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
Veronika Zajačiková’s curatorial practice refers to the possibility of an international dialogue through art. Her research is based in virtual reality and the true world, diverting people from an online reception of art to one related to our human nature. Zajačiková believes that without this expansion of experience people are degraded and impoverished in their humanity.
Zajačiková (born 1981 in Prague, Czech Republic) received a BA degree at Faculty of Arts – Theory and History of Art, Philosophical faculty, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. From September 2010 Zajačiková is an MA student in Curatorial Studies, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. She is currently preparing an exhibition at Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. In 2010 she curated two solo shows of students from Academy of Fine Arts in Prague: Po druhé (For the Second Time), Klubovna 2.patro, Prague, CZ.
Residents from Czech Republic
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.