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.
Her cross-disciplinary works involve exercises, events, performance, and multi-media. Travelogues with Prompts is her recent body of work that shares its name between a promptbook, a video, a performance and an installation, which has been exhibited in BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (2020), Moira Expo, Utrecht (2021) and published/launched via Stichting Simulacrum, Amsterdam, (2021). With the residency- Common Grounds, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht, she started developing a new work, Failure to Care, researching the hidden concern within the collective working.
She co-initiated various long-term collaborations--- the initiative, @No.More.Later (2020-ongoing); the street performance, Fear Out (2020-ongoing); and the walking events/ digital installation, Folding Space (2019–ongoing). She is furthermore part of the migrant street-theatre group in Utrecht (2019-ongoing) and a member of the Basic Activist Kitchen, that were initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (2019-ongoing).
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 1Chris, 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.
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.