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River Lin is a performance artist working across the contexts of visual art, dance and queer culture through making, researching, and curating. While staging and choreographing movements of living bodies, objects, encounters and situations, art-historical references are often infused into River’s compositions where he investigates heteronormative cultural representation, social engagement and performativity of mediums.

His work has been commissioned or presented by institutions and artist-run festivals, including the Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo and Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Tokyo Real Underground Festival, 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), Serendipity Arts Festival (Goa), the Rockbund Art Museum, Ming Contemporary Art Museum and TANK (Shanghai), the 2020 Taiwan Biennial,  2016 Taipei Biennial and Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and the Liveworks Festival (Sydney) among others. 

He served as a jury member at the Live Art Prize of ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in 2017. In the same year, presented by Taipei Performing Arts Center, he initiated ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance) designed for artistic exchanges and cross-cultural collaborations across the fields of visual and performing arts in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. In 2018, he curated Taiwanese program at TPAM Fringe in Yokohama. In 2019, he co-curated Camping Asia festival in collaboration with Centre National de la Danse of France.

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

行為藝術家林人中在視覺藝術、舞蹈及酷兒文化等脈絡裡進行創作、研究與策展。他經常將藝術歷史的參照植入對身體、物件、情境及相遇的運動及編排,去檢視常規文化再現、社會參與及媒介的表演性。

他的表演作品於各地藝術機構與藝術節呈現,包括巴黎龐畢度中心、東京宮美術館、法國國家舞蹈中心、東京Tokyo Real Underground藝術節、布魯塞爾龐畢度中心、倫敦現場藝術發展協會、芬蘭ANTI當代藝術節、亞洲當代藝術週、上海外灘美術館、明當代美術館、油罐藝術中心、柏林行為藝術月、芝加哥行為藝術節、格拉斯哥現場藝術節、2016台北雙年展、2020台灣雙年展、雪梨Liveworks藝術節等。

他曾受邀擔任2017芬蘭現場藝術獎決選團評審。同年,他與台北表演藝術中心合作創辦「亞當計畫」,促進亞太地區藝術家的合作與交流。他曾於2018橫濱TPAM藝穗節策劃台灣項目;2019年與法國國家舞蹈中心共同策劃Camping Asia藝術節。

1984年生於台北,林人中現旅居巴黎。