M.C. Julie Yu (b. Taipei, Taiwan, 1989), is an interdisciplinary artist who is currently based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a BFA in Theatre Directing from Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2013) and an MA in Fine art, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (2020). Her works include a wide variety of media, such as video, music, print, exercise, performance, workshops, and installation
Yu's artistic practices revolve around the senses of othering that are experienced while situating in-between domains, specifically based on the experience as a migrant and interdisciplinary worker under the postcolonial and capitalist cultural phenomena. She reflects on these experiences through various sub-culture inspirations and addresses the reflection with a good dose of humor. This approach is further extended to various long-term collaborative projects among art, performance and social movements fields, as attempts to challenge the boundaries among multiple cultural disciplines.
M.C. JULIE YU
1989, Taipei, Taiwan
Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands
+31 6 33264532
2018-2020 Master of Fine Arts, Fine Art Program.
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht University of Arts Utrecht
2008-2013 Bachelor of Fine Art, Directing Major
Taipei National University of the Arts,Department of Theatre Arts, School of Theatre Arts
Failure to Care(Self-care and Giving) , videos, prints, installation/ Solo Exhibition at punt WG, NL. (2022)
Travelogues with prompts, Scene 4 Karaoke, Video/ <Essential Interests in De Belogte 16>, Kunstliefde, Utrecht.
Travelogues with prompts, Installation and video/ <Foraging in Idleness> open studio visit, Moira Expo, Utrecht.
Folding Space 3.0 in process, Video collaborated with Sol Enae Lee, Part of Roel Weerdenburg's WunderPlatz X Skills project / WORM, Rotterdam.
Travelogues with prompts Scene 1 Chris, Video, Online symposium/ <STIL(TE) / STILL(NESS)>, Stichting Simulacrum, Amsterdam
Failure to Care, installation/ <Common Grounds> open studio, Casco Art Institue: Working for theCommons, Utrecht.
Folding Space 3.0 in process, Video collaborated with Sol Enae Lee/ <Common Grounds> open studio, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht.
Travelogues with prompts, Installation, prompt book, video, and performance/ <If Not Now> BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.
Not Only Smoking Area, Installation collaborated with Sol Enae Lee, and Gizem Üstüner./ <If Not Now> BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.
Folding Space 2.0, Walking events and digital installations/ Impakt Festival<In Between Us>, Academy Gallery, Utrecht.
<Artist-in- Residence program> 3 months Residency, AirWG, Amsterdam, NL.
<Foraging in Idleness> Temporary Studio offer, Moira Expo, Utrecht, NL.
<Common Grounds> Studio Offer, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht, NL.
LONG TERM SOCIAL ARTS PROJECTS
@No.More.Later---Academies Critique initiative co-initiated with Gizem Üstüner/ Instagram account, podcast, and events. The Netherlands. 2020 - Ongoing.
Fear Out--Annual Interactive Street Performance for International Woman's Day in Utrecht. 2020 - Ongoing.
Starlings---Annual Street performance for International Migrant's Day in Utrecht. 2019 - Ongoing.
participation of SUPERHOST 2022 – Where Should We Begin? by FALKE PISANO/M HKA, Antwerp.
In the Masseur's Mind, Text contribution for <#3 DISCOMFORT>/ Errant Journal, Framer Framed, Amsterdam.
@No.More.Later. Presentation ar 2.Dh5 festival/ Ru Pare, Amsterdam
@No.More.Later, Presentation at Amsterdam Assembly/ Program of Worlding Public Cultures in Amsterdam, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL. (UpComing)
@No.More.Later, Guest lecturer/ Radical Media Maker workshop, Moira CC, Utrecht Amsterdam.
Commission for <Community Portocal> ad board/ Residency Initiated by Artisit Jeanne van Heeswijk, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, NL.
@No.More.Later, Participants and speaker/< 'Formation Camp' <SoMeMeR uNSCHool oF MeiMETICS>, The Appel, Rotterdam, NL.
Travelogues with prompts Scene 1 Chris,/ <STIL(TE) / STILL(NESS)>, Stichting Simulacrum, Amsterdam.
Folding space 2.0, walking workshop invited in HKU MAFA Lab Day, HKU Loods, Utrecht.
Assistant of <Hidden Curriculum>/ Long-term art project/ Initiated by artist, Annette Krauss, 2007, multiple countries around Europe.
Assistant of <Read-in> / Long-term collective research project/ Initiated by artist, Annette Krauss and theater maker, Hilde Tuinstra, Feb 2010, Utrecht, NL.
Assistant of <School of Temporalities> / Long-term collective research project/ Initiated by artist Annette Krauss, Graz, Austria.
DRAMATURGY & DIRECTING
2013... Poor to burst, Music video/ Song from Taiwanese Rapper, Peniciline, Keelung. Multiple collaborators.
2013...The Woman Before, Theatre play/ T305 Experimental Theatre, TNUA, Taipei. Multiple collaborators.
2012... Restaurant city, Theatre play/ T305 Experimental Theatre, TNUA, Taipei. Multiple collaborators.
2010... Someday we sprout, Theatre play/Taipei Fringe Festival, in “School Cafe” Taipei. Multiple collaborators.
2017... Execute producer, ”Those Breathtaking Landscapes of Life” /Guling street Avant-garde Theatre, Taipei.
2016... Assistant of directing and administration, “Donuts of Mei-Mei sheep" /Cultural Art center, Yuanlin.
2015... Assistant of Directing, “See You Around” /Spring festival, Kao-Shiung.
2012... Assistant of stage manager, ”孫飛虎搶親” /Performing art center, TNUA, Taipei.
2012... Assistant Director, “第七封印” opera, /Performing art center, TNUA, Taipei.
2011... Execute producer, “10 .sec.” /Chig Tien Cafe, Taipei Fringe Festival.
2011... Director assistant, “旅鼠” /Performing art center, TNUA, Taipei.
2010... Assistant of stage manager, ”Kalpa” /Performing art center, TNUA, Taipei.
2009... Director assistant, “邊城” /T106 experimental theatre, TNUA, Taipei
2009... Assistant of stage manager, “漫遊者” / Taipei Fringe Festival, Guling street Avant-garde Theatre, Taipei.
2008... Director assistant, “畸形” /T305 experimental theatre, TNUA, Taipei.
*Experiences of the technical crew for video, audio, costume, lighting, and stage for around 10 projects.
All Contents © 2021 M.C. Julie Yu. All Rights Reserved