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
In trying to formulate an understanding of why mankind is so eager to destroy, Raquel Maulwurf bases her drawings on historical images which are then manipulated in such a way that only the essence of the event remains. The image no longer shows what we see, but what we know, making current events tangible. Maulwurf’s recent works have all been created on mat board. The thickness of the board allows her to brutalise the surface with sharp objects, depicting violence through violence. The surface is scratched open until the paper pulp almost pours out, literally materializing destruction in both subject and method.
(born 1975 in Madrid, Spain) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She studied at the Art Academy of Arnhem, The Netherlands, and the SAE International Technology College Amsterdam. Maulwurf’s work is widely exhibited in museums, art spaces and galleries including The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands; Museo del Sannio Rocca dei Rettori, Italy; CODA Museum, The Netherlands; Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York. Her work belongs to numerous collections including Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands; Prefectural Art Museum Nagasaki, Japan; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands; Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, The Netherlands; Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, USA; Erasmus University Rotterdam Art Collection, The Netherlands; Dutch Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel; Dutch Consulate-General, Miami, USA; Dutch Consulate-General, New York.
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.