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CHOU Yu-Cheng (born 1976, Taipei) studied at the l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, and the research program - La Seine. He specializes in the interplay between aesthetics and society. His works emphasize the working process behind visual aesthetics with a focus on producing alternative modes of operation and cogitation within established mechanisms, and generating alternative corresponding benefits through "atypical collaborations" which concurrently disclose the problems of existing facts. Chou’s artworks take various forms, wherein he often plays the role of the ‘intermediary,’ in contrast to what he considers the main ‘body’ of his works—the individuals, enterprises, institutions and organizations—that he negotiates with and for. Through manipulation of the "working process,” such as transmitting, transferring, or altering factors such as time, object and place, the results of his projects are thus crystallized, culminating in the formation of a mutual dialectic between the input and output, a scheme which he likes to call "design treachery." In his previous projects, he created an economic discourse-like working process, which resulted in a series of works that contemplate the origins and whereabouts of resources, vacillating between institutions, corporations, museums, art galleries, etc., or creating a language of ‘modernity’ through ‘historical’ clay figurines and bronze sculptures in contemporary biennials. His recent projects gradually shifted to the meditation on "Life", in which he adopts the course of life as his text, launching various collaboration projects with people, such as laborers, artists and teachers. It is apparent that Chou’s practice constantly explores modern interpretation through existing mechanisms, art history, autobiography and other matters, developing their aesthetic expression through sculpture, painting, digital media, literature or theater. Recent solo shows include at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado; Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei; Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum, Kaohsiung and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Group exhibitions include in Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei Fine Art Museum; Queens International 2013, Queens Museum; Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; The Great Ephemeral, New Museum, New York; Liverpool Biennial. Chou received The Taishin 2011 Annual Visual Art Award and Grand Prize of Taipei Art Award 2012, Taiwan. He lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.

birth year
1976
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2008
Research Program La Seine
l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
2007
Post-Diploma AII
l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
2004
MFA
l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1999
BFA Department of Fine Arts
National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2018
Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Infection, Clean, Robot, Air, Housekeeping, www.jackercleaning.com, Cigarette, Dyson, Modern People III
TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Infection, Clean, Robot, Air, Housekeeping, www.agentbong.com, Cigarette, Dyson, Modern People II
Art Basel Hong Kong Encounters , Hong Kong
2017
Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Infection, Clean, Robot, Air, Housekeeping, www.ayibang.com, Cigarette, Dyson, Modern People
Edouard Malinque Gallery , Shanghai , China
2017
Bench x 1, Lights x 6, Square x 6, Round x 6 + 60 Chairs
National Taipei University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise, Pray, Gradient, Ashes, Manifestation, Unequal, Dissatisfaction, Capitalise, Incense Burner, Survival, Agitation, Hit, Day Light. II
Edouard Malinque Gallery , Hong Kong
2016
Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise, Pray, Gradient, Ashes, Manifestation, Unequal, Dissatisfaction, Capitalise, Incense Burner, Survival, Agitation, Hit, Day Light. III
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise, Pray, Gradient, Ashes, Manifestation, Unequal, Dissatisfaction, Capitalise, Incense Burner, Survival, Agitation, Hit, Day Light. IV
FIAC, Grand Palais , Paris , France
2015
Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise, Pray, Gradient, Ashes, Manifestation, Unequal, Dissatisfaction, Capitalise, Incense Burner, Survival, Agitation, Hit, Day Light.
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien , Berlin , Germany
2015
Another Geoff Molyneux
Asia Now - Paris Asian Art Fair , Paris , France
2015
3 Artists & 3 Companies + 1 Manager
Art Basel Hong Kong , Hong Kong
2014
Molyneux
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Liszt
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
Geoff Molyneux
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts , Manchester , UK
2013
Yi & C. Home Collection
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Neon
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2011
Rainbow Paint ®
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Because 64 Crayons Made in the USA
Superfrog Gallery , California , USA
2010
TOA Lighting ®
Hong Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Hong Gah Museum
La Chambre Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Horse Trailer Studiolo | Remote Area
Galerie ColletPark , Paris , France
2010
Take from Society | Give Back to Society
Taishin Tower , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Residency Goods
BankART Studio NYK , Yokohama , Japan
2010
Very Hard
AKI Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
I for the Other, the Other for Me
Pema Lamo Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Representa.tiff
Galerie ColletPark , Paris , France
2008
Yu-Cheng CHOU
Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver , Colorado , USA
2008
Superb Superficialness I
Galerie Grand Siècle , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Superb Superficialness II
Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Hierarchy of Surface
Cité Internationale des Arts , Paris , France
2008
N.aiff & OBJECT.tiff
Miss China Beauty Room , Paris , France
2007
Pâtisserie
Galerie ColletPark , Paris , France
2005
M.A.J
Galerie Premier Regard , Paris , France
2004
Technique
Atelier Guillaume Paris of l’ENSBA , Paris , France
2004
Moremove
Open Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Home Work
Front Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Liverpool Biennial
Saint George’s Hall , Liverpool , UK
2018
10th anniversary, Coconut, Banana tree, Memorial, Sulfur, Storytelling, Arrangement, Perfect, Hyper trace, Third
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
The Extra Extra Ordinary
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design , Manila , Philippine
2017
Share, Creat, Unite
The Physics Room , Christchurch , New Zealand
2017
Tropical Cyclone
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
What’s in Store
Salford Museum & Art Gallery , Manchester , UK
2017
Art, Ask About Asia
Daegu Art Factory , Daegu , Korea
2017
Aerobraking
Pier 2 , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2016
Share, Creat, Unite
Te Tuhi , Auckland , New Zealand
2016
Portrait Portrait
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Mille-feuille de camélia
Arko Art Center , Seoul , Korea
2016
No Cause For Alarm
La Mama Galeria , New York , USA
2016
Declaration / Documentation: Taipei Biennial, 1996-2014
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Dance with the Museum Collection – Retrieved, Reimagined, Restated
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Dé-coïncidence
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
The Great Ephemeral
The New Museum , New York , USA
2015
Asian Art Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Never Odd or Even
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art , NY , USA
2013
Queens International
Queens Museum , New York , USA
2013
inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival – MicroCities
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery , New York , USA
2013
Are We Overworked?
Eslite Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
DisOrder / Exhibition / In Order
Hong Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
PARKETT- 220 ARTISTS EDITIONS & COLLABORATIONS SINCE 1984
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding
Chung Shan Creative Hub , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
True Illusion, Illusory Truth
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Taipei Biennial: Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre , Bangkok , Thailand
2012
Taipei Arts Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
2012 Asian Arts Space Network
Song Won Art Center, Eunam Museum of Art , Seoul , Korea
2012
Soft Power
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Taishin Arts Award Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Trading Futures
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
19991221>20130421│PART ONE
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Contemporary Aart of Taiwan - Nnew Ggeneration
Villa Croce , Genova , Italy
2011
The Taishin Arts Award Exhibition
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
Une Tterrible Bbeauté est Nnée
Galerie Olivier Houg Galerie , Lyon , France
2011
Monad-isme
Cité Internationale des Arts , Paris , France
2011
Republic without Ppeople
Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
Live Ammo
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
From a Distance, Keep a Distance
Sungkok Art Museum , Seoul , Korea
2011
Contemporary Aart of Taiwan - Nnew Ggeneration
Spazio dell’Ex Gil , Rome , Italy
2010
Taiwan Calling
Mücsarnok Museum , Budapest , Hungary
2010
Journey in My Mind
Louis Vuitton , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Di-stance – Contemporary Art & Video Exhibition
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Post-Academic
Our National Taiwan University of Art Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Thank You ART- Nezumiko Exhibition Vol.2
Void + , Tokyo , Japan
2010
Distance
Cité Internationale des Arts , Paris , France
2010
Reshaping History
China National Convention Center , Beijing , China
2010
Today - Taiwan Contemporary
Gyeongnam Art Museum , Gyeongsangnam-do , Korea
2009
Super - Generation @ Taiwan
Shanghai Art Museum , Shanghai , China
2009
The Epic in the Everyday
Palazzo delle Arti Napoli , Naples , Italy
2009
Mind as Passion
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Speak-Describe
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
taiwanpics.doc - Art Contemporain Taiwanais
Palais des Beaux-Arts , Paris , France
2009
Pulse New York
Pier 40 , New York , USA
2009
Taishin Arts Award Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
ShContemporary
Shanghai Exhibition Centre , Shanghai , China
2008
Pulse Miami
SoHo Studios , Miami , USA
2008
Slick
104 le Cent Quarte , Paris , France
2008
Second Life
La Générale en Manufacture , Sèvres , France
2008
Open Studio - La Seine
Atelier Devot de l’ENSBA , Paris , France
2008
Polynôme
Mairie du 12e , Paris , France
2007
FIAC
Grand Palais , Paris , France
2007
Art Bruselles
Bruselles Exposition , Bruselles , Belgique
2007
Double Take
Palais des Beaux-Arts , Paris , France
2007
Double Take
Korea National University of Arts , Seoul , Korea
2007
Pleine Lune
l’Hôtel La Louisiane , Paris , France
2007
Aller-Retour Virtuel
Main d’Oeuvre , Paris , France
2007
4th Busan International Video Festival
Community Media Center , Busan , Korea
2007
4th Art Video & Film, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Nîmes
Nîmes , France
2007
Vidéo Salon 2
Duplex-10M2 , Sarajevo , Bosnia and Herzégovine
2007
A Runaway Zero - Taiwan Emerging Artists
CANS Art Space , Shanghai , China
2006
Merveilleux Edulcoré
Ecole et Espace de Camille Lambert , Essonne , France
2006
Moving Windows - International Video-Mix
Busan Museum of Modern Art , Busan , Korea
2006
Post-Document
Huashan Culture Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Plus Que Vrai
Palais des Beaux-Arts , Paris , France
2005
Jeune Création
La Belleviloise , Paris , France
2005
L’Oeil du Touriste
Galerie Patricia Doffmann , Paris , France
2005
Taipei Art Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Non-Nationalisme
Nan Hai Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Setsuzoku 2
Galerie Droite et Gauche, Metro Pyramides , Paris , France
2003
Vingt et un Puissance Douze
Palais de Tokyo , Paris , France
2003
Setsuzoku
Musashino Art University , Tokyo , Japan
2015
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien
Berlin , Germany
2013
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts
Manchester , UK
2012
Open Contemporary Art Center - Bangkok
Bangkok , Thailand
2011
International Studio & Curatorial Program
New York , USA
2010
BankART 1929
Yokohama , Japan
2008
Cité Internationale des Arts
Paris , France
2007
Insa Art Space
Seoul , Korea
2018
Book
Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Home, Washing, Chou Yu-Cheng, Acrylic, Rag, Scouring Pad, Canvas, Image, Album
 
2015
Book
Another Molyneux
Taipei Fine Art Museum
2015
Book
On Things Ir(Relevant) to Art or Liszt, and ___
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
2013
Book
A Man of Showa Era
Eslite Gallery
2013
Book
A Working History – Lu Chieh-Te
Eslite Gallery
2012
Grand Prize
Taipei Arts Awards
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
New Media First Prize
35 Visual Artist Support
 
Taiwan
2011
Visual Arts Award
Taishin Arts Award
 
Taiwan
2011
Nominee
Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize
 
Singapore
2009
Top Five Final Nominee
Taishin Arts Award
 
Taiwan
2005
Annual Sculpture Prize
l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
 
Paris , France
2005
Honorable Mention
Taipei Arts Awards
 
Taipei , Taiwan
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Molyneux
What we know about the past is gleaned from all the evidence we have at hand in the present. Without doubt we learn from the past – but are we destined to continue to repeat everything? by Molyneux The development of art is closely related to generations. We all create new things by reflecting on the past. Geoff Molyneux (1951- ) is a British artist born in the 50s. His past practices reveal the relationship between his contexts and the evolution of art. He has witnessed and participat ...
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Liszt
This solo exhibition attempts to establish an “egogram” axis through Chou Yu-cheng’s successive works. During the last few years, Chou Yu-cheng has dealt with several different issues, which have ranged from symbols and political images in the mass media to the widely-discussed topic of resource transformation. Chou uses his distinctive flat, neutral diction to create an image of the “art ecology.” In this abstract concept, he has always wondered how many levels of production relationships ar ...
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Chou Yu-Cheng, His Professor Yen Ye-Cheng and His Painting
Chou Yu-Cheng runs a conversational discussion on art with his old time collage professor and long-tern friend Yen Ye-Cheng to unfold a cross generation exploration and exchange on artistic subjects, such as aesthetic, taste, form and content to depict the (con)temporaneity as a duet. If we take Bruno Latour’s idea that modernity’s definition exactly points to “the passage time,” then we perhaps could observe in reverse that their speech act reveals the driving force of modernity in the conte ...
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2nd Degree - A Working History Lu Chieh-Te
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