M.C. Julie Yu (b. Taipei, Taiwan, 1989), is an interdisciplinary artist, freelance masseur, and novice activist 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 under the postcolonial and capitalist cultural phenomena, specifically based on the experience as a migrant and interdisciplinary worker . 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
EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS
Killing Thyme, gathering event/under the event "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity"/ hosted by Soupspoon Collective at Rib Rotterdam, NL.
SoJu Spell Lounge, prints and Art fair booth/ collaborated with Sol Enae Lee in "Non Native Native 2023 Prosperity" at Framer Framed, NL.
"In the Masseur's Mind", Reading/Under the event "Unfolding Everyday Practices: A collective reading on Intimacy and safe space "/ hosted by Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research(AFSAR) at Framer Framed, NL.
Failure to Care(Self-care and Giving) , videos, prints, installation/ Solo Exhibition at punt WG, NL. (2022)
Travelogues with prompts, Scene 4 Karaoke, Video/ Kunstliefde, Utrecht.
Travelogues with prompts, Installation and video/ 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/ Stichting Simulacrum, Amsterdam
Failure to Care, installation/ open studio, Casco Art Institue: Working for the Commons, Utrecht.
Folding Space 3.0 in process, Video collaborated with Sol Enae Lee/ open studio, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht.
Travelogues with prompts, Installation, prompt book, video, and performance/ BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.
Not Only Smoking Area, Installation collaborated with Sol Enae Lee, and Gizem Üstüner./ BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.
Folding Space 2.0, Walking events and digital installations/ Impakt Festival, Academy Gallery, Utrecht.
3 months Residency, AirWG, Amsterdam, NL.
Temporary Studio offer, Moira Expo, Utrecht, NL.
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)
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.