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LAST UPDATE : 2018.11.5 / EDITOR : tcaa
11 artworks / 39 exhibition

Tsai Chih-Fen was born in 1966 in Taipei, Taiwan. She was trained as a visual artist at Taipei National University of the Arts, and received her MFA and MS in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from Pratt Institute. While living in New York from 1990 to 1994, she explored the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of combining various mediums in her installation works. Emphasizing environmental installation and digital media in her work, Chih-Fen critically examines the interplay of space and place that are related to people's cultural identity. She has accomplished many projects through applying estranging techniques to the thematization of human interaction with the environment that her oeuvres share.

By observing the struggles between modern industrialization and ecological preservation in Asia-Pacific countries, her work reflects the fragility of human existence and living conditions. Apart from questioning of the impacts to our living because of the deteriorating environment, she investigates the polluted wasteland along the north coast of Taiwan with an attempt to provoke multifarious discussions on issues regarding the exploitation of nature due to cultural and political reasons.

In order to provide an alternative framework to delve into contemporary environmental issues, Chih-Fen integrates photography, video, and installation to reflect the tremendous destruction caused by complex social factors. Meanwhile, she is searching for a counterpoint from diverse cultural phenomena which might trigger reciprocal interactions between human and natural forces.

Between 2004 and 2014, Chih-Fen had completed many environmental installation projects, and participated in numerous artists-in-residence programs around the world including Arteles Creative Center, Finland; Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Italy; Vermont Studio Center, U.S.A.; Gozo Contemporary, Malta; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, U.S.A.; and Grass Mountain Chateau, Taiwan. She was also a recipient of 2006/2007 Asia Artist Fellowship granted by Freeman Foundation, U.S.A. As well as practicing as a visual artist, she teaches at the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University.

Tsai Chih-Fen currently lives and works in Taiwan.

birth year
1966
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
1994
MFA & Master of Science in Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Pratt Institute, New York, U.S.A.
1993
Participated in summer program
UIA and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
1990
BFA Department of Fine Arts
Taipei National University of the Arts
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2012
"Senses of Place" 2012 Works by Tsai Chih-Fen
Shih Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
"Drifting Along the Shore" 2009 Solo Exhibition by Tsai Chih-Fen
Public Assembly Hall, Beitou , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
interlock
Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Landscape
Gallery of Vermont Studio Center , Vermont , U.S.A.
2005
"Lapping Waves" Solo Exhibition by Tsai Chih-Fen
Gallery of Taipei County Cultural Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Beyond the scene
Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Revival- Solo Exhibition by Tsai Chih-Fen
National Wood Sculpture Museum , Miao-Li , Taiwan
2004
"Sound Original - Dialogue between Humanity and Nature" 2004 Solo Exhibition
Grass Mountain Chateau , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
A Healing Room- Solo Exhibition by Tsai Chih-Fen
Stock of Fruit Wine, Hwa-Shian Art District , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
"Listen to the Voice of Body" Environmental Installation Project
Chung Shan Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
"Black Winter" International Artist Show
Arteles Creative Center Finland
2014
Printed in Taiwan
Centre d’Exposition Raymond-Lasnier , La Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec , Canada
2014
"kitos, moi moi" international artists group exhibition
Arteles Creative Center Finland
2013
Assisi International Contemporary Art 2013
Art Gallery Le Logge Italy
2011
"The Principle of People's Livelihood: Better Dwellings" Weaving Art into Community Project 2011
Ming-Shen Community , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
New Year Joint Exhibition of Small Scale Works
Ministry of Education , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Wood Material Legends 2010
Ju-Ming Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Exchange Exhibition of Wood Sculpture - Taiwan & Spain
Wood Carving Museum , Miaoli , Taiwan
2009
"Boundary" Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Sculpture
Gwangju Museum of Arts Korea
2009
"Seed Project I - Art with the River" Environmental Installation
Chengmei River Bank Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Across Europe and Asia - The Arts of Taiwan and Russia
Chung-Shan National Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Across Europe and Asia - The Arts of Taiwan and Russia
National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Art Relativity
Art Center of Yuan Ze University , Chung-Li , Taiwan
2007
Very Fun ParkII- Contemporary Art in Eastern Taipei
Fubon Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Inauguration Exhibition of 99 Peaks Ecology and Art Park
99 Peaks Ecology & Art Park , Nan-Tou , Taiwan
2006
"Vibration" Selected Installation Works
Fubon Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Arts Play
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
City Mambo-International Exchange Exhibition of Stone Villa
Shin Len Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
City Mambo-International Exchange Exhibition of Stone Villa
Chrissie Cotter Gallery , Sydney , Australia
2005
"Lapping Waves" Solo Exhibition by Tsai Chih-Fen
Gallery of Taipei County Cultural Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Example: Experiment, Amalgamation, and Pleasure
Hwa-Shian Art District , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Art Taipei 2005
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Heroic Epic of Kwandu 2005- Grand Exhibition of Taiwan Modern Art
Kwandu Museum of Fine Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
"Drawing" Selected Exhibition of Sketch
Stock 20 of Taichung Railroad Station , Taichung , Taiwan
2004
Fairy Tales in the Mountain: Driftwood Art Exhibition 2004
Shihmen Reservoir , Tao-Yuan , Taiwan
2004
Contemporary Sculpture in Taiwan
Providence University , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
"Floral Imagination---2003 Kuan Du Flower Arts Festival" Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
The 7th Wangsan International Art &Culture Festival
Kangnung , Korea
2002
"Forum of Mounain Da-Shu Part II - Forest Calling", Modern Wood Sculpture Exhibition
Timber Yard of Tung-Shi , Tung-Shi , Taiwan
2014
Arteles Creative Center
Finland
2013
Arte Studio Ginestrelle
Italy
2007
Vermont Studio Center
U.S.A.
2006
Gozo Contemporary
Malta
2005
Grass Mountain Chateau
Taiwan
2004
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
U.S.A.
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