▲ The Spirit of Autobiography, Fan’s collaboration with the National Palace Museum and HTC.
Creating Different Perspectives on the Issue of Experience
▲ Formation of Consciousness, the installation created for the exhibition,
Time Unfrozen: From Liu Kuo-Sung to New Media Art.
▲ Design M/m Taiwan Exhibition at the Presidential Office Building in 2017.
About Frankie Fan
Frankie Fan graduated from National Chiao Tung University’s Graduate Institute of Architecture. He is currently the Design Supervisor at Moxie Design and the Founder/CEO of XXtralab Design. His works have received accolades both at home and abroad, and he is a multiple winner of the Taiwan Interior Design (TID) Awards, an important interior design award among the Huaren design community. Fan was chosen as a top ten designer at the 2011 TID Awards, and has served two terms as the CEO of the TID Awards.
Fan studied art from an early age, later dabbling in architecture, spatial design, digital design, new media, and interactive design. He now leads an experimental team of multidisciplinary designers —rare in Taiwan — devoted to the exploration of innovative thinking and possibilities in the integration of multidisciplinary design. In 2014, Fan collaborated with calligraphy master Dong Yang-Zi in her piece Silent Movement, and in 2016 joined forces with the National Palace Museum and HTC to build The Spirit of Autobiography, the first virtual reality calligraphy installation in Taiwan, and winner of four awards at the 2017 Boston Film Festival. A master of reinterpreting traditional Chinese art, Fan continues to guide viewers in opening their eyes and their imaginations.
In recent years, Fan has introduced the concept of multidisciplinary design to the curation of exhibitions, hoping to initiate continued dialogue using exhibitions as a communication medium for exploring contemporary Huaren design ideas. For instance, the 2017 Design M/m Taiwan Exhibition, the first design exhibition ever held in the Presidential Office Building, connected local experience with global vision in an attempt to inspire the attention and thinking of the general public on the power of design.