YAO, Chung-Han

Taiwanese sound artist born in 1981. YAO devoted himself to sound, installations and live performances. His works showed the dialogue between lights and sounds, trying to evoke the sense of the bodies of audiences. Fluorescent tubes and laser were constantly used in YAO’s works as the form of lights.

As an active emerging sound artist, YAO founded “i/O Lab.” to organize sound performance events including “Nan-Hai Sound”, “Lacking Sound Festival” and “U*SOUND” since 2005. These events gave young sound artists a stage, also brought more audiences into this field in Taiwan.

In 2008, YAO was awarded Sound Art Prize at Digital Art Festival Taipei (Taiwan). He also gained international praises, constantly performed and exhibited in several Asian cities and Europe. He was invited by "The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale" (2009, Japan), "NTT ICC - Emergincies!014" in Tokyo (2010, Japan), "STEIM - Massive Light Boner" in Amsterdam (2010, Netherlands).

YAO was graduated from Graduate Institute of Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts. Now He lectures at Architecture Department, Shih Chien University as an Adjunct Instructor where he earned a bachelor’s degree.