Idas Losin (Truku / Atayal, Taiwan)

UNSW Galleries

Idas Losin is an artist from the Truku and Atayal tribes. Since 2013, Losin has visited Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Hawai’i, Guam, Aotearoa New Zealand, Tahiti, and other places to reflect upon the art of Indigenous peoples in Taiwan by observing the connections between Indigenous peoples and mainstream society abroad. Using oil painting as her main medium, Losin adopts original colours and fine brushwork to create imagery of different characters, patterns, cultural objects and issue-focused content to express her feelings about life, compassion for the land and explorations of her own heritage.

Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney.