Betty Apple Artist
Photo by Yao Xiang

Betty Apple comes from a Y generation of avant-garde artists in Taiwan. She received her B.A. in Theater and M.A. in New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

Betty Apple’s art (and music) focuses on using body politics and performativity as her framework and drawing on her lived experience as a millennial living in post-colonial Taiwan, her work appropriates symbolic objects from kitsch culture and consumer society as sound elements; mass-produced objects intended for eroticism or entertainment, such as vibrators, underwear or part of sexbot’s body are carried inside the body through violent and grotesque means.

Her aim is to study the chaotic and hysterical "noise text" that is created from input to output, distorted by dynamics introduced by humans as well as objects. The main idea is to symbolize what is repressed by the seemingly perfect/accurate sound of science and patriarchy.

Recently invited to Biennale Jogjia in Indonesia, HKW House of the Cultures of the World in Berlin, Bergen Assembly 2019 in Norway, Plyfreely Music Festival in Singapore, Mutek Japan in Tokyo, Nagative Volumes Shining Abyss at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Polythinking in Melbourne, Art is in the pARTy at Asian Art Biennial, Mycelium Network Society at 2018 Taipei Biennial, and “Noise Assembly 2018, 2019” at Taipei Art Festival; performed in “Queen Me” at Dadaocheng Art Festival; music designer of “New Paradise of Silent Island” by MeimageDance and “Known Face” by Lee Chen-wei at the 2019 TIFF.

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