AKIBO LEE


Akibo Lee is the creator behind many memorable and celebrated designs for the pop music industry in Taiwan. Akibo has worked with many legendary recording artists in Taiwan, including Bobby Chen, Wubai, Lo Ta-Yu, and A-Mei, with his works spurring lasting impacts on the market. Akibo is also an interdisciplinary artist, and has exhibited around the world in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York, and other places. His recent robot creations have allowed his art to diversify into different realms, from pure art to commercial branding, performing art, and public art. Akibo was the artistic director for the opening performance for the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung and the 2010 Taipei Lantern Festival grand-scale projection show. He is also the curator for the 2011 International Graphic Design Exhibition in Taipei.

CV

Education

  • 2002 MFA in Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1985 Department of Fine Arts, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

Experience

  • 2013 Art Director of Taipei Lantern Festival Giant Projection Show, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011 Curator for 2011 International Graphic Design Exhibition “Intertidal Age”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 Art Director of Taiwan International Cultural Creative Industry Expo, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 Art Director of Taipei Lantern Festival Giant Projection Show, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 Art Director of The World Games 2009 Kaohsiung, Opening Ceremonies, Kaohsiung­­, Taiwan
  • 2003 The main lantern design for Taipei Lantern Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

Awards

  • 2014 The 4th Public Arts Awards, Best of Creativity, Excellence Award, Taiwan
  • 2012 The 3rd Public Arts Awards, Best Public Participation Award, Taiwan
  • 2009 The 2nd Public Arts Awards, Best Creative Award, Taiwan
  • 1996 Creative Design Excellence Award, Taiwan
  • 1996 The 15th Times Advertising Awards, Silver Medal, Taiwan
  • 1993 The MDN International Design Awards: Individual Graphics—Gold Award, British Hong Kong

Media

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 “Akibo Robots Tour”, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 2013 “Akibo + Akibo Design + Fine Arts”, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2012 “AkiAkis Friends”, agnès b. Café, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Akibo + Akibo Design + Fine Arts”, National Chengchi University Art and Culture Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 “The King Kong Looks for Love”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 “Akibo + Design + Fine Arts”, National Central University Art Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 2000 “Overdose #7”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2000 “Electrical Fantasy Series”, Taipei, Taiwan

Pulbic Art

  • 2015   Blues, Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 2015   Books as Good Friends, Taipei Municipal Hu Shih Elementary School, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2015   Brave Cub, Taoyuan Municipal Nankan Senior High School, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 2015   BaBoo Beluga, Taitung Railway Art Village, Taidong, Taiwan
  • 2015   Mr. Ten & Miss. One, the Evolution 1001 Taiwan Railways, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014   Taipei Team, Taipei Children’s Amusement Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014   Sport Robots, National Taiwan Sport University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2013   The Dream Launch Base, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012   Big Bro 1 and Little Bro 5, Fuzhong 15 – New Taipei City Documentary Cinema, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012   Police 8, Keelung, Taiwan
  • 2012   In Unison We Rise, Keelung, Taiwan
  • 2012   A Happy Family, Yong Fu Elementary School, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2011   SeiGei, 2011 Taipei World Design Expo, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011   Monoya, Southern Taiwan Science Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 2011   Robot Angel, MRT Nangang Station, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011   Kavalan Mon & Son Let’s Go!, Yilan, Taiwan
  • 2010   KaKaNaNa, Southern Taiwan Science Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 2010   Bigpow, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005   Hohosan, Houtong elementary School, New Taipei City, Taiwan

聯展

  • “Art16 London”, Olympia Grand, London, UK
  • “Meet The Light – 2016 Treasure Hill Environmental Art Lantern Festival”, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Blueprint Collection Project”, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Akibo Robots Milky Way Cruise”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2015 Taipei Public Arts Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Original Festival”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Everyday Art Festival”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Yuanshan Akibo Robots Lantern Festival”, Yilan, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Original Festival”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “I I Island Record Design Concert World Tour 2013”, Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Revisiting New Horizons Exhibition: Origins of TFAM’s Contemporary Context”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Innovationists”, K11, Hong Kong, China
  • “Bounce Art Exhibitions”, Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “I I Idol Record Design Visual Concert World Tour 2012”, 751 D Park, Beijing, China
  • “I I Idol Record Design Visual Concert World Tour 2012”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Transjourney – 2012 Future Media Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Animation + Comic + Contemporary Arts”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Asia Creative Culture”, London, UK
  • “Ingenuity Follows Nature”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Future Pass”, Venice, Italy
  • 「Asia Art Fairnale」,Haslla Art World Museum,Gangneung, Korea
  • “2010 Taiwan Design Expo”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Super Nature Concept­ual Art of Mimicry Exhibition”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Fusing International Biennale 2009”, Changhua, Taiwan
  • “2009 Taiwan Design Expo”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Room 19”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Robots Meet Tribespeople Exhibition of Akibo Lee and Joshua Lin”, Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Xfuns Gala ’08”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial”, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “International Trio of Poster Design / Czech.Poland.Taiwan”, Xue Xue White, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Grooving: New Wave of Taiwan Contemporary Art”, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 23rd International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno”, Czech Republic
  • “One More, Please”, Hong Kong, China
  • “Character Design Taiwan 2007”, The City Room Gallery, Singapore
  • “Rainbow-wave”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Kuandu Arts Festival”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Optic Fun”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Very Fun Park!”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Nike Air Force 1”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Juicer Plan”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Ubiquity”, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Just to Push One Button”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Peninsula Arts Festival”, Pingtung, Taiwan
  • “Sixteen Close Encounters", Eslite Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Shang Hai Cool”, Shanghai Duolun Museum Of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “CO4 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 2nd Taiwan International Animation Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Floral Imagination Kuandu Flower Arts Festival”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “CO2 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Onedotzero Taipei”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Yi-Tung Gallery Joint Exhibition”, Yi-Tung Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Bi-annual Exhibition of Modern Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Exhibition of Art Varieties”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Exchange Exhibition of Korean and Taiwanese Modern Art”, Seoul, Korea
  • “The Third Asian International Art Fair”, Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, Japan
  • “The New Painting Exhibition”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The New Aspect of Taipei Municipal Art Exhibition Hall”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Joint Exhibition of “Foolish Bird" Art Society”, Taipei, Taiwan

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