‘Intelligible standpoint’ 2010

‘Endless green’ 2008

‘Sitting in my room, too tough to die’ / SUMO STUDIO 2009

. video

‘Doi Saket’ / SUMO STUDIO 2008

‘Vibration lake’ / SUMO STUDIO 2008. video

‘Vibration Park’ / SUMO STUDIO 2007

‘Untitled’ 2007

‘Le Pain Perdu’ 2007

‘Untitled (Double Table)’ 2004

‘Deaf travel’ 2005

‘Prototype’ / SUMO STUDIO 2006

‘Sanduhr’ (5 hours) 2011

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‘The present (Bahnhof Alexanderplatz)’  2012

“The present (Schönhauser Allee)”  2012

‘To gather together, white loop’ 2012. video

‘Der Kontrapunkt, punctus contra punctum, ‘ 2012

‘Jungle Gym’  2013

‘Asphalt Bokeh’  2013

+ WHITE FUNGUS magazine interview

‘Cosmetric’  2014

‘Inevitable frictions’  2014. video

‘Temperature surfing on a long bench’  2015

‘Interstice in anonymous transfer (Auto save)’


‘Interstice - Mute Rack Allowance’  2015

‘Interstice - Fruit resistance. The non-expiry report’  2015

‘Right Hand Catcher Left. Vice versa’  2015

‘To stock the interval’  2016


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Born in 1982 in Taiwan, Kuo-Wei Lin moved to Paris in 2000 and enrolled at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in 2002. After attending the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig in 2005, he earned a Master of Art degree from Chelsea College of Art in London in 2007. In 2010, he participated in projects at the Institute für Kunst im Kontext, Universität der Künste Berlin, and in 2012 he earned his Meisterschüler at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee.

The transience of Lin’s life as a long-term Taiwanese expatriate constantly influences his observations. In his work, he attempts to reconfigure materials and to intervene in our everyday reading of absurd phenomena, forming ambivalent questions about the experiences of daily life. He endeavors to understand the odd in the ordinary and the insignificant in the monumental by decoding and reconstructing context. In his view, understanding a given context begins with identifying the exceptional and making possible a novel interaction with it. Lin’s works explore, articulate, reform, and give certain accents to contradictory spaces in relation to social topology and his individual experience of displacement.

Kuo-Wei Lin has exhibited his works at the Missread HKW, Berlin (2022); Papier Marché, Steirischer Herbst, Austria (2021); einBuch.haus Berlin (2020); Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2016); the Taipei Biennial (2014); the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (2013); the Institut Français Berlin, Germany (2012); the Centre Emile Hamilius, Casino Luxembourg (2011); the Uferhallen, Berlin (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2009); the Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow, Poland (2008); the Tate Britain, London (2007); and the Goethe-Institut Lyon, France (2006).

He also collaborate in an artist run self-publishing collective since 2019: ANDPRESS

He ives and works in Berlin and Bremen.

‘Untitled (Long standing practice)’ 2005


Exhibition 2023

Kyoto, Japan / Larnaca, Cyprus

Residency and symposium: HFU and DAC, Taipei, Taiwan

2023 Anarchoresis 隱引

Huafan University HFU and Digital Art Center DAC, Taipei


Residency and symposium: Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen, Germany

2022 Anarchoresis 隱引

Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen and temporary gallery in Cologne, Germany


Art Initiatives Cologne | 隱引 ANACHORESIS

Residency: Gwangju Museum of Art, South of Korea (Postponed event)

2020  Grants for Artist in residency, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (KaMoFA), Taiwan

Gwangju Museum of Art, South of Korea


2019-, heat, thermal paper, objects

Ongoing project

‘Synesthesia’  2016