Nantian Fude God










Li Zong-Jhan is a moving image artist based in Taiwan. He holds a Master’s degree in Photography Arts with distinction from the University of Westminster, London. His first film, Johnny, was awarded with the Gold Prize at the LEXUS Short Film Taiwan during his pursuit of the degree of BFA in Painting and Multimedia at the Taipei University of the Arts. Li’s following projects have been shown internationally within the contexts including fine art, film and photography.

Li is engaged in fiction-based practices bridging still imagery, animation and film. He melts and moulds singular selves into multiple authenticities, creating realities that compete with the original, the monolithic and the normative reality.




MA Photography Arts with Distinction, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

BFA Fine Art, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan


2019  Toulouse, France
The Pivot Point was part of Recontre Traverse Vidéo on the theme of Experimental {research/art},  screened in the programme of Les Curiosités at Cinémathèque de Toulouse, and exhibited in the programme of Recontres at Lycée Ozenne.

2018  ONCA Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
The Pivot Point was part of Brighton Photo Fringe in the section of Open 18 Moving Image.

2018  Ambika P3, London, United Kingdom
The Pivot Point was part of Probable Lies, one of the joint MA Photography degree show (University of Westminster).

2016  New Taipei City, Taiwan
Body-Boat Project: Let’s Build a Boat and Row Us Out! was a group project conducted on the occasion of the BFA degree show (Taipei National University of the Arts).

2016  8 & 1/2 Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
From 8 to 8 & 1/2 was exhibited in Visual Cortex, a duo exhibition with Tsai Tsung Hsun.


2017  Saint-Raphaël, France
Riddles from Inferno was officially selected in AVIFF art film festival.

2015  Taipei, Taiwan
Johnny was awarded Gold Prize in LEXUS Short Film Taiwan.


2018  Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The Pivot Point was sponsored by Donglin Fude Temple 東林福德廟 for the exhibition expense in Probable Lies (London, 2018).


Nantian Fude God (南天福德正神) is a regional Earth God served in Donglin Fude Temple (東林福德廟), a venerable temple located in Linyuan, southern Taiwan. Assisted by two celestial officials, the aristocracy-dressed Fude God has been assigned by Heaven's authority to guard His area of jurisdiction since the mid-18th century. He became notable after guiding the locals to break the Scissors Curse that was set in Linyuan by a vengeful Taoism master. 

This design work is dedicated to the Temple managers and the Fude God, as a return of the grant they kindly offered in 2018 for the production of my CG animation,《剪刀穴》(The Pivot Point ).