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Practicing Live

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An art world reality soap opera. A family celebrates the father’s birthday. Each family member is employed within the art scene, and played by a real-life art professional. Long-hidden realities of the art world are revealed.


Yu Cheng-Ta (b.1983, Tainan, Taiwan) holds a B.A. and an M.F.A from the Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan. In 2008, he received the 1st place of Taipei Arts Award (TFAM, Taipei) and was awarded the Beacon Prize at Art Fair Tokyo in 2012. Yu participated in the 6th Taipei Biennial and was selected as one of the artists to represent Taiwan at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In 2009, he participated in the Biennial Cuvée 08 at OK center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria, and in 2012, he participated in the 5th International Biennial of Media Art at Experimenta in Melbourne, Australia and Made in Asia Art Festival in Toulouse, France. In 2013, he held a solo exhibition at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan and participated in the Asian Art Biennial at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; Queens International at Queens Museum in New York, USA. Recently, he held a solo exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan and participated in the 2nd CAFA Biennial in Beijing; the 10th Shanghai Biennial in China. In 2015, he participated in the 56th Berlin International Film Festival Forum Expanded.
Yu Cheng-Ta currently works and lives in Taipei, Taiwan.

FILMOGRAFIE Yu Cheng-Ta (selection)

2017 Tell Me What You Want  2016 It's No Big Deal, It's My Job  2016 Booth Untitled  2015 It's So Reality  2015 Gray Shoes Company  2014 Public Service  2014 Practicing Live  2013 Fisherman's Wonderland  2013 The Letters  2012 Keywords about Living Room  2011 Exploding Taiwan  2010 Ode to the Republic of China  2008 She is My Aunt 

Website of Yu Cheng-Ta

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