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Yao Jui-chung
Born in Taipei in 1969
Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan
The artist, critic, and curator Yao Jui-chung received a degree in Art Theory from the National Institute of The Arts (now the Taipei National University of the Arts) in 1994. He currently serves as an associate professor at the Department of Fine Arts of the National Taiwan Normal University. He specializes in photography, installation art, and art theory. The themes of his works are varied, but most importantly they examine the absurdity of the human condition. 

His works have been shown internationally, including Facing Faces – Taiwan at the 47th Venice Biennale, Taiwan Pavilion, Venice, Italy (1997); The Introduction of Taiwan’s Contemporary Art Vol. 4 at MOMA Contemporary, Japan (1998); the Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2005); Everything Will Fall Into Ruin at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2006); the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6), Australia (2009); and the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2010). His work has been collected by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Collection, Cornell University, New York; and the Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, France; among many other private and public collections.

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