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LIU Chien-Wei
LAST UPDATE : 2021.12.16 / EDITOR : tcaa
10 artworks / 18 exhibition / 0 essays

Liu, Chien-Wei’s work focuses on historical/ahistorical relations among artefacts, objects (such as ready-made and daily object) and the orders of contemporary societies. His installation works are composed of varies of asymmetrical montages of artistic productions and objects. As a temporary constellation conducted by artistic approach in display, his work addresses the intention of reframing and transforming the initial social meanings of these components and further questions the current sociopolitical system of its way of interpretation and classification. In other words, his practice creates an artistic reflection by carrying out the shifting meanings while engaging with contemporary conditions.

In terms of finding contemporary meanings through artistic practice, it is not difficult to link his artistic approach to the current living situation of overload consuming information. In his view, these consuming experiences create a measurable, touchable, and sense-oriented familiarity. He once joked: “Seeing my works are sometimes more like a window shopping in the afternoon or a distracting moment while at the office.” For instance, his recent project Jinshan No.14--A3 Reports, which remolds and casts the architectural surfaces of a historical “thôo-kat-tshù” (a variation of Rammed- Earth house and the family residency of Liu) with an A3-size fix template, demonstrates a hybrid of this familiarity. Its way of representing on the one hand actualizes an artistic representation in an archeological and monumental sense, on the other recontextualizes this Taiwanese architecture from a personal living experience to the commercial format of “reporting”.

birth year
1982
Place of Birth
Miaoli
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Miaoli
Taiwan
Berlin
Germany
education
2016
Meisterschüler (Master class)
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Germany
2009
MFA Graduate School of Plastic Arts
National Taiwan University of Arts
2005
BFA Department of Sculpture
National Taiwan University of Arts
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2018
Jinshan No.14 - Unhousing
Jinshan No.14, site-specific presentation , Miaoli , Taiwan
2013
ChienWei Liu’s Solo Presentation
Garden Party project room , Berlin , Germany
2018
Heim und Wandlung
Galerina Steiner , Berlin , Germany
2016
De-coincidence, Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Arts
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Anesthesia
Tête , Berlin , Germany
2014
Entre Nous
Studio Nikibi , Berlin , Germany
2012
19991221 > 20130421/ PART ONE
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
2012 Aire de Taïwan
Expositions dans la Région Champagne-Ardenne France
2011
D’abord les forêts.../opus2
Maison Laurentine , Paris , France
2009
Dandy & Angel
Open-Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Taiwanpics.Doc Art contemporain taiwanais
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris , Paris , France
2009
Perception on the Earth
Xin Yi Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Cold Q
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Paris---Taipei aller/retour
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Post-Document
Huashan Art-District , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Art@Freeform
Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Untitled
MMG gallery , Budapest , Hungay
2005
Body of the World
GuanDu Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Busan Nature Artist Association
Busan , Korea
2012
CAMAC Art Center
Marnay sur Seine , France
2011
Maison Laurentine
Aubepierre-sur-Aube , France
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the Exhibits I
Wood construction, Ceiling fan, Wallpaper, Pilaster capital (Expandable Polystyrene), Drawing by artist on the wallpaper.
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Camo Nets
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Model #1
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Untitled (Fissures of Crystal)
Some dismantled pieces of electronic machinery are scattered in a corner. There is one LCD screen, like a thin black glass, laid against a broken folding chair. On the back of the chair, an alarm light keeps spinning and flashing. The light, flickering restlessly, beams through the LCD screen. Only at this moment can a spectator see the flowing image on the LCD screen. The image is one of a ray of light scanning a piece of ruined wood from top to bottom, as well as the hands moving slowly alo ...
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LIU Chien-Wei, 2011, Performance Art
LIU Chien-Wei, 2009, Performance Art
LIU Chien-Wei, 2009, Performance Art
LIU Chien-Wei, 2008, Performance Art
LIU Chien-Wei, 2007, Performance Art
LIU Chien-Wei, 2006, Performance Art
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