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Tuan Mu

Born in 1994, Tuan Mu is an artist and independent curator. As an artist, Mu’s work is based on cultural and philosophical dialectic within the context of East Asian culture. Through technological art and new media, he attempts to reinterpret bodily perception in relation with space and time. The mediums include virtual reality, generative art, 3D animation, and traditional Chinese painting. His works have been exhibited in Taipei, Zurich, Athens, Krakow, Prato, Beijing, and Taizhou. Mu has been shortlisted for the 7000× project (co-organized by Digital Art Center Taipei and New Museum Rhizome), the 2nd ICIA (organized by Intermedia Krakow) and the 3rd TDCC Contemporary Arts Award. He also participated in FutuRetro – 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival (2022), and Spaceship Earth – 4th Asia Digital Art Exhibition (2022).
As a curator, Mu attentively focuses on the potential of cross-cultural study and identity issues in contemporary contexts. His curatorial practices often engage curators, artists, and local people in fieldwork. During this he contemplates how exhibitions are constructed, recalibrating curatorial expectations and ideals. His curatorial proposals have been selected for the SLY Art Space Emerge Curator Project (2020), and NCAF Curator’s Incubator Program (2021). His curatorial projects include “The Mixed-Blood: Welcome to the Feast” (2021), and upcoming exhibitions at Taitung Art Museum and MoCA Taipei in 2023.

2019-ongoing MFA, Taipei National University of the Arts
2013-2017 BFA, Taipei National University of the Arts

2023 MoCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan (upcoming)
2023 Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan (upcoming)
2020 The Mixed-Blood:Welcome to the Feast, Good Underground Art Space, Hualien, Taiwan

Solo Exhibition
2023 Unreal Subject, FreeS Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan (upcoming)
2023 Mono, Saruya Artist Residency&Fabcafe Fuji, Fujiyoshida, Japan (upcoming)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Mitologie Digitali, Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum, Taizhou, China (upcoming)
2022 3rd TDCC Contemporary Arts Award, Our Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan
2022 OneOffs NFT International Art Fair, W Hotel Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2022 Mitologie Digitali, Saletta Campolmi, Prato, Italy
2022 2nd ICIA, Intermedia Krakow, Krakow, Poland
2022 Gaze × Logic × Poetics-ART TAIPEI, Taipei World Trade Center & akaSwap, Taipei, Taiwan
2022 Spaceship Earth – 4th Asia Digital Art Exhibition, Beijing Times Museum, Beijing, China
2022 FLAME TP Video Art Fair, HOTEL COZZI, Taipei, Taiwan
2022 Framed: wormhole, Wartsaal Wipkingen, Zurich, Switzerland
2022 Framed: wormhole, Digital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2022 FutuRetro – 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Kotzia Square, Athens, Greece
2022 Life on Video, SLY art space, Taipei, Taiwan
2021 INFO-LABOR, TAO ART SPACE, Taipei, Taiwan
2021 TNUA Contemporary Art Prize, Underground Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2021 Crystal Project: Message in a Bottle, National Taitung Living Center, Taitung, Taiwan
2021 PINK PINK PIE, Mezzo Art, Tainan, Taiwan
2020 Taiwan Annual, Taiwan Expo Park- Expo Dome, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 Uncertain Sculptures, Bopiliao Historic Block, Taipei, Taiwan
2019 Free Art Fair, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Songshan Taipei, Taiwan
2019 Crystal–Between the lighthouse and the boat, SandiaoCape Lighthouse, Taiwan
2019 Dongquan Lighthouse Project, Dongquan Lighthouse Exhibition Room, Dongju Island
2019 The 17th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, Arts Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2017 Gravitational x Fuse x _  , Underground Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 Ink Painting Past & Future Generation, The Future Past Lab, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 Two Chevalier: Tuan Mu & Lu Wei Group Exhibitions, NanPei Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Awards & Grants
2022 Shortlist, 3rd TDCC Contemporary Arts Award, Taipei, Taiwan
2022 Shortlist, 7000×, Digital Art Center Taipei & New Museum Rhizome
2022 Longlist, Mitologie Digitali, Prato, Italy & Taizhou, China
2022 Shortlist, 2nd ICIA, VR Category, Krakow, Poland
2022 Official selection, 4th Asia Digital Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
2022 Official selection, 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
2021 NCAF Curator’s Incubator Program@ Museums, Taipei, Taiwan
(“The Mixed-Blood”, co-curated with Lu Wei, received NCAF subsidies)
2021 Bronze Prize, The 4th Contemporary Sculpture Lih Pao Prize, Taipei, Taiwan
2021 Shortlist, TNUA Contemporary Art Prize, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 Shortlist, Taiwan Annual Jury Prize, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 SLY Art Space Emerge Curator Project, Taipei, Taiwan
2019 Quality Award, The 17th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2023 Pier-2 Residency Program, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (upcoming)
2023 Saruya Artist Residency, Fujiyoshida, Japan
2019 Artist in Residence Program in Dongju Lighthouse, Matsu, Taiwan

Lih Pao Cultural Arts Foundation, Taiwan

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