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. Body is the main medium River works with to explore art forms and to engage audiences. His work includes choreography, one-on-one performance and live installation where the investigation of the relationship between body, time and ritual is socially a point of departure. River’s live work has been presented at festivals and exhibitions internationally, including Taipei Biennial in 2016, Manifesta Biennial 11 in Zurich, ASIA NOW Paris Asian Art fair, Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai and Liveworks Festival in Sydney among others. River curates performance and international exchange programs at Taipei Performing Arts Center. In 2017 he conceived and curated the project ADAM, an artist-focus network to foster exchanges of Asian contemporary artists. He has also organised the Curatorial Research Program at Taiwan National Arts Council since 2016.

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CURATORIAL PROJECT 2017|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|Air Plant, Yo-Chang Art Museum, NTUA, Taipei 2017|ArtTrend International Performance Art Festival, Tainan 2017|There After Here: Performing a Verb, Vernacular Institute, Mexico City 2017|Off Site - Istanbul, PASAJ Studio, Istanbul 2017|ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio 2017|Arena, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei 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.