Hsiao Chin was born in Shanghai in 1935 who immigrated to Taiwan in 1949. In 1952, he joined the studio of Lee Chun-Shan on Antung Street, in Taipei, where he followed the teachings of the master for a few years. In 1956, he actively participated in the foundation of the “Ton Fan” group. During the same year, he received a scholarship to study art in Spain. Despite his remoteness, he remained very active within the group and corresponded regularly with his fellow artists of the “Ton Fan” group. In 1959, he moved to Milan where he founded the “Punto group” and became friends with Lucio Fontana. He left to the US where he lived from 1967 to 1972 and taught painting in various prestigious art schools. In 1973, Hsiao Chin returned to Milan.
Musquiqui Chihying is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Taipei and Berlin. He explores the cultural and social identities constructed through the flow and circulation of audiovisual elements in physical and virtual spacetime. Specialising in the use of multimedia such as film and sound, he investigates the human condition and environmental system in the age of global capitalisation and engages in the inquiry of and research on issues of subjectivity in contemporary social culture in the Global South. His works have been shown in several international institutions and film festivals, such as Art Sonje Center in Seoul (2021), Centre Pompidou in Paris (2020), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2020), 68th Berlinale (2018), 2016 Taipei Biennial, 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014) etc.
Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works in Albi, France
Born in 1983
Lives and works in Saint-Denis, FR
Born in 1988, Alamogordo, New Mexico, US
Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, US
Hsu Hui-Chih: poet, literatus, interpreter.
Hsu Hui-Chih is a contemporary artist who is also known as one of the most prominent fig-ures in Taiwanese literary circles – both as a writer and publisher.
The majority of Hsu’s “hand ink” (a term he coined himself) works revolve around his own poetic expressions while the rest take inspiration from Buddhism. Throughout all works, the intention remains the same: to share his personal thoughts, reflections on Buddhism, and distinctive poetic sensitivities through creations of beauty. Hsu Hui-Chih is not a calligrapher; he is a poet-artist. By combining classic framing tech-niques and themes with a contemporary outlook and appreciation for beauty, Hsu’s works surpass the confines of time.
Hsiao Chin (1935- )was born in Shanghai, China. Hsiao came to Taiwan in 1949. In 1950s, he studied sketching briefly under Chu Teh-Chun and joined Lee Chun-Shan’s studio. In 1956, he co-founded the “Ton Fan Group” which focused on the abstract painting, and also led Taiwan modern art. He was also the member of the “Eight Great Outlaws”.
Later he studied aboard in Spain and worked in Paris, London, and New York. He created “Punto Art Movement”. In 1996, he came back to Taiwan and taught painting at the Graduate Institute of Plastic Art of Tainan National College of the Arts (now Tainan National University of the Arts). After his retirement, he was awarded “Italian Star of Solidarity” by Italian president.
Jam Wu was born in 1979 on a small island called Taiwan that borders the Pacific Ocean. His hometown, Tainan, is the oldest city in Taiwan, with his childhood memories consisting of subtropical Anping Fishing Harbor, folk religion temple culture, and agricultural landscape. Wu predominately works creatively with paper, focusing on the interconnected possibilities between traditional everyday life and contemporary facets, as he experiments with interpreting his own personal distinctiveness. On the other hand, he also regularly implements participatory projects, examining questions about life and social experiences.
Maja Behrmann (*1994, lives and works in Leipzig) completed her degree in the Master Class in Painting and Graphic Arts with Christoph Ruckhäberle at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig this summer. In 2021, she received the Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis by the Kunstsammlungen Zwickau, Germany which came along with a solo exhibition in the same year in the Max-Pechstein Museum in Zwickau. Moreover, she was represented with a solo exhibition at the EIGEN + ART Lab and had shows in the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig or the Kunstverein Gera, Germany.
Titus Schade (born 1984 in Leipzig), lives and works in Leipzig. He studied art at the Hochschule für Grafik and Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany. He was a student in the master class of Prof. Neo Rauch. He has a current solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany, as well as in the past years at Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Germany. Within group exhibitions, he was presented in the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig and in the Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands.