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I-Chen Kuo

Taiwan

I-Chen Kuo is an acclaimed artist whose singular vision of a world under constant threat has created a breadth of work characterized by sophisticated, mixed-media installations. Creating interactive installations, single-channel video, and performance art, Mr. Kuo makes work to reflect the ever-shifting relationship between humans and the environment. In 2005, Mr. Kuo became the youngest artist ever to represent Taiwan in the Venice Biennial. Subsequently, his works have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Taiwan, throughout Asia, and in Europe.

Grants Awarded

2012 | Visual Art | United States

With ACC support, Mr. Kuo travelled to the United States spending three months meeting artists, seeing works, observing art activities, and exploring in New York City. While in New York, Mr. Kuo partook in a residency program with PointB Worklodge in Brooklyn.

Events

Exhibition / Taiwan

STUPIN.ORG: Kuo I-Chen Solo Exhibition

February 18, 2017 - April 16, 2017

STUPIN is a platform for artist residencies where individual artists network in the form of studio swaps. STUPIN.ORG, Kuo’s solo exhibition at TKG+ Projects, is the first embodiment of the studio-swap residency. Kuo investigates the relationship between the artist, the work, and the space it occupies. For this exhibition, Kuo swaps studios with Portuguese artist Filipe Cortez, who works across such mediums as performance, oil painting, sculpture, and installation in surveying the ephemeral landscape of memory, time, and the city through his site-specific work. Cortez and Kuo will continue their respective practices in each other’s hometown — Cortez in Taipei, Taiwan and Kuo in Porto, Portugal — and connect the two cities through their experiences of cultural exchange and networking.

Kuo I-Chen undertook his ACC residency in 2012 in New York.

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Grantee: I-Chen Kuo

Exhibition / Taiwan

STUPIN.ORG Kuo I-Chen Solo Exhibition

February 18, 2017 - April 15, 2017

STUPIN.ORG, Kuo's solo exhibition at TKG+ Projects, is the first embodiment of the studio-swap residency. In converting the gallery space into an artist's studio, and bringing together the cradle for art, the finished work, and the commercial end, Kuo investigates the relationship between the artist, the work, and the space it occupies. For this exhibition, Kuo swaps studios with Portuguese artist Filipe Cortez, who works across such mediums as performance, oil painting, sculpture, and installation in surveying the ephemeral landscape of memory, time, and the city through his site-specific work. Cortez and Kuo will continue their respective practices in each other's hometown — Cortez in Taipei, Taiwan and Kuo in Porto, Portugal — and connect the two cities through their experiences of cultural exchange and networking.
 
On the platform of STUPIN, every artist's studio is a residence, and every artist can be a local cultural guide. Through the act of sharing, every city can be a studio for you. The pronunciation of "STUPIN" is similar to that of "stupid," which echoes the foolishness of an artist absorbed in art making; the same foolishness that leads to unexpected outcomes. Hence the STUPIN philosophy: to face the future with an open mind, to keep moving forward into the unknown. Be STUPIN! Be smart!   
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Grantee: I-Chen Kuo