Lin Wei-Lung (凌瑋隆)

LIN Wei-Lung

1985  Born in Taipei, Taiwan.
2008   National Taiwan University of Arts, B.F.A., Taipei, Taiwan
2011~   Taipei University of the Arts, M.F.A., Taipei, Taiwan ( in progress)
2012~   Establish Lane 216, East, Studio of Art Films as Director and Producer

Kaohsiung Awards, Merit Award of New Media Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Outstanding Art Price
Fine Arts Department of Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Kaohsiung Awards Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Generation of Complex National Taiwan University of Arts, Banqiao, Taiwan 
Why We Draw? Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan / Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
For For For Forest TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan
The Origin of Relations: Complacency of the Local
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
YOGO Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Back To My Summer Vacation Art & Rock Festival IV
Nankang Bottle Factory, Taipei, Taiwan
Not So Familiar Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
VIDEO 97 National Taiwan University of Arts, Banqiao, Taiwan
Schloomp Salt Peanuts Cafe, Taipei, Taiwan
INTERFACE Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Paris Taipei Aller-Retour Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
Container Transit National Taiwan University of Arts, Banqiao, Taiwan
Cortex Differance Painting Intermediary of Contemporary
National Taiwan University of Arts, Banqiao, Taiwan
In Vector Vector Substitution Space, Banqiao, Taiwan
Russian Spy Anal-Sex Huashan Art-District, Taipei, Taiwan
Moving Huashan Art-District, Taipei, Taiwan
Traveler Lungshan Plaza, Banqiao, Taiwan

Situating Body National Taiwan University of Arts, Banqiao, Taiwan

Plan of Performance by Taiwan and Hiroshima Japan
Cafe & Bar Kiseki/ Polymer, Taipei, Taiwan
IN-FAF#2 Festival Performance Instant 42, Luzhou, Taiwan
the Garden for Alice Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
One Night Band Instant 42, Luzhou, Taiwan
Watching a Landscape Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

Beyond Pressure Public Art Festival People’s Park, Yangon, Myanmar
6th International Performance Art In Busan Busan Nature Artist Association, Korea

We have always attempted to connect each other by spotting the culture differences in our living

environment. To achieve this, we rely on the direct living experience besides tracing the origin of regional

history and culture. In the end, all of the living experience on every journey I took has become the most

valuable assets.

I have just completed my three mouths stay plus one exhibition in Chengdu, China when I wrote this. The

excitement of this stay is about the differences between Taiwan, my home country and China, two which

share similar cultural background but also have tremendous disparity in size and aspect.

Compare to Taiwan, Chengdu seems like a place where a lot of common problems are projected into a much

larger container and then the problems grow rapidly until it swallows everyone who lives in the territory. This

is my finding at the moment about the couscous of body localization.

This can be a suited time to bring up the conversation about the “confusing context of asian body”. In a time

when globalization has gone off course, the tectonic shift of economy is causing each nation to have different

confused reactions to the situation. It effects our lives and our body when each of us is adjusting to the

change the world.

I believe when it comes to the work of our body, the inspiration should always be coming from the marks of

everyday lives on our body and these marks should reflects our own habit and fetish. As for the exchange of

the point of view of our body, it should start with ourselves and the environment , not from the concepts id


Apart from generating physical art works, I care more about the routine movements around the daily lives

and their impacts to the body and furthermore, the society.

Lin Wei-lung’s work and thinking originates in the body, and his early works included a series of works

documenting the body. Recent works have been based on a process located between body and material.

Performances are often long-term, returning repeatedly to a work to accumulate actions. Extended

performances make it possible to record into the body’s memory and use the body as an angle for viewing

the world.

In addition to his own artistic practice, since 2012 Ling has worked in art documentation, using the camera’s

lens to allow the dissemination of artistic messages, acts, and exhibitions. Whether through artistic works,

documentary collaborations, or travel, Ling seeks to further examine and imagine the viewpoints and

physical understandings of those living in Asia.

Recently he has received and Asian Cultural Council grant and undertaken a residency at A Thousand

Plateau’s Art Space in Sichuan, China.