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Taipei, Taiwan

Folio Studio

Literature, philosophy, architecture and design are all part of arts in life.
As a historical and creative city, Taipei is a place where gathers all elements above, and seeks for new ideas and knowledge to be poured into this urban life.


Folio is a place where ideas exchanges, knowledge shared. With its unique mixture of  local life and resident artists’program, the hotel provides both locals and artists to share an intimate and special experience within events that are held in the space.

Folio Studio

Folio Studio

Artists and Works

LIN Chun-Pin
( Taiwan )

LIN Chun Pin was born in 1981 in Changhua and graduated from the Department of Sculpture at National Taiwan University of Arts. His works are made using parts taken from Gundam toy figures. He chooses ready-made products as materials and transforms cultural products into creative art that is recognizably his own. It is also his hope that the concept of reproduction will prompt viewers to think about the popular culture and the value of art.

│Dates: 2018/9/10-2018/11/30│

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CHANG Han-Chung
( Taiwan )

CHANG Han Chung was born in 1984 in Taipei. In college he began teaching himself to play the accordion and went on to pass the test to be among the first group of certified street artists in Taipei City. Later he picked up jazz piano, writing scores for movies and dramas, among others. In 2017, his band “Nighteentael” was awarded "Best New Artist" at the Golden Indie Music Awards, while himself was awarded "Best Musician" as an accordionist. He also received "Best Special Genre Award" for his song "Detective Martino" in his album.

│Dates: 2018/8/20-2018/9/30│

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Jean Scuderi
( France )

Jean Scuderi was born in Lorraine, France and graduated from Fine Arts School of Metz. His work, consisting of collage, videos, photography and various forms of new techniques, reflects a profound influence of street art and conceptual art.
"Masquerade - The Illusion of Oneself" is Scuderi's most iconic art project. It combines the human body, painting and photography with symbolic meanings and raises the question about the human race, our society, appearances and identities.
During his residency at Folio Daan Taipei, he will be conducting a workshop titled "Vicarious People", where images of celebrities will get projected onto people's faces via light projections and photography, to provoke thoughts of personal appearances and how they relate to others.

│Dates: 2018/7/4-2018/8/22│

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Kashiwa Hang
( Japan )

Born in Chiba, Japan, Kashiwa Hang first laid his hands on the Handpan in 2015. Travel is the food for thought that inspires his creative works and performances, with a special focus on travelers entounering each other and their connections with the music. Kashiwa will be performing Handpan during his art residence at Folio Daan Taipei. We can look forward to him sharing many awe-inspiring moments in his travels through the gentle sound of the Handpan.

- About Handpan -

Handpan was invented by the Swiss Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in 2000. They drew their inspiration from the Indian clay drums and steel drums to create this musical instrument that produces resonance through the tapping of hands.

│Dates: 2017/12/28-2018/2/11│

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Debbie Smyth
( Ireland )

Debbie Smyth is a contemporary textile artist and designer most identifiable by her statement thread drawings and specializes in producing artworks for public spaces, corporate environments, exhibitions and private homes. Debbie established her practice in 2009 and has worked with many high profile clients both nationally and internationally, whilst still created many private commissions and her own range of artworks.
│Dates: 2017/10/14 - 2017/12/20│

 

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WU Yu-Jung
( Taiwan )

Born in Fongshan Kaohsiung, Wu Yu Jung graduated from the Graduate Institute of Applied Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts. She is mindful of relationships between artists and the society, and between humans and the environment. Such mindfulness is expressed in various forms of works. Her most recent works feature unconventional fibers, woven and dyed, plus human behaviors and technical devices. Her proposal for art residence at Folio Daan Taipei—"Hey! Got a minute?" is a collection of travellers' tales and various travel stories from different sources.
│Dates: 2017/07/24 - 2017/09/10│
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Xia Xia
( Taiwan )

Born in Fongshan Kaohsiung, Xia Xia is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work ranges from writing, paper cutting, to writing and directing plays. In the years since 2005, she has invented poetic toy eggs that combine poems and capsule toys sold in vending machines, bi-monthly "Matchbox Poems", and created woodcut prints, and name chops. Xia Xia is the author of many fiction titles, including Beers Before Sunset (末日前的啤酒), A Dog's Words (狗說), Musings of the Sea (煮海), and My Baby Girl (小女兒), a poetry collection. She has also directed short films including The Sea. Oh, the Sea (大海呀大海) and Forest Puppet Theatre (小森林馬戲團). During her time as residence artist at Folios Daan Taipei, she wrote short texts that spoke to travellers staying in the hotel and hoped that her words would be memorable and joyful to people on the move, albeit small and light.
│Dates: 2017/06/12 - 2017/08/06│
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Ana Teresa BARBOZA
( Peru )

Born in Lima, Perú in 1981, Ana Teresa BARBOZA studied painting at the Faculty of Art at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PCUP). Using embroidery, yarn, and wool, she creates landscapes that exists in the space between tapestry and sculpture. The embroidery and weaving on these pieces try to show us a parallel between the slow processes of the manual work and the transformation of the nature.
│Dates: 2017/05/05 - 2017/07/02│

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LAM Yau-Sum
( Hong Kong )

Born in mainland China in 1981, LAM Yao Sum graduated from the Department of Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He specializes in incorporating modern industrial products, such as electronic gadgets and metal ware, into his artistic creation. He is keen on sculpting new life into existing products and exploring a ever changing cityscape.
│Dates: 2017/03/27 - 2017/05/22│

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WU Chien-Yi
( Taiwan )

Artist Wu Chien Yi was born in Taichung, Taiwan and graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. She specializes in making paper tape collages featuring landscapes of everyday life and images of various eras. Her works usually feature social phenomena of contemporary Taiwan. From a 2011 piece on the culture of online shopping, to more recent works of decorative iron window guards, a collective memory of the people in Taiwan, Wu's creative tape work has recoded the visual symbols of everyday life and breathed new life into old memories.
│Dates: 2016/12/01 - 2017/02/28│
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HOU I-Ting
( Taiwan )

Hou I Ting graduated from the School of Fine Arts from Taipei National University of the Arts and the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. She specializes in the production of digital images and video recordings. She is adept at using various media to explore images' different possibilities. The combined use of handmade embroidery and digital images is Hou's way of materializing dialectical thoughts that have repeatedly occupied her mind for many years. Lines of embroidery and repeated movement in the video clips are the artist's attempt to show the new combinations of visual and physical behaviors.

Hou's works in the past two years are mainly project-based. She draws reference from historical documents and responds to common themes throughout history through contemporary lenses. She is planning trips to China, eastern Europe, and Japan for some in-depth surveys.
│Dates: 2016/12/01 - 2017/02/01│
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Akinori OISHI
( Japan )

Born in 1972 Osaka, Akinori OISHI is an internationally acclaimed character artist from Japan. He participated the public art festival VERY FUN PARK by Fubon Art Foundation on 2007 and 2014, and has been known as designer of the mascot since then. His characters are popular with the"Aki Smile" symblo among Taiwan’s art scenes. Akinori’s works have traveled to museums in Paris, Tokyo, Seoul and worldwide.
│Dates: 2016/09/05 - 2016/11/05│
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YOMSNIL
( Korea )

Yomsnil is a character driven artist from Seoul, South Korea. He worked as a graphic designer in Seoul and Tokyo, before focusing on his career as an artist. He experiments with shapes and animist principles. Intrigued by the material, he started to explore porcelain, wood, iron and textiles as the media of his choice to transform his trademark two-dimensional characters into three-dimensional shapes and objects. His art work is shown in Korea, Italy and Germany.
│Dates: 2016/08/08 - 2016/11/05│
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CHEN Chu-Li
( Taiwan )

Chu-li CHEN is an illustrator based in Taiwan, though she loves travel a lot. She completed an Master in Sequential Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton, UK in 2006. In 2009 she moved to Spain, where she considers her second home for 1 year learning printmaking (& chorizo). 

She enjoys playing all kind of media, hand drawing, collage, sewing, weaving, printmaking, photography.....all sorts of things that she can make use of her bare hands to achieve the theme.

She has worked with a variety of clients, including : Starbucks, Eslite, British Council Taiwan, Spanish Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, Fubon Art Foundaton, Fubon Charity Foundaton, Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City, Jean Culture&Creative, Pinkoi, United Daily News, Liberty Times, Artcokids magazine, La Vie magazine, dpi magazine, Goodeats, etc. 
│Dates: 2016/07/01 - 2016/08/24│

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