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).
Highly personal yet universal concerns spur Tsai’s multi‐medium practice. Geographical, social, and spiritual motifs inform a body of work, which encourages viewer participation outside the confines of complacent contemplation. Preoccupied with the human‐nature relationship, Tsai meditates on the complexities among cultural beliefs, spirituality, and transience.
Tsai has had solo exhibitions internationally, and has participated in exhibitions and biennials including Biennale of Sydney and Sharjah Calligraphy Biennale, (2016), Simple Shapes at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2015) and Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2014); Sharjah Biennial (2013), Phantoms of Asia at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2012), Yokohama Triennial (2011), 6th Asia Pacific Triennial (2009), Traces of the Sacred, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008),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.
Tsai’s works are in public and private collections including those held at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Mori Art Museum, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Yokohama Museum of Art, FRAC Lorraine and Kadist Foundation.
Tsai has also published a curatorial journal titled Lovely Daze twice a year since 2005. The complete sets of Lovely Daze are in the library collections of Tate Modern, London, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Pompidou Center, Paris, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona.