Michael Lin
    • About
    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Group Exhibition
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Painting
      • Installation
      • Print
      • Other
    • Michael Lin
    • Birthdate: 1964
      Birthplace: Japan |
      Gender: Male
      Lives and Works in: Belgium |
      Michael Lin (1964 Tokyo)

      Solo Exhibitions

      2020 Mariposa B1-09- Jumex Museum- Mexico City, Mexico
      2019 Center for Heritage Arts & Textile- Hong Kong
      24/7- Taipei Fine Arts Museum- Taipei, Taiwan
      2018 Opening: Beat Streuli- Taiwan Contemporary Cultural Lab- Taipei, Taiwan
      One Plus One- Michael Lin Beat Streuli- Eslite gallery, Taipei
      2017 Federation- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
      2016 Locomotion- Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
      A Tale of Today- Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
      New Paradise-Eslite gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
      2015 SCAD Museum of Art- Savannah, GA, USA
      High Museum- Atlanta, GA, USA
      2014 Frieze- London, UK
      2013 Tang Contemporary- Beijing, China
      Project 1- Hong Kong, China
      2012 Rock Bund Art Museum- Shanghai, China
      Peabody Essex Museum- Salem, MA, USA
      Leo Xu Projects- Shanghai, China
      Eslite Gallery- Taipei, Taiwan
      2011 MARCO- Vigo, Spain
      Towada Art Center- Towada, Japan
      Nogueras Blanchard- Barcelona, Spain
      2010 Vancouver Art Gallery- Vancouver, Canada
      Centro Per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci- Prato, Italy
      2009 Eslite Gallery- Taipei, Taiwan
      Artium- Fukuoka, Japan
      2008 Shanghai Gallery of Art-Shanghai, China
      IT Park-Taipei, Taiwan
      2007 Nogueras Blanchard-Barcelona, Spain
      O.K.Centrum, Linz, Austria
      2006 Eslite Gallery-Taipei, Taiwan
      2005 Kunsthalle Wien-Vienna, Austria
      The Contemporary Museum-Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
      Nogueras Blanchard-Barcelona, Spain
      2004 Eslite Gallery-Taipei, Taiwan
      Asian Art Museum-San Francisco, CA, USA
      Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis-St. Louis, MO, USA
      PS1 Contemporary Art Center-Long Island City, NY, USA
      2003 Palais de Tokyo-Site de Creation Contemporaine-Paris, France
      Galerie Urs Meile-Luzern,Switzerland
      Moroso Showroom-Milan, Italy
      2002 Palais de Tokyo-Site de Creation Contemporaine-Paris, France
      Stroom-The Hague, Netherlands
      Galerie Tanit-Munich, Germany
      Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot-Paris, France
      1999 It Park Gallery- Taipei, Taiwan
      1998 Dimensions Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan

      Group Exhibitions

      2019 Who Writes- OMR gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
      2018 Brilliant City- David Zwirner, Hong Kong
      2017 Shenzhen Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture- Shenzhen
      Shanghai Galaxy II- Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
      Enjoy- Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
      Fantasy Access Code- Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
      2015 TESTIMONY OF FOOD- Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
      2014 POST POP- Saatchi Gallery- London, UK
      M-HOME- Ullens Center for Contemporary Art- Beijing, China
      SHANGHAI BIENNIAL- THE MAKING OF A MUSEUM- Aurora Museum- Shanghai, China
      TOPOPHILIA- BANK- Shanghai, China
      ENCOUNTERS- Art Basel- Hong Kong, China
      SILENCE- Balice Hertling gallery- Paris, France
      2013 READING- Leo Xu Projects- Shanghai, China
      CROSS STRAIT RELATIONS- Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Gallery- New York, NY, USA
      PAINT(erly)-Bank- Shanghai, China
      IF YOU WHERE TO LIVE HERE-Auckland Triennial, New Zealand
      ROLLING- Seoul Art Museum- Seoul, Korea
      2012 TIME GAMES- Taipei Fine Art Museum- Taipei, Taiwan
      ENCOUNTER: The Royal Academy in Asia- ICA, Lasalle-Singapore
      2011 OPEN HOUSE- Singapore Biennial- Singapore
      THE COUPLE SHOW- Shanghai Gallery of Art- Shanghai, China
      2010 THE BURDEN OF REPRESENTATION-Osage gallery- Hong Kong, China
      PROGRAMMATION JEUNE PUBLIC 2010- Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
      MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE- Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art- Seoul, Korea
      POPPING UP- Hong Kong Arts Center- Hong Kong, China
      2009 MIXED BATHING-Beppu Project- Beppu, Japan
      THE TREE- James Cohan Gallery- Shanghai, China
      THE SPECTACLE OF THE EVERYDAY- Lyon Biennial- Lyon, France
      LIVE AND LET LIVE: CREATORS OF TOMORROW- Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale- Japan
      2008 MADRID ABIERTO (in collaboration with Alicia Framis) Spain
      MOBILE ART-for Chanel, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York
      INAGURAL EXHIBITION-Towada Art Center- Towada, Japan
      SUPER FENGSHUI-Ullens Center for Contemporary Art- Beijing, China
      FAR WEST TRADING-Arnolfini- Bristol, UK
      ARTIFICIAL NATURE-MOCA- Shanghai, China
      HOME-National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts- Taichung, Taiwan
      2007 THROUGH THE “PAINTING”-Special Projects, 2 Moscow Biennale- Russia
      SCHAURAUSCH-O.K.Centrum- Linz, Austria
      JARDINS PUBLICS-Edinburgh International Festival- United Kingdom
      SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE-Museum of Contemporary Art- Tokyo, Japan
      2006 NOTRE HISTOIRE-Palais de Tokyo- Paris, France
      SURPLUS VALUE-Tang Contemporary Art Center- Beijing, China
      NEW SPACE-Pinchuk Art Centre- Kiev, Ukraine
      ‘FUORIUSO’06 ALTERED STATES’ –Pescara, Italy
      2005 JOY-Casino, Luxembourg- Luxembourg
      BEYOND-The Second Guangzhou Triennial- Guangzhou, China
      EXPERIENCE DE LA DUREE-Lyon Biennial- Lyon, France
      ABOUT BEAUTY-Haus der Kulturen der Welt- Berlin, Germany
      THE ELEGANCE OF SILENCE-Mori Art Museum- Tokyo, Japan
      2004 POLYPHONY-21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art- Kanazawa, Japan
      ODYSSEY-Shanghai Gallery of Art- Shanghai, China
      FLORAL HABITAT-Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery- Suffolk, United Kingdom
      2003 FlOWER POWER/LILLE 2004-Palais des Beaux Art- Lille, France
      THE FIFTH SYSTEM-Shenzhen, China
      PAINTING4-The Rose Art Museum-Waltham, MA, USA
      CROSSED-CCCB- Barcelona, Spain
      ART UNLIMITED-Basel Art Fair- Switzerland
      NMAC Foundation-Cadiz, Spain
      SUBVERSION AND POETRY-Culturgest-Lisbon, Portugal
      BIBLIOTHERAPY(with Remy Markowitsch)-Kuntsmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
      2002 URGENT PAINTING-Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris- France
      ASIANVIBE-Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello (EACC)- Spain
      PAUSE_GWANGJU BIENNIAL-Gwangju Biennial Hall-Gwangju, Korea
      HOW BIG IS THE WORLD?-O.K.Centrum- Linz, Austria
      ASIAN ART TRIENNIAL-Queensland Art Gallery- Brisbane, Australia
      INTERNATIONAL 2002-Liverpool Biennial- Liverpool, United Kingdom
      2001 THE GRAVITY OF THE IMMATERIAL-ICA- Taipei, Taiwan/ Total Museum-Seoul, Korea
      49TH BIENNIAL OF VENICE-Taiwan Pavilion- Venice, Italy
      7TH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL- Istanbul, Turkey
      ARS O1-Kiasma Museum- Helsinki, Finland
      CASINO 2001-SMAK- Gent, Belgium
      BIBLIOTHERAPY(with Remy Markowitsch)-Villa Merkel- Esslingen, Germany
      2000 THE SKY IS THE LIMIT, 2000 TAIPEI BIENNIAL-Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
      SISTER SPACE PROJECT-Southern Exposure- San Francisco, CA, USA
      VERY FUN PARK- Hong Kong Art Center-Hong Kong
      1999 FUKUOKA TRIENNALE-Fukuoka Asian Art Museum- Fukuoka, Japan
    • Biography
    • Michael Lin is an artist living and working in Taipei and Brussels. Lin turns away from painting as an object of contemplation toward one of painting as a bounded, physical space, one we can settle into and inhabit. Lin orchestrates monumental painting installations that re-conceptualize and reconfigure public spaces. Using patterns and designs appropriated from textiles his works have been exhibited in major institutions and international Biennials around the world, The Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010, Towada Art Center, 2011, Rock Bund Art Museum 2012, The Auckland Triennial and the California Pacific Triennial 2013, High Museum 2015, Museum Contemporary Art and Design, Manila 2016, and most recently at the National Gallery of Victoria. Transforming the institutional architecture of the public museum, his unconventional paintings invite visitors to reconsider their usual perception of those spaces, and to become an integral part of the work, giving meaning to its potential as an area for interaction, encounter, and re-creation.

    • Exhibitions
      • ART BASEL:Miami Beach
        Dec 2, 2020 - Dec 7, 2020
        Opening: Dec 2, 2020 Wednesday
        Artists: Heidi Voet, Michael Lin
        • Art Fair
      • Towards a Neo-Constructivism
        Sep 25, 2020 - Nov 7, 2020
        Opening: Sep 25, 2020 16:00 Friday
        Artists: Craig Easton, Heidi Voet, Heman Chong, Joey Xia, Michael Lin, Xiaobo Shi, Yibei Zhang, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
        • Group Exhibition
        Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 5, 2020
        Opening: Feb 14, 2020 18:00 Friday
        Artists: Austin Lee, Geng Yini, Heidi Voet, Jean-Christian Bourcart, Jin Shan, Marc Lafia, Michael Lin, Oliver Herring, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Wang Jiaxue, Wang Rui, Xie Qi, Yanyan Huang, Yitian Sun, Zheng Haozhong
        • Group Exhibition
      • ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2019
        Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019
        Artists: Chen Zhe, Chen Tianzhuo, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Michael Lin, Michael Najjar , Yanyan Huang
        • Art Fair
      • Art Basel Hong Kong 2019
        Mar 27, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
        Artists: Michael Lin, Richard Lin
        • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Untitled

        | Acrylic, Emulsion, canvas, wood | 122 × 224 cm

      • Sketch B

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 180 × 180 cm

      • Untitled

        Print | Silk screen print | 60 × 45 cm

      • Untitled

        Painting | Silk screen print | 120 × 90 cm

      • Forever (ornament)

        Painting | Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas | 2016

      • Wrapping Composition #7

        Other | Cotton | 29.4 × 29.4 × 3.1 cm | 2011

      • Unlimited

        Installation | paper | Dimensions variable | 2002

      • Unlimited

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 170 × 170 cm | 2012


        Painting | Lead on Arches paper | 114 × 174 cm | 2001


        Painting | Lead on Arches paper | 114 × 215 cm | 2004