Wu Dar-Kuen is the director of Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village. He was the chief curator of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, and the director of VT Artsalon. He is also a creative artist in addition to being a curator.
He has long been focusing on the generation and evolution of contemporary art and Asian cultures. He not only reflects on the social conditions of Asian countries with his unique artistic language, but also contemplates the ways to embody the philosophy of “art without borders” by treating art as a means under the impact of globalization and neoliberalism.
In his long and prolific career as an artist, he served as an artist-in-residence at several institutions such as NIFCA (Finland) in 2002, Location One (New York) in 2005, ISCP (New York) in 2006, Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo) in 2008, and Open Space Bae (Busan, South Korea) in 2009. He was the winner of Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Grants and Yageo Tech-Art Award in 2004. His works are collected by many prestigious museums and foundations. He was also the curator of over one hundred exhibitions, among which the two Kuandu Biennials Artist in Wonderland (2012) and Recognition System (2014), Republic without People (2011) which was hosted by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and the winner of the Jury’s Special Award of the 10th Tai-Shin Arts Awards, as well as Asia Anarchy Alliance (2014) held at Tokyo Wonder Site and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts were his curatorial tours de force. Boundless Treasures: Inexhaustible and Limitless at Hong Kong Arts Centre (2015),and Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo).