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Yung-Shan Tsou>
born in Taipei, Taiwan
lives and works in Berlin
Since 2011 member of BBK Berlin


mobile:+49 174 624 38 42

email:yungshan.tsou@gmail.com




Yung-shan Tsou is a Berlin based Taiwanese artist whose work involves handwriting and bookmaking as conceptual artistic expressions. After completing her Meisterschüler study at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin in 2011, Tsou exhibits her growing folio of works via diverse exhibitions. 2011 she had her solo exhibition “Silent Years” in the Gallery VBM20.10 CONTEMPORARY ARTS&DESIGN Berlin; she also participated in the exhibition “Possible Arts” in Kunsthaus-Viernheim. In 2012 she curated and took part in the exhibitions “Book-Like Objects” in tamtamART Berlin and “Typosphäre – The Current Positions of script-/ imagery” in Galerie im Turm Berlin. She was one of the finalists of NOPX|artbook 2012|2013, International Contest of Artist’s Books in NOPX, which was held in Turin, Italy; then she was shortlisted in KALEID 2015 London “Artists Who Do Books”. In the meantime she built up her own edition “Luftschlösschen”. Its first project is a CD production of an audio play Heinzelmenschen. Her artist’s books are collected in USA, Canada, UK, Germany and in Taiwan.

Collaterally, Tsou has been intensively involved in novel writing since 2011. In 2013 she won the first prize of Taoyuan County Creative Writing Awards in the category of short stories in Taiwan. She has two published novels: THE WAITING ROOM. Its French version La Salle d’attente was published in September 2016. A TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO RIDE-SHARING, was rendered into the music piece Falling Farewell and premiered by KNM Berlin in Innovation Series Soundscape—Literature into Music in 2014. Now she takes part in the Taiwanese-German literature exchange program, which lasts from 2015 to 2017. She is also working on a project of Chinese calligraphy.


Education

2011

Meisterschülerin at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
2008
Erasmus Scholarship, Fine Arts at the Universidad Barcelona
2002-2010
2002-2010 Textile and surface design at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, ended with degree of Diplom

Recognitions

2017

Grant holder of National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan
2017

International writers' residency in Château de Lavigny, Switzerland
2016

Artist residency at Santa Fe Art Institute, USA; Taiwan Ministry of Culture Fellow
2016

Artist residency at Camac Art Centre, France; Taiwan Ministry of Culture Fellow
2015

Shortlisted in KALEID 2015 London "Artists Who Do Books"
2015

Grant holder of "Books from Taiwan", funded by Taiwan Ministry of Culture
2013/2014

Grant holder of Taipei Book Fair Foundation, funded by Taiwan Ministry of Culture
2013

First prize winner of 18th Taoyuan County Creative Writing Awards in the category of short stories
2013

Grant holder of National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Taiwan
2013

Finalist of NOPX|artbook 2012|2013, International Contest of 
Artist Books, Turin, Italy
2011

Finalist of 2011 TSMC Literaturwettbewerbs, Taiwan,
novel „The Waiting Room“ (in traditional Chinese)


Publications


2017

short stoty: Driesprong, Terras international literary magazine
(in November)
2016/2017
novel: The Waiting Room (extract), Absinthe: A Journal of World Literature in Translation, issue 22: Pen & Brush, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2016

artist's books: Heinzelmenschen (audiobook), Edition Luftschlösschen
2016

novel: La Salle d’attente, Piranha éditions
2013-2015
artist's books: flip!s
2014

novel: 鐵道共乘旅遊手冊 (A Traveler's Guide to Ride-sharing,
traditional Chinese version
) ISBN: 9789866026867
2013

novel: 等候室 (The Waiting Room, traditional Chinese version) ISBN:9789866026379

Reviews/Interviews (selected)

2016

En attendant Nadeau: J’habite entre ici et là-bas
2016
Lettres de Taïwan: Tsou Yung-Shan: « This is about expectation »
2016

RTI: Artist and Author Tsou Yung-Shan (part 1/ part 2)
2015
The Quietus, Verfreundungseffekt: Waiting For Something To Happen —Tsou Yung-shan's The Waiting Room
2014

Living in Berlin x interview 024
2013

Taipei Times, Book review: The Waiting Room

Selected exhibitions


2017

Our Gaze, solo exhibition; SinArts Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
2016

SFAI140, Santa Fe Art Institute, USA
2016

Book Semiotics, Santa Fe Art Institute, USA
2016

Cabinets of curiosities: intermediate worlds of visible and invisible  creatures, Alter Friedhof St. Marien–St. Nikolai, Berlin
2016

26th KOUSAKU exhibition: People who plant a tree, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
2014
Touring exhibitions of documents about making “A Traveler's Guide to Ride sharing”, diverse independent bookstores, Taiwan
2014

Book presentation in Taiwan Pavillon at Frankfurter Book Fair
2013

The 4th Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize and Exhibition, Sheffield U.K.
2013

102年度國立台灣文學館好書推廣主題書展, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Tainan, Taiwan
2013

NOPX|artbook 2012|2013, International Contest of Artist Books in NOPX, Turin, Italy
2013

Abwesend, anwesend, solo exhibition; Joie Éternelle, Taipei, Taiwan  
2012

Typosphäre – The current positions of script-/ imagery, Galerie im Turm Berlin
2012

Book-Like Objects, tamtamART Berlin
2011

POSSIBLE ARTs, Kunsthaus-Viernheim
2011

Silent Years, solo exhibition; VBM20.10 CONTEMPORARY ARTS & DESIGN Berlin
2010

The Incredible 10 und Friedichstadt Zentral - experimental music- und art festival Dresden
2009

Voyage Voyage!, Galerie Bild Plus Berlin
2008

Anonyme Zeichner #9, art space Kreuzberg/ Bethanien Berlin
2006

Segmente des Alltag, solo exhibitions; art space Polymar und Bona-Preiser-Bibliothek Berlin

Collections

2017

book collection, The Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation, Switzerland
2016

artists book collection, Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA
2016

artists book collection, Denison University Library, Granville, Ohio, USA
2013-2016

private collections in Canada, Germany, Taiwan, USA
   2013

The AGYU artist book collection, The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
   2011

private collection in Taiwan





Cooperative Projects/Workshops

2017-

columnist for UDN Global
2016

Bookbinding workshop at Institute of American Indian Arts, USA
2015-2017

Book design in the project of german-taiwanese literature exchange program Das Leben ist eine Insel – Literatur@Taiwan
2014

Innovation Series: SoundScape–Literature into Music, Taiwan
Juni 2013
Open Art Academy in the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz Berlin
2012-2013
Calligraphy workshops im HdA Kunstsalon Berlin










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