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 Awarded2012 | 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.
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.