Cedric Tai

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The ''First Annual Failure + ADHD conference''

is a research based project that has been imagined through performance lectures and potentially through walks, meals and panel discussions. Image above is documentation of an impromptu talk on 1.19.19 at UCLA during ''Processing Community Day (LA)''

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Artists include: Corrie Baldauf, Olayami Dabls, Bryce Detroit, Michaela Mosher, Andrew Thompson, Graem Whyte as well as Lynn Crawford. Assistant Curator: Anna Tüdős

''Over Over Over'' (Phase 2)

OverOverOver began as a modest attempt to bring artists from Glasgow to Detroit in 2015. Phase 2 of the project is based on Detroit artists visiting the city of Glasgow during May 2018. After being informed about the Scottish city through texts, anecdotes and websites, their presence will result in not just a presentation of their individual practices and ideas, but also an exchange of artists strategies. (2015 - 2018)

Detriot Artists in Scotland
The Speed of Learning

''The Speed of Learning'' (2012 - ongoing?)

An on-going series of handmade books that are also kinetic sculptures. The title references my conviction for a re-examination of nation-wide education reforms, which do not rely on constantly changing reforms, but the simple encouragement of intrinsic learning, one student at a time.

''DIY Modular Gallery'' (Amateur Strategies) (2016)

5 custom separate modular walls (which can also be turned into tables) and 1 'wood suit' made up of the offcuts from producing the work. All has been donated to the students and the woodwork design relates directly to the design of the windows and that space.

This solo exhibition took place in the Kerckhoff Gallery of UCLA as custom built walls that could be used by the students to put on their own exhibitions and workshops concurrently.

The structure was built to be taken down and put back up in different orientations. The idea came from the conflict of UCLA students being given a space for all students to use, and the inability to make holes in the walls, which limited the kinds of installations that could take place in the historically protected venue.

Moroccan Tile

''Go on Vacation, Rearrange the Furniture'' (2013)

During my MFA degree show opening at the Glasgow School of Art, I secretly planted small works of art on unsuspecting visitors. Using the artwork composed of tile arrangements to keep their attention, myself and a team of trained volunteers planted small tile pieces on visitors through a process I call reverse pick-pocketing.

Marbled Score Performance


I commissioned my friend Judy Hamann to write an new score for my marbled score printing contraptions. (2012 - ongoing) The first was made with Thom Norman in Glasgow. This took place at Bread & Salt in San Diego and we sold out all of the prints! (We produce only 1 print per performance, but can do multiple performances of the same piece each evening.)