Born in Taipei, Taiwan, 1965/4/25, currently lives and works in Taipei
1989 BFA, National Institute of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
1993 DAAD Germany Exchange Scholarship
1994 Institute for New Media, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1997 Diploma in Media Arts, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Germany

Solo Exhibitions


2015 An Uncanny Tomorrow, Apartment der Kunst - apartment of art, Munich Germany
2014 An Uncanny Tomorrow, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 Scanning Memories: Yuan Goang-Ming's Video Art 1992-2014, Artium gallery, Fukuoka, Japan
2012 Disappearing Landscape -Passing Ⅱ. Special Project, TKG+, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
2011 Before Memory, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Disappearing Landscape, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2002 T2: Yuan, Goang-Ming “Human Disqualified”, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan
2001 Human Disqualified, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 Contemporary Taiwanese Art Exhibition Vol.7 Yuan, Goang-Ming Fish on Dish, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan
1998 The Reason for Insomnia, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1992 Out of Position, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 The Testimony of Food: Ideas and Food, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2014 Asia Anarchy Alliance, Tokyo Wonder Site(TWS)hongo, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Asian Arts Space Network, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
2014 We Love Video This Summer, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
2014 For for for forest, TKG+ Taipei
2014 Transmediale_Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany
2014 Art Stage Singapore 2014 _Taiwan Platform, Singapore
2014 Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 Traces of Disappearance, Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, Japan
2014 The Pioneers” of Taiwanese Artists, 1961-1970 (Review), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2013 Design Shanghai, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2013 EVER AFTER: Celebrating 25 Years of IT Park, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Dojima River Biennale 2013: Little Water, Dojima River Forum
2013 Rolling! Visual Art in Taiwan, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
2013 Inter-vision: A Contemporary Art Exhibition Across the Strait, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2013 Liquid Asia, Duddell’s, Hong Kong
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)
2012 MADATAC 04 Contemporary Advanced New Media Audiovisual Art Festival, CENTROCENTRO CIBELES DE CULTURA Y CIUDADANÍA. 5Cs, Madrid, Spain
2012 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 7), Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia 
2012 Digital Aesthetics 3, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, U.K 
2012 Crush on EMU, MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art), Taipei
2012 Creators of Dialogue, Kuandu Muaeum of Fine Arts, Taipei, University of the Arts, Taipei Taiwan
2012 How Physical-Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Visual Vertigo-New Works by Six Taiwanese New Media Artists, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Transjourney 2012-New Media Festival, Kuandu Muaeum of Fine Arts, Taipei, University of the Arts, Taipei Taiwan
2011 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2011 Moving Image of China 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2011 Tai-uan iánn-Imaging Art Exhibition, MainTrend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Art Museum @ The Art Park ‧ Selected Collection Series ── HYPNOTISM, Art Museum @ The Art Park, Hsinchu
2010 Cinema Alley 2011, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia 
2010 Somnambulism: Phantasmagoric Fugue, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 Humanity in Ambiguities: Permanent Collection of TFAM, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 Taiwan Calling – The Phantom of Liberty, Műcsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary 
2010 Hong Kong International Contemporary Art Fair 2010, Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
2010 Photo Taipei Art Fair-Feature Exhibition: Taiwanese Video, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 Every Chalice is a Dwelling Place, Taipei City Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 Extreme Sensibility-Taiwanese Contemporary Video Art, Donna Beam Art Gallery, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA; Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA; Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
2009 Ela-Asia, Art Taipei 2009, Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
2009 Artium's 20th Anniversary Show, Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
2009 You are home, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmania, Australia
2009 Nostalgia for Future, A798 Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2009 Dream in a Contemporary Secret Garden, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
2009 Contemporary Value: A Processing History, Ever Harvest Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 Unsealed Files: The 3rd Anniversary of VT Artsalon, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 Singapore Biennale 2008: Wonder, Singapore
2008 Pacific Meridian, International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, Vladivostok, Russia
2008 Border of Virtuality - Chinese and Korean Media Art Now Exhibition, Han Ji Yun Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
2008 Daegu International New Media Arts Festival 2008, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Korea
2008 SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 A Heartbeat of Time: A Group Exhibition of Glenfiddich Resdiency Artists, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 Dwelling Place-Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition 2008, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 HOME-Taiwan Biennial 2008, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2008 IN BETWEEN, Asian Video Art Weekend, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008 Snake Alley: (Asian contemporary art week), Taipei Cultural Center, NY, USA
2008 Second Vision, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2008 Bubble Tea: Contemporary Art from Taiwan, Moravska Galerie Brno, Czech Republic
2008 Pass-Future:The Future Museum of National Palace Museum, Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2007 Styles of Radical Will—The Multiform Nineties: Taiwan's Contemporary Art, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Post Martial Law vs. Post ’89- The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2007 Taiwan: From within the Mist (touring exhibition), Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science, Sioux Falls, SD, USA; Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada; Art Christel Dehaan Fine Arts Museum, University of Indianapolis, IN, USA
2007 Parody@Beijing, Dimension of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 X-Generation - National Taiwan Museum of Digital Art Collection Exhibition, Engien-Les-Bain, France
2007 Boom! An Interplay of Fast and Frozen Permutation in New Media-Taiwan-Australia New Media Arts Exhibition, National Taiwan University of the Arts (International Exhibition Hall), Taipei; Taipei National University of the Arts (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts), Taiwan
2006 Beyond Experience New China, Arario, Beijing, China
2006 Taipei/Taipei: Views and Points, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2006 Bitmap, Loop Gallery, Soul, Korea
2006 A Glimpse Contemporary Art in Taiwan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 Macro Vision, Micro Analysis, Multiple Reflections – Contemporary Art in Taiwan since 1987, National 
2006 Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2005 The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Beyond: an extraordinary space of experimentation for modernization, 
2005 Guangdong Museum of Art, China
2005 Dreams and Being, Multiple Realities in Contemporary Taiwan Photography and Painting (touring exhibition), City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, Canada
2005 Contemporary Art from Taiwan at the Venice Biennale, 1995-2003, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2005 A Strange Heaven - Contemporary Chinese Photography, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
2004 Ruins and Civilization, Eslite Vision Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 The Whimsical and the Fantastic: An On-line Exhibition of Taiwan's Media Artists, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 2004 Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
2004 Contemporary Taiwanese Art in the Era of Contention, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY, USA
2004 The 2nd Auckland Triennial : PUBLIC/PRIVATE, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tämaki, New Zealand
2004 Simulation: The Poetics of Imaging in the Technology Age, Aspire Park of the Acer Computer Groups, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2004 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
2004 Neo-Contemporary Photo of China, Navarra Gallery, Paris, France
2004 Dreams and Being, Multiple Realities in Contemporary Taiwan Photography and Painting (touring exhibition), Paris, France
2004 The Story of Time: Selections from TFAM Collection, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2004 Scene In Taiwan, Hannart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2004 Taipei MOMA Online, MOMA, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 The 3rd Artist Fair, Huashan Cultural and Creative Industry Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 2004 Technology Art, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2003 Limbo Zone, 50th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Italy
2003 A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography, National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic
2003 Taiwan art/film/video festival, Lothringer13/Laden, München, Germany
2003 New Photography, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2003 Assorted Asian Tigers, Proud Gallery, London, UK
2003 RANDOM-IZE Taipei, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 
2003 25hrs Barcelona, International video art show, Barcelona, Spain
2003 Streams of Encounter – electronic media based artworks, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 Cyber Asia- Media Art in the Near Future, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2003 Invisible City, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Center A), Vancouver, Canada
2003 Tirol Transfer Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
2003 Simulation-The Poetics of Imaging in the Technology Age, Hong-Gah Museum, Taiwan
2003 Taishin Arts Award, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 Discourses on Love: 64 Conversations in SARS’ Era, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2002 Taipei Biennial 2002: Great Theatre of the World, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2002 Translated Acts, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico
2002 Luna’s Flow: The 2nd Seoul international media art biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2002 Culture Meets Culture: Busan Biennale 2002, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
2002 Pause: Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, Korea
2002 Oeuvre of Contemporary Art in Taiwan, Part: Love in Secret, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2002 Floating, Paint House, Tainan, Taiwan
2002 A Vital Illusion-Revolution is when too much is not enough, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2002 Magnetic Writing II - Swirling in Light and Shadow Gazing and Being Gazed Upon, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2001 01.01.01: Art in Technological Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2001 Translated Acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
2001 Digital Orgy, The Third Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand; Chiangmai, Thailand; Hong Kong, China; Stockholm, Sweden
2000 PH.: Era of Acidity, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 Art Future 2000, Acer Digital Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 Sovereignty & Beyond- Video From Chinese Artist International Fest, Museum of Most, Hong Kong, China
2000 A Sparkling City, 2000 Taipei County Art and Technology exhibition, Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 If I had a Dream…, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2000 Fear of Water, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 Close-Up: Contemporary Art from Taiwan, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver, Canada; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
2000 The New Identity Part 4: Digital Edge, Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
2000 Technartology, Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, USA
2000 Continental Shift/ Voyage Between Cultures, Liege Museum of Modern Art, Liege, Holland
1999 Time Migration: Techno-Art for the New Millennium, Taipei Gallery, New York, USA
1999 Visions of Pluralism: Contemporary Art in Taiwan, 1988-1999, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
1999 Fast Forward: New Chinese Video Art, Contemporary Art Center, Macau, China; Prague, Czech Republic
1999 Media Muscle Cramp, Hanart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1999 Art in March: Legend 99, Nantou, Taiwan
1999 Technology & Humanities: A Dialogue for 1999, Taipei, Taiwan
1999 Magnetic Writing/Marching Ideas, Works on Paper, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1998 The 25th Annual Taipei Art Competition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1998 1998 Taipei Biennial: Site of Desire, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 
1998 Clouds and soil conversation, Eslite Vision Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
1997 ICC Biennial ’97: Communication/ Discommunication, NTT Inter Communication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan
1997 IT Park Group Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1996 1996 Taipei Biennial: The Quest for Identity, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1995 Kwangju Biennial 1995- InfoART, Kwangju, Korea
1994 The 3rd Fukui International Youth Media Art Festival, Fukui, Japan
1994 Technology & Art, National Institute of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
1994 The Indescribable Unknown/The IT Park Fund Raising Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
1993 The Subtropical Plant, Eslite Gallery, Taipei; Gallery Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
1993 New Art- New Tribes: Taiwan Art in the Nineties, Hanart Gallery, Taipei; Gallery Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
1993 Stopping the World/An Exhibition about Imagery, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1992 International Youth Art Exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1992 IT Kitsch /Love Gift, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1990 Repaint the Landscape, Hanart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1989 The Three Artists, Crown Culture Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan

Artist Residencies

2008 Artists at Glenfiddich 08, The Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland

Awards & Honors

2001 National Culture and Arts Foundation, Exhibition Allowance
2000 Jury Prize, The 1th Art future 2000, Taipei, Taiwan
1998 National Culture and Arts Foundation, Exhibition Allowance
1998 National Culture and Arts Foundation, Creation Allowance
1997 Grand Prize, The 25th Taipei Annual Arts Competition, Taiwan
1993 Grand Prize, The 5th Art Exhibition of Taipei County, Taiwan
1993 DAAD Germany Exchange Scholarship 
1989 Golden Grain Prize, 13th Excellent Experimental Videotape, Taipei, Taiwan
1989 Golden Griddle Prize, 2nd Excellent Culture Videotape, Taipei, Taiwan
1988 Silver Medal, 13th Hsiung Shih New Promising Artists, Taipei, Taiwan

 

The 561st Hour of Occupation

For the first time in Taiwan history, the students occupied the Taiwan’s parliament for 585 hours in 2014.


The chamber place of the Legislative Yuan, in terms of painting, resembles a stable form of triangle composition, like half of the Colosseum. The vanishing point of perspective in this place locates on the lectern and the portrait of Sun Yet-Sen, below which the hours of students’ occupation is marked. The soundtrack of this documentary is derived from our national anthem, a song that symbolizes the eternity of our country. I slow down the playback speed of the anthem by 50%, turning the chamber into a church pervading a sacred and sacrificial atmosphere. As a result, time flies back and forth among the past, present, and future, and among abundance, decadence, and void.

The linear scan of the unoccupied chamber enables and compels us to review the objects that previously do not belong to this place, for example, the video cameras on tripods, backpacks, jackets, food, drinks, banners of declarations, and posters and oil paintings created on-site. These objects that outline the background of this venue, exhibit the pattern and odor of the movement all inspire the imagination of the future development after the withdrawal. In other words, this space fosters non-linear senses of time and history. This vanishing ephemeral scenery transforms the chamber which is made familiar to us by the mass media, presenting a calmer spectacle more magnificent than the media spectacle.


Landscape of Energy

Artist Statement / Yuan Goang-Ming

Beginning in a forest at night, Landscape of Energy employs “scanning,”1 gliding linearly into a group of abandoned residential properties in Taichung, an Orchid Island elementary school, the ocean, a nuclear waste storage facility, the crowded South Bay of Pingtung which neighbors a nuclear power plant, the simulated control room inside the nuclear power plant, and Encore Garden, the so-called largest amusement park then in Asia. The camera returns to the deserted residential properties, panning over forsaken homes and unexpectedly comes upon an expanse of water, while Tokyo Bay gradually appears and disappears in the distance. Although the video documents the reality before our eyes, it exudes a cold sense of desolation that forebodes — like in a dream — the ruins of tomorrow.

On March 11, 2011, when the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s radiation leak took place, the brother-in-law of my Japanese wife was stranded, and the news left my family extremely anxious: Suddenly, nuclear power became a real issue in our home. After some research, I realized that the closest power plant from my residence is only 19 kilometers away, while the Presidential Office Building is a mere 30 kilometers away from its closest power plant. The whole island and its power plants are enveloped in an alarming uncanniness. Landscape of Energy continues my exploration of concepts such as “ruins,” “home,” and “dwelling” with a documentary approach, reflecting the unpoetic dwellings of today’s world — or more specifically, Taiwan. Although Heidegger’s words of “poetic dwelling” — an ideal of being at peace with the sky, earth, divinities, and mortals — still ring in our ears, one cannot seem to achieve this state.

The imagery pans in smooth, linear motion, in a gaze of surveillance; reality is tamed and contained in our eyes. And yet this is just an illusion of privilege, with the viewer glimpsing a restricted area of power, an area that is “restricted”2 due to its connection to national security and the power of the state apparatus. As the camera slips in from above and surveys the space, it creates a surreal spectacle. A spectacle established within the crevice among the discernible, indiscernible, and disappearing.

1 “Scanning” made possible with Drone Fly cam and a cable cam.

2 Reference from “…Unpoetically We Dwell…—Yuan Goang-Ming ‘An Uncanny Tomorrow’ Solo Exhibition” by Chia Chi Jason WANG.