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River Lin

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River Lin is a performance artist working across the contexts of visual art, dance and queer culture through making, researching, and curating.

He works collaboratively and collectively with conditions of cultural communities, sites and institutional critiques to stage live works as choreography, durational installations, encounters or situations to investigate heteronormative narratives and settings of art history and contemporary society. 

His work has been presented by the Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Lafayette Anticipations, Centre National de la Danse (Paris), KANAL Centre Pompidou (Brussels), ANTI Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio), Live Art Development Agency (London), M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), Asia Contemporary Art Week (New York/Dubai), Serendipity Arts Festival (Goa), 2016 Taipei Biennial, Tokyo Real Underground Festival, and Liveworks Festival (Sydney) among others. 

With concerns about performing cultural infrastructures, since 2017 he has initiated and directed ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary) with Taipei Performing Arts Centre to facilitate artists from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond in exchange, generating discourses and development of Live Art and interdisciplinary and transcultural performance for the region. 

Born in 1984 in Taiwan, River lives and works between Paris and Taipei.