This is our ultimate list of Taiwan design, art and architecture events in 2020. We'll be updating it throughout the year as new events are announced. If you know about any Taiwan design, art or architecture events that we've missed, then please send the details to taiwandesignmag@gmail.com

January

Taipei Dangdai: Art & Ideas

January 19 - 20 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

More than just a trade show for contemporary art galleries from all over the world, Dangdai 2020 also showcases feature works by the likes of Ai Weiwei and Taiwan's very own Luxury Logico.

Taipei Dangdai website

Moving Ink: 50 Year Retrospective of Calligraphy by Tong Yang Tze

December 14 (2019) - March 8 at Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Iconic Shanghai-born Taiwanese calligrapher, Tong Yang Tze is exhibiting a 50 year retrospective of her work. Read more about Moving Ink...

Taipei Fine Arts Museum website

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November 9 (2019) - March 1 at Taitung Design Center

An exhibition curated by Archicake, Plan b and Chan Wei Hsiung. Amis aborigine craftsman Laway responds to the natural landscape of Taitung by making a series of bamboo rafts that connect the mountains with the ocean.

Taitung Design Center website

February

Taiwan Lantern Festival

February 8 - 23 at Taichung Houli Forest Park

This year's Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung showcases dazzling, floral-inspired light art exhibitions all across the forest park. The main lantern, entitled Guardian of the Forest - Tree of Light, is designed by Lin Shuen Long.

Taiwan Lantern Festival website

Taipei Lantern Festival

February 8 - 16 at Taipei Ximending and Nanxing Park

This year's Taipei Lantern Festival is themed on the new zodiac year of the rat, plus there will be a special feature (see concept above) in Ximending entitled "Hide and Seek".

Taipei Lantern Festival website

Disaster or Design: A Circular Design Exhibition

February 22 - June 14 at Taiwan Design Museum in Songyan Court

REnato Lab and Studio Shikai curate an exhibition to demonstrate the meaning of circular design and educate visitors about the lifecycle of consumer products.

Songyan Court - Taiwan Design Museum website

March

Currently no events listed for this month.

April

Creative Expo Taiwan

April 17 - 26 at Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei Expo Park - Expo Dome, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, and more locations yet to be announced

Taiwan's biggest expo of design brands, IP Licensing artists, culture and lifestyle exhibitions. Open to buyers and the public, this citywide event attracts over 350,000 visitors annually. Read our guide to Creative Expo Taiwan 2020...

Creative Expo Taiwan 2020 website

May

Taipei International Book Exhibition

May 7 - 12 at Taipei World Trade Center

Originally scheduled for February, but postponed due to public health concerns, this year's Taipei International Book Exhibition will have a special feature on books from South Korea.

Taipei International Book Exhibition website

YODEX

May 22 - 25 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

One of the world's largest student design exhibitions, YODEX annually exhibits over 4,000 works by 10,000 young designers from 140 departments of 60 schools all over Taiwan.

YODEX website

June

Currently no events listed for this month.

July

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August

Currently no events listed for this month.

September

Taiwan Designers' Week

Date and location yet to be announced

The annual Taiwan Designers' Week usually takes place sometime around September, offering a series of exhibitions, forums, talks, and salons in Taipei.

Taiwan Designers' Week website

October

Taiwan Design Expo

Date and location yet to be announced

The annual Taiwan Design Expo takes place in a different city each year. Last year's event was held in Pingtung and we're waiting to find out what's happening this year.

Taiwan Design Expo website

Art Taipei

Date and location yet to be announced

This annual exhibition attracts gallerists from all over the world. Much like Taipei Dangdai, it welcomes the collectors and tire kickers alike.

Art Taipei 2019 website

Taipei Art Book Fair

Date and location yet to be announced

This event is a haven for independent book and magazine enthusiasts. It usually takes place around October time.

Taipei Art Book Fair facebook

Nuit Blanche Taipei

Date and location yet to be announced

The global Nuit Blanche network has held an annual event in Taipei since 2016, celebrating a night of art in the public space.

Nuit Blanche Taipei website

November

Currently no events listed for this month.

December

Golden Pin Design Award

Date and location yet to be announced

Taiwan's longest running design award, the Golden Pin ceremony, exhibition, and forum usually kicks off around the end of November or early December at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

Golden Pin Design Award website