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
With her work The Invisible Empire Jeannette Ehlers looks at today’s slave trade, also known as ‘human trafficking’ in which she worked with her father as a performer. By involving her own ethnic background – her father is from Trinidad, West Indies, her mother is Danish- Ehlers magnifies reality in order to study the consequences of eroding information. By introducing her father in this context, she subtly intertwines her personal history with the narrative of the work. Her questioning of historical ties and personal implications unfolds a strong pull on the viewer while raising awareness for servitude in globalized societies.
Jeannette Ehlers is based in Copenhagen, Denmark and studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Ehlers has exhibited her work at Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark; Institute of Contemporary Art, Overgaden, Copenhagen; Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus, Denmark, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea; Public Screens, Stavanger, Norway; BRAENNEN, Berlin, Germany; Kunst:raum Sylt Quelle, Sylt, Germany, SCHUNK- Glaspaleis, Herleen, The Netherlands and Image 10, Vevey, Switzerland.
Residents from Denmark
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.