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Hou Peng-Hui
LAST UPDATE : 2018.02.6 / EDITOR : photographicart
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Hou Peng-Hui was born in Taichung, Taiwan, in 1982. He has received his D.A. from Nihon University Graduate School of Art. He was selected and awarded scholarships as Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Scholar and Nihon University 100th Anniversary Scholar. In 2017, he was invited to exhibit at "Faint Light, Dark Shadows" by Taipei Fine Arts Museum. His work received "Sawamoto Noriyoshi Award", and is collected by Art Bank, Taiwan. His early work concerns about inner life by taking selfportraits; and his current work surrounds themes on relationships between city and human activities. He is a member of "Lightbox Photo Library", helps organizing international exchange events between Taiwan and Japan. His research expertise focuses on culture and its influence of photography exhibitions in Japan. His doctoral thesis is "A Historic Study of Photography Exhibitions in Japan: Post World War II to Establishment of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography". He also serves as a column author of "Japan Photo Almanac", which evaluates and organizes annual photo exhibitions in Japan. Currently he lives and works in Tokyo.

birth year
1982
education
2016
DA Department of The Arts
Nihon University Graduate School of Art
2013
MA Department of Image Arts
Nihon University Graduate School of Art
2006
MS Department of Civil Engineering
National Chiao Tung University
career
2016
Present Position
Lightbox Photo Library Project coordinator
2016
Resigned
Culture Cities of East Asia 2016, Nara Instructor in photography
2010
Resigned
Chinese Culture University Project coordinator
2009
Resigned
Cultural Creativity Development, National Palace Museum Course assistant
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2014
Hidden Dreams in City
Photo Gallery of Nihon University Graduate School of Art, , Tokyo , Japan
2007
Lost Soul × Attractive Scenery
National Chiao Tung University Library Gallery , Hsinchu , Taiwan.
2017
Faint Light, Dark Shadows
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
9th eko International Photo Exhibition
Gallery IANG , Seoul , Korea
2014
RUINS - 8th eko International Photo Exhibition
Gallery IANG , Seoul , Korea
2013
Nihon University Graduate School of Art – Department of Image Arts Graduate Completion Exhibition
Art Museum of Nihon University College of Art, , Tokyo , Japan
2012
UTOPIA - 7th eko International Photo Exhibition
Gallery IANG , Seoul , Korea
2005
Write Our Own 2005
National Tsing Hua University Arts Center , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2009
Book
Self-Portrait
Self-publishing
2013
Sawamoto Noriyoshi Award
 
Nihon University Graduate School of Art
Tokyo , Japan
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Hidden Dreams in City
2012
House as a residence place, park green space as a leisure function, tower or skyscraper as a symbol of the city and symbol of the economy revives.... These natural landscapes were made and planned by human, seemed to appear so normal and for granted. They are a collection of the various human desires, the city is also a paradise to embody the dream of human beings at the same time. Relationship of urban and human, all imagination for urban life is like human looking at self in the mirr ...
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Self-Portrait
2003-2009
When I started learning photography, I have taken many self-portraits. For me, this was like reproducing some vague, fragment memories of my life, as well as some imagination of my inner life. At the same time, it was also a way for me to psychologically resist the pressure from the outer world. Via different degrees of self disclosure through photography and displays, mixed with real and unreal situations, these photo images were real me and also not real me, I tried to puzzle out alt ...
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