly they all examine the absurdity of the human condition.
Yao has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials, including: “Yao Jui Chung – Republic of Cynic (R.O.C.)”, C-Lab, Taipei (TW, 2020); “Proregress”, Incarnation-City Pavilions of the 12th Shanghai Biennale (CN, 2018); “Moving and Migration”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung (TW, 2019); “Elysium — The Spiritual Journey of Yao Jui-chung & Su Hui-yu”, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain (LU, 2019); “Textures of Silence”, Kadist, San Francisco (US, 2018); “Memories Interwoven and Overlapped: Post–Martial Law Era Ink Painting in Taiwan”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (TW, 2017); “The Space That Remains: Yao Jui-Chung’s ‘Ruins’ Series”, Collateral Event of The 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture (IT, 2014); The 9th Shanghai Biennale (CN, 2012); Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (AU, 2009); Solo Exhibition “Everything will Fall Into Ruin”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (TW, 2006); “Art Circus – Jumping From the Ordinary”, International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama (JP, 2005); “Reality Spells – Exhibition of Chinese Conceptual Photography From the 90s”, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca (US, 2004); The 47th Venice Biennale (IT, 1997).
Yao is the winner of Taishin Arts Award (TW, 2018); the winner of Asia pacific Art Prize (SG, 2014); the winner of The Multitude Art Prize, Hong Kong (CN, 2013).