Anchi Lin (Ciwas Tahos) based in Taipei, Taiwan
Born 1989 Taiwan


•  Master of Fine Art majoring in New Media Art from Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Film and New Media. Taipei, Taiwan. Jan 2024

•  Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Visual Art from Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2015


Pulima Art Award Biannual Prize. Supported by Indigenous Peoples Cultural Foundation. Taiwan. Aug 2023 

Taiwan selected Inaugural Exchange Artist for the Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year Arts Exchange Partnership. Australian office, Taipei National Culture and Arts Foundation, Australia. May – Jun 2023

TNUA Genie Lab Art Competition – 1st Prize Award. Taiwan. 2021

TNUA Postgraduate Scholarship Award, Taiwan. 2021

TNUA Contemporary Art Prize – Merit Award, Taiwan. 2021

Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery Emerging Artist Award, Canada. 2016

Bob Rennie Undergraduate Award In Visual Art, Canada. 2015

Pulima Art Award (Taiwan Indigenous Contemporary Art) – Honorable Mention, Taiwan. 2014

Takao Tanabe Award in Visual Art, Canada. 2014

Simon Fraser University Service Award in Contemporary Arts, Canada. 2014


Ba-Bau AIR. Hanoi, Vietnam. Jul 2023

Portland Institute For Contemporary Art. Portland, USA. Mar 2023

Kyoto Art Centre Artist in Residence Program. Kyoto Art Center Gallery. Kyoto, Japan. Sep – Oct 2022

Tjimur Theatre Artist Residency in conjunction with The 3rd Tjimur Arts Festival. Pingtung, Taiwan. 2020

Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Centre. Tainan, Taiwan. 2019


• Seeking Gender Identity in the Contexts of Atayal: An Art Project. Pacific Arts Journal. Author: Anchi Lin [Ciwas Tahos]. Published by the University of California. 2022


mgluw tuqiy na Temahahoi / Finding Pathways to Temahahoi. Artspace Aotearoa. Curated by Daniel John Corbett Sanders. Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. 10 Jun – 6 Aug 2022

Unwanted Exchange. Fogstand Gallery & Studio, Hualien, Taiwan. Mar 3 – Apr 30 2021

Read Between the Lines
. Artist-in-Residence Award, Final Exhibition. Red Brick Craft Centre. Tsung-Yeh Art and Cultural Centre, Tainan, Taiwan. Jul 4 – Aug 25 2019

To The Shore. Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery Emerging Artist Award Exhibition. Curated by Nigel Prince and Shaun Dacey. Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. 2016


Taiwan Austronesian Art Triennial. Curated by Nakaw Putun. Taiwan Aboriginal Cultural Park. Pingtung, Taiwan. Oct 17 – Feb 18, 2024

• Landscapes of memories. Curated by Marta Trotsiuk. Digital Art Center. Taipei, Taiwan. Jan 11 – Jan 20, 2024

Feels like... Curated by Phila Bergmann & Thea Reifler. Shedhalle. Zurich, Switzerland. Nov 17 – Jan 14, 2024

Arts Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria. Sep 6 – 10, 2023

Humus. Curated by Lu Wei & Tuan Mu. MoCA Studio. Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art. Taipei, Taiwan. Aug 19 – Oct 15, 2023

Supersensible. Digital Art Center. Taipei, Taiwan. Aug 26 – Sep 17, 2023

The Video, the Island and Difficulties of Re-Identity: Taiwan. Curated by Nobuo Takamori. Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina. Prishtina, Kosovo. Aug 7 – Sep 6, 2023

In-Dialoue: Balancing Between Indigeneity and Modernity. Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. Apr 2 2023 (Performance)

Persistence / Resistance: Taiwan and Canada Indigenous Art Exhibition. Tainan Fine Art Museum. Tainan, Taiwan. Sep 2022 – Jan 2023

Relic of the Future Temu Basaw, Ciwas Tahos Joint Exhibition. Islander Art Force. Hualien, Taiwan. Dec 2022 – Feb 2023


Wagiwagi - Greeting to Nature curated by SUAVEART. Public Project for Asia NOW, Paris Asian Art Fair. Paris, France. 2022

Wagiwagi - Greeting to Nature curated by SUAVEART/Jatiwangi Art Factory. documenta 15. Jatiwangi, Indonesia/Kassel, Germany. 2022

Perceiving Nature. Curated by Szu-Ju Wu. Hsinchu City Art Gallery. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2022

Tides in Bodies. Curated by Hung-Fei Wu. Solid Art Gallery. Taipei, Taiwan. May – Jul 2022

2057:Rehearsing Ways of Living. Curated by River Lin. Experimental Theatre - National Theater & National Concert Hall. Taipei, Taiwan. Mar, 2022

Becoming Visible. Curated by Ariana Lombardi. Artpartment. Taipei, Taiwan. Mar, 2022

Phantasmapolis - 2021 Asia Art Biennale. Archive and Research Project: Beyond Time and Sex: An Opsis of Queer Sci-Fi in Asia. Curated and researched by Nicole Wong. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Taichung, Taiwan. Oct 2021 – Mar 2022

Borderless Shelter. Curated by Hsiang-Wen Chen. The 16th Taipei Digital Art Festival. Taipei, Taiwan. 2021

A Lingering Shadow. Curated by Henry Heng Lu, Helga Pakasaar, and Justin Ramsey. Co-presented by The Polygon Gallery and Centre A. Vancouver, Canada. Jul – Aug 2021

• Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition. Taipei National University of the Arts. Taipei, Taiwan. May 2021

The Green Island Human Rights Art Festival: Through the Reflection of Green Island. Curated by Jun-Honn Kao. National Human Rights Museum. Green Island, Taiwan. 2021

Undercover Routes. Curated by John Stephenson, Alejandra Sánchez Mack, Daria Prygunova, Daniella Romano, Fernanda Hsueh. Nanhai Gallery. Taipei, Taiwan. 2021

Drifters. Collaboration with Vava Isingkaunan. TNUA Genie Lab, digital project. Taiwan. 2021

Phpah Art Festival - Mtukuy Seeder Project. Curated by Dondon Hounwn, Elug Art Corner. 2020 Pulima Art Festival in association with Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Foundation. Hualien, Taiwan. 2020

Real People Series - Action Intuition Exhibition. 2020 Pulima Art Festival in association with Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Foundation. Curated by Hao-Yi Chen (Akac Orat). Taitung, Taiwan. 2020

「」 Solo performance and collaboration with Ljaucu Tapurakac. The 3rd Tjimur Arts Festival. Curated by Ljuzem Madiljim. Tjimur Dance Theatre. Pingtung, Taiwan. 2020

LIPAF - The 2nd Langasan International Performance Art Festival. Curated by Adaw Palaf Langasan. Hualien, Taiwan. 2020

Silent Carnival: The Sight of Gender In Taiwan Indigenous Contemporary Art - Myth Garden. Curated by Wei Lun Lu. Taoyuan City Indigenous Culture Centre. Taoyuan, Taiwan. 2020

Un-Ripening: Recipes for De-Colonisation. Curated by Tyler Russell. Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, live performance at Kelowna Art Gallery. Kelowna, BC, Canada. 2019

Siliq at the 5th Pangkor Island Festival. In partnership with Indigenous Peoples Cultural Foundation of Taiwan. Pangkor Island, Malaysia. 2019

Negotiating “Asian-ness” in Canada. Curated by Yang Lam. In Conjunction with The Works Art and Design Festival, Norquest College Singhmar Centre. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 2019

LIPAF - The 1st Langasan International Performance Art Festival. Curated by Adaw Palaf Langasan. Hualien, Taiwan. 2019

Trace-Series II responding artwork to Nirvana by Legacy Lab International. In Conjunction of Treasure Hill Light Festival. Frontier Gallery No.71. Treasure Hill Artist Village. Taipei, Taiwan. 2019

The Mundane Obsessions of My Existence. NIPAF - 24th Nippon International Performance Art Festival. Curated by Seiji Shimoda. 3331 Chiyoda Arts, Matsumoto Art Centre. Tokyo, Kyōto, Osaka, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan. 2019

Contributed to Ana Iti’s ‘ Like everywhere, words come one foot after another’ exhibited in Strands. Curated by Melanie Oliver. The Dowse Art Museum. Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt, Aotearoa New Zealand. 2019

WAWA: Art in the Contemporary Pacific. Curated by Cheng-Yi Chien and Mei-Chen Tseng. Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Oct 7 2017 — Feb 20 2018

Eternal Return. Curated by Sunshine Frère. Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Canada. Sep – Nov, 2017

A Glass of Wine and Performance with Alanna Ho. Heavy As a Feather: En-Man Chang Exhibition. Curated by Tyler Russell and Makiko Hara. Centre A - Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Vancouver, Canada. Nov 2016 – Feb 2017

Digital Carnival Richmond World Festival: Water. Curated by Wynne PALMER in conjunction with Convolution Media Arts Society. Richmond Minoru Community Park. Richmond, Canada. 2016

Condensation: A Stage with Quiet Applause in conjunction with Cinevolution Media Arts Society. National Asian Heritage Month: Your Kontinent Pop-up Media Festival. Lansdowne Centre. Richmond, Canada. 2016

A Message Without a Code. Curated by Peripheral Review: Adriana Lademann and Lauren Lavery. Dynamo Arts Association. Vancouver, Canada. 2016

Nuit Blanche: Memory Lane. Curated by Che Kothari. Bata Shoe Museum. Toronto, Canada. 2015

f(body): Entropic Filter. Anvil Centre, New Westminister, Canada. 2015

Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival. Co-Curated by Chris Wong and Howard Adler. Galerie SAW Gallery. Ottawa, Canada. 2015

ANTICS. Curated by Matthew Wise and Zandi Dandizette. James Black Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. 2015

6th Finger: 6 graduating students from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts visual arts program. Curated by Curtis Grahauer & Lucien Durey. Interurban Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. 2015

Froot Zalad: Graduation Show. Curated by the students of SFU School of Contemporary Arts' FPA 461. Audain Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. 2015

FCAT Undergraduate Conference: Innovation, Composition, Engagement. Surry City Hall. Surry, Canada. 2015

Geometry of Knowing Part 4: Curated by the students of SFU School of Contemporary Arts' FPA 361. Audain Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. 2015

Dress Code In Effect: Group Exhibition. Curated by the students of Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s AHIS 401 Topics in Curatorial Projects.
Access Gallery & Avenue Gallery.
Vancouver, Canada. 2015

::SKIN:: VIVO Media Arts Centre. Vancouver, Canada. 2014

Pulima Art award: Contemporary Art in Taiwanese Aboriginals. Curated by Wendy Wo. MOCA Taipei. Taipei, Taiwan. 2014

Maiden Mother Crone: The Economy of Women’s Bodies. Curated by Adriana Lademann and Leah Tottenham. Toast Collective. Vancouver, Canada. 2014

OTHER WORLDS: SFU Visual Art's Collaborative Experiment. Audain Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. 2014

Radical Spirits: A one-night only multidisciplinary art extravaganza. Curated by Adriana Lademann and Leah Tottenham. SASStorino's. Vancouver, Canada. 2014


• Taoyuan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan


Guest Curator, Watering Intimacy - Asia Discover Asia Meeting Artist Lab. Taipei Performing Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan. 2023

Guest Curator, Landing - Asia Discover Asia Meeting Artist Lab. Taipei Performing Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan. 2022


Yuma Taru and Anchi Lin Artist Talks. Institute of Modern Art. Brisbane, Australia. Jul, 2023

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2023 Symposium. Conversation Group E. Cairns, Australia. Jul, 2023

In-Dialoue: Balancing Between Indigeneity and Modernity, Performance. Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. Apr, 2023

Current: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium presents Anchi Lin Ciwas Tahos in Coversation with Nancy Lee. Vancouver, Canada. Apr, 2023

• Art and Resistance in Taiwan. BBC Radio 4, UK. Mar, 2023

BLEED (Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital) Symposium Panel: On the Threshold of Landing, with Clothilde Bullen, Anchi Lin and Tamsen Hopkinson. Moderated by Nithya Nagarajan. Presented by Arts House, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Taipei Performing Arts Center as part of BLEED 2022. Australia and Taiwan. 

Yapit, Moon(s), and Temahahoi: Episode 6. Island kaleidoscope - Stories from Islands Podcast by SUAVEART. Oct, 2022

Grounded in Place: Indigenous Art from Taiwan, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand online Symposium. Co-organized by Sophie Mclntyre, Leah King-Smith and Juliana McLaughlin at Queensland University of Technology, in partnership with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's director Zara Stanhope and Curator Megan Tamati-Quennell and Fang Chun-wei, Curator at the National Prehistory Museum. Taiwan/Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand.

Poetic Activism online workshop. After Hope (Educative Program). Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, USA.

Video work rhyal maku' (my land). Online screening and Artist talk. Digital Shift Virtual Media Arts Gathering. In Conjunction with Cinevolution, FLUX Media Gallery, Independent Media Art Alliance (IMAA). Vancouver/Victoria/Montreal, Canada.

Discovering my Indigeneity in Canada. Online Mandarin Lecture. Hosted by the Institute of Asian Art (IAA) in The Vancouver Art Gallery. In conjunction with TaiwanFest. Vancouver, Canada.

Curating Indigeneity in Taiwan. Edinburgh Fringe 2020 Online Symposium. Edinburgh, Scotland/ Taipei, Taiwan.

Session 2: Speaking and Relating Across the Great Ocean. Panellist’s: Micki Davis, Charlene George, Anchi Lin, Henry Tsang, T'uy't'anat-Cease Wyss. Moderated by Lana Lopesi. The Great Ocean Dialogues affiliated with Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.

Artist Talk with Barb Choit, and Kevin Day. Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada.

Spark: Fireside Artist Talk No. 12 feat. Anchi Lin. Native Education College. Hosted by Grunt Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.


• 4th term - International Cultural Exchange (Overseas). National Culture and Arts Foundation. Taiwan

• 2nd term - International Cultural Exchange (Overseas). National Culture and Arts Foundation. Taiwan