about

Born in 1984 in Taipei, and currently based in Paris, River Lin is an artist and curator working across the fields of performing and visual arts.

River’s work includes participatory project and various forms of live performance. The everyday and ritualistic of specific cultural context and the relationship between body and the spatial-temporal are what River takes as a point of departure to conceive creations. His performance work has been presented at festivals and exhibitions internationally, such as Taipei Biennial 2016, Manifesta Biennial 11 in Zurich, Liveworks Festival in Sydney among others.

River curates performance and international exchange programs at Taipei Performing Arts Center. He has organised the Curatorial Research Program at Taiwan National Arts Council since 2016.

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CURATORIAL PROJECT 2016|ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance), Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taiwan. 2016|The Oral Movement: Musée de la Danse in Taipei I , Taipei Performing Arts Center in collaboration with Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan. 2013|New Idea Theatre Festival: WHAT A FANDOM:JAPAN| National Experimental Theatre, Taipei, produced by National Theatre & Concert Hall.

2013|NG Theatre: Work-in-Progress Exhibition|Hua-Shan 1914 Arts Park Taipei, Hua-Shan Living & Arts Festival. 2013/2012|When They Howl by Plays: the Playwright Platform for Generation Next|Hua-Shan 1914 Arts Park Taipei, Hua-Shan Living & Arts Festival. 2009|24H IN TAIPEI: New Wave Theatre Festiva|Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre Taipei. 2008|FABLE TO BE, OR NOT TO BE: a solo performance gala|Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre Taipei. (The Top10 Shows of 2008 The 7th Taishin Arts Award ) SOLO PROJECT 2016|Encounter Project: The Exhibition of Our Own, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei. 2015|Where The Body Is/ Was, 1012 Gallery, Brussels. (Duo project with Béatrice Didier) 2015|Everything Dances in its Right Place, 7.5 Club, Paris.


FESTIVAL / GROUP EXHIBITION 2017|ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio 2017|Arena, Taipei Fine Arts Museum 2017|Draw to Perform, Brighton 2016|Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum 2016|DanzInc Festival, Singapore 2016|Mafinesta Biennial 11, Cabaret de Künstler-Zunfthaus Voltaire, Zurich 2016|Rapid Palse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago 2016|Being in Asia- Body Performance in Contemporary Theatre, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai 2016|Contemporary Art WeekendThe Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation, Arles 2016|Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Festival, Toronto. 2015|frasq #7 Performance Art Festival, Paris 2015|Passage Pas Sage Festival, Paris 2015|Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago 2015|Month of Performance Art-Berlin 2015|Draw to Perform International symposium, London 2015|Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow 2015|Liegen – Sitzen – Stehen – Gehen – Springen – Fliegen/Fallen Was Menschen tun – und wie , Künstlerforum Bonn, Bonn. 2014|Instant Performance Art Festival #2, Instant 42 Space, Taipei. 2014|ARTPOTHEEK, Sign 6 Space, Brussels. 2014|Month of Performance Art-Berlin, Ding Dong Dom, Berlin.

2014|Artist at TAV, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei. 2014|Now is Here : Treasure Hill Lantern Festival, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei. 2013|Hua-Shan Living & Arts Festival, Taipei. 2012|CLOSE TO YOU- International Puppet Festival Taipei. 2012|All That's Left To Happen Is Some Deaths (My Own Included), MadL Gallery, Taipei. 2011|Everything in Evening, AAT Apartment, Taipei.