Working across the contexts of visual art, performance and dance, artist River Lin composes situations, choreography, and participation to stage the artist’s body and surroundings as live exhibitions. His performance process examines immaterial labour, queer culture, historical texts and social engagement.
River’s work has been presented by the Palais de Tokyo and Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Performatik 19 (Brussels), ANTI Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio), Live Art Development Agency (London), Buzzcut Festival (Glasgow), Draw to Perform (London/Brighton), Tempting Failure (London), 2020 Taiwan Biennial, 2016 Taipei Biennial, M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), Serendipity Arts Festival (Goa) and Liveworks Festival (Sydney) among others.
Recently River’s expanded his performance practice into curating. Since 2017, he’s initiated and headed Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM) with Taipei Performing Arts Center, fostering exchange and collaboration between artists from across the fields of visual and performing arts and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2019, he co-curated Camping Asia, a biennial of dance, in collaboration with Centre National de la Danse.
Born in 1984 in Taipei, he lives and works between Paris and Taipei.