Chihhung Liu, born in Hsinchu (Taiwan) in 1985. He graduated from M.F.A Program, Department of Fine Arts at Taipei National University of the Arts. He is a freelancer/artist who lives and works in Taipei currently. Recent paintings embody his understanding of life and his personal experiences. His approach to narration and interpretation from a mundane perspective allows him to tightly interlock emotions and images. Incorporating images, ready-made objects, investigation reports, and printed materials, his multimedia work attempts to address issues related to the use of ordinary materials, the notion of formal language, and the creation of local connections.
Recent awards, grants and artist-in-residence programs include participation in the “Community & Research project 2014” in Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon, “trans_2014-2015:The Features of This Land” residency program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village(Japan) in 2015. In the same year he also join to the “Artist In Residence Project– 2015 Phase II ” in Pier-2 Art Center (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). In 2016-2018, he participate in the “Changwon Asia Art Festival 2016” (Busan, Korea) ,“17th Artist-In-Residence program from Ministry of Culture, Taiwan” in ARTSPACE_Sydney, Australia, the “2018 Taipei Artist Village – Apartment der Kunst” exchange program in Munich, Germany, and also joined to the “KAPO (Kanazawa Art Port) Creator In Residence 2018”.
Sound Geography is a publication consisting of a “Voice-drawing” database. Using the “human body” as an auditory organ to perceive various sounds and voices, this project aims to explore the possibility of visualizing what we hear by connecting, transforming, and representing verbal accounts, interviews, images, and abstract/figurative sketch lines. In this work, local objects, people, and stories serve as a narrative source of inspiration.
He won "2016 Taipei Arts Awards-Honourable Mention Award", "2011 Taoyuan Contemporary Art Awards" first prize,"2010 Chinese Art Awards", "2009 S-An Art Prize" and "2006 Taipei Arts Awards-Selected Award" between 2006 and 2016. Also be collected by the National Taiwan Museum and private collectors.