Hsu Chia-Wei, born in 1983 in Taichung, Taiwan, currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2016, he graduated from Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing, France. When it comes to the practice of art, Hsu stresses specifically on the actionability underneath image creation, while linking up the relationships of humans, materials, and places omitted in the narrative of the conventional history through establishing the incidents beyond camera.
Hsu has thrown solo exhibitions including “Hsu Chia-Wei: Black and White – Malayan Tapir” at The International Studio & Curatorial Program(ISCP) in New York(2018), “Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General’s Office” at Liang Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan(2017), “Art Brussels: Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Black and White Project” in Brussels, Belgium (2019), “TAIPEI DANGDAI: Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Black and White Project” in Taipei, Taiwan(2019) and “Giant Panda, Deer, Malayan Tapir and East India Company – Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition” at MoNTUE in Taipei, Taiwan.
The artist has participated in exhibitions such as “Hic Sunt Leones” at Surplusspace in Wuhan, China(2019), “A Tale of Hidden Histories” at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands(2019), “The 12th Shanghai Biennale: Progress” at Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China(2018), “Busan Biennale 2018: Divided We Stand” at MoCA Busan in Busan, Korea(2018), “Gwangju Biennale 2018: Imagined Borders” at Gwangju Biennale Hall in Gwangju, Korea(2018), “21st Biennale of Sydney-SUPERPOSITION” at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney, Australia(2018) and many other exhibitions and art fairs.
He and a group of artists also run an art space in Taipei: Open-Contemporary Art Center, an organization with functions of curation, creation, narrative, inter-disciplinary exchange, education as well as promotion of art that strives to seek every possibility to create communication in contemporary art.