River Lin


River Lin is an artist working across the contexts of visual art, performance and dance.

Through situations, choreography, and participation, he stages the artist’s body and surroundings as a live exhibition. His artistic process performs immaterial labour, historical representation, queer culture and social engagement.

His work has been commissioned or presented by institutions as well as artist-run festivals, including the Palais de Tokyo and Centre National de la Danse (Paris), the KANAL Centre Pompidou and KAAI Theatre (Brussels), Live Art Development Agency (London), the Manifesta 11 (Zurich), Buzzcut Festival (Glasgow), Month of Performance Art Berlin, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago), Draw to Perform and Tempting Failure (London), ANTI Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio), the M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Asia Contemporary Art Week (New York/ Dubai), the Rockbund Art Museum, Ming Contemporary Art Museum and TANK (Shanghai), the 2016 Taipei Biennial and Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and the Liveworks Festival (Sydney) among others.

Since 2014, his projects have received grants of Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture and National Culture and Arts Foundation, including the artist-in-residence at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. He has also served as a jury member at the Live Art Prize in Finland in 2017.


River also plays a curatorial role. Since 2017, he has initiated and curated ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance) with and presented by Taipei Performing Arts Center, to foster artistic exchanges and cross-cultural collaborations across the fields of visual and performing arts in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Born in 1984 in Taiwan, River Lin currently lives and works between Paris and Taipei.







藝術家林人中跨足視覺藝術、行為表演及舞蹈的展演脈絡與實踐。

他運用情境、編舞、觀眾參與等方法,將藝術家的身體與現場環境刻畫在展覽語境中。其創作研究非物質勞動、歷史再現、酷兒文化,並把展覽場域視為一種社交空間。


近期作品曾受邀於各地機構呈現或委託創作,包括巴黎東京宮、法國國家舞蹈中心、布魯塞爾龐畢度中心、倫敦現場藝術發展協會、亞洲當代藝術週、香港M+視覺文化博物館、上海外灘美術館及明當代美術館、2020台灣雙年展、2016台北雙年展、空總台灣當代文化實驗場及雪梨Liveworks藝術節等。

2014年至今,他陸續獲得台灣文化部與國家文化基金會的國際交流獎助,包括2015年獲選為巴黎西帖藝術村駐村藝術家。2017年他曾任芬蘭「現場藝術獎」決選評審。

1984年生於台北,林人中現旅居巴黎。






photo by Chen You-wei


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