About Us

Legacy Lab International is an art collective founded in 2013, a collaborative practice consists of multi-disciplinary artists, designers, engineers and scientists. Its works stem from research of natural and social phenomena, integrating new technology and traditional media, lying on the borderline between science and contemporary art. The creation of the group ranges from visual arts, installations to performances.

 

At Legacy Lab International, a work is the manifestation of the philosophy and methodology behind. Each creative process involves a series of research and experimentation to understand and extract the underlying principles. The works prompt the viewers to re-exam how we live and our relations with the surroundings.

 

Legacy Lab International is collected by Imperial College London, Le Méridien Taipei and National Taiwan University, and exhibits worldwide.

 

The collective takes an open and inclusive approach to creation. We have worked with artists including choreographers Julie Magneville, Billy Chang, and Huai-Te Huang, musicians Daphne Su and Chloe Yu-Chun Hu, A/V artists Chao-Yu Lin and Shin Huang.

People

Ivan Liu

Ivan is the founder of Legacy Lab international. He oversees the conceptual development and its realisation. He studied physics at Imperial College London, and subsequently a PhD degree at Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Taipei National University of the Arts, and frequently gives talks internationally.

 

Pei-Fen Lee

Pei-Fen has a background in fine arts. She helps to put the works of the group in an artistic context, and draws references to art history. Pei-Fen has a MFA from Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London, and a BFA from National Taiwan Normal University. She was an EXTRA awardee while studying in London.

Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions


2018   “Water City”, Gallery Sun, Taipei, Taiwan
2018    “Criticality”, Legacy Lab International, Taipei, Taiwan
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


2020   “The Rice-Pile Molde”, Chroniques, Biennale of Digital Imaginations, Aix-en-Provence, France
2019   “Light Forest”, Reminiscence, National Museum of Prehistory, Tainan, Taiwan
2019   “Nirvana”, Treasure Hill Artist Village Light Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2018   “Taipei Art District Festival”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2018   “Fertile Land”, We Art The World, Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan
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

Art Fairs
2018  “Art Taipei”, Taipei, Taiwan
2018   “Art Stage”, Singapore

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
2020    “Flying Mountain: Taiwan@3268M”, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2017     “Water City (ICAAT Special Edition)”, Imperial College London, UK
2014     “Penrose’s Dream”, Le Méridien Taipei, Taiwan

Curations
2019   “Reminiscence”, National Museum of Prehistory, Tainan, Taiwan
2019    “WISE +: Taipei Smart Education Fair”, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
2018    “Taipei Innovative and Experimental Education Fair”, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
2014     “Project UAS”, Taipei, Taiwan

Publications

“Light Forest”, p.320-321, 2017 National Art Exhibition (2017)

“Chateau de la Rose”, p. 164-169, Trans-Disciplinary Arts Development Project Yearbook, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2016)

“Between Universes: The Past is My Present to Your Future: A Performance that Connects Heads and Thoughts”, p. 66-70, Digital Technology Visual Arts Collaborative Project Yearbook, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2014)

Awards & Sponsors

The group has received numerous recognition including National Final Art Award (Taiwan), Digital Arts Performance Award (Taiwan), Star of Creative Industry (Taiwan), and Taipei International Design Award. Current and Past funding bodies include Ministry of Culture (Taiwan), Taipei City Government, Lih-Pao Foundation, and Taipei Culture Foundation.