Sheng-Wen Lo was born in 1987, Taiwan, currently based in the Netherlands. He is interested in contemporary human-animal relationships, and attempts to spark off debates. He uses still/moving images, sound, video games and various medium. He received his MA in Photography from Kunstakademie St.Joost in the Netherlands, and MSc in Computer Science from the Computer Music Lab at National Taiwan University. Having also been working as a scientist, scientific values and methodologies are crucial to his works.
Sheng is the creative director of Lightbox, a public photo library and a center for contemporary photography at Taipei. During his residency in Europe, he seeks to strengthen the mutual understandings between Taiwanese and the international contemporary photography scene through talks, discussions, writings, and collaborations. Sheng will be an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie during 2019 and 2020 in Amsterdam.
His recent works are shown in EYE Filmmuseum, World Press Photo, BredaPhoto, LhGWR and Fotofestival Naarden in The Netherlands, ICP Museum in New York, FORMAT Photo Festival in UK, Belfast Photo Festival in Northern Ireland, OrganVida Photo Festival in Croatia, and LianZhou Foto Festival in China. He is the winner of portfolio reviews at FORMAT Photo Festival (2017), OrganVida Photo Festival (2016), and Young Art Taipei (2015).