Yu Cheng-Ta

October 26th, 2014 New York City

Taipei-based Yu Cheng-Ta’s hilarious performance adapted a playful approach to language and his concept of “living theater”. Yu walked around on stage addressing and interacting with personalities on screen in his latest video, “Practicing Live.” During the performance, the audience could slowly decipher that within the video: Yu invited a select group of people to rehearse and then act in a play that he filmed using different camera angles. Real life art professionals played characters in the family instead of actors. Each role overlapped with each participant’s real-life identity, creating tension and uncovering long-hidden realities and dynamics that today’s young artists must face in the art world.

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Bio – YU Cheng-Ta (Taipei)

Yu Cheng-Ta (b.1983, Tainan, Taiwan) holds a B.A. and an M.F.A from the Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan. In 2008, he received the 1st place of Taipei Arts Award (TFAM, Taipei) and was awarded the Beacon Prize at Art Fair Tokyo in 2012. Yu participated in the 6th Taipei Biennial and was selected as one of the artists to represent Taiwan at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In 2009, he participated in the Biennial Cuvée 08 at OK center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria, and in 2012, he participated in the 5th International Biennial of Media Art at Experimenta in Melbourne, Australia and Made in Asia Art Festival in Toulouse, France. In 2013, he held a solo exhibition at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan and participated in the Asian Art Biennial at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; Queens International at Queens Museum in New York, USA. Recently, he held a solo exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan and participated in the 2nd CAFA Biennial in Beijing; the 10th Shanghai Biennial in China. Yu Cheng-Ta currently works and lives in Taipei, Taiwan.

(Source: https://www.yuchengta.com/new_bio_en.html)

Yu Cheng-Ta’s participation in FIELD MEETING was supported by Chi-Wen Gallery

Yu Cheng-Ta, Practicing LIVE, 2014, 3 projection video projection installation. Courtesy of the artist and Chi-Wen gallery