Ya-Lun Tao, who is pioneering new media arts in Taiwan, is serving as a full-time faculty member at College of Arts of National Tsing Hua University. Invited to the 9th Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival (MADATAC) in Madrid, Spain, and won the New Media Art Installation Award. Granted by Taiwan Fellowship Program of Asian Cultural Council to visit the United States as exchange scholar, invited to be the artist-in-residency by Headland Center of the Arts in San Francisco and sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council to be the first artist-in-residency at 1a space.
He took up residence at Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art that is famous for digital images and technology arts as well. Honored with the first prize of the scholarship program from Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. The crossover art project of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and was awarded outstanding alumnus of Tainan National University of the Arts.