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
Etienne Chambaud carries out a persistent exploration on the nature of a work of art: its relation to other works, its contexts, and the way artworks are used. Chambaudʼs work never functions in isolation but finds its sense or its interest in a permanent dialogue with other works. They grow mutually rich, while gradually drawing the vague contours of a constellation made of common references. They work as palimpsests, which guard the trace of a former work while proposing a new composition, thus oscillating endlessly between inescapable repetition and continuous new horizons. The works of Etienne Chambaud donʼt deliver themselves solely through the interpretation of their form, but require recourse to an additional element, such as their titles or captions, to be circumscribed. He creates a discomforting situation by confronting the spectator with an enigmatic and seemingly mute object. However, the hermetic nature of the work does not lean on elitism, but rather creates a certain equality between its spectators. (Text by Raphaël Brunel, excerpts from Etienne Chambaud, in Les Cahiers de la Création Contemporaine, Cahier d’été #2, 2009.)
Etienne Chambaud (born 1980) lives and works in Paris, France. Recent solo exhibitions include Objets Rédimés, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France; Contre-Histoire de la Séparation, Centre International de l’Art et du Paysage de Vassivière, Vassivière, France; Le Musée Décapité, Sies+Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany; On Hospitality, Labor, Mexico City, Mexico; The Sirens’ Stage, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK; Le Stade des Sirènes, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France; Lo stato delle sirene, Nomas Foundation, Roma, Italy; Mais où est donc Ornicar ?, Espace Blank, Paris, France; Color Suite, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France and A Brief History of the Twentieth Century, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany.
Residents from France
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.