LAI, Chun-Chieh


latest update:2021-12-31

Studied Fine Arts (BA), Art Criticism (MA) and received an MFA degree in Curating (2014-16) from Goldsmiths, University of London. I had a few years of experience as an independent curator as well as a freelance writer, and worked in an NGO art organisation and art museum. I have curated exhibitions across not-for-profit art centres and commercial galleries in China and Taiwan, such as the Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Aki Gallery (Taipei), Hong-gha Museum (Taipei), TKG+ Projects (Taipei), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung), MAB Gallery (Shanghai) and ModeA Contemporary Art Space (Xiamen). I have had more than fifty articles and essays published in major art magazines, including Artco (Taipei), Art World (Shanghai) and Art.Zip (London), and now as member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics, UNESCO). I spent a year in Paris before going to London. My research interests cover issues such as word-image relations, moving images and curatorial studies. Recent curatorial proposals that I am working on are seeking to revise the previously ignored action modes in everyday life, namely “listening / speaking / reading / writing”, intending to reform a scheme for actioners to co-exist with the world. Radical Forms of Writing, as the first episodic exhibition, has been presented at Hong-gah Museum in 2017, which was nominated by the Taishin Arts Award.

  • 2020

    History, War, and Their Betrayers, Unique Photo Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan

  • 2020

    Writing of Light─2020 Taiwan International Light Festival, with Ryan Lin, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2019

    The Surplus/Residual: Zhu Lan Qing , Gallery OVO, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2019

    Anxiety of Images , with Iris Huang, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2019

    It is the Fate of Glass to Break, TKG+ Projects, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2017

    Inaugural Exhibition, ModeA Contemporary Art Space, Xiamen, China

  • 2017

    Radical Forms of Writing, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2014

    Bodytopia (A Corps Ouvert), solo dance by Hsu Hai-Wen, dramaturgy, Théâtre Louis Jouvet, Rethel, France

  • 2013

    ShuoShuRen (說書人), participatory artist, DisOrder / Exhibition / in Order curated by Hsu Fong-Ray, Hong-gah Museum & Order System Company (Shihlin Retail), Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2013

    The Margin of Darkness─Lo Chan-Peng’s Solo Exhibition, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2011

    Perceive, with Chou Jia-Hui, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2011

    Pink coordinates─An enquiring plan, with Lin Li-Yin, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2016

    Goldsmiths, University of London, MFA in Curating

  • 2009

    MA in Art History and Art Criticism, Tainan National University of the Arts

  • 2005

    BFA in Art Education, National Hsinchu Teachers College

  • 2020

    National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Assistant Researcher, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2019/3-2020/10

    National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Secretary to Director & PR Coordinator, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2018/7-2019/3

    Modern Art Base Gallery, Curator & Gallery Manager, Shanghai, China

  • 2017/8-2018/7

    ModeA Contemporary Art Space, Artistic Director, Xiamen, China

  • 2016/10-2017/7

    Exhibition Production and Design Planning, C&A Media, Project Manager, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2013-2016

    Artco monthly (Taipei), Art.Zip quarterly (London), Art World monthly (Shanghai), Correspondent

  • 2012/5-2013/1

    Juming Museum (NPO Foundation), Assistant Researcher, New Taipei, Taiwan