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Wang Chung-Kun
LAST UPDATE : 2019.04.15 / EDITOR : avatintern
9 artworks / 41 exhibition

Born in 1982, Taipei-based Chung-Kun WANG works across media art in the development of sound, sculpture, video, kinetic art and installation. He has created various forms of machinery that have consistently maintained an intriguing purity and peculiar sense of beauty. As viewers approach the work these machines operate on their own – making sound, switching on and off, exhaling, spinning or twinkling – each creation with its own variation of rhythm and multiple actions.

The sound art of Chung-Kun Wang possesses a musicality, consciously liberating the abstract nature of sound and converting it into a more concrete form of music.For the artist, sound serves as a means to convey concepts; one must start by comprehending its meaning and implications. And the emotive expression of music is able to incorporate real scenarios, which we are able to feel. Viewed at a psychological level, through the interflow between sound and music, the listener grasps the sound rationally and logically yet also feels the music viscerally and experientially. Thus, an experiential perception exists within the work. Yet this is nothing other than the implication that sound cannot be translated into language, but can only become the thing it intrinsically is. The work causes visitors to sense the presence of shapeless sounds within a space, and sounds express the materiality of the space, which has a shape. When visitors move around in the vicinity of the work, they can feel with their own bodies an aural space, which in fact comprises a dynamic sound image.

birth year
1982
Place of Birth
Kaohsiung
Taiwan
education
2010
MFA Technology and Art
Taipei National University of the Arts
2005
BFA Fine Arts
Taipei National University of the Arts
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2016
Making Sound
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Another Soundscape
Nou Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
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Digital Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Skin
TechArt Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
West Bund Art and Design
Shanghai , China
2017
Guetteurs - Focus France-Taïwan
Ensba Lyon , Lyon , France
2016
Life Between Delight and Discomfort
Gwangju Museum of Art , Gwangju , Korea
2015
City Sonic: International Sound Art Festival
Mons , Belgium
2014
Thingworld, International Triennial of New Media Art
National Art Museum of China , Beijing , China
2013
Taipei Art Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
inToAsia: Time-Based Art Festival 2013
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery , New York , USA
2013
Installations Sonores et Visuelles / Grame
Lux , Valence , France
2013
Time of Dragon
Rauma Art Museum Finland
2012
Tremble. Movement. Perception: Taiwan New Media Art Exhibition
K11 Art Mall Hong Kong
2012
Digital Art Festival Taipei
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
A Voice – the Avant/Garde Diaries
Huashan Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
TRANSJOURNEY – Future Media Festival
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Augmented Senses
The OCT Art & Design Gallery, The OCT Suhe Creek Gallery , ShenZhen, Shanghai , China
2011
Kaohsiung Award
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2010
Get it Louder – Sharism
Sanlitun SOHO , Beijing , China
2010
Post-Adolescence
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei, Taichung , Taiwan
2010
Mind effects
White Space Beijing , Beijing , China
2009
The Reverse of TOPOS
Underground City, MoCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Sounding Objects
Gallery Grand Siecle , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Horizon of Voice
Gallery 100 , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
The Grand Illusion, Taiwan International Festival
National Concert Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Super Generation@Taiwan
MOCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Digital Art Festival Taipei
MOCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Very Fun Park
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 3
Gallery Grand Siecle , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
CO-Q 2
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
The Two-Way City, Ditiark & Gallery E
DigiArk at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
PERCEPTION, Standing one the Earth
Xinyi Public Assembly Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Digital Art Festival Taipei
The Red House , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Boom! An Interplay of Fast and Frozen Permutation in New Media –Taiwan-Australia New Media Arts Exhibition
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 2
Huashan Culture Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Digital Art Festival Taipei
Chung-Shan Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Grame Residency Program
Lion , France
2012
ArtSpace, Sydney
Sydney , Australia
2017
Nominees
The 15th Taishi Arts Award
Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
Taiwan
2014
 
Award for Art 2014-2
National Culture and Arts Foundation
Taiwan
2013
Merit Award
Taipei Art Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
 
Award for Art 2012-2
National Culture and Arts Foundation
Taiwan
2011
Special Jury Award
Kaohsiung Award
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2010
First Prize
Digital Art Performance Award, Digital Art Festival Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2009
 
Award for Art Exhibition 2009-2
National Culture and Arts Foundation
Taiwan
2009
Selected
The 7th Taoyuan Creation Award
Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan
Taoyuan , Taiwan
2008
Selected
Taipei Art Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Interactive Installation, Selected
Digital Art Festival Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Sound Art, First Prize
Digital Art Festival Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Sound Art, Selected
Digital Art Festival Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Award for Art 2007-2
 
National Culture and Arts Foundation
Taiwan
2006
 
S-An Art Award
S-An Cultural Foundation (SANCF)
Taiwan
2006
Selected
Taipei Art Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
First Prize
Opening-show, Digital Art Festival Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Audio-Visual, Selected
Digital Art Festival Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
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SELECTED ARTWORKS
Sound sculpture
18x24x36 (cm)
Sound sculpture
18x24x36 (cm)
Sound sculpture
18x24x36 (cm)
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Wood-fish
Machines are not something we feel intimate with; however, the artist believes that machines have their own lives. The integration of multiple materials creates perfect balance between intimacy and alienation as if it were creating a brand new life form. Meanwhile, the artist is interested in the exploration of the use of sound. Sound might be a kind of forceful and violent perception to viewers, but, to think of it from a different perspective, it also validates the values of the work. The i ...
New Media Art , Installation Art ,
mixed media
mixed media
mixed media
01 / 10
sound.of.bottles-installation#3
The ideas of creating the "Sound of Bottles" came from the sounds made by bottles when air is blown into them. A simple bottle has rich overtones whose frequencies can be changed through alteration of water levels, air flow or back-and-forth movement. With two bottles, the interference of the audio frequencies creates more effects. Electromagnetic gas valves control the tempos through the signals of 0 and 1 sent by an Arduino microcontroller board (the same principle is applied to the switche ...
New Media Art , Installation Art ,
mixed media
32x28x18 (cm)
mixed media
32x28x18 (cm)
mixed media
32x28x18 (cm)
mixed media
32x28x18 (cm)
01 / 10
sound.of.suitcase
With my consistent “obsession” with kinetic sculptures, also known as “over-complex musical instrument,” I have extended the concept of “non-musical sounds” in the project. By playing with the sensitivity of objects as one opens the box, an over complex sound disturbance is activated. Both the sounds and the kinetic sculpture become the components of the fantasy while the box is a passage to switch on one’s fantasy and obscenity. However, the spectacle inside the box is not hidden out of sigh ...
New Media Art , Installation Art ,
01 / 10
Kong.Qi – installation#1
This device is the first version of “Kong.Qi”, which is created to find other possible ways to discuss the human’s sense toward sound apart from hearing. Sound is produced from vibration, and is transmits through specific mediums, ‘air’ is the premier medium to human’s hearing, but, from daily life experience, we are able to find out we are able to sense the sound not only from hearing, when experiencing the ground shaking caused from a passing by heavy truck, as well the low frequenc ...
New Media Art , Installation Art ,
Wang Chung-Kun, 2010, New Media Art , Installation Art
Wang Chung-Kun, 2010, New Media Art , Installation Art
Wang Chung-Kun, 2010, New Media Art , Installation Art
Wang Chung-Kun, 2011, New Media Art , Installation Art
Wang Chung-Kun, 2011, New Media Art , Installation Art
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