Yi-chun Lo is a Taipei based artist. She received her Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Multimedia from the Taiwan National University of Arts. She creates sculpture, photographs and installations about environmental change and farmland issues. She received the Freeman Fellowship to become a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center in the United States in 2012. Since then, she has travelled to other countries such as Japan, India, the Netherlands and the United States to create site-specific works and expand her artistic practice to community and environmental art projects. In 2013, She received wanderer project fellowship from Cloud Gate Theater and traveled India for her research of eco-villages. In the same year, she created a series of work from banana peels to explore the market relationship between Taiwan and Japan, and the impact of global market in nowadays society. This series of work brought her the first prize of Kaohsiung Award in 2015, and exhibited her work at Aomori Art Centre (ACAC) in Japan and SpielArt Festival in Munich. Recently, she continuously works on the theme of Taiwanese tobacco and sugar cane industry with fieldworks, documentation and literature references, trying to derive the historical context of Taiwanese industrial landscape under the global economic system.
Text courtesy Mind Set Art Center.