Tang-Wei Hsu (born 1980 in Changhua, Taiwan) currently lives and works in Taipei. He obtained an MFA in Architecture at the Tainan National University of the Arts. Hsu’s paintings begin from an imagined fantasy space extending into installation, sculpture and public art.
Hsu’s solo exhibitions include Sphere of Planetesimals, National Central University Art Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2011; Evolutionism, Gallery J. Chen, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008; Dredging up the drift, ITPARK Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006; Fantasy, the Art Center of Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2005 and Follower, SLY Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004. Group
exhibitions include Art Fair Tokyo @ TOKIA, Tokyo, Japan, 2009; CIGE 2009, China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China, 2009. Hsu was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Artist Abroad Subsidy, 2009 and the National Culture and Arts Foundation Creative Subsidy, 2009.
Residents from Taiwan
David Maroto has structured his entire artistic practice around a project called Four Circles. The aim of First Circle is to undermine the established notions of a strong, self-sufficient ego by means of visual, sound and text narratives, deeply rooted in psychoanalysis. As a logical continuation, Second Circle makes use of games and other projects involving a certain kind of participation, in order to open up intersubjective spaces. A full exploration of such spaces and their possibilities will be the subject matter for a future Third Circle. Once he has fulfilled the Four Circles he will have finished his work and, consequently, he will abandon art practice.
David Maroto is a Spanish artist based in The Netherlands. His work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions including S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium; ECAT, Toledo, Spain; EFA Project Space, New York; Tina B Festival, Prague, Czech Republic; TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His work based on psychoanalysis research has been exhibited in Freud Dreams Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. His interest in games has led to his art project Disillusion to be publicly presented in a number of game fairs, such as Internationale Spieltage, Essen, Germany. Currently, Maroto is preparing the publication of his first novel, Illusion. Other future projects include a group exhibition at Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium; in the framework of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive; and a solo show in Gallery Sign, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Residents from Spain
Armando Mariño Calzado
Armando Mariño Calzado’s recent work is a statement about the representation and the visual consumption of violence inflicted by nature or by humankind. In his work, new media has not only granted the technical possibility for the explicit depiction of violence but also for shortening the time and enlarging the space between the fact and its visual impact. Taking explicitness, immediacy and omnipresence as essential aesthetic values in contemporary society, his work reflects on the role of painting with respect to current aesthetics of violence.
Armando Mariño Calzado (born 1968 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba) has studied at the School of Art in Santiago, Cuba, the High Pedagogical Intitute of Arts in Havana, Cuba and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Holland. Recent projects include Keloids, Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, PA; Without Mask, Contemporary Afro Cuban Art, South Africa and Cuban Avant Garde, The Howard Farber Collection, Katonah Art Museum, NY.