An immigrant from Taiwan, JuPong Lin works at the nexus of art and politics, culture and nature, human and fungal. As an artist-researcher, decolonial and institutional activist and educator, she enjoys finding links (metaphoric mycorrhiza) between communities, institutions, and ecotones, to enhance connections that foster personal and community resilience. Her community performance, media and installation art aspires to incite systemic change through creating relationships of mutuality and reciprocity. In 1989, JuPong co-coordinated the conference, “Parallels and Intersections: Racism and Other Forms of Oppression,” a historic event sponsored by the Women Against Racism Committee and the Women’s Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa. She has been working to dismantle intersectional oppression ever since. With collaborator, Devora Neumark, JuPong is the co-founder of Fierce Bellies, an artist collective that “envisions the mainstreaming of climate justice through joyful art practice. We engage transnational feminism to cultivate a blend of mindfulness, activism and radical aesthetics to foster transformational change and critique of the injustice of the colonial carbon economy.”

JuPong Lin Curriculum Vitae

 

   1000 Gifts of Decolonial Love    installation and community performance at Indivisible: a residential-based group exhibition, Portland, OR (2016). Photo credit: Christine Toth.

1000 Gifts of Decolonial Love installation and community performance at Indivisible: a residential-based group exhibition, Portland, OR (2016). Photo credit: Christine Toth.