Peng Hung-Chih

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BIOGRAPHY

Peng Hung-Chih (b. 1969) currently lives and works in Keelung Taiwan

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 at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (JP, 2002); the 10thth International Istanbul Biennial (TR, 2007); ‘In Between – Asian Video Art Weekend’ at Mori Art Museum (JP, 2008); ‘Art in Busan 2009: Inter-City’ at Busan Museum of Art (KR, 2009); Solo exhibition ‘God Pound’ at Musée Guimet (FR, 2009); ‘Sensory Topology — Bodily Perception of Taiwan Contemporary Art’ at Gwangju Museum of Art (KR, 2010); ‘Moving Image in China 1988-2011’ at Minsheng Art Museum (CN, 2011); ‘Boundaries on the Move: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue’ at Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Israel, 2012); Taipei Biennial (TW, 2014, 2008); ‘Ink Remix: Contemporary Art From Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong’ at Canberra Museum and Gallery (AU, 2015); ‘Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude’ — Busan Biennale (KR, 2016); ‘Ritual Spirit’ at White Rabbit Gallery (AU, 2017); ‘Hello, City’ at Daejeon Museum of Art (KR, 2017); ‘Ritual Spirit Opens’, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney (AU, 2018); ‘Propaganda Trilogy’, Shanghai How Museum, Shanghai (CN, 2018); ‘Kingdom of Wonder’, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2019).


GALLERY EXHIBITION

Kingdom of Wonder

June 1  – July 13, 2019

Parklife

October 20 – November 30, 2017

To Dress up at Home

April 23 – May 28, 2016


PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Heteroglossia

Shanghai How Museum

November 7, 2018 – February 17, 2019

Ritual Spirit

White Rabbit Gallery

August 30 2017 – January 28 2018

Hello, City!

Daejeon Museum of Art

June 3 – October 9, 2017

Ink Remix: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Canberra Museum and Gallery ACT

Sept 16, 2016 – Feb 19, 2017

Taipei Biennial: The Great Acceleration

Taipei Fine Art Museum

September 13, 2014 – January 04, 2015

Boundaries on the Move

Herzliya Museum, Israel

May 18 – August 11, 2012

God Pound

Musee Guimet

June 17 – October 19 2009

Little Danny

O.K Center for Contemporary Art

December 13, 2002 -February 02, 2003


 

SELECTED PRESS

Ritual Spirit review: A sombre display that tackles spirituality, belief and scepticism

The Sydney Morning Herald/ John McDonald

​October 4, 2017