Lin Yi Hsuan


(Yi-lan, Taiwan, 1985)
Lives and works in São Paulo
Born and raised in Taiwan, Lin currently lives in São Paulo. He graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2007, subsequently moving to Latin America. Being invited to the group show Preguntame Como! at LOGO gallery, Lin relocated to Brazil in 2011. The artist presented a monumental installation of drawings on silkscreened paper, garnering the attention of the public, institutions, and collectors. His work was subsequently featured at art fairs, namely SP-Arte and SCOPE/Miami, also being included in group shows in Brazil and Taiwan, such as Drawing Now: Contemporary Taiwanese Drawing at the Hong-Gah Museum, in Taipei, in 2011. Some of Lin’s main solo exhibitions are Good Luck and See ya in a bit, at LOGO, in São Paulo, in 2014 and 2013 respectively; Por Estos Días, at LAENE – nuevo museo energía de arte contemporáneo, in Buenos Aires, in 2010; and The Sticker of Police File, at Nai-Bei gallery, in Taipei, in 2006.
In 2012, collaborating with the theater group Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters, Lin produced the book Be Wild, with more than 700 pages of drawings and collages. Concurrently with the show See ya in a bit, he published What am I doing here, an experimental travel diary, with reports, impressions, photos, and drawings of his most recent experiences, displacements and relationships in Honduras, Argentina, and Brazil. Produced mainly in São Paulo, but also making use of studies and references researched previously, the visual narrative of Hsuan’s journey is unfolded with extreme freedom, though in meticulously architected compositions. Lin was part of the 18th Street Arts Center Residency Program in Santa Monica, California. His work is part of the Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz collection.