I-Chen Kuo
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Artist Statement

MFA in New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts

KUO I-Chen works primarily on interactive units, single channel video and performance art. Drawn by the ever-shifting relationship between humans and the environment, his pieces play on the comfort and suffocation produced by our immediate surroundings, and re-interpret the dependence and anxiety of modern-day dwellers towards institutional cages. In 2005, Kuo became the youngest artist ever to represent Taiwan in the Venice Biennial; his works have since been shown in various international exhibitions.
Kuo currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2013Home-Less is More
Works & History
2013--SOLO EXHIBITION--
《Home-Less is More》, Gallery 456, New York, USA
《Behind the Shadow》, Aki Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN
2013--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Very Fun Park – Taipei East District Contemporary Art Exhibition》, Taipei East District, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Mental-logue/Monster-logue》, Soka Art, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Photographer X Designer》, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
《Contemporary art at the UB. Sorigué Foundation》, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN
《True Illusion, Illusory Truth - Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Innovation & Re-creation》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN
2012--AWARD--
ACC Asian Cultural Council Taiwan Award
Busan Asia Artist Award
2012--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Fundstücke Fragment - sign - symbol》,E105 Gallery, Berlin, GERMANY
《Remaking Memories》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN
《Crush on EMU》, MOCA Taipei, TAIWAN
《Melting Point》, Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo, JAPAN
《Young Art Taipei》, Sheraton Taipei Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN
《2012 Arts how Busan》,Bexco, Busan, KOREA
《Ambiguous Being-Video works of artists based in the metropolis of Berlin,Taipei and Tel Aviv 》, tamtam ART,Berlin, GERMANY、Houg-Gah Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN,Kav 16- Community Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
《Eyes on the south-Contemporary Art hot thought symptoms》,Da-Dong Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
《What a Wonderful World》, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, JAPAN
《Pisces artist Exhibition》,Galerie Pierre Gallery , Taichung, TAIWAN
《Transjourney-2012Future Media Festival》,Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei ,TAIWAN
2011--SOLO EXHIBITION--
《Lightyears》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN
《What a wonderful WARld 》Art Taipei 2011, World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN
2011--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Encounter》, Aki Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Hypnosis》,TIVAC, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Hypnosis》,Other Gallery, Beijing, CHINA
《Art HK》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Hong Kong, CHINA
《OKINAWA /TAIWAN》 Maki Fine Art, Tokyo, JAPAN
《Why So Serious?!》, Tunghai University, Taichung, TAIWAN
《Post-lighting Era》, STOCK20, Taichung, TAIWAN
《Scanning the Daily Lives-Highlights of New Media Arts from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Collection》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN
2010--SOLO EXHIBITION--
《We are the WARLD》,Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, TAIWAN
2010--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Photo Taipei》, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN
《Art Taipei》, Ela-Asia, Taipei World Trade Center, TAIWAN
《Survey Line – Valen Hsu X I-Chen Kuo》, URS127, Taipei, TAIWAN
《"Jump Tone" - Symphony of Art and Technology》Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, TAIWAN
《Post - adolescence》, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,Taipei ,TAIWAN
《Post - adolescence》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN
《Young Art Taipei》, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN
《11th edition of Asian Festival de Cinéma》, les studios cinema, Tours, FRANCE
《The Contemporary Art of Taiwan》, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, KOREA
《The Tradition of the New》, SAKSHI Gallery, Bombay, INDIA
2009--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Digital Art Festival Taipei 2009》, MOCA Taipei, TAIWAN
《Nuit Blanche: an all night contemporary art event》, Metro Supermarket, Toronto, CANADA
《The Epic in the Everyday: Contemporary Video Art from Taiwan》, PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napoli, ITALY
《Art Taipei》Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Young Art Taipei》, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel ,Taipei, TAIWAN
《Photo Taipei》, The Westin Taipei Hotel, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Darwin NOW》, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Art HK》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Hong Kong, CHINA
《Headline: Two-Person Exhibition By KUO I-Chen and Kijong Zin》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, TAIWAN
2008--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Pulse Miami Contemporary Art Fair》, Miami, USA
《AutoStadt ZeitHaus museum》, Wolfsburg, GERMANY
《SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park》, IT Park ,Taipei, TAIWAN
《Seoul International Media Art Biennale》, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KOREA
《Trash?》,In art space, Tainan, TAIWAN
《Art HK》, Galerie Grand Siècle, Hong Kong, CHINA
《The 6th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition》, MOCA Taipei, TAIWAN
《Art Taipei》Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN
《LOOP-Video Art Fair 2008》, Barcelona, SPAIN
《The 16th Biennale of Sydney: REVOLUTIONS-FORMSTHAT TURN》, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
《Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan》, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
《SECOND VISION》, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN
《Blue Dot Asia2008: Illusion Theater》, Seoul Arts Center, KOREA
《Scope Urban Nomad Project》, Miami, USA
2007--SOLO EXHIBITION--
《Mutation》,Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, TAIWAN
2007--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair》Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, CHINA
《Scope Art Fair:Urban Nomad Film Fest》,Basel, SWITZERLAND
《Art Taipei》Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, TAIWAN
《20th century (on Video)_project》Trianon cinema, Athens, GREECE
《DiVA NY 2007|Special Projects: Taiwan New Media Art》,New York, USA
《Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves》, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, GERMANY
2006--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Optica2006:the Gijon International Festival of Video Art》Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón, SPAIN
《DIVA Digital & Video Art Fair》Miami Beach, Miami, USA
《hyperlink》, Stock20, Taichung, TAIWAN
《Please Love Me》, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, USA
《Singapore Biennale: Belief》, City Hall, SINGAPORE
《Taipei/Taipei: Views and Points》, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN
《New Acquisition》,Ota Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN
《5 Chinois - Emoi, Emoi, Emoi...!!》, Open Space Gallery, FRANCE
《DIVA Digital & Video Art Fair》, New York, USA
《Art Taipei》,Ela Asia, Huashan Art District, Taipei, TAIWAN
《after dark》,Huashan Art District, Taipei, TAIWAN
《Asian Contemporary Art Week: Fast Futures—Asian Video Art》, Asia Society, NY, USA
《Very Video 100》,VT Art Salon, Taipei, TAIWAN
《5th Macao International Video Art Cycle MINIATURE: Video Arts from Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China》, Macao, CHINA
2005--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Taipei Arts Awards》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN
《DIVA Digital & Video Art Fair》, Cologne, GERMANY
《New Taiwanese-digital witnesses》, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts ,Taipei ,TAIWAN
《PILOT2:Internation Art Forum》, London, UK
《Taipei Croquis single channel video works from TAIWAN》, Yokohama, JAPAN
《51th Venice Biennal》, Prigioni, Venice, ITALY
《Shanghai Youth Biennale: Vision Express International》, MingYuan Center Art , Shanghai, CHINA
2004--GROUP EXHIBITION--
《Taipei Biennial: Do You Believe in Reality?》,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN