Chen Ching-Yuan

Chen Ching-Yuan was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1984
He currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan

Chen Ching-Yuan received his M.F.A. in 2013 from the School of Fine Arts of the Taipei National University of the Arts.

In recent years, Chen Ching-Yuan attempts to capture through his painting the subtle sensibility that weaves through literature, mythology, and history in different cultural contexts. The artist’s unique compositions coalesce into a constellation of images where the absence of the temporal element and the fragmentation of meaning elicit unexpected narrative parallels between the artist’s imaginary worlds and the essence of humanity.

His recent solo exhibitions include The Brick and Timber, OVR White Cube (2021); Card Stunt, mor charpentier, Paris (2019); The Spider on Ship, IT Park, Taipei (2018); What am I? If I can’t be yours, TKG+, Taipei (2016); Un title, IT Park, Taipei (2015); Chen Ching-Yuan, TKG+ Projects, Taipei (2013); Staggering Matter, TKG+, Taipei (2011); and The Liquid State, VT Artsalon, Taipei (2009). 

His work has been exhibited in notable exhibitions internationally, including Small World, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2023); 2050: A Brief History of the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2018); the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2016); Asia Triennial, Manchester (2014); The 7th Busan International Video Festival, Space Bandee, Busan (2010). 

Chen Ching-Yuan was awarded the Outstanding Art Prize at the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2008, and the Kaohsiung Award’s first prize in 2009.

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