PARTICIPANT / Michael Lin

  • Name Michael Lin
  • Country China
  • Vocation Not Available
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Michael Lin is an artist living and working in Taipei, Shanghai, and Brussels.

Lin turns away from painting as an object of contemplation toward one of painting as a bounded, physical space, one we can settle into and inhabit (Vivian Rehberg). Lin orchestrates monumental painting installations that re-conceptualize and reconfigure public spaces. Using patterns and designs appropriated from traditional Taiwanese textiles his works have been exhibited in major institutions and international Biennials around the world, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2007, UCCA, Beijing, 2008, The Lyon Biennial 2009, The Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010, and most recently at the Singapore Biennial and the Towada Art Center.

Transforming the institutional architecture of the public museum, his unconventional paintings invite visitors to reconsider their usual perception of those spaces, and to become an integral part of the work, giving meaning to its potential as an area for interaction, encounter, and re-creation.

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Locomotion, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
A Tale of Today, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
2015
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
High Museum, Atlanta, GA, USA
2014
Frieze, London, UK
2013
Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
Project 1, Hong Kong, China
2012
Rock Bund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA
Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2011
MARCO, Vigo, Spain
Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan
Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain
2010
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Centro Per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
2009
Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
2008
Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
IT Park-Taipei, Taiwan
2007
Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain
O.K.Centrum, Linz, Austria
2006
Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2005
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain
2004
Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, USA
2003
Palais de Tokyo, Site de Creation Contemporaine, Paris, France
Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland
Moroso Showroom, Milan, Italy
2002
Palais de Tokyo, Site de Creation Contemporaine, Paris, France
Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands
Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
1999
It Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1998
Dimensions Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan

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