Yung-Lin Wang

PhD Candidate


Yung-Lin Wang (b. 1983) is an art critic and curator who lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan, and Toronto, Canada. She received her BA in French Literature at Tamkang University and her MA in Art History at the National Taipei University of Education. Her current research specializes in Taiwanese gallery-based films focusing on the island nation's contingent identity in the post-Cold War and its post-colonial condition. She investigates the filmic, aesthetic and architectural turn of cinema's migration into the museum space, using the symbolic otherness of cinema to explore the inextricable stress on Taiwan's shifting identity and nationhood after its democratization and the reflection on its traumatized past.

Yung-Lin served on the board of directors at Pleasure Dome from 2019 to late 2020. Before that, she worked as a lecturer in Art Theory and Criticism at the National Taiwan University of Arts and as director of Polymer Art Factory. She has organized exhibitions for museums, galleries, and art spaces internationally. Recent exhibitions include “Weightless” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum; “For for for forest” at Tina Keng Gallery; “We are all Cannon Fodder of this Epoch” at Taipei Artist Village; “HitchPunk” at Unpainted Festival in Munich, Germany; “Video and the Third-Person Perception” at Galleria H, Taipei; “Mille-Feuille de Camellia” at ARKO Art Museum in Seoul, Korea; and “Science Works, Bitches” at Taipei Biennale 2018. She has been awarded the Jury Prize and nominated for Exhibition of The Year multiple times by the Taishin Arts Awards.

As a writer, Yung-Lin’s research interests center on video art, art and science/technology, and alternative avant-garde movements in Asia, Africa, and South America. She has received curatorial and research grants from the National Cultural Arts Foundation, National Art Council Korea, and Public Television Foundation. Additionally, she received a Digital Art Criticism Award in 2011. She is a columnist for Fountain and The Art Press Asia, and has contributed to publications such as Funscreen/FA Journal of Taiwan Film Institute (Taiwan), Artco Monthly (Taiwan), Artist Magazine (Taiwan), Art Plus (Hong Kong), LEAP (Beijing), Modern Art (Taiwan), Not Today (Taiwan), and Quotation (Japan). She is co-author of the books VERT PERIOD: Taiwan Avant-garde from 1980, Foto-Logue I-IV, and We Love Artist: Global Art Residency.


  • Yung-Lin Wang, et al. FOTOLOGUE I-IV: 108 Taiwanese Photographers. Taipei, Garden City, 2018-2023.
  • Yung-Lin Wang, et al. VERY PERIOD: Alternative Spaces in Taiwan. Taipei, VT Salon Publishing, 2017.
  • Yung-Lin Wang, et al. We Love Artist: Global Art Residency. Tokyo, Someone’s Garden, 2012.

Selected Work

  • “Mirror Images, Revealing Self: Shifting Perspectives on Body and Identification.” Pleasure Dome. Nov. 2020
  • “Retro as Resistance: Towards Forgetting And Commemorating.” 18 Street Arts Center catalogue 2019-2020, Los Angeles. July 2020
  • "The Consistent Practice in the Discontinuity Of Time: An Interview With Noel McKenna.” The Art Press Asia, 2019.
  • "Gentle but Violent—Works of Isuma Collective.” Fountain Magazine, 2018.
  • "Recounted Myth Or Critical Text: Artist’s Life Adapted in Film Language.” Artco Monthly, 2018.
  • "Rambling Through The Wilderness: Taiwan Contemporary Photography.” Fountain Magazine, 2018.
  • "Canadian Avant-Garde Group—General Idea’s Retrospective in Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.” Fountain Magazine, 2017.
  • "Presenting The Unpresentable Through The Concern For Art History-Chou Yu-Cheng.” Edouard Malingue, 2017.
  • "A Romanticised And Fantasized Ideology: Wu Shih-Chin’s Art.” Artist Magazine, 2016.
  • "The Absence of Inter-generational Way of Looking—Taipei Fine Art Award 2016.” Modern Art, 2016.
  • "ZERO ON SEA—Reviewing Zero Movement in TodaysArt Den Haag.” Artco Monthly, 2015.
  • "When Artists No Longer Need To Fulfill System of Art’s Entrusted Mission: From Conceptual-Oriented Art to Technology/Aesthetic Autonomy of Art And Science." Artco Monthly, 2015.
  • "On Becoming Dataologist—Big Bang Data.” Artco Monthly, 2014.
  • "Altering Nativism: The Reconstructed Connection Between Politics and Sound in Taiwan History.” LEAP Magazine, 2014.
  • “Chou Yu-Cheng And His Work Series ‘Working History.’” Artist Magazine, 2014.
  • "Female Artist Figures Shaped By The Film Fur.” Art Accrediting 56, 2014.
  • "How Cinema Interacts with Art of Today? The Intermediation, Transformation and Appropriation Between Film and Visual Art.” Artist Magazine, 2012.

Selected Exhibitions

  • "Science Works, Bitches,” Taipei Biennale 2018, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, 2018.
  • "Mille-Feuille de Camelia,” ARKO Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, 2017.
  • "Video and the Third Person's Perception,” Heng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016.
  • "HitchPunk,” Unpainted Art Festival, Munich, Germany, 2016.
  • "We are all Cannon Fodder of this Epoch,” Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015.
  • "A Poignant Dance in Media History: Su Hui-Yu’s Solo Exhibition,” a.m. space, Hong Kong, 2014.
  • "Weightless: Experimental Projects of TFAM 30th Anniversary,” Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2013.
  • "Mental-logue/Monster-logue,” SOKA Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013.
  • "Life is a metaphor, you are the metaphor,”, Artist Artfair, Taipei, 2012.


  • 2017 National Culture and Art Foundation International Research Grant (Taiwan)
  • 2016 Taishin Arts Awards' Nomination for Exhibition of The Year - Taishin Bank Foundation for Art and Culture (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 2016 National Art Council Korea Curating and Research Grant 
  • 2015 Television Service Foundation International Research Grant (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 2014 Taishin Arts Awards' Nomination for Exhibition of The Year - Taishin Bank Foundation for Art and Culture (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 2011 Digital Art Centre Digital Art Criticism Award (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 2011 Taishin Arts Awards Special Jury Prize - Taishin Bank Foundation for Art and Culture (Taipei, Taiwan)


MA, National Taipei University of Education
BA, Tamkang University


Panelist: “Science Works, Bitches.” Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Et@t, Taipei, Taiwan, 2018.
Panelist: “When We Talk About Photography: Like a Wilderness — In response to Yung-Lin Wang’s essay ‘Untrodden Place: Taiwanese Contemporary Photography.’” Taipei Contemporary Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan, 2018.
Keynote: “Researching the Alternative Avant-Garde: Argentine Art in the 1960s and Contemporary Art” Et@t, Taipei, Taiwan, 2017.
Keynote: “No Such A Thing As Gravity—British FACT Exhibition.” National Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 2017.
Commentator: “Reviewing The Methodology And Practice of Culture Studies.” Cultural Studies Association, National Chung Hsin University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2016.
Jury Member: “Kaohsiung Fine Art Awards.” Kaohsiung Museum of Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2016.
Panelist: “The Movement of Art, Science and Technology in Asia.” Unpainted Art Fair, Munich, Germany, 2015.
Jury Member: “Kaohsiung Fine Art Awards.” Kaohsiung Museum of Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2015.
Moderator: “The Future of Wearable Devices: The Intersection of Art and Technology.” National Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 2015.
Panelist: “The Artwork of Ho Tzu-Nyen Represented by Singaporean Pavilion in Venice Biennale.” Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015.
Panelist: “WANTED DEAN-E MEI: Retrospective of Mei from 1976-2014.” Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014.
Keynote: “Re-examining The Taipei Biennale Collection.” Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014.
Keynote: “A Contemporary Dialogue with Michelangelo.” Museum of National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013.
Commentator: “The Future of Techno-Imagination.” Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, South Korea, 2013.
“Video Art in Taiwan.” Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2013.
Keynote: “The Intersection of Video Art and Cinema.” Kaohsiung Film Archive, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2012.