Au Sow-Yee


Curriculum Vitae

born in Kuala Lumpur, based in Taipei.


Master of Fine Arts        San Francisco Art Institute (U.S.A), Filmmaking

Bachelor of Fine Arts    Department of Drama in Film and Theatre Section, Chinese Culture University (Taipei, Taiwan)

Selected Awards:


Shorlisted, Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP BCN Video Art Award

Finalist, Asia Pacific Breweries Signature Art Prize


Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize


Finalist, Taishin Art Award (for Live Cinema: Mountain Plague 山瘟)


Krishen Jit Astro Fund

Outstanding New Media Arts Award (Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan)

Nominated, the 12th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award



Solo Exhibition:


Gurindam Jiwa: Au Sow Yee Solo Exhibition, Fotoaura Institute of Photography, Tainan, Taiwan


Habitation and Elsewhere: Image as Instrument / Au Sow Yee Solo Exhibition, curated by Guo Jau-Lan @Taipei, Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Recent Selected Group Shows/Screenings:


Taipei Biennial

Asia Pacific Breweries Signature Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, National Museum, Singapore

Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Towards Mysterious Reality, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea


Condition Report: ESCAPE from the SEA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (organised by Japan Foundation Asia Center, co-curated by Hiroyuki Hattori and Yap Saubin)

Condition Report: Mode of Liaisons, BACC, Bangkok, Thailand (organized by Japan Foundation Asia Center, curated by Pichaya Aime Suphavanij)

2 or 3 Tigers (co-curated by Anselm Franke and Hyunjin Kim), HKW, Berlin, Germany

SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2nd Video & Film Art Forum, MMCA, Seoul


Towards Mysterious Realities 現實秘境 @ Taipei, Taiwan (curated by Amy Cheng)

Portrait Potrait, TCAC (Taipei Contemporary Art Center), Taipei, Taiwan

Blue Bird in the Labyrinth:A Walk from Japanese Modern Art to Asian Contemporary Art Scene, Galeria Niched Taipei, Taiwan (curated by Nobu Takamuri)

Flags, Transnational – Migrants and Outlaw Territories @ Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan (curated by Ko Nien-Pu)

2016 Taipei Biennale (collaboration performance with Wang Molin), Taipei, Taiwan

Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative @ Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum, China

Urban Nomad X TCAC, Taipei


Singapore Film Festival @ Singapore

ARKIPEL Documentary and Experimental Film Festival @ Jakarta, Indonesia

Live Cinema Performance: Mountain Plague @ Taipei, Taiwan

I Don’t Belong curated by Nobuo Takamori @ Galleria H., Taipei, Taiwan


Mac-Band of the City @ Pier-2 Art Centre, Kao Hsiung, Taiwan

It’s Not a Real Film @ Tamtam Art Ipix, Taipei, Taiwan

TNUA Outstanding New Media Arts Award Exhibition @ Kuandu Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Tropical Seasoning @ Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre, Buffalo, New York, USA

The Social Turn @ Asian Experimental Video Festival in Hong Kong, Hong Kong








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