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Wu Tzu-An
LAST UPDATE : 2018.09.24 / EDITOR : avatintern
5 artworks / 13 exhibition

Tzu-An Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan 1985, and now bases in New York. He tends to develop the personal vision on the world through filmmaking. The topics he's currently interested in and inspired by are the relation between social narratives, the construction of the selfhood, and cinema. He holds a BA in Gender Study and Cultural Study from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (2007) and a MA in Media Studies from The New School, New York (2012). His work has been selected in Golden Harvest Film Festival (Taiwan), Hirshon Film Festival (New York), Backup Festival (Weimar, Germany) and so on. He was awarded in the THE 15th EDITION OF THE PARIS FESTIVAL FOR DIFFERENT AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA. Besides of that, he also works in the counter culture zine group Post-Motherism.

birth year
1985
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
New York
USA
education
2012
MFA Department of Media Studies
The New School, New York
2007
BFA Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2018
Celestial Observation
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Projects/Process/Progress
Snow White Gallery , Unitec, Auckland , New Zealand
2017
Solo screening concert "Proxy of Heaven - films by Tzuan Wu", Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand
Wellington , New Zealand
2015
Solo Screeing Tour: Screen/ Selves/ Séance: Experimental Films of Tzuan Wu
Taipei/Taichung/Tainan/Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
Solo Screeing Tour: Screen/ Selves/ Séance: Experimental Films of Tzuan Wu
New York , USA
2014
Solo Screening of Tzu-an Wu
Ukradena Galerie , Cesky Krumlov , Czech Republic
2018
International Video Art Festival "Now&After"
Moscow, Russia
2018
40th Golden Harvest Award,
Taiwan
2018
Blue Magpie Experimental Film Series
Film Center at National Chiao Tung University , Hsin Chu, Taiwan
2017
InVideo 2017: "Origini", presented by KLEX
Milan, Italy
2017
Video on the Road
Polymer , Taipei, Taiwan
2017
Screening: Mono No Aware X Film-Makers' Coop
Film-Makers' Coop, New York , New York , USA
2017
“Digital Break: New Perspectives on Taiwanese Moving Image” 2017 Osmosis UK Screening & Exhibition, UK: Curated by WANG Wen-Chi
Leicester/Exeter/Brighton/Nottingham/Glasgow , UK
2017
Proyecciones de Verano!
Cuba
2017
TAIWAN VIDEA 2017 Selection: The Taiwanese Avant-garde Video Screening Project. Curated by Yunnia Yang
Republic of Macedonia/Croatia/Slovenia/Germany
 
EXiS 2017 "Digital Break: New Perspectives on Taiwanese Moving Image."
Art Sonje Center , Seoul/Busan , South Korea
2017
EXiS 2017 "Digital Break: New Perspectives on Taiwanese Moving Image."
Cornertheater , Busan , South Korea
2017
MUTA, Muestra Internacional de Apropiación Audiovisual
Cineclub Dulces Trópico , Lima , Peru
2017
Every Film is an Enigma: Moving Images in the Black Box and the White Cube
Soulangh Cultural Park , Tainan , Taiwan
2016
BYOB Taipei with The Other Cinema
Taipei , Taiwan
2016
KLEX 2016
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
2016
Diaspora & Visual Arts - Screening and Panel Discussion
NYU Shanghai , Shanghai , China
2016
MONO X: Children on the edge of itchy-tectonics – Taiwanese New Experimental Films
NYC , USA
2016
SCOTTISH QUEER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Glasgow , UK
2016
Cinema Outsider
OH , USA
2016
OSMOSIS-Media-Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Festival de Cine Lima Independiente
Lima , Peru
2016
Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema
Rio , Brazil
2016
The 11th Xposed International Queer Film Festival
Berlin , Germany
2016
CROSSROADS 2016 by San Francisco Cinematheque
San Francisco , USA
2016
The 38th Golden Harvest Awards Best Experimental Film Competition
Taiwan
2016
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
London , UK
2016
International Film Festival Rotterdam: IFFR. DINAMO P&I SCREENINGS, Presented by Collectif Jeune Cinéma
Rotterdam , Netherlands
2016
Traverse Vidéo 2016 - L'Atypique Trouble
Toulouse , France
2015
CinemaLibre November 2015
University of the Philippines Film Center-Videotheque , Manila , Philippine
2015
South Taiwan Film Festival
Tainan , Taiwan
2015
34th ASOLO ART FILM FESTIVAL: "TAIWAN VIDEA":The Taiwanese Avant-garde Video Exhibition
Eleonora Duse Theatre , Asolo , Italy
2015
28th MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival
New York , USA
2015
17ème Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris
Paris , France
2015
FILMS FILMS FILMS hosted by CRITICAL PROJECTIONS
Le Petit Versailles , New York , USA
2015
Recycled: Reconstructions of Place and Memory
Brattle Theatre , Boston , USA
2015
One Piece Art Forum
Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Persistence of Vision: Young Analog Filmmakers
Jefferson Market Library , New York , USA
2014
Back-up Festival
Weimar , Germany
2014
RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL
New York , USA
2013
15e FESTIVAL DES CINÉMAS DIFFÉRENTS ET EXPÉRIMENTAUX DE PARIS
Paris , France
2013
26th MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival
New York , USA
2013
Gnostic Trance
Envoy Enterprise , New York , USA
2013
35th Golden Harvest Awards: Best Experimental Film Competition
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
11th Urban Nomad Film Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Mixed Messages
SOHO Gallery for Digital Art , New York , USA
2011
RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL
New York , USA
2011
10th Urban Nomad Film Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival
New York , USA
2017
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Auckland , New Zealand
2014
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Cesky Krumlov , Czech Republic
2016
Exhibition
MONO X: Childen on the edge of itchy-tectonics – Taiwanese New Experimental Films (In collaboration with Mono No Aware and The Other Cinema Collective)
New York , USA
2013
 
Award of the International Competition
THE 15th EDITION OF THE PARIS FESTIVAL FOR DIFFERENT AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA
Paris , France
2011
 
Award of Artistic Montage
SOHO Gallery for Digital Art
New York , USA
2010
 
Emerging Filmmaker Prize
Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival
New York , USA
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QUOUSQUE EADEM? (OR A SELF-PORTRAIT)
When one is holding a camera, it means changes of the way of seeing, distortion of the perception. It’s an opaque state of intermediacy. The image made in this way is also non-transparent as is, changeable but repeating, just as the perception to everyday-lives and to the selves, is hard to determine and trap in the stalemate. This work started as a personal project, a one-man home video, which represents to the certain stage of my life and it was produced only for my own. While starte ...
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LIP-SYNC
The work starts with the act of the actor translates a recording of a reading of an intimate letter, instantly and repeatedly, while the super 8mm film projected on his face. I try to mixed the actual process of (mis)translation with nostalgic images into a heterogenic impurity, through focus on the materiality and performativity of the images, and the alchemic manner of manipulation of the images. The work use language as the medium, and images as the language, to present the in-between-ness ...
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DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
This work is an argument initiated with Wendy Brown’s article Resisting Left Melancholy. She applied Walter Benjamin’s notion of “Left Melancholia” to see the political thoughts and the norms in the left-wing movement/ theory traditions as the notion of melancholia. There is the thingness of the thoughts that can see as the lost object. Extends this idea, the thingness of thoughts, come from one’s personal or collective memories could become the pathological fixation. The passionate po ...
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WE CAN'T GROW UP TOGETHER
Freaks also grow up from little as well. But the things we had lost in time differ. That’s the reason why we can’t grow up together. The film was shot in 16mm, based on a childhood (false) memory, transformed with fantasies and symbolic objects, and performed in a public environment. The elements in the film are both the markers of emotion and time, with montage, the outside world and inner scenery came across to each other. Some events seem to be not important at the moment might beca ...
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Wu Tzu-An, 2010, Video Art
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