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Wu Tien-Chang
LAST UPDATE : 2018.10.11 / EDITOR : avatintern
9 artworks / 94 exhibition

While the impact of computerized digital art on traditional arts is inevitable and is becoming more and more obvious, how to keep tradition arts alive has become an serious issue for artist like me. It is with this concern that I wish to create a sort of art that combines digital images, computer graphic, traditional photos, literature, and mechanic devices, for the purpose to excavate the “body” and the “memory” of human being, and to echo the traditional belief on “soul” and “spirit”. In doing this, I also try to inport bedeck elements and amusing atmosphere from circus, magic shows, acrobat performance, with an intention to mix up the imagination and feeling of beauty, ecstasy, death, and salvation etc. For me, the aesthetic of ambiguity seem to be the core spirit and a precious power of contemporary Taiwan art.

birth year
1956
Place of Birth
Changhua
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taiwan
education
1980
BFA
Chinese Culture University
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2010
Shock.Shot─2010 Wu Tien-Chang solo exhibition
Soho photo gallery , New York , USA
2009
Universal Celebration─ZHUANG Pu & Wu Tien-Chang twin solo exhibition
Contemporary Art major exhibition , Beijing , China
2008
Wu Tien-Chang 2008 Solo Exhibition
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1997
Wu Tien-Chang:The Introduction of Taiwan’s Contemporary Art Vol. 2
MOMA Contemporary , Fukuoka , Japan
1997
Wu Tien-Chang 1997
Impression Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1990
Four Eras, Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1987
Syndrome of Hurting
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Snake Alley
Taipei Cultural Center , New York , USA
2007
Post-Martial Law vs. Post 89-The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China
SongZhuang Museum , Beijing , China
2007
HanToo Art Group
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Mou.i.kai---HanToo 2007
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Post-Martial Law vs. Post 89-The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
X-Generatoin
Centre des arts d'Enghien-les-Bains , Saint-Denis , France
2006
Artistic Development and Social Transition in Taiwan II: FORMosa Mambo
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2006
Vision and Beyond
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Vision and Beyond
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Vision and Beyond
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsuing , Taiwan
2005
Variation Xanadu
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
MS 8+5 Handtoo Manbo---HanToo Art Group
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
Kuandu Hero Journal
Taiwan Modern Arts Exhibition , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Kuandu Hero Journal
Kuandu Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Kuandu Hero Journal
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
China PingYao International Photography Festival
Shanxi , China
2004
Reality Spells – Exhibition of Chinese Conceptual Photography from 90’
Central Library , Hong Kong , China
2004
CO4 Display of Taiwan Advanced Papers ~Media Cramp
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Spellbound Aura: The New Vision of Chinese Photography
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Future plurality
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Play with King Kong & Bubby-Handtoo art Group
Pier 2 Art District , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2003
King Kong & Bubby Start Motor in Kaohsiung-Handtoo art Group
Sin Pin Pier - Absolutely Art Space , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2003
King Kong Touch Bubby-Handtoo art Group
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
King Kong & Bubby 13-Handtoo art Group Major Exhibition
Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Cyber Asia-media art in the near future
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art , Hiroshima , Japan
2003
A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography
Rudolfinum Museum , Prague , Czech Republic
2002
Illusion of Paradise: New Trend of Taiwanese Photography
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Oeuvre of Contemporary Art in Taipei Part 1:Critical Reports
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Art Nomadism and Society Sentiment-Handtoo art Group Major Exhibition
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
The 3rd Taipei World Photography Exhibition
National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
CLOSE-UP Contemporary Art From Taiwan Touring Exhibition
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria B.C. , Victoria , Canada
1999
1st Asia-Pacific Biennial Fukuoka
Asian Art Museum , Fukuoka , Japan
1999
The Art Exhibition of Defense
G Zen 50 Art Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1999
Visions of Pluralism-Contemporary Art in Taiwan 1988-1999
Mountain Art Culture and Education Foundation , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1999
Asia Museum Premiere Exhibition
Asia Museum of Fukuoka , Fukuoka , Japan
1999
Touring Exhibition-Visions of Pluralism: Contemporary Art in Taiwan, 1998-1999
China Art museum , Beijing , China
1998
Site of Desire, 1998 Taipei Biennial
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Touring Exhibition - Inside Outside, New Chinese Art
New York Asian Art Museum , New York , USA
1998
Touring Exhibition - Inside Outside, New Chinese Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , San Francisco , USA
1997
TAIWAN TAIWAN Facing FACES
The 47th International Art Exhibition of the Biennaledi Venezia , Venice , Italy
1997
In memory of 2.28
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1996
2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial
Queensland Art Gallery , South Brisbane , Australia
1996
1996 Biennial: The Quest for Identity of Taiwan Art
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1995
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition-Edinburgh Art Festival
Edinburgh , UK
1995
Asia-Pacific Contemporary Photography Exhibition
Tokyo , Japan
1995
Taiwan: Kunst Heute
Ludwig Forum , Aachen , Germany
1994
Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art Exhibition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1993
Up to the Top- Taiwan Modern Art
G Zen 50 Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1992
K-18 Mutual Acknowledgement Exhibition
Kassel , Germany
1989
The Art Exhibition by Taipei Painting Group
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1989
Message From Taipei
Hara Museum ARC , Tokyo , Japan
1988
This Era and Creative
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1987
Exhibition of Modern Painting's New Appearance in the R.O.C.
National Museum of History , Taipei , Taiwan
1986
Contemporary Art Trends in the Republic of China
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1986
Style 22 Exhibition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1984
The 1st Contemporary Trends in Chinese Art”
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Won
Creation Award
Lee Chung-Shun Foundation
Taiwan
1986
Won
New Trend Prize of Contemporary Art Trends
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
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Luan
Artist Statement for Video Works in the 2010s. The aesthetics of moving images in the single sequence shot V.S. The sensation of the mutated membrane In 2010, he changed his artistic practice to video art and started using computer editing in his single sequence shot, creating a bizarre atmosphere. The artist cleverly uses “optical magic” and “stunt props” to reveal a dialogue between the illusion and the reality, creating a horrifying and strange visual style in the moving image. ...
Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art ,
Digital Photography
120x239.02 cm
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The Blind Men and the Street
Artist Statement for Works between 2000 and 2010 Wu Tien Chang started to use computer in 2000. During that time, “digitalization” became exciting and challenging, through which Wu created a surreal tinge mixed with splendid flamboyant style. Although characters in his painting are usually wounded, blind, or handicapped, they always wear bright lipstick. In such an elegant classical atmosphere, the pretentious physical gestures seem particularly ambiguous. Their theatre-like absurdity ...
Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art ,
Digital Photography
120x200.3 cm
01 / 10
By a hair’s breadth
Artist Statement for Works between 2000 and 2010 Wu Tien Chang started to use computer in 2000. During that time, “digitalization” became exciting and challenging, through which Wu created a surreal tinge mixed with splendid flamboyant style. Although characters in his painting are usually wounded, blind, or handicapped, they always wear bright lipstick. In such an elegant classical atmosphere, the pretentious physical gestures seem particularly ambiguous. Their theatre-like absurdity ...
Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art ,
Digital Photography
120x200.78 cm
Digital Photography
120x200.78 cm
Digital Photography
120x200.78 cm
Digital Photography
120x200.78 cm
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Never Relax Morning and Night
Artist Statement for Works between 2000 and 2010 Wu Tien Chang started to use computer in 2000. During that time, “digitalization” became exciting and challenging, through which Wu created a surreal tinge mixed with splendid flamboyant style. Although characters in his painting are usually wounded, blind, or handicapped, they always wear bright lipstick. In such an elegant classical atmosphere, the pretentious physical gestures seem particularly ambiguous. Their theatre-like absurdity ...
Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art ,
Wu Tien-Chang, 2008, Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art
Wu Tien-Chang, 2006, Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art
Wu Tien-Chang, 2005, Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art
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Wu Tien-Chang, 2001, Photographic Art , New Media Art , Video Art
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