Charwei Tsai was born in 1980 in Taiwan, and she currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tsai graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design and Art & Architectural History (2002) and has completed the postgraduate research program La Seine at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (2010).
She uses a variety of media in a socially engaged performative practice. Geographical, social and spiritual concerns nourish a body of works questioning global identites and the confines of complacent contemplation.
She has had solo exhibitions in cities all around the world, including Beijing, Bogota, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo, and her projects have been included in various international exhibitions, such as J’en Rêve, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France (2005); the inaugural Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2006); Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, ZKM Center of Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2007); Traces du Sacré, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2008), the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland, Australia (2009); Taiwan Calling, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary (2010); Yokohama Triennal, Japan, and Ruhrtriennale, Germany (2011); Phantoms of Asia, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, and the Herzliya Museum, Herzliya, Israel (2012), the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, the Dojima River Biennial, Osaka, Japan (2013); Formes Simples, Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France (2014).
Tsai is editor-in-chief of Lovely Daze, an art journal published twice a year since 2005.