Visual Arts
¡Buen Camino!
Visual Arts
¡Buen Camino!
Aug 31 - Sept 2

About the Program

Spain’s world-famous hiking route, the Camino de Santiago. The origins of this route comes from the place where the body of James, one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles and cousin of Jesus, was found. Struck by inspiration, Siraya Lo flew to Spain, starting from Pamplona, ​​the city of the bull run, and embarked on a 28-day pilgrimage.

During this ascetic journey, Siraya Lo took the time to slow down and appreciate this country that she had visited many times. From the expectations at the start, the hardships along the way, the realizations in the middle, to the heartfelt feelings at the end, on this journey to a religious holy place that has been passed down for thousands of years, through the overlapping experiences with history, Lo reflected on her own life and the present. Along the way, she met pilgrims from all over the world, each with their own stories and goals; these encounters and exchanges gave her a deeper understanding of herself and the world. 

The pilgrimage is not only a geographical journey, but also an exploration across time and culture. Through Lo’s photographs and chronicles, she takes us on this spiritual road together to understand how travelers from diverse cultures and countries view the past, present, and future, as well as the relationship between Spain and Taiwan, the world and ourselves.

Siraya Lo
Tourism Consultant

Siraya Lo is the former secretary-general of the Taiwan Tourism Association and devoted herself to promoting Taiwan's local culture and tourism internationally. Her travels have taken her to France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Spain, Japan, South Korea, the United States, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. Each trip will only cover one single country, with no real itinerary, allowing her to stay in any city or town for multiple days, leisurely enjoying the local history and culture.

In 2005, exhausted and burnt out from work, Lo resolutely resigned and decided to travel. She spent half a year in Spain in the Iberian Peninsula, where she regained her lost enthusiasm for life, and fell in love with this country with all kinds of charm. In 2012, she once again deserted the working life and travelled to Spain Spain for the fourth time to embark on this pilgrimage.

From the Curating Team

Experience the impacts of culture, history, and visual art in TAIWANfest exhibitions featuring a pilgrimage in Spain, Taiwanese poetry, and more.

About the Program

Spain’s world-famous hiking route, the Camino de Santiago. The origins of this route comes from the place where the body of James, one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles and cousin of Jesus, was found. Struck by inspiration, Siraya Lo flew to Spain, starting from Pamplona, ​​the city of the bull run, and embarked on a 28-day pilgrimage.

During this ascetic journey, Siraya Lo took the time to slow down and appreciate this country that she had visited many times. From the expectations at the start, the hardships along the way, the realizations in the middle, to the heartfelt feelings at the end, on this journey to a religious holy place that has been passed down for thousands of years, through the overlapping experiences with history, Lo reflected on her own life and the present. Along the way, she met pilgrims from all over the world, each with their own stories and goals; these encounters and exchanges gave her a deeper understanding of herself and the world. 

The pilgrimage is not only a geographical journey, but also an exploration across time and culture. Through Lo’s photographs and chronicles, she takes us on this spiritual road together to understand how travelers from diverse cultures and countries view the past, present, and future, as well as the relationship between Spain and Taiwan, the world and ourselves.

Siraya Lo
Tourism Consultant

Siraya Lo is the former secretary-general of the Taiwan Tourism Association and devoted herself to promoting Taiwan's local culture and tourism internationally. Her travels have taken her to France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Spain, Japan, South Korea, the United States, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. Each trip will only cover one single country, with no real itinerary, allowing her to stay in any city or town for multiple days, leisurely enjoying the local history and culture.

In 2005, exhausted and burnt out from work, Lo resolutely resigned and decided to travel. She spent half a year in Spain in the Iberian Peninsula, where she regained her lost enthusiasm for life, and fell in love with this country with all kinds of charm. In 2012, she once again deserted the working life and travelled to Spain Spain for the fourth time to embark on this pilgrimage.

From the Curating Team

Experience the impacts of culture, history, and visual art in TAIWANfest exhibitions featuring a pilgrimage in Spain, Taiwanese poetry, and more.

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