Idas Losin

Idas Losin

Born 1976 Hualien, Taiwan
Lives and works in New Taipei City, Taiwan

Idas Losin is a Taiwanese aboriginal artist of Truku and Atayal heritage. After graduating from high school, she began working on documentary films about Taiwanese tribes, focusing on the stories of elders. A touring exhibition of Indigenous Australian art at Taipei MOCA in 2003 inspired her to tell the stories of her own community through a visual, material practice. She has since travelled to Australia, North America and the Pacific to study the expression of indigenous and First Nations perspectives through art. Losin’s paintings are characterised by their fine brushwork and stark composition on a flat plane. Her portraits and landscapes often incorporate tattoos and woven patterns, or depict the topography of the Pacific. She is committed to issues relevant to Taiwanese Aboriginal people, and to exploring the narratives of the movement of Austronesian peoples, languages and cultures from Taiwan into the Pacific.

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GOMA LEVEL 3
Gallery 3.3 Marica Sourris & James C. Sourris AM Gallery