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Hsu Chia-Wei
LAST UPDATE : 2017.12.6 / EDITOR : avatintern
7 artworks / 63 exhibition

Hsu Chia-Wei's creative method is a specific kind of “Narrative” -- a way of documenting that interferes with the text in reality, by focusing on site specific and peculiar characteristics, such as memory, imagination, or identification.

He has been continuously trying to merge the languages of contemporary art and film to originate his works, in concern of how to step into reality through film creation, fabricating a mythical narrative which lingers between fiction and reality. He maintains a critical attitude toward filming, and through the power of film creation, he strives to move art to locations outside museums and to developing his political practice.

His works have been on display in museums and international film festivals, such as Jeu De Paume, The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The 55th Venice Biennial, 2012 Liverpool Biennial, 2012 Taipei Biennial, 8TH Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, and RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID screened at the Centre Pompidou Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, and Reina Sofia National Museum Madrid.

He is currently director of Open-Contemporary Art Center in Taipei, Taiwan. An art space run by numerous young artists over a span of 12 years. Through artistic practice, curation and running independent art spaces, he tries to expand the influences of art to the society.

birth year
1983
Place of Birth
Taichung
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2010
MFA Graduate School of Plastic Art
National Taiwan University of Arts
2005
BFA Department of Fine Arts
National Taiwan University of Arts
career
2011
Present Position
Open-Contemporary Art Center director
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CURRICULUM VITAE
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
NTUA Cultural and Creative industry Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Overdubbing
Sakshi Gallery,Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum
PING PONG , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
LOOP Barcelona
Catalonia Ramblas Hotel , Barcelona , Spain
2017
Self-Criticism
Inside-Out Art Museum , Beijing , China
2017
2 or 3 Tigers
Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Berlin , Germany
2017
Kino der Kunst Festival
Kino der Kunst , Munich , Germany
2017
Kau-Puê, Mutual Companionship in Near Future: 2017 Soulangh International Contemporary Art Festival
Soulangh Cultural Park , Tainan , Taiwan
2017
Riverrun
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Creative Operational Solutions
Para Site , Hong Kong , China
2017
China Remixed Initiative
The Media School of the University of Indiana , Indianapolis , IN, US
2016
Towards Mysterious Realities
TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Art Taipei 2016
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
reater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Arts
Northern Art Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Kaunas in Art – International Contemporary Art Festival
Kaunas Gallery , Kaunas , Lithuania
2016
Panorama 18
Le Fresnoy , Tourcoing , France
2016
Public Spirits
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle , Warsaw , Poland
2016
Taipei Biennal — Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Gwangju Biennale 2016: Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition/Asia Contemporary Art Links
Gwangju Museum of Art , Gwangju , Korea
2016
NexT International Film Festival
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului , Cinema Muzeul Țăranului , Romania
2016
An Alternative Travelogue
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2015
Modern Weavolution
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Taipei Art District Festival: Sleepless Dwelling
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Hors Pistes Bruxelles 2015
Cinema Galeries , Brussel, , Belgium
2015
Local Prospective
Mitsubishi-jisho Artium , Fukuoka , Japan
2015
Panorama 17
Le Fresnoy , Tourcoing , France
2015
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A+ Contemporary , Shanghai , China
2015
Art in the Library II – Summer Festival Exhibition
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition / Asia Contemporary Art Links
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition: Observer – Creator
K11 Art Foundation , Hong Kong , China
2015
Art Basel Hong Kong – Film Sector
agnès b. Cinema – Hong Kong Arts Centre , Hong Kong , China
2015
Freshness of March
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Contemporary Images from the Museum Collection
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
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
2014
Apple Core Contemporary Art Exhibition
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Artshow Busan
BEXCO , Busan , Korea
2014
My Voice Would Reach You: Contemporary Art from Asia
hao Center for Asian Studies and Museum of Fine Arts , Houston , USA
2013
Thaitai: A Measure of Understanding
Chung Shan Creative Hub , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Art Taipei 2013 – Art Video
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Grammararianism: Trends in Contemporary Videography
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Queens International 2013
Queens Museum , New York , USA
2013
HUGO BOSS ASIA ART
Rockbund Art Museum , Shanghai , China
2013
The 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia: This is not a Taiwan Pavilion
Palazzo Ducale , Venice , Italy
2013
cutlog New York: urbanity - video arts film festival
New York City , U.S.A.
2012
THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre , Bangkok , Thailand
2012
Taiwan International Documentary Festival
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
2012 TAIPEI BIENNIAL - MODERN MONSTERS
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Liverpool Biennial 2012- Taipei, Metro - Wonderland: Taiwanese Artists and Urban Morphology
LJMU Copperas Hills , Liverpool , U.K
2012
THAITAI FEVER - STAGE ONE: We're OPEN
Open-Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok , Bangkok , Thailand
2012
Ambiguous Being: Who's Afriad of Identity?
tamtamART gallery , Berlin , Germany
2012
Ambiguous Being: Who's Afriad of Identity?
Kav 16 - Community Gallery for Contemporary Art , Tel-Aviv , Israel
2012
Ambiguous Being: Who's Afriad of Identity?
Hong-gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Rencontres à Beyrouth
Beirut Art Center , Beirut , Lebanon
2012
19991121 > 20130421 | PART ONE
Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Videonale: Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2011
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN / MADRID
Centre Pompidou , Paris , France
2011
Une terrible poétique: Jeunes artistes taïwanais à Lyon
Olivier Houg Galerie , Lyon , France
2011
THE EMPTY CITY
IDOLON STUDIO , Berlin , Germany
2011
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID
Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Berlin , Germany
2011
FLU-FATIGUE
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID - New cinema and contemporary art - FILM AND VIDEO SCREENING
Reina Sofia National Museum , Madrid , Spain
2011
LIVE AMMO
Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Conjecture Horizon
Forum des Arts et de la Culture , Talence , France
2010
Taiwan Calling - THE PHANTOM OF THE LIBERTY
Műcsarnok , Budapas , Hungary
2010
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN / MADRID
Centre Pompidou , Paris , France
2010
Post Academic
Our Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Faux Amis / An Ephemeral Video Library
JEU DE PAUME , Paris , France
2010
2010 TAIPEI BIENNIAL
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID
Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Berlin , Germany
2010
Open Studio
ISCP , New York City , U.S.A.
2010
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID -New cicema and contemporary art - MEDIA ART EXHIBITION
La Tabacalera - future National Centre for Visual Arts , Madrid , Spain
2010
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID - New cicema and contemporary art - FILM AND VIDEO SCREENING
Reina Sofia National Museum , Madrid , Spain
2010
Taipei Contemporary Art Center - Opening Exhibition 02
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Beyond Outward Gestures
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2010
39TH International Film Festival Rotterdam
De Doelen , Rotterdam , the Netherland
2009
PHOTO TAIPEI 2009
The Westin , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID
Centre Pompidou/ Theatre du Chatelet , Paris , France
2009
POST.O
Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Dandy & Angel
Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
2008Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
The 11th Artists in Residence Programme - Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan, ISCP
New York City , U.S.A.
2012
Exhibition
THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding
Bangkok , Thailand
2009
Exhibition
Dandy & Angel
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Exhibition
Document 321-the document exhibition of the 5th anniversary of Open-Contemporary Art Center
Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Exhibition
Illumination Function-One Piece Work 8
Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
Context Space
Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
Ultra Thin
Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Gold Award for Documentary
The 49th WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival
 
Taiwan
2013
 
Hugo Boss Asia Art Award
 
China
2009
honored by
2009 S-An Cultural Foundation Award Competition
S-An Cultural Foundation
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
honored by
2008 Taipei Arts Award Competition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
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Huatung Village
Huatung Village was once an Amis tribal settlement located in the Xizhi district of Taipei. In 1984, there were three aboriginal families farming vegetables there. By 1996, it had already become a complete tribal community consisting of 215 families. It was a huge block of illegal buildings. The villagers used sheets of iron, wood, and other materials that they had gathered to build houses and buildings. They also used those materials to build traditional tribal lookouts, community meeting ro ...
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Huai Mo Village - Tapestry
While HSU visited Huai Mo Tzu Chiang House, he found more than ten sewing machines which were donated by a Britain in ten more years ago. In his original intention, the Britain hoped, with these machines, local orphans could make a living from producing and selling purses and clothes by their own. However, these machines were not fully utilized. Therefore, HSU invited a teacher to teach orphans how to use it, and then completed this tapestry work together. The image of the tapestry is from a ...
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Marshal Tie Jia - Turtale Island
Hsu Chia-Wei's new video installation engages with the history of a tiny island off the coast of Matsu, which is situated in the Taiwan Strait. During the Qing Dynasty, the island was the site of a tiny temple. When Chiang Kai-Shek retreated to Taiwan, the temple was dismantled and relocated to a larger neighboring island, and a bunker was constructed in its place. At present, the bunker is a ruin and ownership of the island has been transferred again to the proprietors of the original ...
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March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum
Narrated by Chinese Malaysian singer Fish Leong, the project “March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum” follows her tour through different cities in Asia, including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Malaysia, Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, and Chengdu. Shooting the tour involved a lot of time spent traveling. The traveling and shooting did not create a self-evident world of images or events. Instead, it resulted in the discovery of extraordinary locations. By focusing on a time or location unknown to ...
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