River Lin is a performance artist working across the contexts of visual art, dance and queer culture through making, researching, and curating. He stages live works in exhibition settings as choreography, encounters or situations to speculate notions of heteronormativity, social engagement and performativity of mediums. He is a shortlisted artist for the Live Art Prize by ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in 2022.
River’s 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, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Tokyo Real Underground Festival, and Liveworks Festival (Sydney) among others.
He curates international events and festivals such as Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM), Musée de la danse in Taipei, and Camping Asia in collaboration with Centre National de la Danse. In 2022, he co-curates BLEED through Australia-Taiwan collaborations, the Indonesia Dance Festival, and the Non-fungible Body festival for Upper-Austria State Museums in Linz.
Born in 1984 in Taiwan, River lives and works between Paris and Taipei.
LIVE DREAMS Liveworks 2022