LIN An-chi (Ciwas Tahos) is a performance and new media artist of Taiwanese Indigenous Atayal and Hō-ló heritage based in Taipei, Taiwan. Following completion of a Bachelor of Fine Art in Visual Art at Simon Fraser University (Canada), LIN is pursuing a Master of Fine Art in New Media Art at Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). Through her artistic practice, LIN seeks out new forms of understanding beyond the hegemonic worldview using video, performance, cyberspace, and installation.
Negotiating and interfacing with concepts such as language, identity, gender, environment and cultural norms, have significantly informed LIN’s practice. She finds herself in deep contemplation, seeking concise words that articulate the concepts and ideas that float in her mind in her mother tongue. Her works have therefore taken on a more philosophical/reflective nature by introducing cultural narratives. LIN’s Taiwanese and Atayal Indigenous heritage, has invariably been the catalyst for her exploration into identity, cultural norms and gender, and this culminates in a personal sensitivity towards marginalized people. She envisions herself producing new media works that continue to navigate realms that fall between the fields of individual and collective consciousness.
Recent significant exhibitions include 2021 Asia Art Biennale; 2021 Green Island Human Rights Art Festival; Alternator Contemporary Art Centre (Canada) and the 24th NIPAF(Nippon International Performance Art Festival) . LIN will participate in 2022 Documenta, Kassel with her latest work from ‘Perhaps she comes/to__Alang’, curated by Jatiwangi Art Factory (Indonesia) and Suaveart (Taiwan).