KUO Yu Ping was born in Nantou, Taiwan, and she received her master’s degree in trans-disciplinary arts from Taipei National University of Arts. Kuo’s art practice includes a diverse range of genres, including painting, video, installation, and performance. She uses art to express the missing elements or insufficiencies between her own experiences in life and what is considered Big History, including issues involving her personal memories, the Cold War, and the circumstances she encounters. Using the notion of “missing or lacking” to bring forth already determined historical predicaments, Kuo uses trauma and disappointments to support a medley of metaphors, which has become a notable feature in her artworks. She seeks to push or correct “existing” concepts, in order for them to be more aligned with reality and the local mentality. Through her endeavors, she searches for a subjective narrative. Kuo has been working along with dual trajectories in her practice. One concerns how her personal experience and action connect to history and collective memory following a rational criticality and attention to modernisation and politics. The other reflects her inner world featuring a realm of eerie fantasy and intuitive expressions with vibrant and fluid visual language. Her recent solo shows include: How Real is Yesterday, TKG+ Project (2019); My Little Black Book, Michael Ku Gallery (2017). KUO is the Finalist in the 2018 and 2015 Taipei Arts Award, and participated in the 2018 Taiwan Biennial and 2016 Taipei Biennial.

Kuo currently lives and works in Taipei.



( M.F.A.) Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts,Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei
( B.F.A.) Department of Sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei



2020  “Daughters”,Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

2019 How Real Is Yesterday, TKG+project, Taipei

2017 My Little Black Book, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

2015 Sun Yat-San Freeway, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
2013 Cement Love, Nan-hai Art Gallery, Taipei



2023  Geopoetics: Changing Nature of Threatened Worlds, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2023 “Here is where we meet”, Chiayi Art Museum, Chiayi, Taiwan

2023  Green Island Human Rights Art Festival-Listening to the Overtones of Fissures, National Human Rights Museum, Green Island, Taiwan

2022  TAIWAN ANNUAL“International FreeS Art Space – The Evolving of Asian Contemporary Art”, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) , Taipei

2020  Perforated City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2019  Female Avatars’ Futurist Statement: Matrilineage, Production, Ecosystem, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei

2019  hOle, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei

2019  Once Upon A Time-Unfinished Progressive Past, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2019  Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial, Tainan, Taiwan

2019  Tears and Joys House, Wild Rhizome-2018 Taiwan Biennial Project, Blackand White Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

2018  It follows, Enjoy Art Space, Wellington, New Zealand

2018  Wild Rhizome-2018 Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2018  Black Ships, Civilization, Remarks, and ______s’ Footprints: From Japanese Modern to East Asian Contemporary Art, Gallery Niched Taipei, Taipei

2018 Family Memo — Island of Memory and Migration Southeast Asia New Immigrant themed Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei

2018  We can’t come from nothing –eight strategies for undoing borders and rethinking identities, Haohaus Gallery, Taipei

2018  Even though the future may be far away, Even though saying good bye needs not be at an airport, If only you could describe a future, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

2017  Tobacco, Carpet, Lunch Box, Textile Machinery and Cave Men: the narratives of craftsmanship and technologies in contemporary art , Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei

2017  Tropical Cyclone, Kuandu Museum, Taipei

2017  Family Reunion, Pi Artworks, London UK

2017  Shattered Sanctity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2017  RIVERRUN, Taipei Fine Aarts Museum, Taipei

2016  the Third International Biennial of Muralism and Public Art, Colombia Cali

2016  Taipei Biennial,Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, Taipei Fine Aarts Museum, Taipei

2016  Who’s Who – Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan / Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul Korea

2016  The Moment that Comes is about to Go- 6 Visions about Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
2015  Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
2014  Taipei South Town Art Festival 2014 —The Contemporary Art of Chinese Characters, National Museum of History, Taipei
2014  The Red Block, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei
2013  Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei



2018 Taipei Arts Award, Finalist

2015 Taipei Arts Award, Finalist
2013 Taipei Arts Award, Honorable Mention
2013 S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award, in Video Arts
2009 S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award, in Visual Arts



2022  CREATORS Creative/Support Program, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei

2021  EKWC European Ceramic Workcentre, Oisterwijk, Netherlands














2020  “Daughters”,谷公館,台北

2019  “昨日有多真實”,TKG+project,台北

2017  “小黑書”,谷公館,台北

2015  “中山高”,谷公館,台北

2013  “水泥之愛”,南海藝廊,台北



2023   地緣詩學:瀕危世界的多變特質,國立台灣美術館,台中

2023   我們在此相遇—嘉義美術館特展,嘉義市立美術館,嘉義

2023   綠島人權藝術—傾聽裂隙的迴聲,國家人權博物館白色恐怖綠島紀念園區,台灣

2022   台灣當代一年展—國際交流邀請展,C-Lab-臺灣當代文化實驗場,台北

2020   “穿孔城市”,台北當代藝術館,台北

2019   “女頭目的未來學:母系. 生產. 生態”,台北當代藝術中心,台北

2019   “洞 hOle ”,台北當代藝術中心,台北

2019   “少年當代─未終結的過去進行式”,台北當代藝術館,台北

2019   “麻豆糖業大地藝術季”,總爺藝文中心,台南

2019   “憂愁與歡樂之屋—家庭剪貼簿”,台灣美術雙年展 衛星計畫,黑白切藝文空間,台中

2018   “如影隨形”,Enjoy Art Space,威靈頓,紐西蘭

2018   “台灣美術雙年展 野根莖” ,國立台灣美術館,台中

2018   “黑船、文明、芻言和_____ 的足跡:從近代日本到東亞當代藝術” ,日動畫廊,台北

2018   “家庭備忘—記憶與遷徙之島 東南亞新住民當代藝術展” ,中正紀念堂,台北

2018   “從無中生來?八種消除邊界與再思考身份認同的方法”,好思當代,台北

2018   “前程也許在遙遠的地方, 離別也許不會在機場, 只要你說出一個未來.”,谷公館,台北

2017   “菸葉、地毯、便當、紡織機、穴居人:當代藝術中的工藝及技術敘事”,鳳甲美術館,台北

2017   “熱帶氣旋”,關渡美術館,台北

2017   “Family Reunion”,Pi Artworks,倫敦,英國

2017   “破碎的神聖”,台北當代藝術館,台北

2017   “伏流‧書寫”,台北市立美術館,台北

2016   MULI國際公共藝術雙年展,哥倫比亞,卡利

2016   “台北雙年展當下檔案・未來系譜”,台北市立美術館

2016   Who’s who ─台韓錄像藝術交流展,首爾、台北

2016   “當代影像聚場 ─即將消逝的瞬間”,台北當代藝術館,台北

2015   “台北美術獎”,台北市立美術館,台北

2014   “城南藝事─漢字當代藝術節”,國立歷史博物館,台北

2014   “紅字團 2014-1949”,寶藏巖國際藝術村,台北

2013   “台北美術獎”,台北市立美術館,台北


2022   臺灣當代文化實驗CREATORS — 海水遇場:島嶼潮濕美學,台北

2021   文化部選送文化相關人才出國駐村交流計畫,歐洲陶藝中心,荷蘭


2018 台北美術獎 入選獎

2015 台北美術獎 入選獎

2013 台北美術獎 優選獎

2013 世安文化藝術基金會 世安美學獎影音藝術類

2009 世安文化藝術基金會 世安美學獎影音藝術類