During the ceremony, Director Lin spoke of the proper role and responsibilities of the museum in the modern day society. She expects TFAM to actively and positively strengthen the bonding with the art community and international art circles building on the museum’s 30 years of experience in exhibitions, academic research, educational promotions, and art collection. TFAM will be more active to gather the collective resources from all kinds of art organizations including the art industry and international art field and to infuse artistic energy into the art and culture circles. Director Lin also mentioned the multi-tasks and challenges the 32-year-old museum has encountered in this new wave of rapid development and aging society. These challenges and tasks such as the planning and executing of the New Museum project, the Taipei Biennale and the Venice Biennale all required the join forces of all TFAM members. In domain of the professional knowledge of arts and art administration category, including the personnel training and the outward collaboration, the practice and performance of the museum will keep pace with the contemporary society to envision a more diverse and international culture for the masses. Director Lin hopes to receive support and feedback from all sectors on the tasks and responsibilities expected of TFAM, the first modern and contemporary art museum in Taiwan, which to encourage the museum for the next 30 years.
Ping Lin is currently a professor for the Department of Fine Arts at Tunghai University. She received her MA and MFA from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in 1990 and 1992 respectively, specializing in art management, independent curation and art criticism, art education, and art creation. Lin was a jury member for Taiwan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (art/architecture), Taipei Fine Arts Award, Pulima Arts Award, Austronesian International Arts Award, and Taoyuan Arts Creation Award etc. In addition to being an educator, creator, curator, art critic, and writer, Lin is also an active and diverse participant in the official and private projects for museums, kid’s art galleries, planning and operation management of galleries, selection committees for various public art installations and landscape planning, advisory committee for the preservation and standardization of art collections, etc. in the contemporary art circle of Taiwan.
Ping Lin CV
Specialization in art management, independent curator and review, art education, and art creation.
Professor for the Department of Fine Arts at Tunghai University, column writer for Artitude magazine, member of the collection committee for Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, board member of the Ministry of Culture / Ministry of Transportation for public art, Board Director of the Xi De-Jin Art Foundation.
MA and MFA from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in 1990 and 1992 respectively.
2010-2012 Art Director for Warehouse No. 20, Taichung, CCA Railway Arts Network
2007-2010 Dean of the Department of Arts / Director for the Center of Arts at Tunghai University
1995-1998 Leader of the collection committee responsible for the national treasury collection and collection system at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
1992-1995 Leader of the exhibition department at Taipei Fine Arts Museum responsible for the first Taiwan Pavilion at the 1995 Venice Biennale
Nomination Committee member for the 2nd, 9th, and 14th Taishin Arts Award and International Final Review Committee member for two editions of Taishin Arts Award
Fine Arts Jury Member for the 10th and 12th National Literary Award
Jury Member for Taiwan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (art/architecture), Taipei Fine Arts Award, Pulima Arts Award, Austronesian International Arts Award, and Taoyuan Arts Creation Award.
Planned and advised for the “MIT – Young Artist” section at the International Art Fair, member of the international finals committee for the first “YAT Young Art Award” at 2010 Taipei International Contemporary Art Fair, convener for the 2006 “Taiwan Avant-garde Documenta” exhibition, participated in the various official and private projects for museums, kid’s art galleries, planning and operation management of galleries, selection committee for various public art installations, and landscape planning, etc. In addition to education, research, and social services, Lin’s art has won the “Tunghua Rotary Award” as well as selected by the quarterly nomination committee of Taishin Arts Award. Lin’s curator project was also selected as a finalist for the first Taishin Arts Award.
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