Biung Ismahasan

Dr Biung Ismahasan (b.1984) is a curator, artist and researcher from the Bunun, Atayal and Kanakanavu Nations, three of Taiwan’s sixteen Indigenous Nations. He received a PhD in Curating from Centre for Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex in the UK, with a thesis ‘Indigenous Relational Space and Performance: Curating Together towards Sovereignty in Taiwan and Beyond.’ His research relates to contemporary Indigenous curatorial practice and aesthetics, focusing on Taiwanese Indigenous contemporary art. Ismahasan emphasises issues of participation, performativity and the historiography of Indigenous curation and exhibition design. He has received a MA in Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy from the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. Biung will play a pivotal role in the artistic development as a Co-curator of Aluaiy Kaumakan’s project (Paiwan Nation, Paridrayan Community, Taiwan) together with artistic director José Roca and Wiradjuri curator Hannah Donnelly at the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (March and June 2022). 

Artist Events

Decolonizing the Museum

Brook Andrew, Tarah Hogue, Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Biung Ismahasan, Léuli Eshrāghi, Kimberley Moulton