Chun Yao is a visual artist from Taiwan who landed in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2020. Formerly lens-based, at present land-based, he works with moving images and re-builds narratives to rethink how human eyes might see through the flattened image of the landscape that arose in the post-industrial era. In Chun-Yao's view, the land is controlled by the people who own it, and “the landscape”, as a singular understanding of that land, has collectively been formed by modern humans during the Anthropocene. This, in turn, has domesticated the way civilized humans see the landscape.
With his background in photojournalism, Chun-Yao investigates sites that are being developed or under construction, and questions the positivist way we see this highly constructed landscape. He restructures lens-based materials such as photographs, moving images, and historical archival material, and tries to build a new aesthetic and imaginary landscape by bringing to light the personal stories, histories, and memories that are rooted in a specific locality.
Chun Yao's work has been shown at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (2019); and in 2018, his work I’m going home (2018) was collected by the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Hokuto, Japan.
經歷 Experience
2019.11- 中央社攝影記者  "Central News Agency“ Photojournalist
2016.9-2019.09 鏡週刊攝影記者 "Mirror media" Photojournalist
2016.1-2016.9 新新聞週刊攝影記者 "The journalist magazine" Photojournalist
獲獎 Awards& COLLECTIVE PROJECTS
2020 城市漂流攝影比賽 佳作
2020 台灣新聞攝影大賽 突發新聞類 
2019 全國美術展 攝影類 入選
2018 台灣新聞攝影大賽「肖像類」第二名
2018 台灣新聞攝影大賽「新聞人物類」優選
2017 Young Portfolio Collection,K*mopa, Japan
2017 Honorable Mention ,IPA 
2015 Nikon 台灣味道照片募集活動優選
2014 第十一屆新傳獎最佳專題平面新聞獎
2013 淡水漁會攝影比賽 傳統漁港組 第二名
2012 數位島嶼「世紀顯影攝影比賽」優選
展覽SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021 The Ultimateland, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2021 Virtual Empathy, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2019 全國美術展,國立台灣美術館,台灣
2018 Battlefield , Tamkang University, Taiwan
2018「YOUNG PORTFOLIO ACQUISITIONS」,清里寫真美術館,山梨縣,日本
2017  American Illusion, Tamkang University, Taiwan
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