Su-Mei TSE 謝素梅

Su-Mei TSE won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation for Luxemburg pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale, the year when she just turned thirty. Since then, she became ever more prominent in the international art scene. Born into a family of musicians, TSE received strict training in piano and cello since childhood. Even as she turned to artistic creation afterwards, music and sound continue to play significant roles in her art. She employs varying media, including photography, sculpture, video, and installation, a strong sense of self-consciousness—delicate but powerful—pervading all of her works. TSE is also interested in subjects related to sensation, music and time, and her recent works witness her treatment of issues like memory and history, with Eastern classic literature being an important inspiration. Viewing her works, one may feel as if joining a silent party on his / her own. One can be temporarily relieved from the clamoring world of reality and secure some quiet moments of self-reflection. Freed and emerging from one’s subconscious are silenced memories, intimate feelings, as well as fragments of conscious thinking. In appreciation of TSE’s works, one is enabled to steal a moment of free breathing.

  • Born in Luxembourg
  • Lives and works between Luxembourg and Berlin, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2012

  • “The Source”, Project One, ESLITE Bookstore, Hong Kong, China
    2011

  • “Distant Voices”, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • “Lapses of Time”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • “Implicit Sound ESPAI 13/ FUNDACIÓ MIRÓ”, Barcelona, Spain
    2010

  • “STILLE DISCO”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “New Sense of Order”, Su-Mei Tse & Yves Netzhammer, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
    2009

  • “Words and Memories”, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
  • “VARIATIONEN”, Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris, France
  • Prix International d’ Art Contemporain Fondation Prince Pierre, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • “Floating Memories”, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
  • “Su-Mei Tse”, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
    2008

  • “Some Magical Clangs”, Su-Mei Tse & Virginie Yassef, CRAC, Alsace, France
  • “Bird Cage”, Su-Mei Tse & Jean-Lou Majerus, Public Art Project, Luxembourg
  • “East Wind”, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA
  • “1000 words for snow”, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
    2007

  • “DUOLOGUE”, Su-Mei Tse & Lee Mingwei, 2 Solo Exhibitions, MOCA, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Media Test Wall: Su-Mei Tse”, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA
  • “Su-Mei Tse”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
    2006

  • “Su-Mei Tse”, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • “Proposition de detour”, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
  • “The ICH-Manifestation”, Noctour by Contour Video Festival, Mechelen, Belgium; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA; Albion Gallery, London, UK
  • “su-mei tse…”, Casino, Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
    2005

  • “Su-Mei Tse Video Works”, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, USA
  • “The ICH-Manifestation”, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA
  • “Su-Mei Tse SOLO”, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
    2004

  • “Recent Works”, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA; Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • “The First of Moderna Su-Mei Tse”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • “JETZT”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
    2003

  • “Air conditioned”, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia (Luxembourg Pavilion), Venice, Italy
    2002

  • “Rien à voir”, projection vidéo, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2010

  • “The Record”, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Nasher Museum of Art Duke University, Durham, USA
  • “Lebenszeichen”, curated by Peter Fischer & Brigitt Buergi, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern,Switzerland
  • “BRAVE NEW WORLD”, from the perspective of MUDAM Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg
  • “CUE: Artists’ Videos”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    2009

  • ARTLV_09 – The Tel Aviv Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • “Far and Near: Nature in Contemporary Art”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Contemporary Art Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
  • “Reflection: The World Through Art”, Dojima River Biennale, Osaka, Japan
  • “Tenants at ReMap2”, parallel project to the 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
  • “Invasion of Sound”, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
  • Biennale Cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
    2008

  • “Images in the night”, pour le 10e anniversaire Le Fresnoy, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • “Time Square”, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
  • “WONDER”, Singapore Biennale 2008, curated by Fumio Nanjo, Singapore
  • L’ Art en Europe, Pommery Expérience #5, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
    2007

  • ReMap KM, parallel project to the 1st Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
  • “Kunstpreis Robert Schumann – Best of”, Trier, Germany
  • “Lieux Communs”, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil (Paris), France
  • “Merveilleux”, Château de Malbrouk, Manderen, France
  • “Une Collection Pour Une Région, Chemins de Traversés GR FRAC Lorraine: 550 km”, Musée de la Lutherie et
  • de L’ Archèterie Française, Mircourt, France
  • “A L’ Horizon de Shangri-La”, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
  • “SAMLING´07”, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
  • “Body as Spectacle”, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
  • “in midair_soundworks”, Hong Kong, China
  • “Listening Awry”, curated by Jim Drobnick, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
    2006

  • “Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • “Dans les Alpes-Panorama”, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
  • “Tell me/ Raconte-moi”, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
  • “Women of Europe”, Saint Tropez, France
  • Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennal 2006, Niigata, Japan
    2005

  • “i-Dentity”, an exhibition celebrating 25 years of i-D magazine, London, UK
  • “Art Unlimited”, Art 36 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • “Tell me/ Raconte-moi”, Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Québec, Canada
  • “Variations Xanadu”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Dis_appearance”, Fri-Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • “AURAL CULTURES”, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada
  • “Radiodays”, Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
  • “Nouvelles Vagues”, collections du Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, China
  • “Irreducible”, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
    2004

  • “18e Rencontres Parallèles”, Festival, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse -Normandie, Herouville St. Clair, France
  • 26th Biennale de São Paulo, São Paolo, Brazil
  • “Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art – 18 Solo Exhibitions”, Kinmen, Taiwan
  • “InVisible Silence”, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA
  • “Fiction Love”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Emotion 1”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
    2003

  • “Montagna arte scienza mito”, MART, Rovereto, Italy
  • “Affinités sélectives – Wahlverwandtschaften”, Metz, France
  • “Réalités_Collections sans frontières II”, Galerie Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland
  • “Scale 1:1”, Beaumontpublic + Koenigbloc, Luxembourg
  • “Mursollaici”, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • CNAP – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
  • Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
  • FRAC – Lorraine, Metz, France
  • MART – Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
  • MHVL – Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Museet for Samtidskunst, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
  • NMNM – Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
  • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • UBS Art Collection, UBS (Luxembourg) S.A., Luxembourg
  • YAGEO Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Yeh Rong Jai Culture & Art Foundation, Hsinchu, Taiwan

GRANTS and AWARDS

    2009

  • Prix International d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Prince Pierre, Monte Carlo, Monaco
    2008

  • Short residency at MIT List Visual Arts Center and visit of the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA
    2007

  • Artist residency, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
  • Artist residency and lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, USA
    2006

  • SR-Medienkunstpreis, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA
    2005

  • Edward Steichen Award, Luxembourg (grant and artist residency in New York in 2006)
  • Artist residency and lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, USA
    2003

  • Golden Lion for the Best National Participation, 50. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    2001

  • Prix d’ art Robert Schuman, Prix Interrégional Saar-Lor-Lux, Luxembourg
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 “The Source”, Project One, ESLITE Bookstore, Hong Kong, China
  • 2010 “STILLE DISCO”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
崔廣宇
TSUI Kuang-Yu
金氏徹平
Teppei KANEUJI
  • Born in Luxembourg
  • Lives and works between Luxembourg and Berlin, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2012

  • “The Source”, Project One, ESLITE Bookstore, Hong Kong, China
    2011

  • “Distant Voices”, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • “Lapses of Time”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • “Implicit Sound ESPAI 13/ FUNDACIÓ MIRÓ”, Barcelona, Spain
    2010

  • “STILLE DISCO”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “New Sense of Order”, Su-Mei Tse & Yves Netzhammer, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
    2009

  • “Words and Memories”, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
  • “VARIATIONEN”, Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris, France
  • Prix International d’ Art Contemporain Fondation Prince Pierre, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • “Floating Memories”, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
  • “Su-Mei Tse”, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
    2008

  • “Some Magical Clangs”, Su-Mei Tse & Virginie Yassef, CRAC, Alsace, France
  • “Bird Cage”, Su-Mei Tse & Jean-Lou Majerus, Public Art Project, Luxembourg
  • “East Wind”, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA
  • “1000 words for snow”, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
    2007

  • “DUOLOGUE”, Su-Mei Tse & Lee Mingwei, 2 Solo Exhibitions, MOCA, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Media Test Wall: Su-Mei Tse”, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA
  • “Su-Mei Tse”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
    2006

  • “Su-Mei Tse”, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • “Proposition de detour”, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
  • “The ICH-Manifestation”, Noctour by Contour Video Festival, Mechelen, Belgium; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA; Albion Gallery, London, UK
  • “su-mei tse…”, Casino, Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
    2005

  • “Su-Mei Tse Video Works”, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, USA
  • “The ICH-Manifestation”, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA
  • “Su-Mei Tse SOLO”, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
    2004

  • “Recent Works”, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA; Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • “The First of Moderna Su-Mei Tse”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • “JETZT”, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
    2003

  • “Air conditioned”, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia (Luxembourg Pavilion), Venice, Italy
    2002

  • “Rien à voir”, projection vidéo, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2010

  • “The Record”, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Nasher Museum of Art Duke University, Durham, USA
  • “Lebenszeichen”, curated by Peter Fischer & Brigitt Buergi, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern,Switzerland
  • “BRAVE NEW WORLD”, from the perspective of MUDAM Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg
  • “CUE: Artists’ Videos”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    2009

  • ARTLV_09 – The Tel Aviv Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • “Far and Near: Nature in Contemporary Art”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Contemporary Art Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
  • “Reflection: The World Through Art”, Dojima River Biennale, Osaka, Japan
  • “Tenants at ReMap2”, parallel project to the 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
  • “Invasion of Sound”, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
  • Biennale Cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
    2008

  • “Images in the night”, pour le 10e anniversaire Le Fresnoy, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • “Time Square”, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
  • “WONDER”, Singapore Biennale 2008, curated by Fumio Nanjo, Singapore
  • L’ Art en Europe, Pommery Expérience #5, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
    2007

  • ReMap KM, parallel project to the 1st Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
  • “Kunstpreis Robert Schumann – Best of”, Trier, Germany
  • “Lieux Communs”, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil (Paris), France
  • “Merveilleux”, Château de Malbrouk, Manderen, France
  • “Une Collection Pour Une Région, Chemins de Traversés GR FRAC Lorraine: 550 km”, Musée de la Lutherie et
  • de L’ Archèterie Française, Mircourt, France
  • “A L’ Horizon de Shangri-La”, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
  • “SAMLING´07”, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
  • “Body as Spectacle”, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
  • “in midair_soundworks”, Hong Kong, China
  • “Listening Awry”, curated by Jim Drobnick, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
    2006

  • “Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • “Dans les Alpes-Panorama”, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
  • “Tell me/ Raconte-moi”, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
  • “Women of Europe”, Saint Tropez, France
  • Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennal 2006, Niigata, Japan
    2005

  • “i-Dentity”, an exhibition celebrating 25 years of i-D magazine, London, UK
  • “Art Unlimited”, Art 36 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • “Tell me/ Raconte-moi”, Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Québec, Canada
  • “Variations Xanadu”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Dis_appearance”, Fri-Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • “AURAL CULTURES”, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada
  • “Radiodays”, Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
  • “Nouvelles Vagues”, collections du Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, China
  • “Irreducible”, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
    2004

  • “18e Rencontres Parallèles”, Festival, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse -Normandie, Herouville St. Clair, France
  • 26th Biennale de São Paulo, São Paolo, Brazil
  • “Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art – 18 Solo Exhibitions”, Kinmen, Taiwan
  • “InVisible Silence”, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA
  • “Fiction Love”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Emotion 1”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
    2003

  • “Montagna arte scienza mito”, MART, Rovereto, Italy
  • “Affinités sélectives – Wahlverwandtschaften”, Metz, France
  • “Réalités_Collections sans frontières II”, Galerie Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland
  • “Scale 1:1”, Beaumontpublic + Koenigbloc, Luxembourg
  • “Mursollaici”, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • CNAP – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
  • Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
  • FRAC – Lorraine, Metz, France
  • MART – Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
  • MHVL – Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Museet for Samtidskunst, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
  • NMNM – Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
  • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • UBS Art Collection, UBS (Luxembourg) S.A., Luxembourg
  • YAGEO Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Yeh Rong Jai Culture & Art Foundation, Hsinchu, Taiwan

GRANTS and AWARDS

    2009

  • Prix International d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Prince Pierre, Monte Carlo, Monaco
    2008

  • Short residency at MIT List Visual Arts Center and visit of the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA
    2007

  • Artist residency, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
  • Artist residency and lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, USA
    2006

  • SR-Medienkunstpreis, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA
    2005

  • Edward Steichen Award, Luxembourg (grant and artist residency in New York in 2006)
  • Artist residency and lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, USA
    2003

  • Golden Lion for the Best National Participation, 50. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    2001

  • Prix d’ art Robert Schuman, Prix Interrégional Saar-Lor-Lux, Luxembourg
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 “The Source”, Project One, ESLITE Bookstore, Hong Kong, China
  • 2010 “STILLE DISCO”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan