2019 Taipei Art Awards

The Taipei Art Awards 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.

 

After two-stage selection, 12 participating artists of “2019 Taipei Art Awards” include Tsung-Hsun Tsai, Pao-Leng Kung, Tree Person - Taroko Arts Residency Project, Teng-Chi Yang (Manbo Key), Qi-Heng Xiao, Jui- Hsu, Yunyu “Ayo” Shih, Melmel Chen, Yi-Ting Wang, Yao-Yi Wang, Sera Chen, Jui-Hung Ni. 12 pieces of works will be on exhibit in museum Galleries D, E, F from December 7, 2019 to February 16, 2020.

 

 

  • Yi-Ting Wang

        “Is there a deadline for death? Is death a moment or a period of time? If one already foresees the inevitable end in the march towards death, can this process be considered a part of death? As the corpse continues to change, is this changing process also a part of death?”...
  • Yao-Yi Wang

        In his single-channel video, Two Tigers, Yao-Yi Wang attempts to create an allegorical world: the perish of his country makes him “the last person” of the country, and he is exiled to a city in a foreign land. As an individual without nationality, he still views the peris...
  • Yunyu “Ayo” Shih

        In the past few years, the once seemingly faded national boundaries began to emerge again. People have created boundaries in various ways around the world, whether embodied them in the appeal to nations or ethnic groups, in the revision of regulations or as physical walls. This exhib...
  • Jui-Hung Ni

            Jui-Hung Ni’s I Thought I Was Special series comprises of two parts: a set of spatial installations and a group of paintings. With the series, the artist explores the meaning of “having a special relationship” through fictitious literary scenes and h...
  • Jui-Chien Hsu

        This small room is a personal, private space, stating Jui-Chien Hsu and _____. With a sense of bareness and closeness as well as a dialogue between matter and object, the artist employs touching and rubbing to explore the fragments of sensibility left by the physical movement in the ...
  • Melmel Chen

          Melmel Chen’s Mystic River: Some Debris and Poetry is created with real-time images captured by more than a thousand surveillance cameras. These images are re-arranged with programming to generate digital abstract paintings with the idea of “radical fragmentizatio...
  • Sera Chen

        Sera Chen uses tropical plant specimens in a museum as a point of departure to reveal a series of events and question the emergence of a new Plato’s Cave within the contextualization of certain cultural institutions, in which culture is turned into merchandize to be gazed upon ...
  • Tree Tree Tree Person - Taroko Arts Residency Project

        Since 2015, Tree Tree Tree Person - Taroko Arts Residency Project has adopted the form of artist residency to continuously invite contemporary artists to conduct residencies in Hualien’s Taroko National Park (an environment without any contemporary art institutions) and live wi...
  • Teng-Chi Yang (Manbo Key)

        Father’s Video Tapes by Teng-Chi Yang (Manbo Key) is a project that has been developed for more than a decade. The artist uses photography, video, object and installation to trace, understand or represent the magical, detached yet surprisingly realistic relationship between his...
  • Tsung-Hsun Tsai

        In the winter of 2018, Tsai stayed in Berlin for half year and created a series of work called The Second Place. This series of works are situated in an interior space, with an attempt to imagine two places, Berlin and Taiwan, at the same location but in different time. I use printin...
  • Qi-Heng Xiao

          Qi-Heng Xiao draws inspiration from his experience of serving the military duty to complete the Mt. WuZhi series, which comprises of paintings, documents and sculptures. The oil paintings mainly depict everyday scenes, such as family life after graduation as well as his daily...
  • Pao-Leng Kung

          Pao-Leng Kung’s exhibition features a painting installation comprised of multiple work series. With the exhibition, she extends her creative context, which is constituted of the pictorial space, physical paintings and the “spatial borders” of the paintings. ...