Sungyeon Park graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, UK with a MA in Fine Art in 2007 and a MFA at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea in 2001. Park’s subjects come from small voices within ordinary lives and are concerned with social issues related to visual language and individual experience. Park has received several grants including an Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2006. She had a solo show in 2009 titled still lives; small voices by Arts Council Korea and GyeongGi Cultural Foundation. Park participated in the Art Omi International Artist Residency in New York.
Residents from South Korea
Chiu’s work focuses on interactive mechanisms. He considers ‘interaction’ as the core concept of his work. An interactive mechanism is embedded in the work, and through the involvement of its audience, the structure of the work deviates from its usual rigid form and becomes dynamic and ever-changing , providing the audience with instant feedback. Chiu hopes that the mechanism will create a more reciprocal relationship between the work and its audience and thus the latter gains a sense of release from reality, or more, to fulfill one’s desire to manipulate and control.
Chiu Chao-Tsai was born in Miaoli, Taiwan in 1977. He obtained his M. F. A. degree from Taipei National University of the Arts. Chiu currently lives and works in Taipei. Chiu’s solo exhibitions include The World of Fatigue, VT Artsalon, Taipei, 2009; The Object Park of Gravity, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, 2004. Group exhibitions include Dream in a contemporary Secret Garden, Chelsea Art Museum / Taipei Cultural Center of TECO, New York ,2009, Speak-Describe-Cross-Strait Contemporary Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2009, Material Language — Stainless Steel, Juming Museum, Taipei, 2009,Room19, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2008; Bubble Tea — Art of Taiwan and Its Contemporary Mutations, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, 2008.
Residents from Taiwan
Aihua Hsia’s work challenges the notions of boundaries and containment within the human psyche. She explores the collective unconscious by revealing the presence of a shared human essence. Through the employment of the ancient Buddhist sculpture technique, “Datsukanshitu,” Hsia incorporates her Chinese roots, the natural world, and the traditional past into her work. Hsia’s work has been nationally and internationally exhibited at Gifu Municipal Culture Center, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan; and 2 x 13 Gallery, New York. Aihua Hsia was born in Taipei Taiwan in 1973, and received a BFA in Sculpture at National Taiwan University of Arts and an MFA in Sculpture at Okinawa Prefecture University of Arts.