Yu-Cheng Chou plays with design – including modification, shifting, transfer, and the differences of time or locations – in his works to reflect on the status quo, and he highlights the discrepancy between individuals and existing facts through manipulating products and procedures. With such techniques Chou creates a dialectical interplay between the source and the result of his creations. In his recent works, he has designed “paths of economic structure,” so that alternative benefits are generated for the businesses or organizations that participate in these projects. Chou’s works are embedded with a slight amount of criticism, yet they also establish a new relationship and status for the artist and object.
Yu-Cheng Chou (born 1976, Taipei) live and works in Taipei. Chou studied at the l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and the research program – La Seine, at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. Recent solo shows include Rainbow Paint, Kuandu Museum, Taipei; Representa.tiff, Galerie ColletPark, Paris and Yu-Cheng CHOU, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado. Group exhibitions include Taiwan Calling, Mücsarnok Museum, Budapest; Reshaping History, China National Convention Center, Beiljing; Live Ammo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. Chou recieved The Taishin 2011 Annual Visual Art Award, Taiwan.
Residents from Taiwan
Laura F. Gibellini
In her work Laura F. Gibellini reflects on how the representation of purely physical and geographical sites is linked to the psychological and emotional connotations of used, interior, domestic and domesticated places. Gibellini uses drawing, collage and mixed media to investigate the complexity of livable/inhabited spaces, addressing the paradoxical nature of the domestic realm.
Laura F. Gibellini is a visual artist and researcher based in Madrid and New York City. She received her PhD from Complutense University of Madrid after conducting research both at MoMA and at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. She is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts. Her upcoming projects include the book Constructing a Place published by Complutense University and a solo show at asm28 gallery, Madrid. Recent shows and projects include 341 West 24th Street, New York, AC Institute, New York; Region 0, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University; Portable Worlds, PhotoEspaña, Madrid; Hacia Afuera, Art for Change, New York; Video Art From Spain: Hybrid Generations: 2000-2009, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; and Cahiers D’ Artiste. Wohnzimmer, Künstlerhaus Glogauer, Berlin.
Residents from Spain
Robert Salanda views the medium of painting as an open platform to be freely analysed, its structure examined in detail, and its boundaries crossed in diverse directions. The basic thesis of his expressive experimentation is based upon the consistent freeing of the image from layers of sedimentation and the weight of individual communication – at the same time in constant reference to the otherness and mutability of forms and perceptions. Emphasis is laid on the uniqueness of visual elements, creating an integrity or disintegrity of the pictorial surface, which then reciprocally revises conventional perception, calling into question the fixed schemata of human perception.
Robert Salanda (born 1976, Olomouc, Czech Republic) currently lives and works in Prague. He studied at Facultad de Bellas Artes Cuenca in 2000, and he graduated in 2002 from the Academy of Fine Arts Prague. His work has been exhibited at The Golden Ring House City Gallery, Prague; the Gallery GHMP Municipal Library, Prague; Bohemian National Hall, New York; MPI-CBG institute, Drezden; Gallery Haus am Waldse, Berlin; Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague; WhiteBOX Gallery, Munich; and the Prague Biennale 4. His work is part of the collection of contemporary art of Richard Adam, Wennieck Gallery, Czech Republic.