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6 artworks / 39 exhibition

Chin-pao Chen went to the Department of Photography of School of Visual Arts in New York in 1996, and earned his degree of BFA with an award for outstanding Achievement three years later. Chen got MFA degree from School of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts in 2013. As a photographer, he has focused on different aspects of photography since the very beginning of his career. It was a series of documentary portraiture, “A Moment of Beauty: Betel Nut Girls”, to get him to be noticed. He recently works on two projects: “Circumgyration” deals with “pseudo memory” by taking fragments of memories from elementary school students and parents, then have students to stage and to “reenact” the scenes of memory. “Heaven on Earth” is a project of social landscape to photograph juxtaposed shrines, houses and graves and depict Taiwan as a land shared by gods, humans and ghosts. His latest ongoing project, “Ordinary Household”, is dedicated to depict contemporary Taiwanese domestic life. Chin-pao Chen lives and works in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

birth year
1969
Place of Birth
Matsu
Taiwan
Place of Residence
New Taipei City
Taiwan
education
2013
MFA Department of Fine Arts
Taipei National University of Arts
1999
BFA Photography Department
School of Visual Arts, New York
1990
The Arts and Crafts Division of National Taipei University of Education
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2014
Between Mirrors and Windows
National Central University Art Center , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2014
(Some) Clevelanders
Cleveland Print Room , Ohio , USA
2013
Ordinary Household
1839 Contemporqry Gallary , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Circumgyration: A Quartet”,
1839 Contemporqry Gallary , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Contact Prints: A Survey of Chin-pao Chen’s photographs
Ping-Pong Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Circumgyration
Tokyo Polytechnic University , Tokyo , Japan
2010
Heaven on Earth
Potoaura Institute of Photography , Tainan , Taiwan
2009
Heaven on Earth
1839 Contemporqry Gallary , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Circumgyration—DengKong Project
National Taipei Teachers College , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Documentary Portrait—Betel Nuts Girls
Taiwan International Visual Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Chin-pao Chen’s Recent Work
Knickerbocker Gallery , New York , USA
2013
The 11th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
KOGANECHO BAZAAR
Yokohama , Japan
2010
The 26th HIGASHIKAWA AWARD WINNERS 2010
Hokkaido , Japan
2009
Photo Taipei 2009
Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Fusion Folks – Contemporary Art Exhibition
Bopiliao , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Betel Nut Beauties
le Point Ephémère , Paris , France
2008
Then and Now—memories of the future
DAEGUPHOTO BIENNALE Korea
2006
Seeing the Other side of the Strait – 20 Taiwanese Photographers
Beijing , China
2005
The New Taiwanese-digital witnesses
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Spellbound Aura—The New Vision of Chinese Photography
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
New Aesthetics in Taiwan
Jeff Hsu’s Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Ten Years of Taipei Photofest
Taiwan International Visual Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Crossing the Line
Knickerbocker Gallery , New York , USA
1999
Plan for Peace
The Time Square Lobby Gallery , New York , USA
1999
Mentors Show
Beck-Odette Gallery , New York , USA
2014
 
Creative Fusion International Artist Residence
Cleveland Foundation
Ohio , USA
2012
 
Outstanding Art Price
Taipei National University of Arts
Taipei , Taiwan
2011
 
Fellowship
Asia Cultural Council
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Overseas Photographer Prize
2010 The 26th Higashikawa Award
 
Hokkaido , Japan
2009
Special Selection
Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2000
Second price
Photography Award of 3rd Reporting Award for Sustainable Taiwan
 
Taipei , Taiwan
1999
First price
Taipei Photofest
Chinese Photographic Culture Association
Taipei , Taiwan
1999
First price
Plan for Peace
The Time Square Lobby Gallery
New York , USA
1999
 
Rhode Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography
School of Visual Arts
New York , USA
1999
 
The First Annual Alumni Scholarship
School of Visual Arts
New York , USA
1998
 
Special Photography Department Award
School of Visual Arts
New York , USA
1997
 
Special Photography Department Award
School of Visual Arts
New York , USA
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Circumgyration: Fengjing Project
“Who would have thought of such a thing. The photograph could only have been taken if someone could have known in advance how important it was to be in my life… But while it was happening, no one even knows of its existence. Except God.” -- ,Marguerite Duras “Circumgyration” is a photographic project dedicated to explore the boundaries and possibilities among reality, truth and memory. Photography seems always about now and aftertime. However, I am obsessed with the people ...
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Circumgyration: Hudong Project
“Who would have thought of such a thing. The photograph could only have been taken if someone could have known in advance how important it was to be in my life… But while it was happening, no one even knows of its existence. Except God.” -- ,Marguerite Duras “Circumgyration” is a photographic project dedicated to explore the boundaries and possibilities among reality, truth and memory. Photography seems always about now and aftertime. However, I am obsessed with the people a ...
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Circumgyration: Koganecho Project
“Who would have thought of such a thing. The photograph could only have been taken if someone could have known in advance how important it was to be in my life… But while it was happening, no one even knows of its existence. Except God.” -- ,Marguerite Duras “Circumgyration” is a photographic project dedicated to explore the boundaries and possibilities among reality, truth and memory. Photography seems always about now and aftertime. However, I am obsessed with the people a ...
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Circumgyration: Laosong Project
“Who would have thought of such a thing. The photograph could only have been taken if someone could have known in advance how important it was to be in my life… But while it was happening, no one even knows of its existence. Except God.” -- ,Marguerite Duras “Circumgyration” is a photographic project dedicated to explore the boundaries and possibilities among reality, truth and memory. Photography seems always about now and aftertime. However, I am obsessed with the people a ...
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