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, including: “Between Earth and the Sky: The Spiritual State of Our Times”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (TW, 2020); “Participation Mystique”, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai (CN, 2020); “Durian Exercise Room”, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (KR, 2020); “FAMEME”, Performa 19 Biennial, New York (US, 2019); “Watermelon Sisters Go Camping in Paris”, Centre National de la Danse, Paris (FR, 2019); “Watermelon Love”, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR, 2018); “Tell Me What You Want”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK, 2018)/ Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR, 2018); “Tell Me What You Want – A Solo Exhibition by Yu Cheng-Ta”, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei (TW, 2017); “Polyphonies”, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR, 2016); “Life in Between – Delight and Discomfort”, Gwangju City Museum of Art, Gwangju (KR, 2016); “Declaration/ Documentation”, Taipei Biennial, Taipei (TW, 2016); “To the Sound of the Closing Door”, Forum Expanded at The 65th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin (DE, 2015); “Social Factory”, The 10th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai (CN, 2015); “Practicing LIVE”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (TW, 2014); The 2nd CAFA Biennial, Beijing (CN, 2014); Solo Exhibition “My Private Foreign Affairs”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung (TW, 2013); “Biennial Cuvée 08”, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (AT, 2012); The 53rd Venice Biennale Taiwan Pavilion, Venice (IT, 2009).
Yu was awarded First Place of Taipei Arts Awards, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TW, 2008).
February 3 – March 3, 2018
LIFE IN BETWEEN: DELIGHT AND DISCOMFORT
Gwangju Museum of Art
August 23 – November 13, 2016
JIE (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Johnson Museum of Art, USA
August 16 – December 21, 2014
The Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture
CAFAM Art Museum, Beijing
February 28 – April 30, 2014