Michael Lin

Taiwanese, b. 1964

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Michael Lin

Taiwanese, b. 1964

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On the subject of his own practice, multimedia and installation artist Michael Lin once explained: “I’m not an expressionist. I’m trying to bring about a collective work.” Many of his major works have involved the creation or transformation of a collective or public space. These include a bed he placed inside the Helsinki’s Kiasma Museum for visitors to use; the coffee shop he opened in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris; and the skateboard ramp he erected inside MoMA PS1. He is also known to produce collaborative pieces with other artists, organizations, and art students. Lin’s aesthetic is heavily influenced by the decorative arts, and both traditional and vernacular Chinese imagery; a number of his installations make use of prints inspired by retro duvet covers the artist found in Shanghai.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art, and 3 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Istanbul Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

On the subject of his own practice, multimedia and installation artist Michael Lin once explained: “I’m not an expressionist. I’m trying to bring about a collective work.” Many of his major works have involved the creation or transformation of a collective or public space. These include a bed he placed inside the Helsinki’s Kiasma Museum for visitors to use; the coffee shop he opened in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris; and the skateboard ramp he erected inside MoMA PS1. He is also known to produce collaborative pieces with other artists, organizations, and art students. Lin’s aesthetic is heavily influenced by the decorative arts, and both traditional and vernacular Chinese imagery; a number of his installations make use of prints inspired by retro duvet covers the artist found in Shanghai.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Michael Lin
Álex Nogueras, From His Seat at the Center of Madrid’s Art World
Feb 11th, 2014
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