Short Bio

For YinHua Chu, constant travel between different cities has caused the ideas and images associated with each to bleed into one another, and provided a stock of urban memories and associations that allows her to feel on intimate terms with any foreign city. She believes that one’s perception of the city is made up of layers of different images that can be made to cohere into a single image only with great difficulty, and she has found it necessary to develop a variety of observational methods in order to do justice to the organic complexity of this perception.

YinHua uses photography to explore different ways of seeing, treating the photographic image as a fragment frozen and extracted from the flow of time, and the camera as a bridge between mental image and visual perception. Her experiments have introduced new variables into some of the standard operations of both photography and urban geography.

Education Background


2011     Ph.D. (Practiced-Based), Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media,

             School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster (Supervisor: David Bate)  
2006    Mphil/PhD, Visual Arts (transferred), Goldsmiths Collage, University of London, UK (Supervisor: Victor Burgin)
2005    Postgraduate Certificate, Photography in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK
2004    MA, Photography and Urban Culture, Goldsmiths College, University of London
2003    BA, Radio and Television (Multimedia Art, Television Production), National ChengChi University, Taiwan


Teaching Experience


2018-              Assistant Professor (FT), Culture and Creative Industries Department, National Taipei University of Education

2012-2014     Assistant Professor (FT), Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts and Creative Design, TungHai University
2011-2012     Assistant Professor (PT), Centre for General Education, Tainan National University of the Arts
2011-2012     Lecturer (PT), Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts and Creative Design, TungHai University

Academic Research

2020     "The Post-digital Turn in Contemporary Photobook Practices", Grant Research Project, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 

2019     "The Study of New Media Culture and Aesthetics: Interdisciplinary Experiments in Taiwanese Contemporary 'Book-Zine'", Grant Research Project, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 

2019     "Reading- Book Phenomenon", Visual Arts Criticism, National Culture and Arts Foundation       

2016     Survey Research in History of Taiwan Photography(「台灣攝影史綱研究計畫」), National Museum of History, Taiwan, Taiwan



2017     SITUATE, RMIT iAIR, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

2015     Rebirth of Doom - Regional Knowledge Construction and Dialogues between Macau and Taiwan, Macau Artist Residency

2014     Residency Unlimited, New York
2013     University of Macau
2013     City and Memory, Art Square Taiwan, Tainan
2012     Art Square Taiwan, Tainan
2009     [+O] , Singapore
2009     Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan





2016     Image Imagining, Dance with the Museum Collection – Retrieved, Reimagined, RestatedTaipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Taiwan


Solo Exhibition


2017     Decipher Cities_Melbourne, Site Eight Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2017     Paralleling Memories, Folio Hotel Taipei Daan, Taipei Taiwan

2014     The Atlas Archaeology of an Imaginary City,8 and 1/2, Tainan Taiwan
2013     Hopscotching Tainan, Cheng-Da Book Store, Tainan Taiwan
2012     Encoding Memories: Tainan, Art Square, Tainan, Taiwan
2012    Once Upon a City…, Art Square, Tainan, Taiwan
2012    Once Upon a City…, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2011    Travelling Home, A+ Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan
2011    Staging Memories, London Gallery West, London, UK
2010    Imagined City, London Gallery West, London, UK


Selected Group Exhibition


2017     Experience the City, The Place Royal Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan

2016     Lost in the Môbius - Taiwan.Macau, Oxware House, Macau

2016     Alice's World, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2016     Lost in the Môbius - Taiwan.Macau, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

2016     Small or Big, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Taiwan

2015     Gezici Bir Makine Olarak Beden (A Body of Mobile Machine), Halka Sanat Projesi (Halka Art Project), Istanbul Turkey

2014     AfterImage, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space/ Residency Unlimited,New York, US

2014     Ça a été, Foto Aura, Tainan, Taiwan

2014     The "Urban Interior" of Jimenez Lai, Venice Biennale Pavilion for Taiwan, Venice, Italy
2013     Retreat x Art Cache, Eslite Park Lane, Taichung, Taiwan
2013     Nostalgias, Visualsing Longing, Pie Factory Gallery, London, UK
2013     Artists’ Open Studio, Taipei Artists Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2013     Next Art Tainan 2013, Tainan, Taiwan
2011     Very Fun Park, National ChengChi University, Taipei, Taiwan
2011     The Power of Colour, Very Fun Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2011     Home and Away, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, US
2011     Portuguese x UK Based Artist, The Mews Project, London, UK
2010     Private/Public, Gallery 320, London
2010     Home and Away, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
2010     ZooArt 2010, ZooArt, Cuneo, Italy
2010     Urban Code, Taiwan Photo Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2010     Home and Away, Fringe Arts Bath 2010, Bath, UK
2009     When InvadingMemories meets WhatdoyouwantobestrangeR?, London Design Festival, London, UK
2008     Home, Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung Taiwan

Selected Conference Presentation  

2020     Photographies Conference: Photography in Asia, Photographies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2019     Materiality and Multiculturality in Arts— Theory and Practice in Arts and Aesthetics, IPAA(International Projects on Arts and Aesthetics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

2019    日本慶應大學 Cultural Typhoon 2019,カルチュラル.スタディーズ, Keio University, Japan 

2015     Culture, Capital & Communication: Visualising Chinese Borders in the 21st Century, AHRC research network, National Cheng Kung

              University, Taiwan
2014     The Re-Generate: Innovating and Inheriting in Art Education, Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts and Creative Design, TungHai University
2012     Migration, Memory and Place, University of Copenhagen/ Arken Museum, Denmark
2011     Crossing Borders: Travelling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age, New York Institute of Technology/

              Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications     
2011     Mediated Cities, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Canada
2010     Lost in Space, University College of London
2010     Once Upon a Place – Hunted Houses and Imaginary Cities, International Conference on Architecture and Fiction, Lisbon, Portugal
2010     Migrants, Identity and the City, Regent’s College London, UK
2010     Public Lives, Private Lives, University of Brighton, UK


Awards/ Funding


2020     Grant Research Project, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 

2019     Grant Research Project, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 

2019     Visual Arts Criticism, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan       

2017     Artist's Residency Grant, KdMoFA (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts), Taiwan.
2014     Residency Unlimited New York, Taiwanese Ministry of Culture and Taipei Cultural Centre in New York
2013     2013 Exhibition Funding, Art Square Tainan, Tainan Culture Foundation
2013     Next Art Tainan, Tainan Culture Foundation, Tainan, Taiwan
2012     2012 Artist Residency Funding, Art Square Tainan, Tainan Culture Foundation
2012     2012 Taipei Artist Residency Exhibition Funding, Taipei Culture Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan   
2010     Exhibition Funding, Centre for Media Arts and Design, University of Westminster
2010     Exhibition Funding, ZooArt, Cuneo, Italy
2009     Exhibition Funding, London Design Festival, Singapore Art Council, Singapore
2009     Visiting Artist, The Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taiwan









〈賞味期限:日常生活的快照記憶〉,《藝外 Artitute》,104(2015)5月,第68期,79-85頁

 ‘Staging Memories’, The Culture of Migration. Politics, Aesthetics and Histories, Sten Moslund, Anne Ring Petersen and Moritz Schramm (eds), London: I.B. Tauris, 2015. pp.271-280

‘Chance Enconter in Urban Imaginary- Encoding Memories: Tainan’, The Re-Generate: Innovating and Inheriting in Art Education, JAD (Journal of Art and Design), No.4, June 2014. pp.71-84.

‘Staging Memories: Mise en Scene the Imagined Cities in Photographic Practice’, Once upon a Place. Haunted Houses and Imaginary Cities, Pedro Gadanho and Susana Oliveira (eds), Lisbon Portugal: Caleidoscópio, Edição e Artes Gráficas, 2013. pp.213-223.

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