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Yu Cheng-Ta 余政達 (b. 1983)


Lives & works in Taipei, Taiwan.

His work often involves verbal communication with the subjects and viewers in a playful manner to create the concept of “life theatre”, that is, deliberately setting up real life situations as the shooting scenes. Since 2017 he has been exploring the performativity of gender in mass media, thinking through individual/collective identity and the political function of the queer imagination in a society of mediatization.


Yu Cheng-Ta earned both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in fine arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts. He was a recipient of the Taipei Arts Award in 2008 and the Beacon Prize at Art Fair Tokyo in 2012. Yu participated in the 6th Taipei Biennial and was featured in the Taiwan Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In 2009, he participated in the Biennial Cuvée 08 at OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria. In 2012, he took part in the 5th International Biennial of Media Art at Experimenta in Melbourne, Australia, and Le Festival Made in Asia in Toulouse, France. In 2013, Yu held a solo exhibition at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and took part in the Asian Art Biennial at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, as well as Queens International at Queens Museum in New York. In 2014, he held the solo exhibition “Practicing LIVE” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum and participated in the 10th Shanghai Biennial, the 2nd CAFA Biennial in Beijing, and Asian Art Week at the Asia Society Museum in New York. In 2015, he took part in the 56th Berlin International Film Festival Forum Expanded. In 2016, he exhibited in Gwangju City Museum of Art, and in Centre Pompidou. The film project “Tell Me What You Want (2015-2017)” presented in Centre Pompidou in Paris and Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen in 2018. In 2019, he participated Performa 19 Biennial in New York and created the character "FAMEME."  


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I am Orange

Lecture Performance

Centro Pompidou

2018 ©Herve Veronese Centre Pompidou 

Perform by Manuel Blanc

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