Cian-Yu Bai was born in 1984 in Changhua, Taiwan; she lives and works in Amsterdam.
She received an MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2012 and completed a two-year residency at De Ateliers in 2014.
The Breath in the Mind, her first exhibition with the gallery took place in 2022 in Cape Town. Previous solo exhibitions have taken place at AdK Actuele Kunst, Amsterdam (2018, 2016); St. Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche, Berlin (2016) and T.N.U.A 8&1/2 Gallery, Taipei (2011). Bai has featured in group exhibitions at Galerie Helder, Den Haag (2020); Royal Palace, Amsterdam (2015-19);VT Artsalon, Taipei (2010-17); Marres - Center for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht (2017); Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (2014); Nanhai Gallery, Taipei (2010); A Gallery, Taipei (2010); Show Gallery, Kaohsiung (2009) as well as AdK Actuele Kunst, Amsterdam (2015-20).
Bai won the 2019 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, and 2016 Public Prize of the same award. She is the recipient of the Buning Brongers Prize (2014).