Tsou Yung-Shan is a Berlin-based Taiwanese artist and writer whose work involves handwriting and bookmaking as conceptual artistic expressions. Her artist’s books and publications are collected in USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Taiwan and in Switzerland. In 2013 she won the first prize of Taoyuan County Creative Writing Awards in the category of short stories in Taiwan. She has two published novels: “The Waiting Room”. Its French version “La Salle d’attente” was published in September 2016. A “Traveler’s guide to ride-sharing”, was rendered into the music piece Falling Farewell and premiered by Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin in Innovation Series Soundscape—Literature into Music in 2014. 2015-2017 she took part in the Taiwanese-German literature exchange program Das Leben ist eine Insel. Thank Taiwan Ministry of Culture Fellow, in 2016 she attended artist residencies at Camac Art Centre, France and at Santa Fe Art Institute, USA. In 2017 she was invited to participate in international writers’ residency in Château de Lavigny, Switzerland. 2017-2018 she was one literature grant holder of National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan. Now she is working on a novel project “Ave Maria” and an artist’s book project “Searching for Apples”.
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