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HSU Chia-Wei
LAST UPDATE : 2022.11.11 / EDITOR : avatintern
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Hsu Chia-Wei's creative method is a specific kind of “Narrative” -- a way of documenting that interferes with the text in reality, by focusing on site specific and peculiar characteristics, such as memory, imagination, or identification.

He has been continuously trying to merge the languages of contemporary art and film to originate his works, in concern of how to step into reality through film creation, fabricating a mythical narrative which lingers between fiction and reality. He maintains a critical attitude toward filming, and through the power of film creation, he strives to move art to locations outside museums and to developing his political practice.

His works have been on display in museums and international film festivals, such as Jeu De Paume, The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The 55th Venice Biennial, 2012 Liverpool Biennial, 2012 Taipei Biennial, 8TH Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, and RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/ BERLIN/ MADRID screened at the Centre Pompidou Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, and Reina Sofia National Museum Madrid.

He is currently director of Open-Contemporary Art Center in Taipei, Taiwan. An art space run by numerous young artists over a span of 12 years. Through artistic practice, curation and running independent art spaces, he tries to expand the influences of art to the society.

birth year
1983
Place of Birth
Taichung
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2016
Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France
2010
MFA Graduate School of Plastic Art
National Taiwan University of Arts
2005
BFA Department of Fine Arts
National Taiwan University of Arts
experience
2011-2013
Resigned
Open-Contemporary Art Center Director
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2019
Tung Chung Art Award: Giant Panda, Deer, Malayan Tapir and East India Company - HSU Chia-Wei’s Solo Exhibition
Museum of National Taipei University of Education , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Art Brussels: Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Black and White Project
Tour & Taxis , Brussels , Belgium
2019
Chia-Wei Hsu: Black and White Project
Taipei Dangdai , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Chia-Wei Hsu: Black and White – Malayan Tapir
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) , New York , USA
2018
MAM Screen 009: Hsu Chia-Wei
Mori Art Museum , Tokyo , Japan
2017
Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General’s Office
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Huai Mo Village
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Huai Mo Village Project
Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre , Hong Kong
2015
Positions #2
Van Abbemuseum , Eindhoven , Netherlands
2014
On the Margin of Places
Künstlerhaus Bethanien , Berlin , Germany
2013
SH-SY5Y
NTUA Cultural and Creative industry Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Overdubbing
Sakshi Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum
PING PONG , Taipei , Taiwan
2022
Still Alive - Aichi Triennale 2022
Ichinomiya City , Aichi , Japan
2022
Frequencies of Tradition
KADIST , San Francisco , United State
2022
Séance Fiction
Pfizer Building , New York , United State
2022
Ex-post
Artspace Aotearoa , Auckland , New Zealand
2021
A Song of Seas and Power ─The flow of labor, goods and currents
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2021
Frequencies of Tradition
Incheon Art Platform , Incheon , South Korea
2021
Listening to the Stones
Kunsthaus Dresden , Dresden , Germany
2021
Polyphonic Myth: Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Arts 2021
Our Museum、Nine Art Space、NTUA Art Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
FUTURE VISION LAB X C-LAB Future Media Arts Festival
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 2021
Queensland Art Gallery、Gallery of Modern Art , Brisbane , Australia
2021
Mipaliw Land Art
Hualien , Taiwan
2021
Empathy Instinct
Asia Culture Center , Gwangju , Korea
2021
Specific Containers – Unity and Distinction: A Curatorial Statement
Our Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
Intermingling Flux: Guangzhou Image Triennial
Guangdong Museum of Art , Guangzhou , China
2021
The 13th Gwangju Biennale Pavilion Project – Double Echoing
Asia Culture Center , Gwangju , South Korea
2020
Frequencies of Tradition
Guangdong Times Museum (with KADIST) , Guangzhou , China
2020
Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2020
Side A / Side B
Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong
2020
Online Screening: Encore Series / MAM SCREEN 009: Hsu Chia-Wei
Mori Art Museum , Tokyo , Japan
2020
Sino-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red Internationalism
OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal , Shenzhen , China
2020
The Secret South: from Cold War Perspective to Global South in Museum Collection
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Green Island Human Rights Art Festival: If On The Margin, Draw A Coordinate
National Human Rights Museum - Green Island White Terror Memorial Park , Green Island , Taiwan
 
Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art
ALIEN Art Centre , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2020
Meditations in an Emergency
UCCA , Beijing , China
2010
The 11th Artists in Residence Programme - Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan, ISCP
New York City , U.S.A.
2012
Exhibition
THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Bangkok , Thailand
2009
Exhibition
Dandy & Angel
Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Exhibition
Document 321-the document exhibition of the 5th anniversary of Open-Contemporary Art Center
Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei
Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Exhibition
Illumination Function-One Piece Work 8
Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei
Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
Context Space
NTUA
Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Exhibition
Ultra Thin
Hwa Shan Culture Par
Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Grand Prize
Taishi Arts Award
Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
Taiwan
2016
Gold Award for Documentary
The 49th WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival
 
Taiwan
2013
Finalist
HUGO BOSS ASIA ART
 
China
2009
 
S-An Cultural Foundation Award Competition
S-An Cultural Foundation
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
 
Taipei Arts Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
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Huatung Village
Huatung Village was once an Amis tribal settlement located in the Xizhi district of Taipei. In 1984, there were three aboriginal families farming vegetables there. By 1996, it had already become a complete tribal community consisting of 215 families. It was a huge block of illegal buildings. The villagers used sheets of iron, wood, and other materials that they had gathered to build houses and buildings. They also used those materials to build traditional tribal lookouts, community meeting ro ...
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Huai Mo Village - Tapestry
While HSU visited Huai Mo Tzu Chiang House, he found more than ten sewing machines which were donated by a Britain in ten more years ago. In his original intention, the Britain hoped, with these machines, local orphans could make a living from producing and selling purses and clothes by their own. However, these machines were not fully utilized. Therefore, HSU invited a teacher to teach orphans how to use it, and then completed this tapestry work together. The image of the tapestry is from a ...
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Marshal Tie Jia - Turtale Island
Hsu Chia-Wei's new video installation engages with the history of a tiny island off the coast of Matsu, which is situated in the Taiwan Strait. During the Qing Dynasty, the island was the site of a tiny temple. When Chiang Kai-Shek retreated to Taiwan, the temple was dismantled and relocated to a larger neighboring island, and a bunker was constructed in its place. At present, the bunker is a ruin and ownership of the island has been transferred again to the proprietors of the original ...
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March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum
Narrated by Chinese Malaysian singer Fish Leong, the project “March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum” follows her tour through different cities in Asia, including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Malaysia, Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, and Chengdu. Shooting the tour involved a lot of time spent traveling. The traveling and shooting did not create a self-evident world of images or events. Instead, it resulted in the discovery of extraordinary locations. By focusing on a time or location unknown to ...
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