クオ・イーチェンKuo I-Chen

© Kuo I-Chen

© Kuo I-Chen

How do I describe “STUPIN” as a new free resource for artists, yes it is new word combine with studio & pin(friend), we know that artists need the studio to create works, but how if artists want to move to another place to do works? Except for the artist residency application, we have a new choice now.
“STUPIN” is a platform for the artist can post their studio information, exchange with others and experience different culture and life. For example, when I register to become one of the member STUPIN, I can check artist studio I want, email and ask details, we can exchange studio and friend(pin), it is more easy for me to move. It’s all for artist use and cares about artist’s need. I can’t describe how much I like this idea.
I interview with the founder of STUPIN, Kuo I-Chen.


そこで私は 「空間」と「人」のリソースを統合して共有できるネットワークプラットフォームを開始しました。これは同時に、アーティストの居住手続きに対する敷居を下げ、面倒な作業も減らすことができます。スタピンのコンセプトはこれらの状況の緩和からきているのです。





Text: Juliet Fang
Translation: Satsuki Miyanoshi, Kabuto Fujita
Why do you want to build up a platform for the artist?

I have engaged in art for many years. In my first residency in 2012, diverse culture and environment stimulated me and brought new inspiration and energy. I discover how residency experience can affect and benefit an artist. At the same time, I notice there is the need, and the problem is waiting to be fulfilled and solved. If you cannot rent out your studio during residency, which means it is left empty and still you have to pay the rent. Moreover, when you are not familiar with the environment, it will be hard to connect local resources.
So I started a network platform that can integrate and share “space” and “people” resource. At the same time, it can also reduce the threshold for applying for an artist residency and the cumbersome procedures, so the concept of STUPIN is come up with these ideas.

For STUPIN platform, what do you expect to do more?

We want more artists to join us, to be part of STUPIN member for sharing & taking care of each other; we don’t need to rely on others too much. We can do more by ourselves. For example, we can share/exchange studio to go to other country and create new works without applying for artist residency; we can know new friends or leading artist showing your favorite place, we can cooperate with the project or create something, all these can happen in STUPIN, because it’s a platform for artists. We accept any possibilities.

Do you have any recommended place in Taipei?

I recommend Beitou, Taipei. Beitou has a rich history of humanity – and a unique taxi culture. There is also the history of hot springs during the Japanese-Occupied Period.
And the personal reason is my studio, Polymer Art space in Beitou area.

Text: Juliet Fang

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