Su Huiyu

Photo by Su Hui Yui, Courtesy of the Double Square Gallery

Su Huiyu was born in Taipei in 1976.
He obtained an MFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2003, and has remained active in the contemporary art scene ever since.

Su is fascinated by the intricate tapestry interwoven by images, media, history, and daily life. In his videos, he explores both mass media’s impact on viewers, and the projection of viewers’ thoughts and desires onto media. Recently, Su’s interest in old books, from which he re-reads, revises and appropriates texts for his work, has led him to a new understanding of physicality, existence, and history. His work has been exhibited at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, MOCA Taipei, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Hong-Gah Museum, Double Square Gallery, Tina Keng Gallery, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, San Jose Museum of Art in California, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Casino Luxembourg- forum d'art contemporain and Power Station of Art in Shanghai.

In 2017, International Film Festival Rotterdam dedicated a retrospective to Su’s video works, while his video piece Super Taboo had its world premiere in the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. Su returns to the Tiger Short Competition in 2019 with The Glamorous Boys of Tang. Su has been awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Award and participated in a residency program in New York City in 2009. In 2019, Su wins the 17th Taishin Arts Award- Visual Art Award. In addition, his latest production Future Shock is award by Kaohsiung Short Award and exhibited in Art WuZhen in China.

|Education|
2003 M.F.A, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
1998 B. A. in Fine Art, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

|Selected Solo Exhibitions|
2017
Wu-yeh-chang , Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland.
Life, Pleasure and the Reading Room, TCAC, Taipei, Taiwan
2015
A Man After Midnight, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Thou Shalt not Self-pollute, Absolute Space for the Arts& Fotoaura institute of photograph, Tainan, Taiwan
2014
A Slow Universe Comes With Something Like Death, Kuandu Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
A Poignant Dance in the Mass Media History, AM Space, Hong Kong, China
Day& Night, Apartment der Kunst, Munich, German
Whale Mass Suicide, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 The Upcoming Show, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 Stilnox Home Video, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 The Fabled Shoots, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 My Pop Life, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 Endless Recalling, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


|Selected Group Exhibitions|


2019 ELYSIUM – The Spiritual Journey of YAO JUI CHUNG & SU HUI-YU, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Courses of Action, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong
VIDEONALE 17: REFRACTED REALITIES, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Now Is The Time, Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuzhen, China
2018
Taiwan Biennale: Wild Rhizome, NTMOFA, Taichung, Taiwan
Project Island Hopping – Reversing Imperialism: Lander, Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Metro Manila, Philippine
Scripted Reality, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
8th Move On Asia, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea
Dream Maker, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Video On the Phone, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2017
Tropical Cyclone, Kuandu Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now , MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Osiris and Ganesha, Marso, Mexico City, Mexico
Resting Transmissions, The Ryder Projects, London, United Kingdom
Broken Spectre,Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
A Nonexistent Place , Jut Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Pheong Chang Biennial, Pheong Chang, Korea
2016
Taiwan Biennial: The Possibility of an Island, NTMOFA, Taichung, Taiwan
Like Too Loud of Solitude, MoNTUE, Taipei, Taiwan
Dance with the Museum Collection – Retrieved, Reimagined, Restated, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Double Vision, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Hitchpunk, Unpainted Art Fair, Munich, Germany
2015
Our Eyes, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Asian Arts Space Network, Asian Cultural Complex, Gwangju, Korea
Through Beauty a Salute to Death─Chen Shun-Chu & the Xindian Boys, Paris Photo, Paris
2014
The Pioneers of Taiwanese Artist, 1971-1980, NTMOFA, Taichung, Taiwan
Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, U.S.A.
Censorship: The 7th Move on Asia, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea
Artshow Busan 2014, BEXCO, Busan, Koren
2013
9th Shanghai Biennale: Zhongshan Park, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Pause in Time and Space, Taipei Digital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
6th VIDEOHOLICA Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria
Gazing into Freedom: Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
2012
Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Kaohsiung Museum Of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Ambiguous Being, temtemART, Berlin, Germany; Kav 16, Tel Aviv, Israel; Houg-Gah Museum, Taipei
2011
Videonale- Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art, NTMOFA, Taichung, Taiwan
Live Ammo, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Republic without People, Kaohsiung Museum Of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The Taishin Arts Award, Kaohsiung Museum Of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2010
Eattopia- Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Biennial- Artist Cinema, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
The 7th Busan International Video Festival, Community Media Center, Busan, Koreahjygh
MID_E International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain
Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art, TCAC, Taipei, Taiwan
3rd VIDEOHOLICA Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria
The Contemporary Art of Taiwan, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Gyeongnam, Korea
Extreme Sensibility-Taiwanese Contemporary Video Art, Dishman Art Museum of Lamar University, Houston, U.S.A
Plastic Life, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, U.S.A.
R/evolution, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


|Selected Film Festival|


2019
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherland
Frameline 43, San Francisco, U.S.A
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherland
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
BIEFF, Bucharest, Romania
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick, UK
2017
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherland
BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vienna Shorts Festival (VIS), Vienna, Austria
Hamburg International Short Film Festival (IKFF), Hamburg, Germany
Lovers Film Festival, Torino, Italy
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
2013
Luxembourg City Film Festival, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg


|Award|


2009 ACC(Asian Cultural Council), Yageo Tech-Art Award
2017 “The Next Production Award” of Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development
2018
Kaohsiung Shorts Award (Kaohsiung Film festival)
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2017 Vernacular Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
2014 Apartment der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2013 awarded by Council for Cultural Affairs, Egon Schiele Art Center, Cesky Krumlov , Czech
2009 Harvestworks Digital Arts Center, New York , USA
2008 awarded by Council for Cultural Affairs, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA
2004 awarded by Council for Cultural Affairs, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA

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