Three artists represented by Liang Gallery have been selected for inclusion in the the Film Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. These new media artists, from a calm and objective point of view, look deeper at the status between Taiwan and international community. The viewers are brought into a deep mode of reflection.
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).
Chen I-Chun was born in 1980 in Nantou, Taiwan. She received her MFA in Digital Art and Technology from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2010. She currently is studying for a PhD at the Department of Fine Arts of the Taipei National University of the Arts. Chen is best known for her artistic practice in video art, experimental animation/video, interactive art, multi-media art, and painting. Her primary focus is on social issues and folk stories in industrious and marginalized areas, also among the lower middle class. Through her disaster-themed art, she explores the aesthetics of destruction. Through sound and image, she reminds us of historical incidents and given prophetic messages which allow us to imagine a new world’s order with our own destruction. Chen’s works have been selected for numerous international art exhibitions, biennials and festivals in Taiwan, India, Brazil, Japan, China, Israel, South Korea, Singapore, Macao, the United States, Austria, Germany, Russia, and other countries. Her video works were exhibited in the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria in 2017 and selected for inclusion in the Film Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2016 and the Film Library at Art Basel Miami in 2015. Her works are in the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. She currently lives and works in Taiwan.
Hsu Che-Yu was born in 1985 in Taipei, Taiwan. He graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts of the Tainan University of the Art. His works mostly take on the form of videos and new media installations. His creative works explore the process of media intervention into viewing and the course of memory construction. With wondrous events that are hard to distinguish from reality, each video interprets how media influences the way we understand the world. In 2015, his "Microphone Test – Hsu Che-Yu Solo Exhibition" won the 14th Taishin Arts Award.
HSU Chia-Wei: 2018.03.28 Wed. 16:40-18:00/2018.03.30 Fri. 17:20-18:00
CHEN I-Chun: 2018.03.28 Wed. 16:40-18:00
HSU Che-Yu: 2018.03.29. Thu. 16:40-18:00