【New Artists in July】
✦ Tseng Chien-Ying ✦
TSENG, Chien-Ying was born in 1987 in Nantou. Tseng received his Master of Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2013. He currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. Tseng starts from the traditional oriental techniques with the integration of current contemporary life experience and popular culture in his painting. The artist devotes himself to exploring the possibility of traditional materials or painting languages fused into contemporary practices. By presenting the psychological state through the depiction of human senses, Tseng investigates the discomfort of the psychological body or the sense of contradiction in social life. He combines the seemingly exquisite and delicate scenes in the paintings with elements of cruelty, absurdity, and void to highlight the hidden violence in society suffered by individuals. From the absurdity in the imagery of Tseng’s works, he attempts to ponder the significance of human existence in the debate between spirituality and the material world through the analysis and review of the faculty world.
He received“Grantee of Asia Culture Council”(2017) and nominated in “Golden Melody Award”for album design category.
His works have shown at several exhibitions such as “2020 Taiwan Biennial: Subzoology”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, “Spectrosynthesis II”, BACC & Sunpride Foundation, Bangkok, etc.
SOLO EXHIBITION｜2022, 〈Skin Depth〉, EachModern , Taipei , Taiwan. 2020, 〈Cacotopias〉, Red Gold Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan.
GROUP EXHIBITION｜2023, 〈IMAGRATION〉, Gallery Common/ Each Modern , Tokyo, Japan. 2022, 〈Life in-betweens: Mongolia and Central Asia, A Contemporary Art Perspective〉, MTCG. MOC, Taipei, Taiwan.
Tseng Chien-Ying in TCAA｜https://tcaaarchive.org/artist/tseng-chien-ying/
✦ CHAO Shu-Jung ✦
Shu-Jung CHAO is an interdisciplinary artist.
Her works focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as memory, travelling/time travel, culture/language and aspects of consciousness, as well as “globalization” issues in the public sphere.
Shu-Jung grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. After long residence in France, she evolved a lifetime ambition to the video, new media, multimedia and contemporary art.
SOLO EXHIBITION｜2023, 〈Places ↔ Non places〉, Nomad Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. 2022, 〈Molding ∞ Memories〉, Sianguang 2nd Military Kindred Village, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
GROUP EXHIBITION｜2023, 〈Ici & Ailleurs〉, QingShui Military Community Culture Park, Taichung, Taiwan. 2022, 〈We Island Dance Festival(Party in the Woods)〉, Shulin Arts Center, New Taipei, Taiwan.
CHAO Shu-Jung in TCAA｜https://tcaaarchive.org/artist/chao-shu-jung/