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
Fendry Ekel’s paintings explore the dark side of human ambition. His monumental and layered works are often painted from photographs and depict portraits, architecture or other remnants of historic events. By isolating these images from our collective memory, Ekel critically investigates the use of art, architecture and figuration as propaganda for ideology and creates work ethic and aesthetic values meet. The specific moment when power becomes ignorance is the continuous subject of Ekel’s paintings. His work explores and attempts to fathom the motives underlying this perversion.
Fendry Ekel was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and raised in Europe. He studied at the Rietveld Art Academy and Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he lives and works.
Residents from The Netherlands
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.