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Yuan Goang-ming

Artist representing Taiwan, 60th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2024

Born in 1965, Yuan Goang-ming received his master’s degree in media art from the now Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany) in 1997. He is now Professor at the Department of New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts. His digital photography series City Disqualified, and kinetic light installation Human Disqualified were showcased in the group exhibition curated for Taiwan’s collateral event at the 50th Venice Biennale. His other major solo and group exhibitions include Before Memory (2011), An Uncanny Tomorrow (2014), Memories through Cycle (Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan; 2016), Tomorrowland (Hayward Gallery, London, UK; 2018), etc. He has also been featured in Taipei Biennial, Gwangju Biennial, Singapore Biennial, Liverpool Biennial, and other major international exhibitions.

Yuan’s early conceptual video installations, for example, The Reason for Insomnia (1998), draw inspiration from his own experiences. Since 2001, he has expanded his vision from personal life to portraying the conditions of cities and globalization. In the series City Disqualified, he creates collages of a deserted world with all parts of the images without cars and people to create an impeccable photograph; and in Disappearing Landscape (2007), a new form of moving images posited between video art and film is created with a micro-biographical approach, allowing the audience to gaze into the unease lurking in everyday life. Dwelling (2014) further questions how dwelling can be possible in relation to the living situations of the present world. His recent works, such as Towards Darkness and Towards Lightness, are integrated within an immersive exhibition, prompting the audience to reflect on perception and the existential nature of images.

(From press information.
© Photo: TEDxTaipei. Courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum)

60th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

20 April - 24 November 2024

Title: Everyday War

Artist: Yuan Goang-ming

Curator: Abby Chen

Organizer: Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Venue: Palazzo delle Prigioni

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