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 many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials, including: “Giant Panda, Deer, Malayan Tapir and East India Company – Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition”, MoNTUE, Taipei (TW, 2019); “Art Brussels: Hsu Chia-Wei Solo Exhibition – Black and White Project”, Brussels (BE, 2018); “SUPERPOSITION”, 21st Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (AU, 2018); “Progress”, The 12th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (CN, 2018); “Divided We Stand”, Busan Biennale, MoCA Busan (KR, 2018); “ Imagined Borders”, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (KR, 2018); “Declaration/ Documentation”, The 10th Taipei Biennial, Taipei (TW, 2016); “The Eighth Climate ( What Does Art Do?)”, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (KR, 2016); The 55th Venice Biennale Taiwan Pavilion, Venice (IT, 2013); “Modern Monsters/ Death and Life of Fiction”, The 8th Taipei Biennial (TW, 2012); Liverpool Biennial (UK, 2012); “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid”, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR, 2011), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE, 2011), and Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid (ES, 2011).