2nd Animamix Biennial 2009 - 2010 Visual Attract & Attack

Contemporary animation and comic aesthetics

Based on the issue of "contemporary comic aesthetics," curator Victoria Lu conceives a hyperlinked exhibition in museums in Taiwan and China, including MOCA Taipei, MOCA Shanghai, Today Art Museum Beijing, and Guangdong Museum of Art. These museums in four different cities will simultaneously hold four different exhibitions based on the same subject curated by: Maple Yujie LIN, PAN Qing, LIU Chunfeng, HUANG Yun, and ZHANG Jiaping. A book, Animamix: The New Aesthetics of the 21st Century , will be published jointly by the four institutions.

MOCA Taipei is the first to open the international exhibition series on 5 December 2009. Curated by the museum's chief curator Maple Yujie Lin, and withVisual Attract and Attack, as its exhibition theme, it features about one hundred and fifty artists from thirty nations. The aim of the exhibition is to display the flourishing developments in animation since 2004, while presenting the international trends and regional idiosyncrasies through diversified points of view.

According to Maple Lin: "The most fascinating aspect of Animamix art is that it interchanges the nature of real and fictitious world, allowing its works to transcendentally utilize the humorous, satiric, and subverting nature of contemporary visual aesthetics, and represent in a bold and heterogeneous manner the clash between artistic thinking and living imagination."

From the >> Curatorial text by Maple Yujie Lin.

List of Artists
Exhibition at the MOCA Taipei

Kim Alexander - * 1983 Scotland, United Kingdom. Lives in London, United Kingdom.
Adam Bailey - * 1984 South Wales, United Kingdom. Lives in London, United Kingdom.
Virginie Barre - * 1970 France.
Alan Becker - * 1989. Lives in Ohio, USA.
Patrick Bergeron - * 1967 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Lelya Borisenko - * 1973 Shestka, Ukraine. Lives in Moscow, Russia. 
Peter Boyd Maclean - * 1960 Glasgow, United Kingdom. Lives in London, United Kingdom. 
Claudio Castillo - * Havana, Cuba. Lives in Miami, USA. 
Chan Kok Hooi - * 1974 Penang, Malaysia. Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
David Chen - * 1979 Singapore; lives there. 
Chen Fei - China
Chen Wenling  - * 1969 Fujian, China. Lives in Beijing, China. 
Chen Zhiguang - * 1963 Fujian, China. Lives there and in Beijing, China. 
Sakaue Chisato - Japan
Lital Lev Cohen - Israel
Wim Delvoye - * 1965 Wervik, Belgium. Lives in Ghent, Belgium. 
Janice Devali - The Netherlands
Du Xi - * 1980 Yun Nan, China; lives there. 
Markus Feder - * 1977 Erlangen, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany. 
Fu Kailai - 1980 - 2009 Sichuan, China. 
Gao Xiaowu - * 1976 Fujian, China. Lives in Beijing, China. 
Takafumi Hara - * 1968 Tokyo, Japan. Lives there and in Berlin, Germany. 
Paula Hayes - * 1958 Massachusetts, USA. Lives in New York, USA. 
Matsuura Hiroyuki - * 1972 Tokyo, Japan. Lives there and in Berlin, Germany. 
Han Hoogerbrugge - * 1963 Rotterdam, The Netherlands; lives there. 
Andrew Huang - * 1984 California, USA. Lives in Los Angeles, USA. 
Indieguerrilas
Bendik Kaltenborn - Norway
Eddie Kang - * 1980 Seoul, South Korea. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand. 
Rolf A. Klünter - * 1956 Bürvenich, Germany. Lives in Shanghai, China. 
Yayoi Kusama - * 1929 Nagano, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan. 
Hye Rim Lee - * South Korea. Lives in Seoul, South Korea, and New York, USA. 
Maya Lin - * 1959 Ohio, USA. Lives in New York, USA. 
Nasser Lubay - * 1982 Candelaria, Quezon, Philippines; lives there. 
Luo Dan - China
Luo Hun - China
Miltos Manetas - * 1964 Greece. Lives in London, United Kingdom, and New York, USA. 
Abbas Mehran - * 1946 Iran. Lives in Hove, Australia. 
Eugenio Merino - * 1975 Madrid, Spain; lives there. 
Anirban Mitra - * 1981 Kolkata, India; lives there. 
Brad Mossman - * 1966 Pennsylvania, USA. Lives in Denmark and the USA. 
Takashi Murakami - * 1962 Tokyo, Japan; lives there. 
Yoshitomo Nara - * 1959 Aomori, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan. 
Kohei Nawa - * 1975 Osaka, Japan; lives there. 
Ni Tsaichin - * 1955 Taipei, Taiwan; lives there. 
Alexandre Nicolas - * 1970 Toulouse, France; lives there. 
Oscar Oiwa - * 1965 São Paulo, Brazil. Lives in Tokyo, Japan. 
Shinjiro Okamoto - Japan
Erik Rosenlund - * 1964 Sweden. 
Shi Dah-Yue - * 1961 Taipei, Taiwan; lives there. 
Inbal Shved - * 1981 Israel. 
Shahzia Sikander - * 1969 Lahore, Pakistan. Lives in New York, USA. 
Chusak Srikwan - * 1983 Bangkok, Thailand; lives there. 
Martin Sulzer - * Fürth, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany. 
T&T - * 1997 New Delhi, India. 
Magali de Torres - Argentina
Angelo Volpe - * 1976 Pozzuoli (Naples), Italy; lives there. 
Phillip Warner - * 1970 Sussex, United Kingdom. Lives in London, United Kingdom. 
Wu Dinglong - * 1982 Sichuan, China; lives there. 
Xiao Gu - * 1958 Shanhai, China; lives there. 
Xu Jia - * 1984 Fujian, China. 
Xu Qin - * 1985 Jiang Xi, China. 
Yang Maoling - * 1953 Changhua, Taiwan. Lives in Taipei, Taiwan. 
Gil Yefman - * 1979 Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, Israel. Lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. 
Zhang Qikai - * 1950 Sichuan, China; lives there. 
Zhen Zhihua - * 1955 Taipei, Taiwan; lives there. 
Zhou Xin - * 1977 Sichuan, China; lives there.

Nasser Lubay