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LAST UPDATE : 2021.06.13 / EDITOR : tcaa
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Su Meng-hung, born in 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan. Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. Su Meng-hung graduated from Changhua National University of Education and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Then he received his Ph.D degree in Tainan National University of The Arts. After holding the Solo Exhibition Kai Dao Tu Mi in Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei, Taiwan), Su Meng-hung got great attention. In 2008, he was invited to participate in Expenditure: Busan Biennale (2008, Busan, Korea). His latest exhibition will be on view at the Tina Keng Gallery at the end of 2012.

Su Meng-hung’s creative process shows evidence his paintings, silkscreen prints, installations, and sculptures, there is evidence of the artist’s attempts in transforming traditional Chinese flowers and birds paintings into a sort of gaudy, grandiose visual icon, or by presentations of installation to turn them into a cultural symbol that is sensually appealing. Su often adapts elements of flowers and birds by later Qing Dynasty-era painters, and such visual symbols in his works are not merely driven by the desire to ridicule social markers or making those symbols inclusive to pop culture, the flowers and birds stand for the taste of aristocrats and literati. In the series of works by Su Meng-hung, the most memorable feature is the visual adaptation of Giuseppe Castiglione’s paintings, the adaptation and sampling of the patterns are similar to the emotional states expressed 250 years ago when Castiglione painted “Barn Swallow and Green Peach Blossom,” “Lotus Flower and Butterfly,” and “Flower in a Vase,” Shen Zhenlin painted “Flower Painting God” and Wang Chengpei painted “Peonies.” Even one’s will cannot be realized with the imperial court shadowing over, the kitsch or refined elegance still remain as an indescribable elation faintly visible in each brushstroke before us.

birth year
1976
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2012
PhD Art Creation and Theory
Tainan National University of the Arts
2005
MFA
Goldsmiths College, University of London
1998
BFA Department of Fine Arts
Changhua National University of Education
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2019
Xiang Nai Er
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
A Painter of the Empire
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Poppy.Golden Lotus.Dopamine
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Manjusaka
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
The Depth of Surface
National Central University Art Center , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2008
Auto-Plastic Injection
Galerie Grand Siècle , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Distortion
CIGE , Beijing , China
2007
Unreachable Blooming
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Shadow
Galerie Grand Siècle , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Tu Mi Color
Li Shin Hospital , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2003
Kai Dao Tu Mi
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Reality vs. Virtual
Accton Arts Space , Hsinju , Taiwan
1999
Formosa?
Shin Leh Yuan Space , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Materialism
Hsin-chuan Culture and Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Taipei Dangdai — Art & Ideas
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Art-eology Zoo — Exhibition of Juming Museum Collection
Juming Museum , New Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Flourishing
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
2018
Cohort Reunion
See Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
I Want to Take You on a Stroll in the Garden: Lang-Jun Kau-Pue Art Fest
Cultural & Creative Industries Park , Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Joint Exhibition of Meng-Hung Su, Shun-Ting Huang, Jui-Hung Ni
The 201 Art , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
Like Too Loud a Solitude — Shin Leh Yuan 20th Anniversary
Museum of National Taipei University of Education , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
ART021
Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair , Shanghai , China
2016
Dialogue on Printmaking — The Taiwan-U.S. Exchange Exhibition
Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York , New York , USA
2016
Gan Dong Hou (Inspiring Monkeys) — Painting to Help Kids
Taitung Art Museum , Taitung , Taiwan
2016
Yue Jin Lantern Festival
Yue Jin , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
Pure Color — Contemporary Screen Printing Art Special Exhibition
Banqiao 435 Art Zone , New Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Finding Myself
Art & Arch Museum , Taichung , Taiwan
2015
Art Stage Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center Singapore
2014
Aesthetic Jam — Satellite Project Taipei Biennial 2014
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei
2014
Art Stage Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center Singapore
2014
Art Taiepi
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
The Decay of an Angel
Kuandu Museum of Fine Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Art Beijing
National Agriculture Exhibition Center , Beijing , China
2013
Art Stage Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center Singapore
2012
Art Meets Fashion
Bellavita B1 Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Contemporary Appropriations of the Past
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Art Beijing
National Agriculture Exhibition Center , Beijing , China
2011
Creating Spaces-The 5th Anniversary of VT
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
TINA KENG GALLERY BEIJING
Tina Keng Gallery , Beijing , China
2011
ShContemporary
Shanghai , China
2011
Art Stage Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Singapore
2011
Silent Poem — Private Collection
TAD Associates INC. Interior Design Company , Shanghai , China
2010
Art Taiwan-Su Meng-hung, Hsu Tang-wei Group Exhibiton
Taipei Culture Center in Japan , Shinagawa , Japan
2010
Feel/Felt-objects
National Sun Yat-sen University Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2010
Art Taipei
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Today.Contemporary Art in Taiwan-The Contemporary Art of Taiwan
Gyeongnam Art Museum , Gyeongnam , Korea
2010
R/evolution II
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Non-Everyday:Hidden Force Fields
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Fusion Folks Contemporary Art Exhibition
Bo-Pi-Liao , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Jam: Cultural Congestions in Contemporary Asian Art
South Hill Park Art Centre , Bracknell , UK
2009
Unsealed Files: The 3rd Anniversary of VT Artsalon
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Expenditure: Busan Biennale 2008
Busan Museum of Art , Busan
2008
SWEETIES – Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Youth
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Art Osaka
Dojima Hotel , Osaka , Japan
2008
Boundless Visions: New Permanent Collection
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Open Studio Show
Goyang Art Studio , Gyeonggi Province , Korea
2007
One More, Please
Hong Kong Central , Hong Kong
2007
ARTFAIR.21
Staatenhaus am Rheinpark , Köln , Germany
2007
ART Singapore
Singapore
2007
Art Bag
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
Very Fun Park II
Eastern District of Taipei City , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Time Dialogue
AKI Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
ART TAIPEI
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Spring Group Exhibition
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
A Tribute to the Lotus Bell: Interaction between Buddhist Sculpture and Scripture
Dharma Drum Mountain , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Good Grasp of Life
Yixiang Gallery, Tainan National University of the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2006
Resonance
Fubon Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Cross-Strait Exchange
Central Academy of Fine Arts , Beijing , China
2006
Association of Heart
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
The Sunny Rain-Sense of Loss and Sadness about Life
STOCK 20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Literalism with a Mood of Modernity
Soochow University , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
EX-CHANGE ART=FASHION
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Figurative Painting in Taiwan
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Well Done – Flying Shoes
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
After Degree Show
VTO Gallery , London , UK
2005
Goldsmiths MFA Show
Goldsmiths College , London , UK
2005
Un_familiarities
Goethe2 Project Space, Galleria Goethe , Bolzano , Italy
2004
Scylla and Charybdis
Gwangju Art Museum , Gwangju , Korea
2004
Scylla and Charybdis
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2002
Taipei Arts Prize
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
New Map of Desire
Juming Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Raining Season
Juming Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
The 19th Kaohsiung Arts Prize
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1999
Taiwanese Art Evolution
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
1999
The 2nd Annual Art Award, Rotary Club of Taipei Tunghua
Asia Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Involve
Shin Leh Yuan Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
National Museum of Contemporary Art-Goyang Art Studio
Gyeonggi Province , Korea
2002
 
Taipei Arts Prize
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
1999
 
The 2nd Annual Art Award
Rotary Club of Taipei Tunghua
Taipei , Taiwan
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Material Paradise
2002
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Kai Dao Tu Mi
2003
The fragrance of the plum blossom wanes, a new red smear appears on the Chinese flowering crabapple, as I smell the fragrance of the roseleaf raspberry in full bloom and break through a wall of berries --from “Wandering in a Small Garden in Late Spring” by Wang Chi The roseleaf raspberry blooms in late spring and has attracted much comment from poets through the ages. Su Shih wrote: “The roseleaf raspberry does not vie for spring, blooming alone the latest of all spring flowers.” It ha ...
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Unreachable Blooming
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