The Digital Art Center, Taipei (DAC) was established in 2009 and operated by the Digital Arts Foundation, an organization commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government. The main goal of the Taipei Digital Arts Center is to promote and experiment with the research and development of digital art.
Since 2018, the Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT) undertook the operation of DAC and started promoting digital exhibitions and the strengthening of connections with the locals utilizing its rich resources and practical experience in art. The DAC provided the artists with a platform for them to work, exhibit, and collaborate with experts in various professional fields to promote the realization and exhibition of excellent digital art projects.
Currently, the DAC is focusing on the promotion of digital arts, conducting six exhibitions annually, the Taipei Digital Art Festival, and hosting more than 20 forums and workshops; dedicated to developing researches and creative resources in digital arts, promoting the development of digital art with diversity, and helping Taiwan to become an essential portal for digital art on the international stage.
CEO: Po-Chih HUANG
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: I-Ching LU
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Hsiang-Wen CHEN
PROJECT MANAGER: Rachel HUANG
PROJECT EXECUTIVE: Aya LIU
TECHNICAL COORDINATOR: The Middle of Nowhere
KEY VISUAL DESIGN: Jr-Shin LUO, Eason FAN
3D DESIGN & FESTIVAL TRAILER: Jeci CHEN
DESIGN ASSISTANT: Yen-Jui LEE
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: Yu-Hsuan HSIANG
EXECUTIVE SPECIALIST: Shu-Yin WU | Stella LIOU
EXHIBITION SPECIALIST: Chen Chen | Beryl HSIEH
ASSISTANTS: Chien Yu CHU｜Tzu-Ying HO｜Jiun-Yi HOU｜Nini CHEN｜Yen-Ning CHEN｜Hou-Zuo CHEN ｜Pei-Yu CHEN｜Yun-Tzu HUANG｜Yu-Hsuan TSENG｜ Chin LIU｜Sung-Chun YANG｜Allen HSIEH
ARKO Art Center
ARKO Art Center was established in 1979 as a public exhibition space under the direction of Arts Council Korea. It has worked to fulfill its function as an exhibition-supporting institution, specifically geared towards emerging experimental artists. Through this, Arko Art Center has consolidated its public, as well as educational, role to construct a new paradigm for contemporary Korean art.
This year’s festival includes the Taiwan-Korea video exchange program. It aims at introducing the works of digital artists to audiences in both countries and to promote international exchange of Asian technology art. Through the ARKO Art Center’s Art & Technology Festival 2022 exhibition’s online screening platform “New Art City” and the Digital Art Center Taipei’s on-site exhibition, the festival achieves a simultaneous online/offline, cross-platform/cross-context connection. The Art & Technology Festival 2022, held by The Arts Council Korea (ARKO) Art Center, is an art festival that promotes international art exchange and research through the medium of digital art. It has been echoing the core concept of the Taipei Digital Arts Festival for many years.