TSONG Pu 莊普

TSONG Pu was born in Shanghai in 1947 and came to Taiwan in 1949. After graduating from Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School in 1969, TSONG enrolled into La Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrio in 1973 and stayed in Spain for eight years in total. In 1981, he returned to Taiwan and helped found some spaces of contemporary art such as Studio of Contemporary Art (SOCA) and IT Park, and he also became one of the representatives of abstract art in Taiwan.
The basic unit of TSONG’s painting is square stamp, by which he expresses the movement and self-autonomy of artistic ideas in the cubic or geometric hard-edge compositions. From grid dividing, stamping, to ordering, TSONG’s stamp painting recalls the technique of pointillists, but he aims not at mimetic representation. Instead, he seeks, through his formal language, to express the dynamics that “one breeds thousands.” The sequence and movement of the stamps and the varied density of colors reflect the artist’s mindscape that is both self-regulating and freedom-loving. Recently, TSONG introduces daily ready-mades such as aluminum and paper into his stamp painting, so as to underscore the overlapping or confrontation of microscopic spaces. The ready-mades of varied textures and weights may slant on the canvas or give rise to other figures. They become the visual foci and perform changes amidst order and harmony. “Change is existence,” said TSONG Pu. He has been regulating and simplifying his ideas and seeking differences in the same. He transforms everyday things into “rhetorical language and punctuations marks, making them poetic.”
  • 1947 Born in Shanghai, China
  • 1978 B.F.A., La Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrio, Spain
  • 1981 Returned to Taiwan
  • Now Teaching in the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts and in the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2017

  • “Against the Quotidian Tug”, ESLITE Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2015

  • “A White Stream of Consciousness”, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Multicolored Bamboo–Tsong Pu’s Twelve Monologue”, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Settlement of time”, Tsong Pu Solo Exhibition, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2014

  • “Beckoning to a Myth”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2014 New Works Exhibition—Settlement of Time”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2013

  • “The Tower of the Shining Stars”, Apartment of Art, Munich, Germany
    2012

  • “Ma Yuan at A Corner”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “One of 7,034,071,329”, Inart Space, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Drifting Towards An End”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Gleamingly Gleaming”, Yeh Rong Jai Culture & Art Foundation, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    2010

  • “Estranged Rhythm”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art from the Underground”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “I Hate Takashi Murakami”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “TSONG PU 2008 Solo Exhibition”, Main Treand, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • “The Spectacular Snore”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2004

  • “I See, I Seek”, Warehouse 20, Taichung, Taiwan
    2001

  • “Spinning Round and Round”, None Theme Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “I am Sorry”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • “On Line”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • Yuan Ze University Arts Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    1997

  • “You are the Beautiful Flower”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Name and Warehouse” Nomad Museum, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    1993

  • “Love Never Dies”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “The Frontier”, UP Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1990

  • “ A Tree, A Stone, and A Piece of Cloud”, Doors Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “The Space between Body and Soul”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • “A Tree, A Stone, and A Piece of Cloud”, Sala Alta Gallery, Cuenca, Spain
    1985

  • “Temptation after Meeting by Chance”, Spring Gallery, Taipei; Ming-Men Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    1983

  • “A Meeting of Mind and Material”, Spring Gallery, Taipei; San-Chai Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2019

  • “Over the Rainbow”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2018

  • “Not About Resemblance”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Minimalism Cold Abstraction – Contemporary Abstract Art in Taiwan”, Chini Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2017

  • “Interstellar-RED Xindan Boys”, Xindian Boys , Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2016

  • “The Future Invitation”, Farglory Museums, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Biennial the Possibility of an Island”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2015

  • “Xindian Boys”, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Transcendence and Symbol: the Exhibition of Neoplastic Art in Taiwan”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2014 IT PARK Limited Editions”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2014

  • “The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale 2014: We Have Never Participated”, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
  • “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond Frontiers of Color and Form”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2013

  • “Intersecting Vectors—Experimental Projects from the TFAM Collection”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “ASIA CRUISE”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Power(s) of Local and Elsewhere—The Sensible Coordinates and Paths of Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, Pingtung Art Museum, Pingtung, Taiwan
    2012

  • “When Space Became Events… Dispositif of Modernity in the 1980s’ Taiwan”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Formless Form—Taiwanese Abstract Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Xindian Boys”, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Daily Collection of Abstract Play”, Art stock20, Taichung, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Beyond the Frontiers of Color and Form— The Joint Exhibition of Five Abstract Artists”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “26th Asian International Art Exhibition”, Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  • “Flourishing and Flowing – A Contemporary Art Exhibition the Strait 2011”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • “Return to the Essence – Survey of Contemporary Abstract Panting in Taiwan part one”, Red Gold Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2010

  • “Variations of Geometric Abstraction in Taiwan’s Contemporary Art”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Every Chalice is a Dwelling Place, 13th Taipei Culture Award ‘IT Park’ Promotion Event”, Taipei City Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond Vision: Highlights of Abstract Paintings from the National Taiwan
    Museum of Fine Arts Collection”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Modern Art Exhibition”, Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center of Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Loyalty Blessing”, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
    2009

  • “Viewpoints & Viewing Points – 2009 Asian Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “First Connect – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan, Kunming, Hong Kong”, 99 Art space, Kunming, China
    2008

  • “SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “HOME – Taiwan Biennial 2008”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Explorations in Abstraction and Materials”, Impressions Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Open City: Architecture in Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Is Alive”, Busan Biennale 2008, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
    2007

  • “Generation.Dialogue”, Impressions Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “STROLL: Tsong Pu, Lai Tsun-Tsun, Chen Hui-Chiao”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond the Frontier of Color and Form—Subversion and Reconstruction”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2006

  • “Taipei / Taipei Views and Points”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Le Salon 2006”, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • “PASS”, Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan
  • “Art Trend in Taiwan, 1950-2000”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
    2005

  • “2005 Heroes of Kuandu – Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Modern Art Exhibition”, Kunming City Museum, Kunming, China
  • “The Lyricism of Form Geometric Abstraction”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2004

  • “Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Diocesan Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Contemporary Art in Taiwan in the Nineties”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Discourses on Love: 64 Conversations in SARS’ Era”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “My Name”, Minghsin University of Science & Technology, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chivas Revolve / Revolutionary: A Vital Illusion—Revolution Is When Too Much Is Never Enough . . . ”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Distant Reality by Tsong Pu, Ku Shih-Yung, Chu Chia-Hua and Chen Hui-Chiao”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chinese Ink Tree / Cambio Constante III”, Monasterio de Veruela, Zaragoza, Spain
  • “Encounter Over Seas: Physical Transplanting the Historical”, Old Ladies’ House, Macau
  • “PAUSE,” Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, Korea
    2001

  • “The Gravity of the Immaterial”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Opening Exhibition—Sailing into a New Era”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Yi Jhih Sen Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Yi Jhih Sen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Shanghai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Spectacular Waves Beating the Shore—100 Years of Taiwan Fine Art”,
    Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists”, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
    1999-2000

  • “Visions of Pluralism: Contemporary Art in Taiwan 1988-1999”, China Art Museum, Beijing, China; National Museum of History, Taipei; Arts Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu; Mountain Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1999

  • “Magnetic Writing / Marching Ideas, Works on Paper”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Back from Home”, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “In the Back Yard of Taipei City: the Installation Exhibition Homeland – Take A Break and Be Right Back”, Grass Mountain Chateau, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Banquet – Moths Darting Into the Flame: 10th Anniversary Celebration of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “International Sculpture Symposium: You Are the End, I Am the Stone, and He Is the Bone”, Yuzi Paradise Park, Guilin, China
  • “Inside Out: New Chinese Art”, Asia Society Galleries; P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center, New York; San Francisco Contemporary Art Museum, San Francisco; Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
  • “Masters of Today and Young Artists Exhibition: Special 40th Anniversary Exhibition”, Paris, France
    1997

  • “A Story of River Bed/Enlighten the Canal”, Tainan Culture Center, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “IT Park Group Exhibition-Taipei Fine Arts Museum”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Opening Exhibition—Reconstructing the Chaotic”, YiamTiam Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Segmentation/Multiplication: Three Taiwanese Artists”, 47th Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibition, Venice, Italy
    1996

  • “The Black Society”, Dimension Art Foundation Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Biennial: The Quest for Identity”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Independent Declaration”, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Ceramic Group Exhibition- A Space not for the Chorus”, Taipei County Culture Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Journey to the East, the Installation of Group Exhibition”, Hong Kong, China
  • “Taipei Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Shanghai City Arts Museum, Shanghai, China
    1995

  • “The Southern Way”, Leisure Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Transitional Site”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Australia
    1994

  • “Dialogue between Creation and Material”, Jia Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Aimless Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Urban Nature”, Dimension Art Foundation Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Texture”, Number 2 Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Monochrome”, Galerie Elegance, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Indescribable Unknown—The IT Park Fund Raising Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Modern Art Exhibition”, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • “Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
    1993

  • “Stopping the World—An Exhibition about Imagery”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “An Idea about Flowers”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Tradition and Creation”, Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Subtropical Plant”, Eslite Vision, Taipei; Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Group Exhibition by Emmanuel Brillard, Tsong Pu, Jun T. Lai and Hu Kung-Jung”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Culture of Gift Giving”, New Phase Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “IT KITSCH/ Love Gift”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1992

  • “Wearing Apparel / The Conception”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Banquet of Awareness—to Support the Buddhist Modern Zen Charity Sale Activity”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Environment & Art—16 Ideas of Rubbish Handing”, Taipei Municipal Culture Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beginning from the Object”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwania Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Taiwania Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “Sorcery Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “International Mail Art Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Installation in the Bookstore / The Circumstance of Reading: Eslite Book Store, Taipei”, Eslite Book Store, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Art Trends in the R.O.C. 1991”, Leisure Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Space between the Metaphysical and the Material”, Up Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Twelve-Man Contemporary Paintings Exhibition”, Dimensions Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1990

  • “Poems and the New Environment”, ESLITE Vision, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Up Art Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Up Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Selected Exhibition of 300 Years of Taiwan Art Work”, National Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Yung-Han Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Yung-Han Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “IT Park Opening Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • “Tsong Pu and Chu Teh-I”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Message from Taipei”, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • “A Tree, A Stone, and A Piece of Cloud”, Sala Alta Gallery, Cuenca, Spain
    1988

  • “Media, Environment, Installations”, National Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Time and Creation Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1987

  • “Chinese Contemporary Paintings”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Experimental Art-Action and Space”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chinese Contemporary Paintings”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    1986

  • “Contemporary Art Trend in the R.O.C.”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “SOCA Studio Opening Exhibition”, SOCA Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Invitational Exhibition from the International Modern Arts Association Japan”, Yokohama, Japan
    1985

  • “Avant-garde, Installation, Space”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum,Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond Space”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Hsiung Shih Biennial Exhibition”, Hsiung Shih Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1984

  • “New Form Art Center Opening Exhibition”, New Form Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1983

  • “Difference in Space”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Fine Arts Museum Opening Exhibition,” Taipei Fine Arts Museum,
    Taipei, Taiwan
    1982

  • “Three-Man Exhibition—Chen Shu-Ming, Cheng Yan-Ping, Tsong Pu”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1980

  • “Two-Man Exhibition”, Sala de Exposiciones de La Delegacion Provicial de Turismo Santander, Spain
  • “Two-People Exhibition”, Galeria Itxaso, Zaragoza, Spain
    1979

  • “Group Exhibition of Chinese Artists in Europe”, Kienlong Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Three-Man Exhibition”, Galeria El Buscon, Spain
  • “Three-Man Exhibition”, Rincon de Arte Gallery, Madrid, Spain
  • “Contemporary Overseas Chinese Artists”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

AWARDS

  • 2014 “The 4th Public Art Awards—Excellence Award”, Ministry of Culture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
  • 2012 “The 3rd Public Art Awards—Taipei Rapid Transit Neihu Line”, Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 IT Park Art Gallery won “The 13th Taipei Culture Award”, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government, Taiwan
  • 2007 “The Best of Creativity”, The 1st Public Art Awards, Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA), Taiwan
  • 1992 “Award of The Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1984 “Taipei City Mayor Award for A New Vision of Contemporary Chinese Painting”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

COLLECTIONS

  • 2010 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2000 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 1998 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1994 Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1992 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

    2014

  • “Eroica Symphony 1st Movement”, “A New Image of National Security” Installation Art Exhibition, Peiying Park Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chinese Character Dictionaries” nailed onto a board—Reading, Writing, and Power, South Town Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “The Eastern Wind”, Gene 21+, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Nanometer and Trigram”, Gene 21+, Taipei, Taiwan
    2011

  • “The Giant,” Southern Taiwan Science Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Traveling Rotation”, Wudu Station, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    2010

  • “New Waves”, Southern Coastal Patrol Office, Coast Guard Administration, Executive Yuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    2008

  • “The Chink of Light”, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation –Nangang Exhibition Center Station, Taipei, Taiwan
    2006

  • “The Scientist Said:……”, National Nano Device Laboratories, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    2005

  • “Five Riverbeds,” Garage and Recycling Squads, Department of Environmental
    Protection, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Stairs of History”, National Freeway Bureau, MOTC—Qingshui Service Area, Taichung, Taiwan
    2004

  • “The Art of Speed”, National Taiwan University Sports Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Scenery with Comma and Dot”, Nankang Software Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Artist Said”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Global Circle”, Taipei 101 Financial Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Drinking Fountain”, Neihu Sewage Treatment Plant, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Musical Skies”, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation—Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station, Taipei, Taiwan
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    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017 “Against the Quotidian Tug”, ESLITE Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1999 “On Line”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 “Variations of Geometric Abstraction in Taiwan’s Contemporary Art”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1993 “The Subtropical Plant”, Eslite Vision, Taipei; Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1991 “Installation in the Bookstore / The Circumstance of Reading: Eslite Book Store, Taipei”, Eslite Book Store, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1990 “Poems and the New Environment”, ESLITE Vision, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1990 “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 “Tsong Pu and Chu Teh-I”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
賴志盛
LAI Chih-Sheng
司徒強
SZETO Keung
  • 1947 Born in Shanghai, China
  • 1978 B.F.A., La Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrio, Spain
  • 1981 Returned to Taiwan
  • Now Teaching in the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts and in the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2017

  • “Against the Quotidian Tug”, ESLITE Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2015

  • “A White Stream of Consciousness”, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Multicolored Bamboo–Tsong Pu’s Twelve Monologue”, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Settlement of time”, Tsong Pu Solo Exhibition, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2014

  • “Beckoning to a Myth”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2014 New Works Exhibition—Settlement of Time”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2013

  • “The Tower of the Shining Stars”, Apartment of Art, Munich, Germany
    2012

  • “Ma Yuan at A Corner”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “One of 7,034,071,329”, Inart Space, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Drifting Towards An End”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Gleamingly Gleaming”, Yeh Rong Jai Culture & Art Foundation, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    2010

  • “Estranged Rhythm”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art from the Underground”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “I Hate Takashi Murakami”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “TSONG PU 2008 Solo Exhibition”, Main Treand, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • “The Spectacular Snore”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2004

  • “I See, I Seek”, Warehouse 20, Taichung, Taiwan
    2001

  • “Spinning Round and Round”, None Theme Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “I am Sorry”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • “On Line”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • Yuan Ze University Arts Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    1997

  • “You are the Beautiful Flower”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Name and Warehouse” Nomad Museum, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    1993

  • “Love Never Dies”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “The Frontier”, UP Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1990

  • “ A Tree, A Stone, and A Piece of Cloud”, Doors Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “The Space between Body and Soul”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • “A Tree, A Stone, and A Piece of Cloud”, Sala Alta Gallery, Cuenca, Spain
    1985

  • “Temptation after Meeting by Chance”, Spring Gallery, Taipei; Ming-Men Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    1983

  • “A Meeting of Mind and Material”, Spring Gallery, Taipei; San-Chai Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2019

  • “Over the Rainbow”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2018

  • “Not About Resemblance”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Minimalism Cold Abstraction – Contemporary Abstract Art in Taiwan”, Chini Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2017

  • “Interstellar-RED Xindan Boys”, Xindian Boys , Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2016

  • “The Future Invitation”, Farglory Museums, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Biennial the Possibility of an Island”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2015

  • “Xindian Boys”, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Transcendence and Symbol: the Exhibition of Neoplastic Art in Taiwan”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2014 IT PARK Limited Editions”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2014

  • “The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale 2014: We Have Never Participated”, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
  • “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond Frontiers of Color and Form”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2013

  • “Intersecting Vectors—Experimental Projects from the TFAM Collection”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “ASIA CRUISE”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Power(s) of Local and Elsewhere—The Sensible Coordinates and Paths of Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, Pingtung Art Museum, Pingtung, Taiwan
    2012

  • “When Space Became Events… Dispositif of Modernity in the 1980s’ Taiwan”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Formless Form—Taiwanese Abstract Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Xindian Boys”, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Daily Collection of Abstract Play”, Art stock20, Taichung, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Beyond the Frontiers of Color and Form— The Joint Exhibition of Five Abstract Artists”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “26th Asian International Art Exhibition”, Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  • “Flourishing and Flowing – A Contemporary Art Exhibition the Strait 2011”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • “Return to the Essence – Survey of Contemporary Abstract Panting in Taiwan part one”, Red Gold Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2010

  • “Variations of Geometric Abstraction in Taiwan’s Contemporary Art”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Every Chalice is a Dwelling Place, 13th Taipei Culture Award ‘IT Park’ Promotion Event”, Taipei City Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond Vision: Highlights of Abstract Paintings from the National Taiwan
    Museum of Fine Arts Collection”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Modern Art Exhibition”, Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center of Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Loyalty Blessing”, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
    2009

  • “Viewpoints & Viewing Points – 2009 Asian Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “First Connect – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan, Kunming, Hong Kong”, 99 Art space, Kunming, China
    2008

  • “SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “HOME – Taiwan Biennial 2008”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Explorations in Abstraction and Materials”, Impressions Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Open City: Architecture in Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Is Alive”, Busan Biennale 2008, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
    2007

  • “Generation.Dialogue”, Impressions Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “STROLL: Tsong Pu, Lai Tsun-Tsun, Chen Hui-Chiao”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond the Frontier of Color and Form—Subversion and Reconstruction”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2006

  • “Taipei / Taipei Views and Points”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Le Salon 2006”, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • “PASS”, Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan
  • “Art Trend in Taiwan, 1950-2000”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
    2005

  • “2005 Heroes of Kuandu – Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Modern Art Exhibition”, Kunming City Museum, Kunming, China
  • “The Lyricism of Form Geometric Abstraction”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2004

  • “Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Diocesan Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Contemporary Art in Taiwan in the Nineties”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Discourses on Love: 64 Conversations in SARS’ Era”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “My Name”, Minghsin University of Science & Technology, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chivas Revolve / Revolutionary: A Vital Illusion—Revolution Is When Too Much Is Never Enough . . . ”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Distant Reality by Tsong Pu, Ku Shih-Yung, Chu Chia-Hua and Chen Hui-Chiao”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chinese Ink Tree / Cambio Constante III”, Monasterio de Veruela, Zaragoza, Spain
  • “Encounter Over Seas: Physical Transplanting the Historical”, Old Ladies’ House, Macau
  • “PAUSE,” Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, Korea
    2001

  • “The Gravity of the Immaterial”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Opening Exhibition—Sailing into a New Era”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Yi Jhih Sen Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Yi Jhih Sen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Shanghai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Spectacular Waves Beating the Shore—100 Years of Taiwan Fine Art”,
    Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists”, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
    1999-2000

  • “Visions of Pluralism: Contemporary Art in Taiwan 1988-1999”, China Art Museum, Beijing, China; National Museum of History, Taipei; Arts Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu; Mountain Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1999

  • “Magnetic Writing / Marching Ideas, Works on Paper”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Back from Home”, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “In the Back Yard of Taipei City: the Installation Exhibition Homeland – Take A Break and Be Right Back”, Grass Mountain Chateau, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Banquet – Moths Darting Into the Flame: 10th Anniversary Celebration of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “International Sculpture Symposium: You Are the End, I Am the Stone, and He Is the Bone”, Yuzi Paradise Park, Guilin, China
  • “Inside Out: New Chinese Art”, Asia Society Galleries; P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center, New York; San Francisco Contemporary Art Museum, San Francisco; Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
  • “Masters of Today and Young Artists Exhibition: Special 40th Anniversary Exhibition”, Paris, France
    1997

  • “A Story of River Bed/Enlighten the Canal”, Tainan Culture Center, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “IT Park Group Exhibition-Taipei Fine Arts Museum”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Opening Exhibition—Reconstructing the Chaotic”, YiamTiam Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Segmentation/Multiplication: Three Taiwanese Artists”, 47th Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibition, Venice, Italy
    1996

  • “The Black Society”, Dimension Art Foundation Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Biennial: The Quest for Identity”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Independent Declaration”, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Ceramic Group Exhibition- A Space not for the Chorus”, Taipei County Culture Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Journey to the East, the Installation of Group Exhibition”, Hong Kong, China
  • “Taipei Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Shanghai City Arts Museum, Shanghai, China
    1995

  • “The Southern Way”, Leisure Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Transitional Site”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Australia
    1994

  • “Dialogue between Creation and Material”, Jia Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Aimless Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Urban Nature”, Dimension Art Foundation Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Texture”, Number 2 Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Monochrome”, Galerie Elegance, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Indescribable Unknown—The IT Park Fund Raising Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Modern Art Exhibition”, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • “Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
    1993

  • “Stopping the World—An Exhibition about Imagery”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “An Idea about Flowers”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Tradition and Creation”, Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Subtropical Plant”, Eslite Vision, Taipei; Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Group Exhibition by Emmanuel Brillard, Tsong Pu, Jun T. Lai and Hu Kung-Jung”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Culture of Gift Giving”, New Phase Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “IT KITSCH/ Love Gift”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1992

  • “Wearing Apparel / The Conception”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Banquet of Awareness—to Support the Buddhist Modern Zen Charity Sale Activity”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Environment & Art—16 Ideas of Rubbish Handing”, Taipei Municipal Culture Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beginning from the Object”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwania Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Taiwania Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “Sorcery Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “International Mail Art Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Installation in the Bookstore / The Circumstance of Reading: Eslite Book Store, Taipei”, Eslite Book Store, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Art Trends in the R.O.C. 1991”, Leisure Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Space between the Metaphysical and the Material”, Up Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Twelve-Man Contemporary Paintings Exhibition”, Dimensions Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1990

  • “Poems and the New Environment”, ESLITE Vision, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Up Art Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Up Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Selected Exhibition of 300 Years of Taiwan Art Work”, National Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Yung-Han Gallery Opening Exhibition”, Yung-Han Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “IT Park Opening Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • “Tsong Pu and Chu Teh-I”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Message from Taipei”, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • “A Tree, A Stone, and A Piece of Cloud”, Sala Alta Gallery, Cuenca, Spain
    1988

  • “Media, Environment, Installations”, National Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Time and Creation Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1987

  • “Chinese Contemporary Paintings”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Experimental Art-Action and Space”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chinese Contemporary Paintings”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    1986

  • “Contemporary Art Trend in the R.O.C.”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “SOCA Studio Opening Exhibition”, SOCA Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Invitational Exhibition from the International Modern Arts Association Japan”, Yokohama, Japan
    1985

  • “Avant-garde, Installation, Space”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum,Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beyond Space”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Hsiung Shih Biennial Exhibition”, Hsiung Shih Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1984

  • “New Form Art Center Opening Exhibition”, New Form Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1983

  • “Difference in Space”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Fine Arts Museum Opening Exhibition,” Taipei Fine Arts Museum,
    Taipei, Taiwan
    1982

  • “Three-Man Exhibition—Chen Shu-Ming, Cheng Yan-Ping, Tsong Pu”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1980

  • “Two-Man Exhibition”, Sala de Exposiciones de La Delegacion Provicial de Turismo Santander, Spain
  • “Two-People Exhibition”, Galeria Itxaso, Zaragoza, Spain
    1979

  • “Group Exhibition of Chinese Artists in Europe”, Kienlong Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Three-Man Exhibition”, Galeria El Buscon, Spain
  • “Three-Man Exhibition”, Rincon de Arte Gallery, Madrid, Spain
  • “Contemporary Overseas Chinese Artists”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

AWARDS

  • 2014 “The 4th Public Art Awards—Excellence Award”, Ministry of Culture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
  • 2012 “The 3rd Public Art Awards—Taipei Rapid Transit Neihu Line”, Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 IT Park Art Gallery won “The 13th Taipei Culture Award”, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government, Taiwan
  • 2007 “The Best of Creativity”, The 1st Public Art Awards, Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA), Taiwan
  • 1992 “Award of The Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1984 “Taipei City Mayor Award for A New Vision of Contemporary Chinese Painting”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

COLLECTIONS

  • 2010 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2000 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 1998 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1994 Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1992 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

    2014

  • “Eroica Symphony 1st Movement”, “A New Image of National Security” Installation Art Exhibition, Peiying Park Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chinese Character Dictionaries” nailed onto a board—Reading, Writing, and Power, South Town Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “The Eastern Wind”, Gene 21+, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Nanometer and Trigram”, Gene 21+, Taipei, Taiwan
    2011

  • “The Giant,” Southern Taiwan Science Park, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Traveling Rotation”, Wudu Station, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    2010

  • “New Waves”, Southern Coastal Patrol Office, Coast Guard Administration, Executive Yuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    2008

  • “The Chink of Light”, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation –Nangang Exhibition Center Station, Taipei, Taiwan
    2006

  • “The Scientist Said:……”, National Nano Device Laboratories, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    2005

  • “Five Riverbeds,” Garage and Recycling Squads, Department of Environmental
    Protection, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Stairs of History”, National Freeway Bureau, MOTC—Qingshui Service Area, Taichung, Taiwan
    2004

  • “The Art of Speed”, National Taiwan University Sports Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Scenery with Comma and Dot”, Nankang Software Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Artist Said”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Global Circle”, Taipei 101 Financial Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Drinking Fountain”, Neihu Sewage Treatment Plant, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Musical Skies”, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation—Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station, Taipei, Taiwan
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    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017 “Against the Quotidian Tug”, ESLITE Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1999 “On Line”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 “Variations of Geometric Abstraction in Taiwan’s Contemporary Art”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1993 “The Subtropical Plant”, Eslite Vision, Taipei; Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1991 “Installation in the Bookstore / The Circumstance of Reading: Eslite Book Store, Taipei”, Eslite Book Store, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1990 “Poems and the New Environment”, ESLITE Vision, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1990 “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 “Tsong Pu and Chu Teh-I”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan