SUN, Yi-Cheng


latest update:2021-12-31

SUN Yi-Cheng was born in 1990, lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated from Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts and the Department of Life Science of National Taiwan University. She works as an independent curator and community contributor currently.

Sun started her curatorial practice since 2014 and is the co-organizer of Archipiélago Community which is derived from the former TW BioArt community. For Sun, she takes curatorial practices as alternative approaches to methods of producing knowledge and sees community-building as the fundamental task to cooperate with others.

SUN Yi-Cheng’s curatorial origin comes from the concerns of alternative knowledge. Since 2014, she has begun to practice curating as a method of producing alternative knowledge. She has curated exhibitions including Imaginary Body Boundary (2015), Artificial Unit (2020), the problematics involves the history of science, Science, Technology and Society, bio-ethics, etc. In addition, based on the same attention to the process of producing alternative knowledge, she also regards curating as a way to practice and research the collaborating relationship. This curatorial philosophy is also demonstrated in her exhibition and community practices, such as A Conditioned Game (2016), Unit of Interdependency (2018), Archipiélago Community (TW BioArt community), and community, “Selves-Educating on Curating” (since 2016).

  • 2020

    Artificial Unit, TheCube Project Space, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2019

    Process of Knowledge, Haiton Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2018

    Unit of Interdependency, TheCube Project Space, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2016

    A Conditioned Game, Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2016

    Bio Apartment Vol.3: Succession, National Taiwan Museum (Nanmen Branch); National Taiwan University Museums, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2015

    Has the rice harvest taken place at home yet?, Taipei City Haka Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2015

    Hypothesis Betrayal Truth, Expo. Dome, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2015

    Imaginary Body Boundary, Digital Art Center, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2015

    BIO.FICTION, TAIWAN, National Taiwan Science Education Center; ET@T, Haushan1914·Ctreative Park, Taipei, Taiwan (co-curator with TW BioArt community)

  • 2015

    See You Again, History, Huanan village, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2015

    Xanadu Project: Don’t Brush off What You See + A Forgotten Memo, Xanadu Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2015

    The Lives of Nomads - DoDo solo exhibition, Smohouse, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2014

    TechArt at SheHou, Shehou Art Factory, New Taipei City, Taiwan

  • 2013-2017

    Taipei National University of the Arts, Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts, MFA

  • 2009-2013

    National Taiwan University, Department of Life Science, BA

  • 2020-

    independent curator

  • 2018-2020

    TheCube Project Space, curator

  • 2017-2018

    TheCube Project Space, assistant curator

  • 2022

    Listening to the Future: How Does Space Junk Sound?, okome-studio, online journal

  • 2020

    Virophilia Dinner Performance Quarantine Edition, CLABO, online journal

  • 2019

    Curatorial Thinking, Deconstructing and Constructing: An Interview with TheCube Project Space Director Amy Cheng, Modern Art, vol. 195, p.18

  • 2017

    Science-art as an Art Form?, DigitArts, 2017 May Issue Feature - The Microscopic in Drastic Motion: (Sci-Art)

  • 2017

    Interview of LAB of the Distant Relatives, DigitArts, 2017 May Issue Feature - The Microscopic in Drastic Motion: (Sci-Art)

  • 2016

    Between start and end: 1st Yinchuan Biennale, ARTCO, 2016 Oct./vol. 289, p.104