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, France. Hsu stresses specifically on the actionability underneath image creation when it comes to the practice of art, 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 hold solo exhibitions including “Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General’s Office” at Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (2017), “Huai Mo Village” at Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2016) that was recognized by the Annual Grand Prize of The 15th Taishin Arts Award, “Huai Mo Village Project” at Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China (2016), and “Positions #2” at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2015). The artist has participated in exhibitions such as “21st Biennale of Sydney – SUPERPOSITION” at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia, “2 or 3 Tigers” at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2017), “2016 Taipei Biennial – Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2016), “Hugo Boss Asia Art” at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2013), “The 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia: This Is Not a Taiwan Pavilion” at Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy (2013), and “Faux Amis / An Ephemeral Video Library” at Jeu De Paume, Paris, France (2010).
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. He is also the curator of “Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition” at Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2018) and “THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding” at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2012).