Overview

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.

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Biography

Born: Tainan, Taiwan, 1987

Lives and works: London

 

EDUCATION

2015 RIBA Part III qualified British Architect 

2011-13 Architecture MA, Royal College of Art 

2006-09 Architecture BSc, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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) 

 

PUBLICATIONS

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)