About Us

Founded in 2013, Legacy Lab International is a creative studio consists of multi-disciplinary artists, designers, engineers and scientists. Our works stem from research of new materials, technology and natural phenomena, lying on the borderline between science and contemporary art.

 

The focus of the group is to build, practise and disseminate the creative concept, the methodology and the works coming out from this process. At Legacy Lab International, Science and Technology are treated as the culture itself, not only as tools. Thus, our works often discuss their roles and values in current and future society.

 

Our methodology involves a series of research and experimentation in order to understand the physical properties of media and materials. We then manipulate their appearance using digital technology to captivate the audience’s senses, provoking them to question the relation between human, nature, and technology. By understanding and mastering the fundamental properties of a medium, we can gradually build up its complexity layer by layer, outcoming a series of long-lasting projects. For each new medium we encounter, we develop our own standard operation procedures and methods in the course of experimentation and research, which are the core spirit of the group. Aside from artistic values, we hope that some of our works might inspire novel application of materials and new media, giving practical benefits to the society.

 

Awards & Grants

2018     Finalist, Amsterdam Light Art Festival
2017     Trans-disciplinary Creation Grant for Digital Art and Performance Art, Ministry of Culture
2017     Bronze Prize, National Art Exhibition (New Media Art), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2017     Exhibition Grant, National Culture and Arts Foundation
2017     Arts and Culture Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
2016     Digital Art Creation Project, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2016     Angel Startup Grant, National Development Fund, Executive Yuan

2016     Finalist, Amsterdam Light Art Festival
2016     Programme Courants, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Ministry of Culture, France
2015     First Prize, Star of Creative Industry Award, Ministry of Culture
2015     Nominated, The 6th Digital Arts Performance Award Taiwan
2014     Distinction, Public Space Design, Taipei International Design Award

 

Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions

2017     “Energy of Things”, JingLü Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2016     “Château de la Rose”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2014     “Between Universes: The Past is My Present to Your Future”, iMAL, Brussels, Belgium

Group Exhibitions

2017     “Light Forest”, National Fine Art Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2017     “Château de la Rose”, Opening, Hsin-Chu 241 Art Space, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan 2014 “Breathing in Sync”, Project UAS, Taipei, Taiwan
2014     “You in My Dream”, Maker Faire, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan 2013 “Put Your Hands Together!”, Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennale Exhibition, Lih Pao Cultural Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2013     “Smile”, Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennale Exhibition, Lih Pao Cultural Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2012     “Light Farm”, Original Festival, Songshan Cultral and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

Performances

2017     “The Great Coupling- Encountart”, Huashan UmayTheater, Taipei, Taiwan
2015     “The Great Coupling”, The Digital Art Performance Award, Taipei, Taiwan
2014     “Between Universes: The Past is My Present to Your Future”, iMAL, Brussels, Belgium

Commissioned Works
2017     “Water City (ICAAT Special Edition)”, private collection, London, UK
2014     “Penrose’s Dream”, Le Méridien Taipei, Taiwan

Curatorial Experiences

2018    “Taipei Innovative and Experimental Education Fair”, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
2014     “Project UAS”, Taipei, Taiwan