Rain Wu (* 1987, Tainan) is a British-Taiwanese artist and architect living and working between London and where her research takes her. Her work is conceptually driven and materialises in different forms and scales from drawing, sculpture, food performance to architectural installation. She is currently working with the temporality of perishable materials as sculptural mediums to instigate questions and discussions around our manifold relationships with nature.

      She graduated from the Royal College of Art and University College London. Her artwork has been exhibited in Sharjah Biennial, Taipei Biennial, The Palestinian Museum, London Design Biennale, Lisbon Architecture Triennale; she is one of the Designers in Residence at the Design Museum (London) in 2016, an artist in residence at The Van Eyck (NL) 2018-9, and currently an associate lecturer at University of the Arts London. 


Selected Exhibitions
2020       As Above, So Below/ Istanbul Design Biennale (TR)
2019        The Sea Rises and Totally Still / Sea Views (FI)
2019        Facsimile Of A Breeze / Walk&Talk Azores (PT) 
2019        Simultaneous Melodies/ Corridor Project Space Amsterdam (NL)
2019        We Move Silently Towards The Far Shore /Van Eyck (NL)

2018        From Strata of Memory to Layers of Rock /Fondation Thalie (BE)

2018        The Tea Set /Asia Now, Paris (FR)
2018        The Tea Set /Woodruff Arts Centre, Atlanta Design Festival (US)

2018        Bread /Van Eyck (NL)
2017         The Rock Nobody Could Lift /Keelung Ciao (TW)

2017         Threshold of Being /The Palestinian Museum (Palestine)

2017         Non-Human Narratives /Van Eyck (NL)

2017         Collectivism /Sharjah Biennial13 (UAE)

2017         Incarnation, Taiwan Pavilion/Somerset House (UK)

2016        The Tea Set, Designers in Residence 2016/Design Museum (UK)

2016        Eatopia, Taiwan Pavilion /London Design Biennale (UK)

2016        Collectivism, Taipei Biennial /Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TW)

2015        Agloe /Gallerie Pierre (TW)

2015        Eataipei, Tent London /London Design Festival (UK)

2014        Plastica /Redbull Studios (UK)

2014        Canvas, Shao-Yen SS15 /Platform Theatre (UK)

2014        Ripples, Shao-Yen AW14 /Somerset House (UK)

2013        Fabrica de Sonhos /Lisbon Architecture Triennale (PT)

Selected Teaching
2020~      Associate Lecturer, Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA (UK)
2017~        Associate Lecturer, Chelsea College of Arts UAL (UK)
2019         Architecture tutor, Maastricht Master of Architecture ZUYD (NL)
2018         Architecture studio tutor, Bartlett Summer School (UK)
2017         Malaquais Intensifs, Paris (FR)
2015         Lecturer, National Cheng Kung University (TW)
2013,4, 7  AcrossRCA, SustainRCA, Royal College of Art (UK)


2018        From Strata of Memory to Layers of Rock (ISBN 9789072076939)

2018        RARA: Speak (ISBN 9789072076915)


2018        Artist in Residence /Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL)

2016        Designer in Residence  /Design Museum, London (UK)

2013        Third Prize:Taipei Fine Arts Museum X-Site 2014 (TW) 

2011         Winner: Lisbon Architecture Triennale Universities Award (PT)


2015        RIBA Part III qualified British Architect

2011-13    Architecture MA, Royal College of Art

2006-9   Architecture BSc, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL


2011-15    Carmody Groarke Architects (London, UK)

2012        Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo, Japan)

2010        Metropolitan Workshop (London, UK)

2009       Building Design Partnership (London, UK)

Selected Press and Interviews

2018        TLmag (Nearch Edition, Interview)
2016-18   MA! Design Is Human (The Tea Set, Eatopia, Eataipei)

2017         Design Magazine Taiwan (Interview)
2017         Perspective Magazine (Interview)
2016         Frame Magazine (Interview)