Rain Wu Taiwan, b. 1987
Rain Wu is a Taiwanese artist and architect living and working in London. Her work is conceptually driven and materialises in different forms and scales from drawing, sculpture, food performance to architectural installation.
She graduated from the Royal College of Art and University College London (Bartlett). Her artwork has been exhibited in Sharjah Biennial, Taipei Biennial, The Palestinian Museum, London Design Biennale, Lisbon Architecture Triennale; she was one of the Designers in Residence at the Design Museum (London) in 2016, an artist in residence at The Van Eyck (NL) 2018-9, and she is currently an associate lecturer at University of the Arts London.
From NatureForest and Found, Rain Wu, Jamie North, Nienke Hoogvliet, Peter Matthews, Jesper Eriksson and Harriet Hellman. 18 Feb - 24 Apr 2021From Nature opening February 18th will present a selection of works by seven contemporary artists from around the world who use materials as central contributors to how the works find meaning and do so with respect for the material themselves. Artists include Forest and Found, Rain Wu, Jamie North, Nienke...
The Sea Rises and Totally Still, 2019
Curated by Erica Yu-Wen Huang and Nina-Maria Oförsagd for Sea Views 2019. Images courtesy of Chen Yi-Wen
Facsimile of a Breeze, 2019
Sao Miguel, Azores
Curated by The Decoraters and Mariana Pestana. Images courtesy of Sara Pinheiro
The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit
Collaboration with Eric Chen, Curated by Reem Fadda. Images courtesy of Rain Wu
Essay: From NaturePaul Carey-Kent, FAD Magazine, February 23, 2021
The Materials are the MessageBy Paul Carey-Kent, edited by Ocula , Ocula Magazine, January 18, 2021
Rain Wu: To Appear and Disappear with LightnessRachel Morón, TL Magazine, March 17, 2020
A Design Museum designer in residence, Rain Wu uses food as a storytelling deviceFrame Magazine , December 1, 2016
From Nature: Feature in Hole & CornerBy Verity Elliot April 11, 2021GALLERY REOPENINGS IN APRIL RECOMMENDS Art galleries have shown exceptional resilience in the face of the global pandemic, with virtual walkthroughs and digital talks offering...
Rain Wu: Selected for bursaryAwarded Liverpool Biennial and a-n artist bursary April 8, 2021As part of a shared commitment to supporting artists across the UK, Liverpool Biennial 2021, a-n The Artists Information Company and Open Culture have joined...
Feature in Fad MagazineEssay: From Nature February 23, 2021Much modern art uses unusual materials. The primacy of paint, canvas and marble are long gone. Often the material feeds into the narrative or the...
Upcoming Exhibitions 2021Exhibitions include From Nature, Francesca Mollett, Sidney Nolan & Rebecca Partridge February 2, 2021Informality is delighted to announce its upcoming group and solo exhibitions leading into summer this year.
Rain WuInformality is delighted to announce representation of Taiwanese artist Rain Wu January 21, 2021The gallery is delighted to announce the representation of British based, Taiwanese artist, Rain Wu. Rain Wu's work will exhibit for the first time in...
Essay: From NatureBy Paul Carey-Kent January 8, 2021Much modern art uses unusual materials. The primacy of paint, canvas and marble are long gone. Often the material feeds into the narrative or the...
Feature in Ocula MagazineMaterials are the Message January 7, 2021In From Nature, seven contemporary artists use materials as central contributors to how their art finds meaning, and do so with a radical respect for...
Born: Tainan, Taiwan, 1987
Lives and works: London
2015 RIBA Part III qualified British Architect
2011-13 Architecture MA, Royal College of Art
2006-09 Architecture BSc, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
2021 From Nature, Informality (UK)
2020 As Above So Below, Istanbul Design Biennial (TR)
2019 The Sea Rises and Totally Still, Pico do Refugio Azores (PT)
2019 The Sea Rises and Totally Still, Sea Views Project (FI)
2019 We Move Silently Towards The Far Shore, Van Eyck (NL)
2019 Simultaneous Melodies, Corridor Project Space Amsterdam (NL)
2019 The Tea Set, Revelations, Grande Palais, Paris (FR)
2018 From Strata of Memory to Layers of Rock, Fondation Thalie (BE)
2018 The Tea Set, Asia Now, Paris (FR)
2018 The Tea Set, Woodruff Arts Centre, Atlanta Design Festival (US)
2018 Bread, Van Eyck (NL)
2017 The Rock Nobody Could Lift, Keelung Ciao (TW)
2017 Threshold of Being, The Palestinian Museum (Palestine)
2017 Non-Human Narratives, Van Eyck (NL)
2017 Collectivism, Sharjah Biennial 13 (UAE)
2017 Incarnation, Taiwan Pavilion Somerset House (UK)
2016 The Tea Set, Designers in Residence 2016, Design Museum (UK)
2016 Eatopia, Taiwan Pavilion, London Design Biennale (UK)
2016 Collectivism, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TW)
2015 Agloe, Gallery Pierre (TW)
2015 Eataipei, Tent London, London Design Festival (UK)
2014 Plastica, Redbull Studios (UK)
2014 Canvas, Shao-Yen SS15, Platform Theatre (UK)
2013 Fabrica de Sonhos, Lisbon Architecture Triennale (PT)
AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2018 Artist Residency, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL)
2016 Designer in Residence 2016, Design Museum, London (UK)
2013 Third Prize:Taipei Fine Art Museum X-Site 2014 (TW)
2011 Winner: Lisbon Architecture Triennale Universities Award (PT)
2018 From Strata of Memory to Layers of Rock (ISBN 9789072076939)
2018 RARA: Speak (ISBN 9789072076915)
SELECTED PRESS AND INTERVIEWS
2021 Ocula Magazine (Editorial)
2020 TLmag #33 (Interview)
2019 Filosofie Magazine (Interview)
2018 TLmag Nearch Edition (Interview), #30 (Exhibition cover)
2016-18 MA! Design Is Human (The Tea Set, Eatopia, Eataipei)
2017 Design Magazine Taiwan (Interview)
2017 Perspective Magazine (Interview)
2016 Frame Magazine (Interview)
2016 Design Museum DiR Catelogue (In conversation)