Hsu Chia-Wei

Hsu Chiawei, Courtesy of the Liang gallery

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 “Singapore Biennale: Every Step in the Right Direction”in Singapore(2019), “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 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.

|EDUCATION|


2016 Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
2010 MFA, 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
2014 Artist Residency Program, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2011-13 Appointed as Director of Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 Artist Residency Program, The International Studio & Curatorial Program(ISCP), New York, NY, USA


|SOLO EXHIBITONS|


2019 “Giant Panda, Deer, Malayan Tapir and East India Company – Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition”, MoNTUE, Taipei, Taiwan
“Art Brussels: Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Black and White Project”, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
“TAIPEI DANGDAI: Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Black and White Project”, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 “Chia-Wei Hsu: Black and White – Malayan Tapir”, The International Studio & Curatorial Program(ISCP), New York, the United States
2017 “Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General's Office“, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 “Huai Mo Village”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
“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


|GROUP EXHIBITIONS|


2019 “100 Imaginations of the Big Chimney”, NCTU The Sixth Fuel Factory, Hsinchu, Taiwan
“Cosmopolis”, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France
“2019 Singapore Biennale- Every Step in the Right Direction”, Singapore Art Museum(SAM), Singapore
“Mesh”, Shanghai K11, Shanghai, China
“Collect the Pieces of Time”, 241 Art space, Hsinchu, Taiwan
“Nuit Blanche”, Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
“Where We Now Stand—In Order to Map the Future”, 21st Century Museum of ontemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
“The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art: Immortality” National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ural Branch, Ekaterinburg, Russia
“No One’s Island”, C-Lab, Taipei, Taiwan
“Future Cities: Technopolis & Everyday Life”, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, England, United Kingdom
“The Sixth Fuel Factory Documenta”, NCTU Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan
“Diverting Politics of (Re)Presentation”, Yogya Art Lab, Gajah Gallery, Indonesia
“Currents 2019 – Phnom Penh Art & Urban Festival”, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
“Art Brussels”, Belfius Wealth Management, Brussels, Belgium
“Forms of Diverting”, Gajah Gallery, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore
“Hic Sunt Leones”, Surplus space, Wuhan, China
“A Tale of Hidden Histories”, EYE Film museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Video Art Exhibition- CHEN I-Chun, HSU Chia-Wei, Hsu Che-Yu, WU Chi-Yu”, Liang
Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 “A Contemporary art center in Taipei is ____, should ____, could ____, would ____,”,
Enjoy, New Zealand, Australia
“The Fourth Age of Man Contemporary Art in Jinguashi”, Gold Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
“The 12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
“The Forth Age of Man, Gold Museum”, New Taipei, Taiwan
“MAM Screen 009: Hsu Chia-Wei”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“M+ Screenings: Southeast Asia Moving Image Mixtape”, Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong, China
“Metropolis of the Future: A Futurology Study of Asian Mega-Cities”, Tentacles, Bangkok, Thailand
“Busan Biennale 2018: Divided We Stand”, MoCA Busan, Busan, Korea
“Gwangju Biennale 2018: Imagined Borders”, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea
“The Alternative Guide of Time”, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei, Taiwan
“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
2017 “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 der 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, USA
2016 “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 Biennial 2016: 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
2015 “Taipei Art District Festival | Sleepless Dwelling”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“Hors Pistes Bruxelles 2015”, Cinema Galeries, Brussel, Belgium
“Modern Weavolution”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
“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
2014 “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, TX, USA
2013 “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, NY, USA
“Hugo Boss Asia Art”, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 – MicroCities”, Queens Museum, New York, NY, 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, NY, USA
2012 “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
2011 “Videonale: Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
“Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
“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
2010 “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


|CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE|


2018 “Taiwan international Video Art Exhibition 2018 – Offline Browser”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 “Thaitai: A Measure of Understanding”, Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 “Thaitai: A Measure of Understanding”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok,
Thailand
2009 “Dandy & Angel”, Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 “Document 321: The 5th Anniversary of Open-Contemporary Art Center”, Open-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
2009 “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 “2008 Taipei Arts Awards”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 “Post Document – Open”, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
“Freeform”, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 “Bu-Siang-Hua”, Kuandu Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
“The View of Story”, Kuandu Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 “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
2003 “Vision and Touching”, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 “Illumination Function – One Piece Work 8”, Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 “Context Space”, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
“Ultra Thin”, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan


|AWARDS|


2017 Huai Mo Village, The 15th Taishin Arts Award, Annual Grand Prize, Taiwan
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, Finalist, China
2009 March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum, S-An Cultural Foundation Award, Taiwan
2008 The Story of Hoping Island, Taipei Arts Award, Taiwan


|COLLECTIONS|


2018 Spirit-writing, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Art Bank Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan
SH-SY5Y, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Art Bank Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan
Ruins of the Intelligence Bureau, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
White Building – Kong Nay, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
White Building – Sisters, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
White Building – Rooftop, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
White Building – Sva Pul, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Spirit-writing, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 Wenqu Daoist Temple, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
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 Marshal Tie Jia – Turtle Island, ArtNow International, San Francisco, CA, USA
2010 The Story of Hoping Island, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

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