Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan in1970. Lives and works in Taipei.
1993 Graduated with a B.F.A. from the National Institute of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 Graduated with an M.F.A. from the Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Wang Te-yu’s works have always pursued simple ideas. She explores the feeling of spatial presence with simple media and meditates on the existential forms and situations of people in these spaces. In the 1990s she began developing a pure spatial form with fabrics of different material, which has since become a primary motif in her work. In a series of spatial creations whose titles begin with a number, she continues her study of the spatial theme, transforming the subjective/objective relationship between spaces and people, and letting the body’s sensory experience replace visual experience. In this way the interactive experience between viewers and works functions directly as a pathway for “entry” into the spirit of the work—a work that symbolizes the artist’s subjective consciousness. The work also unexpectedly encompasses the viewer-participant’s subjective experience and constructs a commonly-sensed space through the mechanism of interaction.
2018 Artist at Glenfiddich
2000 Artist in Residence – ARCUS Project in Japan
1995 The Third Annual Grand Award of Prix de Paris
2021 Playing With Space 2021, Taoyuan Children’s Art Center, Taiwan
2019 Sinnesrausch 2019 – Art and Motion, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
2019 The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself, MoCA Busan, Republic of Korea
2016 Kenpoku Art 2016, Ibaraki, Japan
2005 Yokohama Triennale, Japan