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About Yunjie

Yunjie Liao (廖芸婕) is a news, op-ed and non-fiction writer who combines visual and audio elements into her storytelling. Her multinational, transcultural and interdisciplinary works often revolve around freedom, margins, conflicts, misunderstandings, the wrestling for expression, and the imaginations of home.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Yunjie established herself as an independent journalist after working in Apple Daily and publishing an autobiography of a year-long journey in 2013. Her experiences in literary journalism, feature story and field research has enabled her to visit over 40 countries for reportage. The journeys have helped her to examine the similarities between distant corners, neighboring fields and local communities, as well as to recreate the scenes of diverse narratives. Her independent works have earned journalism, designing and filmmaking awards. She also collaborates with artists and media outlets of different genres.

Besides storytelling, Yunjie has a passion for nature. She was the leader for NCCU’s school mountaineering team, and is a certificated lifesaver by International Life Saving Federation.

 

廖芸婕 (Yunjie Liao) 以文字書寫應對其訪談、評論及非虛構創作的經驗,並結合視覺與聲響媒材,重現蹲點紀實的過程與多元敘事的現場。她的跨國、跨文化及跨域創作意圖對典型論述提出詰問,作品主題常圍繞在自由、邊緣、誤解、衝突、話語權角力,及對家園的想像。

家鄉臺灣,廖芸婕自國立政治大學新聞系畢業、任職《蘋果日報》記者並於2013年出版《獨行在邊境》後,以獨立身分實踐其跨國研究與訪談至今。她的作品常扣問遙遠事物與鄰近場域的相似性,試圖建構沉浸式場景,爬梳跨時空的流動樣態及糾葛的敘事脈絡。2015年協助籌備《報導者》後,於2016年回歸自由身分。2018年,獲國藝會「海外藝遊」計畫支持,拜訪多國紀實、諷刺漫畫工作者。廖芸婕憑藉調查報導、第一線採集及專題製作的經驗,足跡四十餘國,並持續拓展她的田野。她的作品均獨立發表或與國內外藝術家、媒體合作,並獲得報導、設計及影展類獎項。

紀實工作之餘,廖芸婕鍾情自然野地。她是一名國際救生聯盟認證的水上救生員,並具先鋒確保資格與高山嚮導經驗。

Award, Accreditation, Grant, Residency, etc.

– In progress

  • 2019~Now “The Time Capsule” (director), Amsterdam, NL
    【Granted with IDFAcademy and accredited as a guest of industry professional by International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam】
  • 2018~Now “Sands of A Cross Section” (author), Taipei, TW
    【Granted by National Culture and Arts Foundation- Literature】

– Published, screened, performed, exhibited

  • 2022 ”Welcome to Our Place” Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity Group Exhibition II (artist-in-residence), Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, TW
    【Granted by Taipei Artist Village Residency Programme – Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity】
  • 2021 ”From Now On” Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity Residency Programme Residency Artist Exhibition Season 4 (artist-in-residence), Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, TW
    【Granted by Taipei Artist Village Residency Programme – Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity】
  • 2021 ”The State of Fluidity” (artist-in-residence), Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, TW
    【Granted by Taipei Artist Village Residency Programme – Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity】
  • 2021 ”Poly-” (artist), “Pacific Pirate#2: Temporary Autonomous Zone” Online Research-based Residency Program, Taiwan and Mexico
    【Granted by Ministry of Culture-  Cultural Exchanges and Collaborative Projects with Personnel between Taiwan and Latin America】
  • 2021 “Razam! Belarusian arts in solidarity” (curator), Taipei, TW
  • 2020 “Together- Voices Across Borders” (co-curator), Minim Photographic Studio+Gallery, Taipei, TW
  • 2020 “The Vision That Can Only be Captured While Moving” (sound/narration contributor for artist Wei Ling Hung), Taitung Live Art Center, Taitung, TW
  • 2019 “Ohong Village” (co-screenwriter & assistant to director), Chiayi, TW
    【Awarded with Torino Film Festival- Ciputti Prize】
  • 2019 ”Pakedavai Family Ritual” (boom-operator), Pingtung, TW
    【Awarded with Pingtung Film Festival- Special Jury Prize】
  • 2019 “Between Conflicts and Tables, Israel and Palestine” (performer), The Corridor, Taitung, TW
  • 2019 “Front Line in Peace” (scriptwriter), Monsoon Vol.3 , multiple areas in Israel and Palestine
    【Finalist of le Festival international de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême – la prix de la BD alternative
  • 2018 “With Peaceful Resistances and Armed Fights” (photojournalist), multiple areas in Israel and Palestine
    【Finalist of Excellence Journalism Award- Photo Series】
  • 2018 “Documenting Our Time with Cartoons” (author and journalist), multiple areas in UK, FR, IT, PL, IL, CY, TRNC, EG, US, CA
    【Granted by National Culture and Arts Foundation】
  • 2017 Burning Man (journalist), Black Rock City, US
    【Granted by Burning Man Project】
  • 2016 Burning Man “Mazu Art Project” (journalist), Black Rock City, US
    【Granted by Dream Community Culture and Education Develop Foundation】
  • 2015 “O” (co-screenwriter), Prague, CZ
    【Williamsburg International Film Festival- Official Selection】
  • 2015 “Distant Echoes” (author and journalist), multiple areas in Belarus
    【Awarded with Tseng Hsu-Pai Journalism Award- Best New Media Reporting, and with 4A Awards- Best Digital Visual Design. Finalist of Excellent Journalism Award- Feature Stories】
  • 2015 【Nominated and Awarded as 1st “Becoming Aces- 30 Influential Youngsters under 30” by The News Lens】
  • 2014 “We Strive to Build Our Homes” (author and journalist), multiple areas in Ethiopia
    【Granted by weReport Investigative Journalism Platform】
  • 2013  “Borders: Alone She Travels” (author), multiple areas in TH, LA, KH, VT, CN, NP, IN, CZ, HR, BA, ME, AL, XK, MK, RS
  • 2010 【Awarded with Central News Agency News Award- Special Reporting of Campus News】
  • 2009 【Awarded with Central News Agency News Award- Special Reporting of Campus News】
  • 2008 “Abandoned Heroes- Deserted Rock Climbing Walls” (journalist), Taipei, TW
    【Awarded with Lee Zheng Yu News Award- Feature Stories】
  • 2006 【Awarded with Lee Zheng Yu News Award- Straight News】
  • 2006 【Awarded U-News – Best Journalist of The Year】

– Department of Journalism, National Chengchi University, Taiwan 2005-2010

– Language skills: Taiwanese, Mandarin, Chinese, English and French

 

– 進行中

  • 2019~迄今 「The Time Capsule」(導演),阿姆斯特丹,荷蘭
    【獲阿姆斯特丹國際紀錄片電影節遴選出席IDFAcademy及影展專業影人場次】
  • 2018~迄今 《橫斷之沙》(作家)
    【獲國藝會常態補助-文學創作類】

– 已發表

  • 2022 「众所之地」文化平權聯展 II(駐村藝術家),台北國際藝術村,台北,臺灣
    【獲台北國際藝術村補助-文化平權駐村計畫】
  • 2021 「從此,以後」文化平權駐村計畫第四季藝術家聯展(駐村藝術家),台北國際藝術村,台北,臺灣
    【獲台北國際藝術村補助-文化平權駐村計畫】
  • 2021 「流動狀態」(駐村藝術家),台北國際藝術村,台北,臺灣
    【獲台北國際藝術村補助-文化平權駐村計畫】
  • 2021 「Poly-」(藝術家),「太平洋海盜#2:T.A.Z.臨時自治區」 線上駐地研究計畫,臺灣、墨西哥
    【獲文化部補助-臺灣與拉丁美洲文化交流合作】
  • 2021 「Razam!在台灣看白羅斯抗爭藝術」(策畫),流民棧,台北,臺灣
  • 2020 「世界難民日:疫起呼吸──穿透邊界的聲音」(共同策展),明凝攝影工作室.藝廊,台北,臺灣
  • 2020 「關於如何經驗移動」(聲音/口述,藝術家洪瑋翎演出),台東生活美學館,台東,臺灣
  • 2019 《蚵豐村》(共同編劇、助理導演),嘉義,臺灣
    【獲義大利都靈影展-Cipputi奇布蒂獎等】
  • 2019 《Pakedavai家族祭》(收音助理),屏東,臺灣
    【獲屏東電影節-評審團特別獎等】
  • 2019 「界・現?穿梭在以巴衝突與餐桌間」(沉浸式表演者),洄廊工作室,台東,臺灣
  • 2019 〈安靜的戰地〉(編劇),《熱帶季風》,以色列與巴勒斯坦多處
    【入圍安古蘭漫畫節-另類漫畫獎】
  • 2018 「巴勒斯坦之和平與武裝抗爭」(平面攝影),以色列與巴勒斯坦多處
    【入圍卓越新聞獎-系列攝影類】
  • 2018 「以漫畫記錄時代──訪查紀實漫畫發展現況」(作者、報導者),英國、法國、義大利、波蘭、以色列、巴勒斯坦、賽普勒斯、北賽普勒斯、埃及、美國、加拿大多處
    【獲國藝會補助-海外藝遊專案】
  • 2017  Burning Man黑石沙漠火人祭(報導者),黑石城,美國
    【獲Burning Man Project補助】
  • 2016  Burning Man黑石沙漠火人祭媽祖營區Mazu Camp(報導者),黑石城,美國
    【獲夢想社區文教發展基金會邀請並補助】
  • 2015 《O》(共同編劇),布拉格,捷克
    【入選威廉斯堡國際影展主競賽等】
  • 2015 《遙遠人聲》(作者、報導者),白羅斯多處
    【獲曾虛白新聞獎-新媒體類、獲4A創意獎-數位視覺設計類、入圍卓越新聞獎-專題新聞類】
  • 2015  【獲The News Lens關鍵評論網提名並評選為第一屆「未來大人物」】
  • 2014 《我們掙扎,築起家園》(作者、報導者),衣索匹亞多處
    【獲weReport調查報導公眾委製平台補助】
  • 2013  《獨行在邊境》(作家),泰國、寮國、柬埔寨、越南、中國、尼泊爾、印度、捷克、克羅埃西亞、波士尼亞、蒙特尼哥羅、阿爾巴尼亞、科索沃、馬其頓、塞爾維亞多處
  • 2010 【獲中央社新聞獎-校園報導類】
  • 2009 【獲中央社新聞獎-校園報導類】
  • 2008 〈蛛網塵封的龐大裝置藝術──荒廢岩場〉(報導者),台北,臺灣
    【獲李政育新聞獎專題報導類】
  • 2006 【獲李政育新聞獎純淨新聞類】
  • 2006 【獲大學報年度最佳記者】

– 國立政治大學新聞學系,臺灣 2005-2010

– 語言:台語、中文、英文、法文

For more...

Selected works by Yunjie 作品集: Portfolio

Selected articles by Yunjie 短篇: Footprints

Selected interviews of Yunjie’s works 媒體曝光: Press