Hsu Chia-Wei – Biography

Hsu Chia-Wei (b.1983)  currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Hsu Chia-Wei is interested in the forgotten histories of the Cold War in Asia. His works develop a keen sensitivity that weaves together reality and illusion, history and the present by building a circuit of events in the hors-champ of people and places off the screen of history. He has been continuously trying to merge the languages of contemporary art and film to originate his works, in concern of how to step into reality through film creation, fabricating a mythical narrative which lingers between fiction and reality. He maintains a critical attitude toward filming, and through the power of film creation, he strives to move art to locations outside museums and to developing his political practice. 

Hsu has participated in exhibitions such as “Giant Panda, Deer, Malayan Tapir and East India Company – Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition” at MoNTUE in Taipei (TW, 2019); “Art Brussels: Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Black and White Project” in Brussels, Belgium (BE, 2018); “21st Biennale of Sydney-SUPERPOSITION” at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney (AU, 2018); “The 12th Shanghai Biennale: Progress” at Power Station of Art, Shanghai (CN, 2018); “Busan Biennale 2018: Divided We Stand” at MoCA Busan (KR, 2018); “Gwangju Biennale 2018: Imagined Borders” (KR, 2018); Gwangju Biennale, (KR, 2016); Taipei Biennial (TW, 2013); La Biennale di Venezia (KR, 2013); Taipei Biennial (TW, 2012); Liverpool Biennial (UK, 2012); “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (FR, 2011), Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (DE, 2011), and Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid (ES, 2011).