CHANG LI-REN


Chang Li-Ren was born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1983. In 2011, he graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. He mostly creates video installations, conceptual projects and animation. Chang Li-Ren builds a virtual reality world by means of narrative. French sociologist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) proposed a concept of simulation. Baudrillard argued that our modern society has created simulacra, for example television, computers and other digital technology produce images that are the reflections of a profound reality, but these reflections appear to be more real than the reality itself. This creates hyperreality where the boundaries between imagination and reality are completely disintegrating. In his video art Chang Li-Ren skillfully masters these boundaries and produces a simulation of the real world. Chang’s woks have been on display in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Saint Petersburg, Paris and other places. In 2013, he received Young Art Taipei Award, in 2008 was selected for The 8th Taishin Arts Award, and in 2009 received Kaohsiung Awards, Taipei Arts Award and Taoyuan Creation Award.

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EDUCATION

  • 2011  Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 2006  BFA, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

AWARDS

  • 2013  Young Art Taipei Award, Taiwan
  • 2010  Selected, The 8th Taishin Arts Award, Taiwan
  • 2009  First Place, Taipei Arts Award, Taiwan
  • 2009  First Place, The 7th Taoyuan Creation Award, Taiwan
  • 2009  First Place, Kaohsiung Awards 2009, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITONS

  • 2014  “Tomorrow Hill”, Taipei Urban Design Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013  “Classic Small Movie”, Lower Akihabara, Yod Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan
  • 2013  “This Is a Book”, Xinyi Eslite Bookstore, Art Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011  “Battle City 1.1”, Taishin Bank, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011  “Neo Friends – Display Its Loneliness”, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010  “Battle City”, Kao Yuan Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2009  “Irdina”, K’s Art, Tainan, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • “Art16 London”, Olympia Grand, London, UK
  • “Art Basel Hong Kong – Film Sector”, agnès b. Cinema – Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • “Art Kaohsiung 2015”, City Suites, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Art: Gwangju: 15”, KDJ Convention Center Hall, Gwangju, Korea
  • “China International Gallery Exposition”, China National Convention Center Hall, Beijing, China
  • “Art in the Library II – Summer Festival Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taichung”, Millennium Hotels, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Art Tainan”, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Art Basel Hong Kong – Film Sector”, agnès b. Cinema – Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • “Freshness of March”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei 2014”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Endless Love for Art”, Chini Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Asia Anarchy Alliance”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Other The Distance – Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange”, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei, China, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Remaster vs. Appropriating the Classics”, VT Artsalon, am space, Taipei, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
  • “Asia Anarchy Alliance”, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Remaster vs. Appropriating the Classics”, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0”, Transmediale, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • “Apple Core Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0”, Cyberfest, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • “Love Love: Animamix Biennale 2013-14”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Romance of NG”, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0”, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
  • “Unpromising 3D Video Festival”, Fotoaura Institute of Photography, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Mona Lisa Made in Taiwan”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei”, Sheraton Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “True Illusion, Illusory Truth – Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Safe Zone for Artists”, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Made in Taiwan: Chang Li-Ren, Yao Chung-Han, Lin Kuan-Ming”, Input/Output Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “Turning a Blind Eye”, Agora Art Project x Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Don’t Brush Off What You See”, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Parts and Whole – Today’s Perspectives in Art From East Asia, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Trans-Plex: Weaving Platform”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Video Taiwan”, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France
  • “Dream Land – Lee Chia-Yu, Liao Zen-Ping, Chang Li-Ren, Liu Yun-Yi”, Ultra Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Oopject”, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 8th Taishin Arts Award”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Mingling the Palace Museum – Post-Motherland Sentiments”, Inart Space, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “The Contemporary Art of Taiwan”, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changyuan, Korea
  • “Super Generation@Taiwan”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Taipei Arts Award”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Super Generation@Taiwan”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “2009 Very Fun Park”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Wonder Show 01 Video Show Plug-Inart Space”, Inart Space, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Welcome to the Desert of the Real”, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “The 7th Taoyuan Creation Award”, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • “Kaohsiung Awards 2009”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Neo Kaohsiung Wave – 2nd Wave Liberty – Techniques”, Sincewell Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Special Administrative Region”, Huashan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Bear and Tank”, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

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