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Wu Tien-Chang
LAST UPDATE : 2018.11.13 / EDITOR : avatintern
9 artworks / 122 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
2017
LIQUID GLARE – Wu Tien-Chang Solo Exhibition/ The 8th Madatac
Conde Duque Centro Cultural , Madrid , Spain
2016
Wu Tien-chang: Divergent Paths to Reality 1980–2011, Never Say Goodbye 2001–2015
Tina Keng Gallery/ TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Never Say Goodbye, The 56th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia
Palazzo delle Prigioni , Venice , Italy
2014
Magical Limbo – Solo Exhibition of Wu Tien-Chang
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Studio of Pseudo Photography - Wu Tien-Chang Solo Exhibition
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
The In-Between Space - Wu Tien-Chang Solo Exhibition
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
One Piece Room: Wu Tien-Chang - Luan
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Staging Memories - Wu Tien-Chang Solo Exhibition
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center , Hong Kong
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 1997
Impression Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1997
Wu Tien-Chang:The Introduction of Taiwan’s Contemporary Art Vol. 2
MOMA Contemporary , Fukuoka , Japan
1990
Four Eras, Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1987
Syndrome of Hurting
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Fight Club – Hantoo 20th
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
TAD FESTIVAL 2017 – THE AFTERMATH: THE LIFT OF MARTIAL LAW
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Hantoo Art Group 2017/1998
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Reenacting History: Collective Actions and Everyday Gestures
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea
2017
Lianyungang International Photography Festival
Lianyungang City , Xuzhou , China
2017
Hardcore Rally with the Hantoo art Group, National
Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
Kochi-Muziris Biennal 2016
Aspinwall house , Kochi , India
2016
Border Crossing Post-Paradise: Hantoo Art Group and the Contemporary Art in Taiwan
Kyoto University of Art and Design , Kyoto , Japan
2016
FENG CHI 2016 Hantoo Art Group Exhibition
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Taiwan Hantoo in Penang Modern Art Exhibition
Daiichi Art Space , Penang , Malaysia
2016
QUEER AESTHETICS
Rauminhal , Halle , Germany
2016
Art Basel in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hong Kong
2016
Look Up Rose From the Sky
Mataphysical Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
RE WRITING- Hantoo Art Group Exhibition
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
POST POP: EAST MEETS WEST
Saatchi Gallery , London , United Kingdom
2014
Real Tough – Hantoo Art Group Exhibition
Sincewell Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
Taiwan Platform - La Salle aux Images, Art Stage Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center Singapore
2013
The Decay of the Angel
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
CARGO EAST project-Gazing into Freedom: Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition
Vojvodina Contemporary Art Museum , Novi Sad , Republic of Serbia
2013
Intersecting Vectors
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Hantoo Art Group
Inart Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2013
Toughened Hantoo Souls Sentimentally Settled Here After Their Drift
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Revisiting New Horizons
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Flora-the Dazzling World Permanent Collection of TFAM
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Rolling! Visual Art in Taiwan
Seoul Museum of Art , Seoul , Korea
2013
The Power(s) of Local and Elsewhere - the Sensible Coordinates and Paths of Contemporary Art in Taiwan
Pingtung Art Museum , Pingtung , Taiwan
2013
True Illusion, Illusory Truth - Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
How can I tell you who I am?
Galería Adora Calvo , Salamanca , Spain
2012
People’s Republic of China-Republic without people, The 10th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Unique Vision Ⅱ: Highlights from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Collection
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Time Games: Contemporary Appropriations of the Past
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Art Stage Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Singapore
2011
Ficción Asiática, Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en el Peru
Lima , Peru
2011
People’s Republic of China-Republic without people
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
保庇.保庇─當下描述
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
臺灣影─當代影像展
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Stories Developing: 10 Contemporary Photographers of Taiwan
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2010
Four Dimensions—Contemporary Photography from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau, Hong Kong Photo Festival 2010
Hong Kong Art Centre Hong Kong
2010
See U Next 10, Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan Art Fair
Taichung Distillery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Taipei Roam
MOT/ARTS , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Double-blind Trial
Eslite Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Reshaping the History
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art , Beijing , China
2010
Amazement and Astonishment Hantoo Art Group's Adventure to the West
Chongqing Museum of Art , Chongqing , China
2009
SPEAK‧DESCRIBE - 2009 Cross-Strait Contemporary Art
National Art Museum of China , Beijing , China
2009
The 7th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Madden Reality: Post-Taipei Art Group
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Post-Rough Youth, 2009 Hantoo Art Group
Hong-gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
SPEAK‧DESCRIBE - 2009 Cross-Strait Contemporary Art
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
Akudou Power - 2009 Hantoo Art Group
Lin & Keng Gallery , Beijing , China
2008
HOME, Taiwan Biennial 2008
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Hantoo Impression
Impressions Contemporary Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
The Asia Pacific Art Fair Contemporary
Shanghai , China
2008
Pingyao International Photography Festival
Shanxi , China
2008
Snake Alley
Taipei Cultural Center , New York , USA
2007
連洲國際攝影藝術節
Guangzhou , China
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
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung, Kaohsuing , Taiwan
2005
Vision and Beyond
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , 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
Kuandu Museum of Fine 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, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , New York, 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 Metropolitan Museum of Photography , 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
2009
 
Taishin Arts Awards
Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
Taipei , Taiwan
1998
 
Creation Award
Lee Chung-Shun Foundation
Taipei , Taiwan
1994
 
Prize of Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
1986
 
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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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