Taipei Art Awards 2018

 

The Taipei Art Awards is one of the most important, forward-looking, and indicative visual arts award in Taiwan's contemporary art scene. With the hopes of stimulating more diverse ways of thinking, it encourages the creation of works that are in tune with  the spirit of the times and have a unique style, and strives to discover outstanding art creators. Over the years, it has become a stage for new talents in the art world to show their creative energy. The Taipei Art Awards has been held every year since TFAM first opened in 1983, bearing witness to the development of Taiwan's contemporary art and to the fruitful achievements accumulated for more than 30 years. Responding to the redefinition of the exhibition space, 2018 will be the first edition of Taipei Art Awards taking place on the third floor of TFAM.

 

Among 280 submissions, 14 art pieces stood out to win the Taipei Art Awards 2018. The most prestigious award went to Lien-Cheng Wang for his piece Reading Plan. He will receive a cash prize of NT$550,000 as well as the chance to hold a solo exhibition in TFAM. The 5 Honorable Mentions went to Yu Siuan, Walking Grass Agriculture, Yi-Chi Lin, Yun-Han Chang, and Wen-Hsuan Chang, while the 8 Selected Awards went to Zih-Yan Ciou, Dondon.Hounwn, Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel Collective, Chen-Yu Chen, I-Chun Chen, Yu-Ping Kuo, Chien-Ju Chia, and Chia-En Jao. The works of these award winners are on display in Galleries 3A and 3B from December 22, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

 

The members of the Jury: Ming-Te Lu, Yung-Hao Liu, Chih-Yung Aaron Chiu, Amy Cheng, Jun-Honn Kao, Yi-Ting Lei, Cheng-Yi Chien