CANDY BIRD


Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Candy Bird is a mural artist whose international portfolio has been expanding rapidly. He has tagged decrepit concrete facades in Beijing and Berlin, filled up the walls of boutique spaces in Taipei and Tokyo, and painted with children as an outreach to communities in Myanmar and Brazil.

Trained in conventional oil paintings, Candy Bird now works with buckets
and spray. His satirical characters –
the large-skulled figures for which he is known – at once make a mockery of the urban graveyards in which we walk, and at the same time revitalize them, bringing an aesthetic vibrance which he has spread across the world, from the brick bastion of megacities to the stucco siding of rural hamlets.

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EXPERIENCE

  • 2009  Resident Artist, Taitung Railway Art Village, Taitung, Taiwan

PROJECTS

  • 2015 Mural arts for “Elevator Art Project”, NARS Art Foundation, New York, NY, US
  • 2015 Mural arts for “Stairs Art Project”, PMQ, Hong Kong, China
  • 2015 “Gwangju Live Painting”, Mite-Ugro Cultural Place, Gwangju, Korea
  • 2015 “S.S.22 POPUP Shop”, GQ Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2015 Mural arts for “Knock, Knock Art Festival”, Tianjin, China
  • 2014 Mural arts for “Simple Life Festival”, Shanghai, China
  • 2014 Mural arts at Juming Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2014 Mural arts for “MRT Train – Motion Art Museum”, Left Brain Project, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 Mural arts at Muhsiang Orphanage, Bright Side Projects, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 2014 T-Shirts design, GAP Remix Project, Shanghai, China
  • 2014 “POW!WOW! TAIWAN” Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014  Mural arts for “OK Hip-Hop Festival”, Shenzhen, China
  • 2013  Mural arts for “PangeaSeed Sea Wall Murals For Oceans”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013  Graffiti arts for “Mega Port Festival”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2012  Graphics and graffiti arts for “Urban Nomad Film Fest”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012  Artist for “The Esperanza” for Greenpeace, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIP

  • 2013  The Ninth Wanderer Program Award and Fellowship, Cloud Gate Dance Foundation, Taiwan
  • 2013  Inaugural Project of Artistic Journey Award and Fellowship, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan
  • 2013  Travel Plan: Color Paradise – Brazil Graffiti Art Tour, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 “Bedtime Stories”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Graffiti O!K”, 1234 Space, Shenzhen, China
  • 2012  “Graffiti Move”, Ecole Café, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • “A Place of One’s Own”, Juming Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Art District Festival: Sleepless Dwelling”, Chini Gallery, Gallery Bergamo, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Moment”, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY, US
  • “What We Talk about When We Talk about Humor”, Crane Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “POW!WOW! TAIWAN” Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Apple Core Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Asia Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “2013 Art Taipei”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “I Want More”, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei”, Sheraton Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Other Shore of Island”, Floor 8 Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Design Festa”, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art”, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

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