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
The work of Ixone Sádaba takes a double stand to photographic practice. Sádaba presents an analysis of the typology and of the formal and physical development of representation as a construction of observed matters. Furthermore, photography acts as a field study through which Sádaba questions the dimension of glance, over and beyond the regulatory framework that defines or pretends to define an image. Her research focuses on the limits of the individual as well as on the tensions immanent to taxonomy and orders organizing and supporting the ideas of identity and property. Sádaba’s practice reflects on the intersection between the individual and social conflicts, underlining the violent nature of mankind.
Ixone Sádaba (born 1977 in Bilbao, Spain) studied Fine Arts at the Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao and Art Direction at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain. Recent exhibitions of her work were held at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla Y Leon, Leon, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, 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.