Born in 1988, Taiwan, Wu Chia Yun is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. She received an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art and an MFA in Motion Picture from the National Taiwan University of Arts. Her work is a mixture of image and has expanded from film to installation and conceptual art. She has applied the technique of film narration, mise-en-scène and cinematic language into the experiments in transmedia and has developed moving images that penetrate different mediums. In addition to the expansion of images, Wu also makes fiction films. She uses characters and plots to narrate the indescribable life stories and discuss the sense of belonging, freedom, and human condition, reflecting the turbulence under the peace and unveiling the unseeable nature of spirits.

Wu’s first film has been included in The European Independent Film Channel (France, 2015). Important screenings including Proyector Festival de Videoarte (Spain, 2019, 2022), European Media Art Festival, (Germany, 2020), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (France, 2021), London Short Film Festival (UK, 2022) and more. Her works have been exhibited at some international institutions such as ICA London, Louvre Museum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, BilbaoArte Fundazioa, MNAC Lisbon amongst others. Wu participated in artist residencies “Taipei-Québec Exchange Program” (Canada, 2022) and International Photography Symposium “NIDA. Meeting Photography” (Lithuania, 2022); was also awarded the Director’s Fellowship from International Center of Photography (USA, 2022).

Recent News

24 Mar 2023 – 04 Jun 2023
“Aesthetica Art Prize”, York Art Gallery, York, UK
25 Mar 2023 – 14 May 2023
“Treasure Hill Light Festival”, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, TW
02 Jun 2023 – 11 Jun 2023
“New Jersey International Film Festival”, New Jersey Media Arts Center, New Jersey, USA


2017-2018 MA exchange in Photographie, ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, BE
2014-2016 MA in Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2012-2018 MFA in Motion Picture, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, TW
2008-2012 BFA in Motion Picture & BFA in Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, TW

Artist Residencies

2022 Nida Art Colony, Nida, LT – granted by Lithuanian Photographers Association
2022 Coop Lezarts, Montréal, CA – granted by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec & Ciné Tapis Rouge

Solo Exhibitions

2023 “Five, Four, Three, Two”, Yiri Arts, Taipei, TW
2022 “In Desert”, Hong Foundation, Taipei, TW
2022 “Borderless Place”, Amber Museum Gallery, Nida, LT
2022 “Taipei-Québec Exchange Program”, La Chaufferie, Montréal, CA
2021 “Inexhaustible Empty”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, TW
2021 “Moldy Walls”, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, TW
2021 “The Moment of Consciousness”, Powen Gallery, Taipei, TW
2020 “A Song for Loss”, Yiri Arts, Taipei, TW
2019 “darkness within darkness”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TW
2018 “Next Art Tainan Award”, Art Tainan, Tainan, TW
2017 “In Search of Inexistent Time”, Art Taipei, Taipei, TW

Group Exhibitions

2023 “Loops.Expanded”, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, PT
2022 “Aesthetica Art Prize”, York Art Gallery, York, UK
2021 “Biennial International Paper Fibre Art”, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Nantou, TW
2020 “National Art Exhibition”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TW
2019 “Sealed Landscapes, Records of Anomalies”, Tainan Art Museum, Tainan, TW
2019 “Let us return home”, UP Gallery, Hsinchu, TW
2019 “Kaohsiung Award”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, TW
2018 “Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award”, Taoyuan Arts Center, Taoyuan,TW
2018 “YES TAIWAN VII”, AKI Gallery, Taipei, TW
2018 “The Metamorphosis”, Asir Art Museum, Tainan, TW
2018 “Kaohsiung Award”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, TW
2017 “PLAY”, Vertical Gallery, Hong Kong
2017 “Under the Radar”, Hangar Art Center, Brussels, BE
2017 “Fun Young”, Taiwan Art Bank, Taichung, TW
2016 “A Piece of Daily”, Yiri Arts, Taichung, TW
2016 “ShowRCA”, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2016 “#WRITTNE”, Finishing Touch, London, UK
2014 “TRINITY”, Redtory, Guangzhou, CN
2014 “FREEDOM”, namGallery, Tokyo, JP
2013 “WAALAND”, Taiwan Women’s Art Association, Taipei, TW
2012 “Poetry & Installation Art”, Yo-Chang Art Museum, Taipei, TW
2011 “Snapshot Awards”, Taiwan Photo Museum, Taipei, TW

Art and Film Festivals

2022 “BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Bilbao, ES
2022 “Tirana International Film Festival, Tirana, AL – qualified by Academy Awards & European Film Awards
2022 “Proyector Festival de Videoarte, Madrid, ES
2022 “Fine Arts Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
2022 “London Short Film Festival, London, UK – qualified by British Academy Film Awards
2021 “Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata FestiFreak, Buenos Aires, AR
2021 “International Festival Signs of the Night”, Bangkok, TH – Official Competition
2021 “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin”, Berlin, DE
2021 “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin”, Paris, FR
2020 “European Media Art Festival”, Osnabrükc, DE
2019 “Proyector Festival de Videoarte”, Madrid, ES
2018 “Original Macao Video Festival”, Macao
2017 “New Taipei City Student Film Award”, Taipei, TW – Official Competition
2015 “Chinese Visual Festival”, London, UK
2014 “Shanghai International Film Festival”, Shanghai, CN – Official Competition
2014 “Women Make Waves International Film Festival”, Taipei, TW – Official Competition
2014 “Kaohsiung International Film Festival”, Kaohsiung, TW – Official Competition
2014 “Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films”, Taipei, TW – Official Competition

Awards and Honors

2023 Awarded, Ministry of Culture Annual Book Art Competition, LT
2023 Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize, UK
2022 Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize, UK
2022 Third Prize, BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, ES
2022 Nominated, Taishin Arts Award, TW
2020 Finalist, National Art Exhibition, TW
2019 First Prize, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Kaohsiung Award, TW
2019 Shortlisted, FOAM Talent, NL
2018 Excellent, Brainstorming Contemporary Arts Awards, TW
2018 Finalist, Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, TW
2018 Finalist, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Kaohsiung Award, TW
2018 Next Art Tainan Award, TW
2017 S-AN Cultural Foundation Award, TW
2017 Ministry of Culture Emerging Artist Made in Taiwan Award, TW
2015 Ministry of Education Government Scholarship to Study Abroad, TW
2013 Best Prize, Team Ear Music the Verse Experimental Video & Art Award, TW
2011 First Prize, Taiwan Photo Museum Snapshot Awards, TW


2019 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, TW
2018 Tainan Art Museum, Tainan, TW
2017 Taiwan Art Bank, Taichung, TW
2015 The European Independent Film Channel, Paris, FR

Art Fairs

2023 VILNIUS BOOK FAIR (Lithuanian Photographers Association), Vilnius, LT
2022 Art Taipei (Yiri Arts), Taipei, TW
2021 ART FUTURE (Yiri Arts), Taipei, TW
2021 One Art Taipei (Yiri Arts), Taipei, TW
2020 Art Taipei (Yiri Arts), Taipei, TW
2019 Art Taipei (Yiri Arts), Taipei, TW
2019 FLAME HK Video Art Fair (Yiri Arts), Hong Kong

Talks and Workshops

2022 NIDA. Meeting Photography, Nida, LT
2021 The Interpenetration of Photography and Film, Lightbox, Taipei, TW
2021 Contemporary Expanded Cinema, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, TW
2020 Creative Practice in Fluid VR, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, TW
2018 The Series Lectures of Earth Song, Yiri Class, Taipei, TW
2015 A Conversation with Taiwan Filmmakers, King’s College, London, UK