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Shih Yung-chun was born in Taipei in 1978. He studied in the Department of Western Fine Arts in the National Taiwan University of Arts, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2003. Growing up in a military dependents’ village when Taiwan’s economy took off, Shih credits his memories and daily life as the primary source of his imaginative and fantastical works. His paintings and installations feature objects drawn from his collection of Taiwan’s early everyday necessities interlacing them with absurd plots and grotesque scenes. Each work reveals an uncanny and unsettling dreamy land hidden under the reality of cultural memories. Shih Yung-chun’s works have been shown widely in solo and group exhibitions across Taiwan and mainland China. He lives and works in Taipei.