The work of Peng Hung-Chih (b.1969) 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 ‘Hello, City’ at Daejeon Museum of Art (KR, 2017), ‘Ritual Spirit’ at White Rabbit Gallery (AU, 2017), ‘Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude’ — Busan Biennale (KR, 2016), ‘Ink Remix: Contemporary Art From Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong’ at Canberra Museum and Gallery (AU, 2015), Taipei Biennial (TW, 2014, 2008), ‘Boundaries on the Move: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue’ at Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Israel, 2012), ‘Moving Image in China 1988-2011’ at Minsheng Art Museum (CN, 2011), ‘Sensory Topology — Bodily Perception of Taiwan Contemporary Art’ at Gwangju Museum of Art (KR, 2010), solo exhibition ‘God Pound’ at Musée Guimet (FR, 2009), ’Manimal’ at National Center of Contemporary Art (RU, 2009), ‘Art in Busan 2009: Inter-City’ at Busan Museum of Art (KR, 2009), ‘In Between – Asian Video Art Weekend’ at Mori Art Museum (JP, 2008), the 10th International Istanbul Biennial (TUR, 2007) and the 2nd Fukuoka Triennale at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (JP, 2002).
Peng Hung-Chih currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan