蔡坤霖

TSAI Kuen-Lin

 Born in Tainan in 1979, Tsai Kuen-Lin graduated from the MFA Program in New Media Art at the Department of New Media Art of the Taipei National University of the Arts, BFA Program at the Department of Fine Arts of the National Taiwan University of the Arts, and Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School respectively.

Currently, the artist works in Taipei. In recent years, he has been using sound and plastic pipes as the basic elements for his creative expression. He aims to use hearing in order to affect the inertial thoughts people usually have towards space and place. By means of dislocation the audience is allowed to rediscover the space. The material itself is the artist’s communication tool, he collects sounds, images and stories to transform them into art forms, try to present for people—in digital age, we always ask everything to be quick and easy but eventually only consumption left, because human nature is greedy. Therefore he believes it is important to use the senses to experience the real things, even sometimes it is very slowly; and he think the arts is a good medium of experience, through participation in art, people can get new experiences, and try to change their life with the new experience. Solo exhibitions include: “Treesure House” at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland in 2015, “As We Hear/Say” organized by the Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture in 2015, “Transformation of Experience” at 789 Chicken Farm in Taoyuan in 2013, and “Sound Home” at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in 2011.

The artist has also participated in various group shows at Mori Art Museum, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Museum of China.