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, BilbaoArte Fundazioa, Royal Scottish Academy, MNAC Lisbon, York Art Gallery amongst others. Wu has participated in artist residencies “Taipei-Québec Exchange Program” (Canada, 2022) and International Photography Symposium “NIDA. Meeting Photography” (Lithuania, 2022); she was also awarded the Director’s Fellowship from International Center of Photography (USA, 2023).

Recent News

04 Nov 2023 – 18 Feb 2024
Taipei Art Awards, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TW


Royal College of Art, London, UK
– MA in Visual Communication
ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, BE
– MA in Photographie (international exchange)
National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, TW
– MFA in Motion Picture
– BFA in Motion Picture
– BFA in Fine Arts (double majored)

Artist Residencies

2023 Ambisonics Taiwan-France Exchange Program, Paris, FR
– granted by Bureau Français de Taipei
2022 International Symposium NIDA. Meeting Photography, Nida, LT
– granted by Lithuanian Photographers Association
2022 Taipei-Québec Exchange Program for Screen Writing, Montréal, CA
– granted by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec & Ciné Tapis Rouge


2023 “36th Festival Les Instants Vidéo”, Marseille, FR
2023 “30th Chicago Underground Film Festival”, Chicago, USA
2023 “15th Video Art Miden Festival”, Kalamata, GR
2023 “40th Asolo Art Film Festival”, Asolo, IT

2023 “28th New Jersey International Film Festival”, New Brunswick, USA
2022 “20th Tirana International Film Festival, Tirana, AL
– qualified by Academy Awards & European Film Awards
2022 “19th London Short Film Festival”, London, UK
– qualified by British Academy Film Awards
2022 “15th Proyector Festival de Videoarte, Madrid, ES
2022 “9th Fine Arts Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
2022 “11th BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival”, Bilbao, ES
– exhibited at BilbaoArte Fundazioa

2021 “19th International Festival Signs of the Night”, Bangkok, TH
– exhibited at Thai Film Archive (online)
2021 “22nd Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin”, Berlin, DE
– exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt
2021 “22nd Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin”, Paris, FR
exhibited at Louvre Museum
2021 “17th Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata FestiFreak, Buenos Aires, AR
2020 “33rd European Media Art Festival”, Osnabrükc, DE
2019 “12th Proyector Festival de Videoarte”, Madrid, ES
2017 “2nd New Taipei City Student Film Award”, Taipei, TW
2015 “37th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market”, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
2015 “5th Chinese Visual Festival”, London, UK
2014 “17th Shanghai International Film Festival”, Shanghai, CN
2014 “21st Women Make Waves International Film Festival”, Taipei, TW
2014 “14th Kaohsiung International Film Festival”, Kaohsiung, TW
2014 “36th Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films”, Taipei, TW

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 “EXiM Experimental Video Screening Festival”, CCCN, Macau
2023 “Fever Genesis”, Culture Lab LIC, New York, USA
2023 “Experimental Film and Video 2023”, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, KR

2023 “197th RSA Annual Exhibition”, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
2023 “Loops.Expanded”, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, PT
2023 “Treasure Hill Light Festival”, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, TW
2023 “Aesthetica Art Prize”, York Art Gallery, York, UK

2022 “Aesthetica Art Prize”, York Art Gallery, York, UK
2021 “Biennial International Paper Fibre Art”, National Taiwan Craft 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
2018 “Original Macao Video Festival”, Espaço Video, Macao
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


2023 Finalist, Taipei Art Awards, TW
2023 Director’s Fellowship, International Center of Photography, USA
2023 Ministry of Culture Annual Book Art Competition Award, 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 Amsterdam, 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 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


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

Art Fairs

2023 Art Jakarta (Yiri Arts), Jakarta, ID
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 Lectures

2022 NIDA. Meeting Photography, Nida, LT
2021 Photo Talks 2021 S2, 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