Born in 1984 in Taipei, Taiwan, River Lin is an artist and curator working across the fields of performing and visual arts.
River’s work includes site-specific performance, live art, theatre, dance, and installation. River takes takes cultural studies as a point of departure, the everyday and ritualistic of specific cultural context, the relationship between body and the spatial-temporal, and the bodily form in between dance and performance art are centrally concerned in River’s live art and curatorial practice.
His performance work has been presented at festivals and exhibitions in Europe and Asia. His curatorial projects have been presented by the Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Theatre of Taiwan, Guling Street Avant-Guard Theatre, and Performing Art Alliance. He writes about dance and performance as the feature writer of Art Plus Magazine Taiwan. River currently lives and works in Paris.
CURATORIAL PROJECT 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 )
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 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 Weekend, The 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. PERFORMANCE ART WORK 2015｜KISS IT BETTER｜Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow. 2015｜NECESSAY EVIL｜Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. 2014｜RIVER WALK｜Month of Performance Art-Berlin 2014. 2014｜BLUE SUNBATH｜Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei. 2013｜IN A CAR｜Hua-Shan Living & Arts Festival, Taipei. 2012｜FOR THE LIVING｜MadL Gallery, Taipei. 2012｜DIONYSUS‘ HANGOVER｜Moon Wine Bar, CLOSE TO YOU: International Puppet Festival Taipei 2012. 2011｜TAKE A SHOWER｜AAT Apartment Festival, Taipei. DANCE PERFORMANCE 2014｜SECOND BODY｜ in collaboration with Anarchy Dance Theatre Company, choreographed by Chieh-hua Hsieh, Performing Arts Center 36, Taipei. 2013｜SMALL END｜in collaboration with WCdance Company, choreographed by Wen-chung Lin, National Experimental Theatre, Taipei. 2012｜B.O.B.｜in collaboration with Dick Wong, HONG KONG X TAIPEI DANCE EXCHANGE 2012.