HSU CHIA-WEI


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).

CV

EDUCATION

  • 2010  MFA, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005  BFA, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

EXPERIENCE

  • 2017  Artist Residency Program, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA), Singapore
  • 2016  Artist Residency Program, Sa Sa Art Project, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2015  Artist Residency Program, Le Fresnoy Studio National Des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
  • 2014  Artist Residency Program, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 “Thaitai: A Measure of Understanding”, Curator, Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Thaitai: A Measure of Understanding”, Curator, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2011-13  Appointed as Director of Open – Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010  Artist Residency Program, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA
  • 2009  “Dandy & Angel”, Curator, Open – Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006  “Document 321: The 5th Anniversary of Open – Contemporary Art Center”, Curator, Open – Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005  “Illumination Function – One Piece Work 8”, Curator, Open – Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004  “Context Space ”, Curator, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004  “Ultra Thin”, Curator, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan

 AWARDS

  • 2016  Theatre of Sacred Armour, The 49th WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival, Gold Award for Documentary, USA
  • 2013  Hugo Boss Asia Art Award, China
  • 2009  March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum, S-An Cultural Foundation Award, Taiwan
  • 2008  The Story of Hoping Island, Taipei Arts Award, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITONS

  • 2017 “Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General’s Office“, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2016 “Huai Mo Village”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2016 “Huai Mo Village Project”, Art Basel Hong Kong | Insights, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • 2015  “Positions #2”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2014  “On the Margin of Places”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013  “SH-SY5Y”, National Taiwan University of Arts Cultural and Creative Industry Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011  “Overdubbing”, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009  “March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum”, Ping Pong, Taipei, Taiwan

 COLLECTIONS

  • 2015 “Marshal Tie Jia –Turtle Island”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Marshal Tie Jia – Jingsi Village”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2013  “Huei Mo Village”, DSL Collection, Paris, France
  • 2010  “The Story of Hoping Island”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Cross-Domain Reading & Writing: A Biblio-ecology in Art, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • BANGKOK BIENNIAL: Cinema Taipei, Cho Why, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kotodama, Para Site, Hong Kong, China
  • Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
  • Towards Mysterious Realities, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  • Art Cologne, Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne, Germany
  • The Szechwan Tale. China, Theater and History, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
  • “Art Basel Hong Kong – Film Sector”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • Frontier Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics, OCAT Institute, Beijing, China
  • Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival, Culture Affairs Bureau, Chiayi City, Chiayi, Taiwan
  • “21st Biennale of Sydney – SUPERPOSITION”, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • “The Rebellion of Moving Image”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown”, The National Museum of Arts, Osaka, Japan
  • “Frontier Vision – Regional Topology and Politics of Post-Globalization”, OCAT, Shanghai, China
  • “Art Sanya: Hauyu Youth Award”, Hauyu Art Center, Sanya, China
  • “Art Düsseldorf 2017”, Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • “All the Light We Cannot See”, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
  • “Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War”, Haus de Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Ex-ante”, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
  • “Taipei Art District Festival | The Aftermath: The Lift of Martial Law”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei 2017”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “When the River Reverses”, Sa Sa Art Project, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • “Ghosts and Spectres”, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
  • “The 2nd Asian Film and Video Art Forum”, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  • “Autostrada Biennale”, Prizren, Kosova
  • “LOOP Barcelona“, Catalonia Ramblas Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Self-Criticism”, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “2 or 3 Tigers“, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Kino der Kunst Festival“, Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • “Kau-Puê, Mutual Companionship in Near Future: 2017 Soulangh International Contemporary Art Festival“, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Riverrun“, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Creative Operational Solutions“, Para Site, Hong Kong, China
  • “China Remixed Initiative“, The Media School of the University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, US
  • “Towards Mysterious Realities”, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei 2016”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Arts”, Northern Art Village, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Kaunas in Art – International Contemporary Art Festival”, Kaunas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • “Panorama 18”, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
  • “Public Spirits”, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • “Taipei Biennal — Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Gwangju Biennale 2016: Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition/Asia Contemporary Art Links”, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
  • “NexT International Film Festival”, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului, Bucharest, Romania
  • “An Alternative Travelogue”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Modern Weavolution”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Art District Festival: Sleepless Dwelling”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Hors Pistes Bruxelles 2015”, Cinema Galeries, Brussel, Belgium
  • “Local Prospective”, Mitsubishi-jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
  • “Panorama 17”, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
  • “←→”, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, China
  • “Art in the Library II – Summer Festival Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition / Asia Contemporary Art Links”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition: Observer – Creator”, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China
  • “Art Basel Hong Kong – Film Sector”, agnès b. Cinema – Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • “Freshness of March”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Images from the Museum Collection”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition: Observer – Creator”, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “The 4th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Apple Core Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Artshow Busan”, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
  • “My Voice Would Reach You: Contemporary Art from Asia”, Chao Center for Asian Studies and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
  • “Thaitai: A Measure of Understanding”, Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei 2013 – Art Video”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Grammararianism: Trends in Contemporary Videography”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Queens International 2013”, Queens Museum, New York, USA
  • “Hugo Boss Asia Art”, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 – MicroCities”, Queens Museum, New York, USA
  • “The 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia: This Is Not a Taiwan Pavilion”, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
  • “Cutlog New York: Urbanity – Video Arts Film Festival”, New York, USA
  • “Thaitai: A Measure of Understanding”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  • “Taiwan International Documentary Festival”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Biennial 2012 – Modern Monsters”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Liverpool Biennial 2012 – Taipei, Metro – Wonderland: Taiwanese Artists and Urban Morphology”, LJMU Copperas Hills, Liverpool, UK
  • “Thaitai Fever – Stage One: We’re Open”, Open – Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • “Ambiguous Being: Who’s Afraid of Identity?”, tamtamART Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Kav 16 – Community Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Rencontres à Beyrouth”, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • “19991121 > 20130421 | Part One”, Open – Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Videonale: Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Queens International 2013”, Queens Museum, New York, USA
  • “Une Terrible Poétique: Jeunes Artistes Taïwanais à Lyon”, Olivier Houg Galerie, Lyon, France
  • “The Empty City”, Idolon Studio, Berlin, Germany
  • “Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Flu-Fatigue”, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid – New Cinema and Contemporary
    Art – Films and Video Screenings”, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • “Live Ammo”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Conjecture Horizon”, Forum des Arts et de la Culture, Talence, France
  • “Taiwan Calling – The Phantom of the Liberty”, Műcsarnok, Budapast, Hungary
  • “Taiwan Calling – The Phantom of the Liberty”, Műcsarnok, Budapast, Hungary
  • “Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • “Post Academic”, National Taiwan University of Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Faux Amis – An Ephemeral Video Library”, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
  • “2010 Taipei Biennial”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Open Studio”, ISCP, New York, USA
  • “Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid – New Cinema and Contemporary Art – Media Art Exhibition”, La Tabacalera – Future National Centre for Visual Arts, Madrid, Spain
  • “Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid – New Cinema and Contemporary Art – Film and Video Screening”, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • “Taipei Contemporary Art Center – Opening Exhibition 02”, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond Outward Gestures”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam”, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • “Photo Taipei 2009”, The Westin, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid”, Centre Pompidou, Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France
  • “Post. O”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Dandy & Angel”, Open – Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2008 Taipei Arts Awards”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Post Document – Open”, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Freeform”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Bu-Siang-Hua”, Kuandu Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The View of Story”, Kuandu Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Site/Site of – New Members’ Exhibition”, Open – Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Ultra Thin”, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Siao Tian Di”, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Third Art Fair”, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Vision and Touching”, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

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