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.
STUPIN is founded by artist Kuo I-Chen in 2017. It is an artist studio residency platform where different fields of artists can share and link their studios and connection. Through two main functions－STUDIO and PIN, we expect to build a global studio residency network. The STUPIN pronunciation resembles "stupid", likewise, artist tends to devote to their creation bravely and nearly foolishly. But often this persistence comes out with an unexpected result. STUPIN represents an attitude to explore the unknown without constraining by forms. With an open mind, we invite you to join this journey. Be STUPIN! Be Smart!
STUPIN－Individual as a Unit of Residency
STUPIN turns personal studio into residency space by one on one swapping, which lowers threshold for residency application and also allows each other to share resources effectively. There’s also no constraint on the types of creation, also the type of spaces. From apartment , co-working space to artist collective, as long as you are willing to share, STUPIN welcomes you to become our member and experience this unique residency journey!
STUPIN is founded by artist Kuo I-Chen in 2017. It is an artist studio residency platform where different fields of artists can share and link their studios and connection. Through two main functions－STUDIO and PIN, we expect to build a global studio residency network. STUPIN represents an attitude to explore the unknown without constraining by forms.
What would our world look like 32 years from now? Over fifty international and Taiwanese artists will seek to uncover the future through art at this first joint venture by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
"2050: A Brief History of the Future," which was presented at the Louvre in 2016, will run in Taichung from March 24 through June 3 to elaborate on the concepts first proposed by French economist Jacques Attali in the 2006 bestseller "A Brief History of the Future."
Attali speculates on human and technological development in face of troubling population growth, overexploitation of resources, social inequality, and religious wars. Curator Pierre-Yves Desaive has expanded upon this framework to mount an exhibition with a Taiwanese perspective.
Grantee: I-Chen Kuo