Jia-Jen Lin's work creates imagery that relates to the human body as it reflects in our minds. Lin uses sculpture, installation, video, and performative collaboration to portray the ongoing negotiation between our original desires and the manipulated realities in our fast-changing contemporary lives.
Hybrid culture, the coexistence of nature and artificiality, and our changing physicality and mind bring her to create a landscape where the uncanny and the impulsive are deliberately presented. By creating wearable structures, modifying modern products, and working with physical and psychological dualities, she is in search of the perceptual distance between our artificial environments and our physical sensations.
Jia-Jen Lin is a Taiwanese artist based in New York. For the past 10 years, she has developed a body of work integrating sculptures, installations, videos, and performance collaborations. Among others, Lin has attended artist residencies at Sculpture Space (2014), Franconia Sculpture Park (2012), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2010). Lin’s awards include the FSP/Jerome Fellowship (2012), Creation Grant from National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan (2011), and Performing Arts Grant from Council for Cultural Affairs in Taiwan (2011). Her selected solo exhibitions include We Might Have to Excise Your Lung at chashama 461 Gallery in New York (2014) and Turn Around the Back at tamtamART in Berlin (2012). Selected group shows include Made in Taiwan-Young Artist Discovery at Art Taipei (2011), Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale in South Korea (2009), and Queens International 4 at Queens Museum of Art (2009).