Exhibition & Residency:
October 1 – December 31, 2014
Yujun Ye works mainly in performance, video installation, and sound, focusing on private and public spaces and public relations. Ye studied in France receiving a Diplôme National Suprieur Expression Plastique from Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’Arts de Paris-Cergy and a Master’s degree in Art et Media Numérique from Paris 1 Sorbonne. During her time studying in France, she joined an international art group, Réseau Artskool, and learned dance from French choreographer Daniel Dobbels. Ye has often been involved in cross-disciplinary collaboration with artists. Her works have been presented on various occasions in Paris and Berlin. After returning to Taiwan in 2009, Ye placed her focus on performance art in public spaces with the goal of “expanding the domain of art”, hoping to bring new possibilities to contemporary art through breaking the limitations of concepts and forms in the territory of art. Ye has recently exhibited at City Action Series (2009), Treasure Palace Youth Hostel (2010), Artistic Action & Record Exchange Movement (2010, 2011), Nippon International Performance Art Festival (2011), One Night Band (2011-2012) Guerrilla Juice Bar (2013), Month of Berlin Performance: (Con)temporary Space-Time (2013), Louder Than the City Performance Art Festival (Hong Kong & Taipei, 2013), iN-PAF Performance Festival (2013-2014).
Yujun Ye has been a part of the international art group Réseau Artskool, resided at Main d’oeuvre Art Center in France (2007), and also resided at the Treasure Hill Artist Village (2010). Currently Ye has created a new art space called “instant 42” in Luzhou, New Taipei City, Taiwan; she considers constructing and managing the space as a form in creation. This space is a complex art space with 3 major functions: art exhibition, studio, and artist-in-residence.
This residency at 18th Street Arts Center has been generously funded by: