Peng Hung-Chih
彭弘智

Peng Hung-Chih (b.1969) currently lives and works in Taipei and Beijing. The work of Peng Hung-Chih spans installation, video, painting and sculpture, incorporating elements of art, religion and humanity as a way to explore contemporary culture and reflect upon history. In his early works, dogs are the recurring themes and play a crucial role in the conceptualizations of a spiritual world. In the series of works entitled Canine Monk, Peng’s dog literally steps in the artist’s place as the creator, writing texts from religious scriptures on the wall. The most trusted companion of human beings is elevated to a performing subject, therefore replacing its human counterpart. Using different mediums and unique subjects to convey various artistic concepts, Peng forms an artistic style imbued with personal aesthetic properties. Peng has participated in major international shows such as the 2nd Fukuoka Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2002), the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2007), In Between - Asian Video Art Weekend, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2008), and Moving Image in China 1988 – 2011 and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011).

彭弘智,生於1969年,畢業於舊金山藝術學院創作碩士,創作初期由於思考著身份認同的問題,所以「替代物」的使用變成他創作上最明顯的特色。此外,他專精於多種媒材的使用,如裝置、錄像、繪畫及雕塑,其創作主題藉由多元媒材傳遞出不同的視角。