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Statement of Tang-Wei HSU

Tang-Wei Hsu (1980 born in Taiwan) currently lives and works in New York. He obtained a BA in Architecture at the Shih Chien University and finished an MFA in Visual Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. His paintings begin from an imagined fantasy space extending into installation, sculpture and public art.

Tang-Wei creates complex drawings as well as mixed media installations composed of his drawings, paintings, and architectural features. He often alludes to nature in his work and interprets physical features of our universe like the stars and astronomy, either at close range or at a distance. By combining his fanciful worlds with practical architectural features he asks us to suspend our disbelief and to embrace his fantasy terrains and enjoy them as part of our everyday surroundings.

Those works hope to produce the relationship between the miniature and enormous scale in his paintings. Different layers from the painting produce many relationships, in order to make this imaginary space or scene are fantastic as outer space, every statuses of every distance are compressed into the flat paintings. Also extends the new imagine and fantasy from this space, by creating some clustered symbols in an artificial way, to make it feels like some unknown biology, biological unit, and various imagination of scenes.


Solo Exhibition

2014

“Observatory”, Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong

2013

The Selection of Sketchings”, CANS Tea & Book House, Taipei, Taiwan

“Nature’s Wonderland”, ASYMMETRIK Gallery, New York

2012

“A Crack in Time”, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2011

“Indescribable Scenes”, Gallery 456, New York

“Sphere of Planetesimals – Tang-Wei Hsu ”, National Central University Art Center, Taiwan

2008

“Evolutionism-Hsu Tang-Wei”, Gallery J. Chen, Taipei, Taiwan

“Solo Exhibition of HSU Tang-Wei & CHUNG Shun-lung”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2006

“Dredging up the drift”, ITPARK Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2005 

“Fantasy”, the Art Center of Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2004

“Follower”, Sly Art, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Residencies

2013

Art@Renaissance (A@R), New York

2012

New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS), New York

2011

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

2010 

Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco

 

Award

2009 

National Culture and Arts Foundation, Creative Subsidy

Asian Cultural Council, Artist Abroad Subsidy

2005

Taoyuan Creative Award, First Place

Taipei Fine Art Award, Honorable Selected

 

Public Art

2013 

“Monkey Magic”, Urban Art Program : NYC DOT, New York

2011

“Fantastic Planet”, Nangang Station, Taipei, Taiwan

2010

“Universe Flower – 2010 Taipei Lantern Festival Public Art Exhibition”, Taipei City Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

“Space poem fragments – Ground Art Festival”, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

“Arbor of Luminous Fruit”, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan

2009 

“Welcome to the Galaxy Railway”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2008 

“Star Cluster”, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli, Taiwan

Group Exhibition

2014

“Solstice Synergy”, Mahlstedt Gallery, New York

“Emrupt – International Contemporary Art Exhibition", Leigh Wen Fine Art, New York

“Episode 8”, NARS Foundation, New York

2013

“Love Love : Animamix Biennale 2013-14”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Delicate Enchantments", NARS Foundation, New York

“Rainbow Pixies”, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York

“Nature Phenomenon”, 4heads: 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, New York

“Fantasy on the spot”, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

“See.Me Happy Hour”, Big Screen Plaza, New York

“The Story of the Creative”, See | Exhibition Space, New York

“Toy Story”, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

“Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival, New York

“Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), Fountain Art Fair 2013, New York

“Landscape of Spectacle: 2013 Treasure Hill Artist Village Lantern Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan

“3rd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan

 

2012

“Innovation & Re-creation” Selected Works from the NTMoFA Young Artist Collection, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“CAFAM-FUTURE” CAFAM Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Future Pass” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; Today Art Museum, Shanghai

“2nd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan

“4heads: 5th Annual Governors Island Art Fair”, Governors Island, New York

“Monster Drawing Rally 2012”, DUMBO Arts Center, New York

“GO: a community-curated open studio project”, NARS Foundation, New York

“5th Annual Open Studio”, NARS Foundation, New York

“Objects in Motion”, NARS Foundation, New York

 

2011

“2011 Taipei lantern festival”, Zhongshan Station line park, Taipei, Taiwan

“2011 ISCP Open Studio”, Brooklyn, New York

“Postcards To North Brooklyn”, Arts@Renaissance Center, New York

 

2010

“Art Fair in Taipei”, Gallery J. Chen, Taipei

“Non-Places: Architecture of pheromonal presence”, Shih-Chien university, Taipei, Taiwan

“Very Fun Park”, East District of Taipei, Taiwan

“Pattern of Art”, TAI YU Beaux Arts Salon, Chiayi, Taiwan

“Art Taiwan – Su Meng-hung & Hsu Tang-Wei Group Exhibition”, Taipei Cultural Center in Tokyo, Shinagawa, Japan

“Best Wishes for You”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“7th Chinese Character Festival”, BR4 Train station, Taipei, Taiwan

 

2009

“Art Fair Tokyo @ TOKIA “, TOKIA, Tokyo, Japan

“CIGE 2009”, China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China

“Cow Parade Taipei 2009”, Huashan1914 Creative Park, National Taiwan

“Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival 2009”, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Art Site of Chiayi Railway Warehouse”, Art With The Heart, Chiayi, Taiwan

 

2008

“Searching for the Ma-Wei-Du” MOT ARTS/HOME DELUXE, Taipei, Taiwan

“Art is Now-2008 Busan Biennale Side Show”, Busan, Korea

“Mix & Match Vision-Invitation for 2008 Contemporary Art Communication Across Taiwan Straits”, Wu Jiao Chang 800 Art Space, Shanghai, China

“Sleepwalking in the Crevice of Cat and Hermann Minkowski”, Warehouse No.20, Taichung, Taiwan

“Young young-young artists’ irresolute purpose”, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan

“Spume Black Tea – Taipei MOMA”, The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic

 

2007

“Not Full Enough – Asia Art Biennale”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 

2006

“Variety of Arts", Taoyuan Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan

“Play", NCKU Art Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

“Manga", VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan

“New and light art", Art Center of Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan

“Black and white sketch exhibition", Chienguo Technology University, Changhua, Taiwan

 

2005

“One More Glance", IT-Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Chameleons", The Sun Arcade, Honk Kong

“X-L “, 138 Art Station, Tainan, Taiwan

“The Enantiomorph -the other and the divergences “, The Art Center of Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

“Fubon Arts", Taipei Fubon Building, Taipei, Taiwan

“The Flu", Joint Exhibition of Sly Art, Sin Pin Pier – Absolutely Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Formidable", Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

“Joint Exhibition of Taipei Fine Arts", Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan