Kuo Yu-Ping was born in Taiwan and she received her MFA in trans-disciplinary arts from Taipei National University of Arts.

Her currently practice deals with the relationship between personal experiences and history. Using video, installation and painting, she illustrates the ways in which modernity is considered a concept of progress, but in its rise to dominance creates various remnants and legacies as it rewrites traumas. Her works penetrate tribe and nation, exploring realism in the collective consciousness, and the relationship between society, politics and the economy. On another level, she transforms art into a poetic narrative body that is a form of life in it of itself.

Her recent major works — Delay and Pit, Eastern Messiah, and Autonomy — concentrate on the depiction of trauma in the process of life. Drawing from personal experience and her family history, she investigates Eastern Asian’s acute sense of “lack” in their collective consciousness that has developed due to contemporary historical circumstances.

The strain of her inner life has been thoroughly expressed through her eerie and mystical paintings.

Kuo currently lives and works in Taipei.



2016 ( M.F.A.) Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts,Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei
2008 (B.F.A.) in sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei



2015 Taipei Arts Award, Finalist
2015 Artist grant, National Cultural and Arts Foundation
2014 Artist grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
2014 Artist grant, National Cultural and Arts Foundation
2013 Taipei Arts Award, Honorable Mention
2013 S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award, in Video Arts
2013 Artist grant, National Cultural and Arts Foundation
2009 S-An Cultural Foundation Art Award, in Visual Arts



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



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 Gellary, 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

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

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










2016 國立台北藝術大學藝術跨領域研究所至今

2008 國立台灣藝術大學雕塑學系



2015 台北美術獎 入選獎

2015 國家文藝基金會美術類展覽補助計畫獲選人

2014 台北市政府文化局創作補助計畫獲選人

2014 國家文藝基金會美術類展覽補助計畫獲選人

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

2013 國家文藝基金會美術類展覽補助計畫獲選人

2009 世安文化藝術基金會 世安美學獎影音藝術類



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



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

2017 “伏流‧書寫”,台北市立美術館

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

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