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Chih-Shan MIAO, a former book editor, a freelance photographer, a part-time language teacher, and an interdisciplinary artist, is based in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her BA in English at National Central University in Taiwan, and MA in Communications Studies at Leeds University in UK. Before she started her photography career, MIAO was a senior editor in charge of books editing and publishing. Her personal works show her interests widely in sociological approaches to contemporary portraits (The Bedroom Project), the power struggles between her as the part-time teacher and her students (The Classroom Project), the context re-created by both images and texts (The Reading Project), the reconsideration of authorship, originality, and individuality (The Writing Project), the dynamic adaptation in languages (The Speaking Project), and the anxiety of efficient communication in languages (The Listening Project).

MIAO was awarded Silver Prize of Photography in 2012 National Art Exhibition and Honorable Mention of Photography in 2014 National Art Exhibition. She was also awarded Honorable Mention of 2014 Kaohsiung Awards of Fine Arts. Her first solo exhibition The Bedroom Project was held in 2012, Taipei, and she was included in several group exhibitions in Taiwan.

birth year
1973
Place of Birth
Tainan
Taiwan
education
2001
MA Communications Studies
University of Leeds
1997
BA Department of English
National Central Univesity
career
2010
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MOCA Art Classroom Teaching assistant of 180° Creative Photo Imaging Workshop
2010
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Por Que Base Teaching assistant of Black and White Darkroom
2004-2007
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China Times Publishing editor
2002-2003
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Tittot Glass Art Museum Executive Officer
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2017
The Reading Project
Shudian Bookstore Gallery , New Taipei City , Taiwan
2012
The Bedroom Project
Floor 8 Contemporary Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Taiwan Annual
Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Taiwan Annual
Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Artist Fair Taiwan
Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Kaohsiung Awards
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
National Art Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
National Art Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Female Consciousness
Floor 8 Contemporary Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
First Shot
Taiwan International Visual Arts Center (TIVAC) , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Book
The Writing Project
inknet
2014
Honorable Mentions
kaohsiung Awards
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
of Photography
the 2014 National Art Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Silver Prize of Photography
the 2012 National Art Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
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The Reading Project
2013
The Reading Project is an exploration of reading as an activity, examining how the image-text-object relationship is interlocked by signifying and being signified. This project assumes the meaning we get from reading is not something in essence, fixed or already exists that delivers to the readers/viewers. But rather, the meanings are produced and practiced by them in the process of decoding. What we read and decode should not be taken as a given, and in fact we organize and produce its signi ...
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The Classroom Project
2009-2015
Almost accidentally, as a part-time language teacher, I started to take photos of naughty or bad behaved students during the classes. However, I suddenly realized what I did was aggressive in many ways when I held my camera and pointed at them. Nevertheless, capturing the naughty or bad behaviors by my camera did not show the so-called “truth.” The photographer, me in this case, who believed the photos could tell facts and show evidences, had nothing but my own absurdity. No deceive moments. ...
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The Bedroom Project
2010-
Being single is in fact the result of a complex set of personal choices and circumstances. The Bedroom Project focuses on the personal space of these PLURAL singles and their diverse ways of life. As a tool to expose, my camera not only resembles a social anthropologist’s viewpoint and approach to the privacy of these individuals, but also explores the relation between the space utilization and his/her lifestyle, and the gap of personal image between the private and the public.
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Life / Work in Progress
2011-
This series is developed independently from The Bedroom Project which focuses on personal space of single people. One of my sitter, Tom Hsu, got married a year after I took his portrait in his room. Changes in life always take place. A single then, a family now. I started this long-term project to photograph them, and pay my visit yearly. It is a work in progress of course, and life is a work in progress as well.
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