Shu-Kai LIN

Shu-Kai LIN

Shu-Kai LIN / Born in 1983 in Tainan, now lives and works in Tainan

Tainan, a city full of temples, winding alleys and religious symbols, was where Shu-Kai LIN grew up. 
LIN internalizes the experiences from life and depicts imaginary islands and cities in a way that is
almost neurotic. Apart from producing images with religious symbolization, LIN also uses hand-made
molds leftover by his father’s factory as his material to construct cities of future, showing the
unlimited metamorphosis of his imaginary islands and cities.


1983      Born in Tainan, Taiwan
2007      B.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts
2012      M.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts



2013      “The Gesture of Handwriting-The Mental Image of Contemporary Island and City”, 
             Der-Horng Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
2011      “The Gesture of Handwriting - The Mental Image of Contemporary Island and City”, 
             Life Science Library, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2008      “Lin, Su-Kai Solo Exhibition”, Nan-Bei Gallery, Taipei National University of The Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2006      “Lin, Su-Kai Solo Exhibition”, Dogpig Art Cafe, Kaohsiung, Taiwan



2017     “An Ode to Thirty”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2016     “Read the Landscape”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015     “A Bird’s Eye of the World”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

            “Make Sense”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei , Taiwan

            “The Abandoned Beauty”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung,Taiwan

            “Hilarious Observations on Daily Life”, WINWIN ART, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

            “The Great Scenery”, Absolute Space, Tainan, Taiwan

            “Dream Hatched Theater II Come and Sit At Our Balcony”,

             Century Contemporary Dance Company, Taipei, Taiwan

            “Tomorrow comes Today’’, 182 art space, Tainan, Taiwan

2014      “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Taipei: The Lost Garden”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Art Fair Tokyo”, Tokyo, Japan
             “YOUNG ART TAIPEI” , Regent Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan 
2013      “Sommerreise”, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany 
             “Asynchronous States - AIA Asia in Independent Asia” , VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Twilight, The Prospects of Asian Industry: Korea, Japan, Taiwan Collaborative Art
             Project”, Cheng Da Book Store, Tainan, Taiwan
             “Asia Hotel Art Fair Hongkong” , Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China
2012      “South Country, South of Country”, Howl Space, Tainan, Taiwan; Zero Station, Saigon, Vietnam
             “Art Show Busan”, Busan, Korea
             “Sincerity”, Wu-Chi Art Studio, Tainan, Taiwan
             “Formosa Wall Painting Group - Forte Marghera Art Park Ex-situ Project”, Nantou, Taiwan
2011      “My Dear Crocodile”, REC Creative Laboratory, Tainan, Taiwan
             “Art Beijing.Contemporary Art Fair”, Beijing, China
2010      “Sixth Session Resident Artists Program”, 435 International Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings”, Der-Horng Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
“Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2009”, Grand Hyatt Seoul, Seoul, Korea



2013      National Culture and Arts Foundation Artist Grant, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan
             Selected, Kaohsiung Awards, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2012      Selected, The 10th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, Taoyuan County Government, Taiwan
             Selected, Exhibition of the Newly Emerging Artists in Taiwan – 3D Creation Series,
             Taichung Seaport Art Center, Taiwan
The Creation Award of Long Yen Foundation, Long Yen Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan


2011      National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan



Group Exhibition

2017     “An Ode to Thirty”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2014     "Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Taipei: The Lost Garden", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

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