Sheng-Wen Lo was born in 1987, Taiwan, currently based in the Netherlands. He is interested in contemporary human-animal relationships, and attempts to spark off debates. He uses still/moving images, sound, video games and various medium. He received his MA in Photography from Kunstakademie St.Joost in the Netherlands, and MSc in Computer Science from the Computer Music Lab at National Taiwan University. Having also been working as a scientist, scientific values and methodologies are crucial to his works.

Sheng is the creative director of Lightbox, a public photo library and a center for contemporary photography at Taipei. During his residency in Europe, he seeks to strengthen the mutual understandings between Taiwanese and the international contemporary photography scene through talks, discussions, writings, and collaborations.

His recent works are shown in EYE Filmmuseum and Fotofestival Naarden in The Netherlands, ICP Museum in New York, FORMAT Photo Festival in UK, Belfast Photo Festival in Northern Ireland, OrganVida Photo Festival in Croatia, and LianZhou Foto Festival in China. He is the winner of portfolio reviews at FORMAT Photo Festival (2017), OrganVida Photo Festival (2016), and Young Art Taipei (2015).

Contact: (workshops, talks, creative collaboration proposals are much welcomed)

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◆   2015 - 2017    MA, Photography, AKV | St. Joost, Netherlands

◆   2016     Certificate,  Animal Behaviour and Welfare, The University of Edinburgh

◆   2016     Certificate,  Dairy Production and Management, The Pennsylvania State University

◆   2009 - 2012      M.Sc., Computer Music / Computer Science, GIEE, National Taiwan University


◆  2018     Guest Lecturer - BredaPhoto Festival MasterClass

◆  2016 -   Creative Director - Lightbox (public photo book library & space for contemporary photography)

◆  2015 - |  Commissioned maker (White Bear) - National Geographic Taiwan

◆  2014-2016    Co-founder/Consultant - Avocado Co., Ltd. ( printmaking studio )


* Solo -

2017  White Bear, Organ Vida International Photo Festival, Greta GalleryZagreb, Croatia

2017  TUNA, Atlas Initiatief AIR #1 Expo, Breda, The Netherlands

2015  White Bear, Wanderer Studio, Taipei

2013   Pedigree Human, (interactive performance/installation), Dajia River Park, Taipei

* Group (Selected) -

2018  "Civilization: The Way We Live Now", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea (upcoming)

2018   World Press Photo Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (upcoming)

2018  "To Infinity and Beyond", BredaPhoto Festival, Breda, The Netherlands  (upcoming)

2017  "Really Real", Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017   Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland, UK

2017  "Right Here, Right Now", Fotofestival Naarden, The Netherlands

2017  "HABITAT", FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK 

2017  "Emerging Talents Exhibition", International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, USA

2016  "Yet Another Gaze – A New Horizon for Contemporary Taiwanese Photography"Lianzhou Foto Festival, China 

2016  "Revelations", (Fallout), Organ Vida International Photo Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

2016  9419, short film, w/ Research Lab St.Joost, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015  "REPLAY" (Fallout), video gameplay, photographs, AKV St.Joost, Breda, Netherlands

2014   Des Scripts, photographs, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2011    The Calla Lilies, photographs, Splashlight Gallery (Lucie Foundation), New York

2011    SDINGUHOTS, video installation, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei

2011    Kaleidoscope, sound & photography installation, National Taiwan University, Taipei

2009  Change (變),  photographs, Fujifilm Gallery, Taipei

2009  Me, Photon, photographs, National Taiwan University, Taipei

Artist in Residencies

2017. Oct | The Arctic Circle - Autumn Expedition, Svalbard, north pole

2017. May |  Atlas Initiatief AIR, Breda (Project: TUNA, Review: Metropolis M)

2017. Jan |  foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam


2018 |  Nominated (TBA), World Press Photo, Digital Storytelling - Short Form, Amsterdam, NL

2017 |  Winner (FORMAT Award), Portfolio Review, FORMAT Photo Festival, Derby, UK

2017 |  Winner, Photo Feature Award, FORMAT Photo Festival & Chinese Photographers magazine, Derby, UK

2016 |  Winner (Best Portfolio), Portfolio Review, Organ Vida International Photo Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

2016 |  Winner, Emerging Talent Award & Exposure Award, Lensculture

2015 |  Winner, Best Portfolio Award - Portfolio Review, Young Art Taipei