2013 Taipei Arts Awards

2013 Taipei Arts Awards is an exhibition that twelve finalists enter the final selection after two rounds of competition, embodying artwork concepts in concrete presentations. The exhibited artworks include plane forms, installations and digital video and sound. This year’s grand prize winner is Po-Chih Huang, his work is an artistic action proposal, Five-Hundred Lemon Trees. Honorable Mention artworks are Chung-Kun Wang’s sound installation, Another Soundscape – Lotto, Chien-Ying Wu’s video installation, My Friends, Ting-Chun Chen’s painting series, Their Rooms, Their Dreams, Yu-Ping Kuo’s mixed media creation, Delay and Pit, as well as Jeng Chorng-Shiaw’s painting, The Third Industrial Revolution. Selected Award artworks include Minsheng Village and People’s livelihood Village, 24 Hours Betelnut Shop by Yuda Ho, Even Numbers/MIDVA by Simon Chang, matrix.24 N°1 by Chang Yung-Ta, Unnatural Series and The Visible‧Invisible X by Yu-Shan Huang and Liao Chi-Yu’s video work, Take Care.

  • Yuda Ho

    The artist has participated in ‘Live Performers Meeting’ (Rome, 2013) and ‘Urban Projection Mapping’ (ISPD, Porto, Portugal, 2012). His work for the competition, 24 Hours Betel Nut Shop re-presents the cubic spaces of local betel nut shops in Taiwan within the museum spa...
  • Chung-Kun Wang

    The artist has been nominated for the Taipei Arts Award many times and has won Observer Special Award of the Kaohsiung Awards in 2011. For a long time, he devoted himself to sound-making and collaboration with trans-disciplinary performing groups. His work for the competition, Series of Another Soun...
  • Chien-Ying Wu

    The artist emphasizes the openness of artwork. His expression approach consists in inviting people of diverse cultural backgrounds to participate in his art-making. His work for the competition, My Friends is a documentary (25 minutes) which documents twenty interviewees’ thoughts and percepti...
  • Po-Chih Huang

    In recent years, Po-Chih Huang has devoted himself to projects of self-organization on the basis of artistic resources. The major issues of his exploration relate to agricultural production and living expenses. Besides, the artist attempts to inaugurate new attitudes of artistic expression by means ...
  • Yu-Ping Kuo

    has a passion for cinema and Taiwan’s recent history. Her entire oeuvre is based on historical records as well as field research and interviews. Mainly in forms of video, installation and documents, her works expresses the artist’s own feelings and opinions for certain regions in Taiwan ...
  • Ting-Chun Chen

    The artist has won Award of the Slade School of Fine Art (University of London, 2011) and hasobtained a grant for Artist Residency Program of I-Park Foundation (U.S., 2013). Her current project of visits consists in actual interviews before visiting the interviewees’ dwellings and representing...
  • Chang Yung-Ta

    The artist devotes himself to creating digital and sound art. He is a member of i/O SoundLab and frequently participates in live performances of sound art. Having felt the impact of the Japan 311 earthquake himself, he began to develop the project of ‘seen/unseen’ series, foregrounding r...
  • Yu-Shan Huang

    The artist practices painting and takes details of life felt by the senses of one’s body as the main source of her subjects. Regarding her work for the competition, Unnatural series and The Visible‧Invisible X, the artist integrates mixed media and simply foregrounds concepts of ‘form-ma...
  • Liao Chi-Yu

    The artist has been nominated for the Taipei Art Award many times and has won the First Prize of the Sound/Image category of the 5th Digital Art Awards Taipei(2010).The artist mainly develops video works and exploits elements of her role-play in her films to explore delicate feelings on different le...
  • Simon Chang

    Simon Chang has won the Emzin Photography of the year. He currently works in Slovenia and Taipei. His practice of photography takes humanistic stories in contexts of diverse cultures as the thread of development. His work for the competition, MIDVA records delicate links of feelings among people by ...
  • Jeng Chorng-Shiaw

    The artist mainly practices sketch; he has been nominated for the Sketch category of Kaohsiung Awards (2013). His work for the competition, The Third Industrial Revolution attempts to address the issue of energy exhaustion and proposes related opinions. Through a series of self-portraits in the Pop ...
  • Minsheng Village and People's livelihood Village

    Minsheng Village and People's livelihood Village is a project that Lin Yi-Wei (1987-)continued to develop between 2012 and 2013. The main issues of exploration include faded public awareness as well as river environments. As for the form of expression, the artist appropriates his own drawings an...