YANG, Yao-Chun


latest update:2021-12-31

She is currently an independent curator, and her main research areas are Trends and Thoughts in Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Criticism, and strategy of operation and management to Alternative space. After graduating with her master’s degree, she was involved in the administration of several important Visual Art exhibitions in Taiwan, such as the 2004 Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival, Intertidal Zone Art Monitoring Station-Annual Project for 2005, Art as Environment-A Cultural Action on Tropic of Cancer 2008, and 2010 Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival.

Between 2010 and 2019 she was an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts at National Kaohsiung Normal University. In the meantime, she was also an art manager at Sin Pin Pier-Absolutely Art Space and specialized in promoting the operational planning and management of art spaces as well as art education promotion with innovative thinking and integration of resources. Also, she kept trying to proceed with the Cross-over collaboration and connection through the “Interdisciplinarity”. Besides, she also conducted curatorial research within and outside the organization. In 2012 she received a grant from the Curator’s Incubator Program @ Hong-Gah Museum of National Culture and Art Foundation for “Safe Zone for Artists”. Then she entered the doctoral program of the Department of Fine Arts at National Taiwan Normal University in 2014, worked in the Education and Public Services Department at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in 2018 and became the head of the Director’s Office the following year.

After serial curations, I focused on observing the condition from “Light Thin Stick No.2012” at the beginning of 2012, how the new generation of art creators face the formal media. Then, I paid close attention to the two spaces with different attributes-“K’s Art Contemporary Art Space” and “SinPin Pier-Absolutely Art Space” by means of “Nomadic plan: model-event” in the midyear, how their cultural field would impact the status of exhibits. After that, I explore through the “Safe Zone for Artists”, the Curator’s Incubator Program @ Hong-Gah Museum of National Culture and Art Foundation, how the artistic creation in the formal operation may make the social reality be resisted and alienated. Since then, I have been working as an art manager at Sin Pin Pier-Absolutely Art Space and personnel at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and have also conducted various practices and discussions on the practical appearance and cultural imagination of the “Artistry - Publicity” of different institutions.

In recent years, my focus has gradually shifted from the more classical art issues and various art spaces, mechanisms to the “relational art” and “Object-oriented ontology” between mechanisms, systems in contemporary society, which create new forms of relationships and perceptions as well as its “futurity” issue involved.

  • 2014-2021

    National Taiwan Normal University, Ph.D. student of Department of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2008

    Master of Art, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • 2010-

    Independent Curator

  • 2018/11-2020/12

    Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Education and Public Services Department, Education Programmer

  • 2011/11-2018/11

    Sin Pin Pier—Absolutely Art Space, Art manager