TSUI Kuang-Yu 崔廣宇

Kuang-Yu TSUI’s work is a response to the adaptation relationship between human and the society. Coming from a biological point of view, his action videos seek to redefine or question the matrix of our situated systems and institutions. Through different actions and experiments that go beyond the norm, he has developed new means to adapt to the environment and examine the reality. His action could be regarded as a medium, or a parameter for environmental evaluation; the repetitive body experiments accent the absurdity of accustomed social values, and expose the relation and phenomenon between human and their environment. On the other hand, his actions could also be described as a sort of measurement or questioning of our immediate social surroundings and culture. Such actions are what the artist calls a “shortcut,” the intersubjectivity in engaging and altering the environment, or a concept and demonstration of how to bypass systems or environmental obstacles.
Within this imaginative framework bonded closely to an urban environment, the artist remains in his original identity and unearths a crack in this system or exposes an invisible parasitic system. This crack could be an ambiguous, informal structure of a certain social behavior, or of the environment per se. As TSUI moves about in different cities, this concept has been elaborated as he develops new works. In his The Shortcut to Systematic Life (2002) series, “shortcut” refers to a special technique to quickly blend into a different life circle. The camouflaged body could bring the character into different urban groups or situations to satisfy a high-speed identity crossover imagination. In the metaphor of biological phenomenon ‘mimicry’, it also implies and mocks on the superficial value accenting on the performative actions of the constant adapting of new looks and social behaviours according to the surroundings. From City Spirits (2005) to the commissioned work for the 2006 Liverpool Biennial, the concept of shortcut is developed as an alternative solution to deal with vague urban space; the actions are carried out in order to shift the original definition or function of the chosen sites. For example, the narrow stone-paved passage, which was installed to prevent people to walk over aside a parking lot was transformed into a health massage pathway commonly seen in Asia. Several mobile crosswalks are installed for the public service in a main street in Liverpool due to the original unfriendly design for pedestrians.
These projects explain how I reconfigures the urban space through finding or attaching a second meaning to the original urban environment. The urban survival strategy that the subject negotiates with the environment’s potentiality and develops for personal adaptation in everyday situation becomes the core concern in my work, which address the margin of human-environment interaction and informal social system. The actions reveal the process of such negotiation, and offer a challengeable diverse thinking on the urban system.
Kuang-Yu TSUI is most recognized for his action videos that accent the absurdity of contemporary life. His work present contrasting actions and interactions with the surrounding environment that can be taken as a trace of or parameter for social interception. These absurd yet subjective interceptions are what the artist calls “shortcuts,” or a medium and method that measure and question the culture and society in which we exist. As such, Tsui has demonstrated a way to alter the reality or survive within the crevices in the present institution, and overcome the obstacles in our living environment.

His practice Much like a creature using mimicry to blend into its surroundings, the artist used slapstick moments in his works to allude to a social misfit trying to find a variety of adaptation strategies and possibilities of different modes of life in the existing living environment. At the same time, he presents an alternative social system in the process of his adaptation to the environment and observation and discovery of the urban city. TSUI works spontaneously allowing form and content, and art and life to merge seamlessly together.

  • 1974 Born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1997 BFA, National Institute of the Arts(Taipei National University of the Arts)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2013

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui, PROJECT ONE, Hong Kong, China
    2012

  • “Arctic Diary: The Wrong Ice”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “Absence – 1995 and 2005 Documenta”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2007

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2006

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Crevice”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui, Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK
  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Spirits”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • “You So Crazy: Kuang-Yu Tsui’s Video Works”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US
    2002

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Superficial Circumstance”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2001

  • “Chien. Kuang. Huei Taking a Shortcut “, Prototype Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2014

  • “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “REMODERNIZATION”, 2014 Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhabition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
  • “We Love Video This Summer”, PACE Beijing, Beijing, China
  • “The Other ∙ The Distance”, Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
    2013

  • “West Bund 2013”, A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Oriental Dream Works, Shanghai, China
  • “Intersecting Vectors”, Experimental Projects from the TFAM collection, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Everyday Life: 2013 Asia Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Pagyeong: Performances of Video Art”, Korea Film Archive/Media Theater i-Gong, Seoul, Korea
  • “Artificial Amsterdam”, De Apple Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • “Crosseroads Another Dimension”, A Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project 2013, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen/Macao Museum of Art, Macao/Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, China; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013—MicroCities”, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, US
  • “(Con) temp oraryspace-time—Performance and Action Art from Taiwan”, Stattberlin, Berlin, Germany
  • “Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013”, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • “True Illusion Illusory Truth Contemporary Art”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “Artist in Wonderland” Kuandu Biennale 2012, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “YES TAIWAN” Taiwan Biennale 2012, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Boundaries on the Move Taiwan—Israel a Cross-culture Dialogue”, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • “Third Show: The Urban Condition—Works from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem”, Mani House, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • “Sincere Subversion”, VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Moving Image in China 1988-2011”, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
    2011

  • “VIDEONALE”, Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Moving Image in China 1988-2011”, Minsheng Gallery of Mordern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “SAMSUNG Media Art Exhibition: Dream_WhiteNight”, Daegu City Hall square, Daegu, Korea
  • “Experimenta: Utopia Now”, International Biennial of Media Art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG), Melbourne, Australia
  • “Republic without People”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Arte da Taiwan: La nuova generazione”, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova/Roma Spazio Espositivo EX GIL, Roma Spazio Espositivo EX GIL, Roma, Italy
  • “Window”, TINA KENG Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Lesson of Extremes”, Osage Gallery, Kwun-Tong, China
  • “Video Taïwan”, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
  • “Scanning the Daily Lives—Highlights of New Media Arts from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Collection”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2010

  • “Alternatives to Memories”, Galerie Art & Essai, Renne, France
  • “21st Century Art in the First Decade”, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
  • “Taiwan Calling-Elusive Island”, Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
  • “Get It Louder 2010: SHARISM”, Beijing Venue: Sanlitun SOHO / Shanghai Venue: 800show, China
  • “2010 Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art”, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Work in Spreading: Images of Circulation and Retranslation”, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • “Invisible Stranger”, TamTam 8 Art Space, Berlin, Germany
  • “Traversing the Fantasy”, The Cube Project Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Window to the World”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • “Experimenta: Utopia Now”, International Biennial of Media Art, Redland Art Gallery, Queensland / Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
  • “Loading…”, PMgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • “Experimenta: Utopia Now”, International Biennial of Media Art, BlackBox, the Arts Centre/Federation Square in Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia
  • “Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Tokyo Branch,/Explore Project”, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Today of Taiwanese Art”, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, KR
  • “ILLUSIONISMO”, CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    2009

  • “Niet Normaal * Difference on Display”, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Becoming Intense – Becoming Animal – Becoming…”, Exhibition in the public space of the city of Heidelberg, Germany
  • “Extra/Ordinary: Video Art from Asia”, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, US
  • “ILLUSIONISMO”, CaixaForum Madrid, Madrid / CaixaForum Lleida, Lleida / CaixaForum Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • “Territoria # 4”, a traveling project of contemporary art, Tuscany, Italy
  • “Rendez-vous 09”, Institut d’art contemporain, Lyon, Frence
  • “A Perfect Day for Kangaroos”, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka Japan
  • “The View from Elsewhere”, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, AU/ Gallery of Modern Art and the Australian Cinematheque, Brisbane, Australia
  • “VideoDictionary”, Media Library of Fundación La Caixa, Madrid, Spain
  • “City as Gymnasium”, Centre for Urban Built Environment (CUBE), Manchester, UK
  • “DIS-EASE”, a new generation of video art from the Rijksakademie archives, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • “Living Room 09: My Home Is Where My Heart Is”, Performance, film and video in Auckland Central business district, Auckland, New Zealand
  • “Invisible Cities”, The LAB / Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ireland
  • “The Epic in the Everyday”, PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napoli, Italy
  • “Looking up! Looking down!”, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Pics.doc Art Contemporain Taiwanais”, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux arts de Paris, Paris, Frence
  • “Socially Disorganised”, Experimental Arts Foundation, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace Adelaide, Australia
  • “The Great Illusion”, The Culture Gallery in National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “TAIPEI–BEIRUT–MADRID-BERLIN-ISOLA”, ISOLA Art Center, Tantrika Shop, Via Pollaiuolo 2 /Soundmetak, Piazzale Segrino 1, Milano, Italy
  • “CORPOIMAGEM (Bodyimage) “, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • “Taipei Biennial 2008”, Taipei Fine Art Museum / Taipei Art Park / Taipei Brewery / Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT Station / PDP in MRT / Taipei Arena screen, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Ctrl Z”, inFIDI space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Haikus”, Kuang-Yu Tsui video art selection from 2002 to 2006, Le FRUC, Montpellier, Frence
  • “Time Crevasse”, Yokohama Triennial 2008, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Kitakyushu, Yokohama, Japan
  • “Voyage without Boundaries”, Sea Art Festival Exhibition in part of Busan Biennial 2008, Gwangalli Beach and three other areas, Busan, Korea
  • “Experimenta Playground”, Performance Space at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia / The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia / Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia
  • “Pacific Meridian”, The 6th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries, Vladivostok, Russia
  • “Bad Joke”, Riga Art Space, Riga, EE
  • “DIS-EASE”, a new generation of video art from the Rijksakademie archives, Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa
  • “Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in art”, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
  • “Streetwise”, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • “Calypso”, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
  • “Open Archive: 40 Years of Video Art in Germany + Chinese Video Art Archive”, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China
  • “The Vernacular Terrain”, International Digital Art projects, Monash University Gallery in Melbourne, Federation Square in Melbourne, Cube 37 Frankston Regional Gallery Australia, Creative Industries Block Space Gallery, Queensland University of Technology Australia, Australia / Zaim Art Space, Yokohama, Japan / Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
  • “Deja Vu Realm”, MOT ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Gravity Art”, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, US
  • “Bubble Tea: Art of Taiwan and its Contemporary Mutations”, Moravska Galbrie in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
  • “Biennial Cuvée”, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
  • “Decoder”, Selected works from the 3rd Contour Biennial for Video Art (Mechelen, BE, 2007),Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania
  • “There is no I in team” – Contemporary Chinese Artists’ Work (part of the EAST’08), ISIS art center, New Castle / BFI London Southbank, London, UK
  • “Yes, No, and Other Options. ” Art Sheffield 08, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK
  • “Kuang-Yu Tsui Action Video 1995-2006”, Taiwan New Arts Union, Tainan, Taiwan
    2007

  • “Decoder”, Contour Biennial- third biennial for video art, Mechelen, Belgium
  • “Open Ateliers 2007 Rijksakademie”, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Taiwan Crossover Festival”, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
  • “Pay Attention Please”, 26cc, Rome, Italy
  • “Bad Joke”, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, EE
  • “24th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival”, BALi-Cinema, Kassel, Germany
  • “Screening in Museum of Okinawan Time”, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • “Path of virtue: those who stay on the track”, Taiwan New Arts Union, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Kuang-Yu Tsui Action Video 1995-2006”, Lugar A Dudas, Santiago de Cali, Colombia
  • “Experimenta Playground”, BlackBox, the Arts Centre (extreme Arts plasma screen program) / Federation Square in Melbourne CBD / Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Australia
  • “Changwon 2007 Asia Art Festival – Peach flower, Apricot flower”, Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea
  • “Screening project from ‘Umelec’ art magazine”, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
  • “Very Fun part 2”, Eastern Taipei city, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Liverpool Top 9! “, The Architecture Centre, Bristol, UK
  • “(h)éros”, KUFA / Centre Culturel Kulturfabrikin in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg / FRAC Lorraine in Metz, Frence / Saarlandmuseum in Saarbrücken, Germany / PEC – Pôle Européen Culturel in Aubange – Athus, Belgium / The Musée des arts contemporains Grand-Hornu – MAC’s in Hornu, Belgique or the B.P.S.22 in Charleroi, Belgium
  • “Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves”, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Germany
  • “Borderline 2007”, Platform China (East End Art Zone-Caochangdi), Beijing, China
  • “2007 The Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid”, the Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain / Babylon Movie Theatre, Berlin, Germany
  • “Space Invaders”, aluCine Toronto Latin@Media Festival, Gallery 1313 / Trinity Square Video / National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque, Toronto, Canada
  • “Program for WRO 07”, 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07, National Museum in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
  • “Transpacific. An Encounter in Santiago”, La Moneda Palace Cultural Center (LMPCC), Santiago, Chile
  • “National pride – the second layer”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “European Media Art Festival”, Lagerhalle, Osnabruck, Germany
  • “Impakt Festival 2007”, Panorama 10: Star Skattered Skies, Louis Harlooper Complex, Cinema 3, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “A World of Make Believe”, Screening tour program from Film Bank, Focus Filmtheater, Arnhem / Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, i.h.k.v. Fabrikaat / De Fabriek, Zaandam / Filmfuis Den Haag / Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam / ’t Hoogt, Utrecht / Filmfoyer Tilburg / Plaza Futura, Eindhoven / Vera Zienema, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • “Videowall”, Lazy Marie i.s.m., Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “Honey, I understand you, but…”, DUMBO Transitions, Safe-T Gallery, New York, US
  • “IAQ-Infrequently asked questions”, ISE cultural foundation, New York, US
  • “New Wave of Taiwan Digital Art I”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US
  • “After The News”, BankART1929, Yokohama, Japan
    2006

  • “Liverpool International 6_Liverpool Biennial”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • “Open Ateliers 2006 Rijksakademie”, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    “2006 The Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin”, Centre Georges Pompidou / National Museum Jeu de Paume / French Cinematheque, Paris, Frence
  • “Staring into Space”, Temp d’Images Festival, Trafo Space, Budapest, Hungary
  • “Happy Believers”, 7th Werkleitz Biennale, Volkspark Halle / Saale, Germany
  • “Wondering About (What, Where and Why) “, Moving Maastricht #3, Hotel La Bergère on the Wilhelminasingel, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • “V International Show of Video Art / VAIA 2006”, Cultural Centre, Alcoi, Spain
  • “I don’t know what else to do with myself!* “, Screening in AK28, Stockholm, Sweden
  • “Screen Culture in Asia”, ART (212) Contemporary Art Fair, Asia Society Museum, New York, US
  • “International Short Film Festival France and Asia” (part of La Fete Festival), At Bangkok Code, Tailand
  • “Made in Asia”, Program: Le Monde Bouge / The World Movies, La Nuit Blanche Festival 2006, Le Divan du Monde, Paris, Frence
  • “Première vue”, Passage de Retz, Paris, Frence
  • “Strobe 06 • Festival de Video Creació”, Amposta, Spain
  • “Taipei: Views and Points”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Festival Rayons Frais”, Tours, Frence
  • “War & Nature”, Virgil de Voldère Gallery, New York, US
  • “The Age of Anxiety”, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Empieza el juego”, Video Festival, La Casa Encendida in Barcelona / Centro Cultural Caja Madrid in Zaragoza, Spain
  • “Projected Realities: Video Art from East Asia”, ACAW (Asian Contemporary Art Week program), Asia Society & Museum / Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, US / Little Theatre Auditorium, NCPA, Mumbai, India
    “KÖRPEREIN/SATZ”, within the program “Secret Agenda”, Hedah Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • “Exposed: Black Box & Crystal Ball”, Cross cultural contemporary media art project in public sites in London, 10 places located in Central London W1, Harrods Department store, Window, Escalator (gate10), LG i-gallery 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, London, UK
  • “Eastern Alliance 3 or TeleDivision Show”, MNAC (Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana), Bucharest, Romania / Centrul de Arta Contemporana KSA:K, Chisinau, Moldova
  • “Exploding Television – Satellite of Love presents: Sex and Sadness”, Curated by Jan Schuijren, In the framework of the Rotterdam International Film Festival, in collaboration with Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • “VIM (Very Important Messages)”, Amsterdam local television Salto A1 and produced by Bellissima Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Sex and Sadness”, Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Empty Fields”, A dialogue between contemporary art and contemporary philosophy, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei/ National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taizong, Taiwan
  • “i-Dentity “, Fashion and Textile Museum GB/ Biennale of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR/ House of Palomino/ The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US
  • “Wrong(ed) Attitude “, Sparwasser, Berlin, DE/ Paris (CCTP), Frence
  • “Short Turns “, Argos Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Ionesco’s Friends “, Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin, Italy
  • “The Peninsula: An Artist Film-Video Anthology in 3 parts + An Exhibition Part of M1 Singapore Frience Festival 2006 “, Singapore History Museum, Singapore
  • “Islanded: Contemporary Art from New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan”, the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand/ Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
    2005

  • “The Spectre of Freedom “, 51.International Art Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo delle Prigioni,Venice, Italy
  • “A Peep Into Contemporary Taiwanese Photography”, Taipei MOMA Gallery, Presented in collaboration with British Council Taipei / Taipei MOMA Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Gravity in Art”, De Apple Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Impakt Festival-Video Dictionary”, Casco Gallery, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “Joy”, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • “FORMAT “, TV program in SVT, Sweden
  • “L’ Oeil du touriste” (Tourist’ s Eye), Project: “La Tour Eiffel n’a jamais été aussi belle” (The Eiffel Tower has never been this beautiful) , Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris, Frence
  • “Unimovie”, International Video and Short Film Festival, Pescara-Città Sant´ Angelo, Italy
  • “The 1st Pocheon Asian Art Festival”, Pocheon Ban Wol Art Hall, Pocheon, Korea
  • “Dreaming Bodies”, Video Art Screening: Tokyo Vol.4, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Taipei Croquis”, Single Channel Video from TAIWAN, graf media gm: YOKOHAMA, Yokohama, Japan
  • “Archaeology of the Future-The Second Triennial of Chinese Art”, Nanjing Red Classic Gallery, Nanjing, China
  • “Big Screen Asia Pills 11.12 Maggio Film Festival”, Prato della Valle, Venice, Italy
  • “Island Art Film and Video Festival 05-Video Dictionary”, Prenelle Gallery, London, UK
  • “Love & Peace & Rocket? “, International Conference of Independent Art Spaces, EiEi, Valparaiso, Chile
  • “In and Out or In-between”, SOKA Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Every Time”, Nan-Hai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2004

  • “Do You Believe in Reality? “, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Spirits”, Gasworks Studio, London, UK
  • “Spin City 2004”, Huashan Arts District, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Taiwanese Art Exhibition-The New Identity Part-5: Tracing Self”, Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka Japan
  • ” Move on Asia-Animation & Single Channel Video Art Festival “, SBS Lobby, Korea
    2003

  • “25hrs”, International Video art show, EI Raval Sports Pavilion, Barcelona, ES
  • “Taiwan Art/Film/Video Festival”, Lothringer13/Laden, Munich, Germany
  • “Random – Ize Taipei Video Art Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Overexposed”, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
  • “City_Net Asia”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • “King–Kong Never Die–Contemporary Performing & Video Art in Taiwan”, Dog Pig Art Coffee, Kaoshiung, Taiwan
  • “Discourses on Love: 64 Conversations in SARS’ Era”, IT Park Gallery& Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Citybody 2- The Port”, Dog Pig Art Coffee, Kaoshung, Taiwan
  • “P8 – Continual outflank- the eight immortals’ trie to swim the ocean”, “Project 1-P_A_U_S_E, _止_” The 4th Gwangju Biennial Exhibition, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Korea
  • “Uudoubtedly, It’s P8”, New Field Art Festival, Shin Leh Yuan Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “By~P8 “, “The Gravity of the Immaterial”, “Project 8” – Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • “C02 Taiwan Avant – garde Documenta “, American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Magnetic Writing II Swirling in Light and Shadow-Gazing and Gazed Upon”, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2001

  • “P8 – Happy Community – In The Meantime, P8 Is Taking The Shortcut. “, “The Gravity of The Immaterial” M.O.C.A. Grand Opening Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 1st Exhibition of Contemporary Sculptural art in Taiwan Artistic site – a new [form] IV: The Sculptural Field of Tomorrow “Huashan Art District, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “P8 – Happy Community: a gratifying harvest after total cultivation – Warning: heavy radiation, dangerous to get close “, IT Park Gallery& Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “P8 – Happy Community – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, Paint House Gallery& Studio, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “P8 – A Market Survey for 2001 Art in Taiwan- Diligent Research of Total Speed Lost”, Huashan Art District,Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • “TAIPEï-PARIS: POLYNÔME de GÉNÉRATIONS”, SALON d. HONNEUR MAIRIE DU XIII`eme Arrondissement, Paris, France; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1996

  • “Happy Community – Total strategy, its laughter and tears description”, ETAT Web TV Site, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Neo/Fact”, IT Park Gallery& Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan

RESIDENCY

    2009

  •  Red Stable, The LAB / Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ireland
    2008

  •  OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
    2006-2007

  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Stichting Trustfonds, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    2004

  •  Gasworks Studio, London, UK

AWARDS

    2008

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui in ESLITE GALLERY”, Taishin Arts Award “The Visual Arts Award”
    2003

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Superficial Circumstance, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui in  IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio”, Taishin Arts Award “Jury’s Special Award”
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013 “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui,  PROJECT ONE, Hong Kong, China
  • 2007 “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 “Looking up! Looking down!”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 “Random – Ize Taipei Video Art Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
洪藝真
Yi-Chen HUNG
謝素梅
Su-Mei TSE

Kuang-Yu TSUI’s work is a response to the adaptation relationship between human and the society. Coming from a biological point of view, his action videos seek to redefine or question the matrix of our situated systems and institutions. Through different actions and experiments that go beyond the norm, he has developed new means to adapt to the environment and examine the reality. His action could be regarded as a medium, or a parameter for environmental evaluation; the repetitive body experiments accent the absurdity of accustomed social values, and expose the relation and phenomenon between human and their environment. On the other hand, his actions could also be described as a sort of measurement or questioning of our immediate social surroundings and culture. Such actions are what the artist calls a “shortcut,” the intersubjectivity in engaging and altering the environment, or a concept and demonstration of how to bypass systems or environmental obstacles.
Within this imaginative framework bonded closely to an urban environment, the artist remains in his original identity and unearths a crack in this system or exposes an invisible parasitic system. This crack could be an ambiguous, informal structure of a certain social behavior, or of the environment per se. As TSUI moves about in different cities, this concept has been elaborated as he develops new works. In his The Shortcut to Systematic Life (2002) series, “shortcut” refers to a special technique to quickly blend into a different life circle. The camouflaged body could bring the character into different urban groups or situations to satisfy a high-speed identity crossover imagination. In the metaphor of biological phenomenon ‘mimicry’, it also implies and mocks on the superficial value accenting on the performative actions of the constant adapting of new looks and social behaviours according to the surroundings. From City Spirits (2005) to the commissioned work for the 2006 Liverpool Biennial, the concept of shortcut is developed as an alternative solution to deal with vague urban space; the actions are carried out in order to shift the original definition or function of the chosen sites. For example, the narrow stone-paved passage, which was installed to prevent people to walk over aside a parking lot was transformed into a health massage pathway commonly seen in Asia. Several mobile crosswalks are installed for the public service in a main street in Liverpool due to the original unfriendly design for pedestrians.
These projects explain how I reconfigures the urban space through finding or attaching a second meaning to the original urban environment. The urban survival strategy that the subject negotiates with the environment’s potentiality and develops for personal adaptation in everyday situation becomes the core concern in my work, which address the margin of human-environment interaction and informal social system. The actions reveal the process of such negotiation, and offer a challengeable diverse thinking on the urban system.
Kuang-Yu TSUI is most recognized for his action videos that accent the absurdity of contemporary life. His work present contrasting actions and interactions with the surrounding environment that can be taken as a trace of or parameter for social interception. These absurd yet subjective interceptions are what the artist calls “shortcuts,” or a medium and method that measure and question the culture and society in which we exist. As such, Tsui has demonstrated a way to alter the reality or survive within the crevices in the present institution, and overcome the obstacles in our living environment.

His practice Much like a creature using mimicry to blend into its surroundings, the artist used slapstick moments in his works to allude to a social misfit trying to find a variety of adaptation strategies and possibilities of different modes of life in the existing living environment. At the same time, he presents an alternative social system in the process of his adaptation to the environment and observation and discovery of the urban city. TSUI works spontaneously allowing form and content, and art and life to merge seamlessly together.

  • 1974 Born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1997 BFA, National Institute of the Arts(Taipei National University of the Arts)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2013

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui, PROJECT ONE, Hong Kong, China
    2012

  • “Arctic Diary: The Wrong Ice”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “Absence – 1995 and 2005 Documenta”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2007

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2006

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Crevice”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui, Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK
  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Spirits”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • “You So Crazy: Kuang-Yu Tsui’s Video Works”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US
    2002

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Superficial Circumstance”, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2001

  • “Chien. Kuang. Huei Taking a Shortcut “, Prototype Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2014

  • “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “REMODERNIZATION”, 2014 Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhabition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
  • “We Love Video This Summer”, PACE Beijing, Beijing, China
  • “The Other ∙ The Distance”, Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
    2013

  • “West Bund 2013”, A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Oriental Dream Works, Shanghai, China
  • “Intersecting Vectors”, Experimental Projects from the TFAM collection, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Everyday Life: 2013 Asia Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Pagyeong: Performances of Video Art”, Korea Film Archive/Media Theater i-Gong, Seoul, Korea
  • “Artificial Amsterdam”, De Apple Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • “Crosseroads Another Dimension”, A Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project 2013, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen/Macao Museum of Art, Macao/Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, China; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013—MicroCities”, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, US
  • “(Con) temp oraryspace-time—Performance and Action Art from Taiwan”, Stattberlin, Berlin, Germany
  • “Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013”, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • “True Illusion Illusory Truth Contemporary Art”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “Artist in Wonderland” Kuandu Biennale 2012, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “YES TAIWAN” Taiwan Biennale 2012, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Boundaries on the Move Taiwan—Israel a Cross-culture Dialogue”, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • “Third Show: The Urban Condition—Works from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem”, Mani House, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • “Sincere Subversion”, VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Moving Image in China 1988-2011”, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
    2011

  • “VIDEONALE”, Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Moving Image in China 1988-2011”, Minsheng Gallery of Mordern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “SAMSUNG Media Art Exhibition: Dream_WhiteNight”, Daegu City Hall square, Daegu, Korea
  • “Experimenta: Utopia Now”, International Biennial of Media Art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG), Melbourne, Australia
  • “Republic without People”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Arte da Taiwan: La nuova generazione”, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova/Roma Spazio Espositivo EX GIL, Roma Spazio Espositivo EX GIL, Roma, Italy
  • “Window”, TINA KENG Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Lesson of Extremes”, Osage Gallery, Kwun-Tong, China
  • “Video Taïwan”, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
  • “Scanning the Daily Lives—Highlights of New Media Arts from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Collection”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2010

  • “Alternatives to Memories”, Galerie Art & Essai, Renne, France
  • “21st Century Art in the First Decade”, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
  • “Taiwan Calling-Elusive Island”, Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
  • “Get It Louder 2010: SHARISM”, Beijing Venue: Sanlitun SOHO / Shanghai Venue: 800show, China
  • “2010 Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art”, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Work in Spreading: Images of Circulation and Retranslation”, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • “Invisible Stranger”, TamTam 8 Art Space, Berlin, Germany
  • “Traversing the Fantasy”, The Cube Project Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Window to the World”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • “Experimenta: Utopia Now”, International Biennial of Media Art, Redland Art Gallery, Queensland / Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
  • “Loading…”, PMgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • “Experimenta: Utopia Now”, International Biennial of Media Art, BlackBox, the Arts Centre/Federation Square in Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia
  • “Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Tokyo Branch,/Explore Project”, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Today of Taiwanese Art”, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, KR
  • “ILLUSIONISMO”, CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    2009

  • “Niet Normaal * Difference on Display”, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Becoming Intense – Becoming Animal – Becoming…”, Exhibition in the public space of the city of Heidelberg, Germany
  • “Extra/Ordinary: Video Art from Asia”, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, US
  • “ILLUSIONISMO”, CaixaForum Madrid, Madrid / CaixaForum Lleida, Lleida / CaixaForum Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • “Territoria # 4”, a traveling project of contemporary art, Tuscany, Italy
  • “Rendez-vous 09”, Institut d’art contemporain, Lyon, Frence
  • “A Perfect Day for Kangaroos”, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka Japan
  • “The View from Elsewhere”, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, AU/ Gallery of Modern Art and the Australian Cinematheque, Brisbane, Australia
  • “VideoDictionary”, Media Library of Fundación La Caixa, Madrid, Spain
  • “City as Gymnasium”, Centre for Urban Built Environment (CUBE), Manchester, UK
  • “DIS-EASE”, a new generation of video art from the Rijksakademie archives, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • “Living Room 09: My Home Is Where My Heart Is”, Performance, film and video in Auckland Central business district, Auckland, New Zealand
  • “Invisible Cities”, The LAB / Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ireland
  • “The Epic in the Everyday”, PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napoli, Italy
  • “Looking up! Looking down!”, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Pics.doc Art Contemporain Taiwanais”, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux arts de Paris, Paris, Frence
  • “Socially Disorganised”, Experimental Arts Foundation, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace Adelaide, Australia
  • “The Great Illusion”, The Culture Gallery in National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “TAIPEI–BEIRUT–MADRID-BERLIN-ISOLA”, ISOLA Art Center, Tantrika Shop, Via Pollaiuolo 2 /Soundmetak, Piazzale Segrino 1, Milano, Italy
  • “CORPOIMAGEM (Bodyimage) “, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • “Taipei Biennial 2008”, Taipei Fine Art Museum / Taipei Art Park / Taipei Brewery / Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT Station / PDP in MRT / Taipei Arena screen, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Ctrl Z”, inFIDI space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Haikus”, Kuang-Yu Tsui video art selection from 2002 to 2006, Le FRUC, Montpellier, Frence
  • “Time Crevasse”, Yokohama Triennial 2008, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Kitakyushu, Yokohama, Japan
  • “Voyage without Boundaries”, Sea Art Festival Exhibition in part of Busan Biennial 2008, Gwangalli Beach and three other areas, Busan, Korea
  • “Experimenta Playground”, Performance Space at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia / The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia / Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia
  • “Pacific Meridian”, The 6th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries, Vladivostok, Russia
  • “Bad Joke”, Riga Art Space, Riga, EE
  • “DIS-EASE”, a new generation of video art from the Rijksakademie archives, Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa
  • “Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in art”, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
  • “Streetwise”, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • “Calypso”, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
  • “Open Archive: 40 Years of Video Art in Germany + Chinese Video Art Archive”, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China
  • “The Vernacular Terrain”, International Digital Art projects, Monash University Gallery in Melbourne, Federation Square in Melbourne, Cube 37 Frankston Regional Gallery Australia, Creative Industries Block Space Gallery, Queensland University of Technology Australia, Australia / Zaim Art Space, Yokohama, Japan / Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
  • “Deja Vu Realm”, MOT ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Gravity Art”, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, US
  • “Bubble Tea: Art of Taiwan and its Contemporary Mutations”, Moravska Galbrie in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
  • “Biennial Cuvée”, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
  • “Decoder”, Selected works from the 3rd Contour Biennial for Video Art (Mechelen, BE, 2007),Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania
  • “There is no I in team” – Contemporary Chinese Artists’ Work (part of the EAST’08), ISIS art center, New Castle / BFI London Southbank, London, UK
  • “Yes, No, and Other Options. ” Art Sheffield 08, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK
  • “Kuang-Yu Tsui Action Video 1995-2006”, Taiwan New Arts Union, Tainan, Taiwan
    2007

  • “Decoder”, Contour Biennial- third biennial for video art, Mechelen, Belgium
  • “Open Ateliers 2007 Rijksakademie”, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Taiwan Crossover Festival”, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
  • “Pay Attention Please”, 26cc, Rome, Italy
  • “Bad Joke”, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, EE
  • “24th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival”, BALi-Cinema, Kassel, Germany
  • “Screening in Museum of Okinawan Time”, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • “Path of virtue: those who stay on the track”, Taiwan New Arts Union, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Kuang-Yu Tsui Action Video 1995-2006”, Lugar A Dudas, Santiago de Cali, Colombia
  • “Experimenta Playground”, BlackBox, the Arts Centre (extreme Arts plasma screen program) / Federation Square in Melbourne CBD / Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Australia
  • “Changwon 2007 Asia Art Festival – Peach flower, Apricot flower”, Sungsan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea
  • “Screening project from ‘Umelec’ art magazine”, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
  • “Very Fun part 2”, Eastern Taipei city, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Liverpool Top 9! “, The Architecture Centre, Bristol, UK
  • “(h)éros”, KUFA / Centre Culturel Kulturfabrikin in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg / FRAC Lorraine in Metz, Frence / Saarlandmuseum in Saarbrücken, Germany / PEC – Pôle Européen Culturel in Aubange – Athus, Belgium / The Musée des arts contemporains Grand-Hornu – MAC’s in Hornu, Belgique or the B.P.S.22 in Charleroi, Belgium
  • “Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves”, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Germany
  • “Borderline 2007”, Platform China (East End Art Zone-Caochangdi), Beijing, China
  • “2007 The Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid”, the Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain / Babylon Movie Theatre, Berlin, Germany
  • “Space Invaders”, aluCine Toronto Latin@Media Festival, Gallery 1313 / Trinity Square Video / National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque, Toronto, Canada
  • “Program for WRO 07”, 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07, National Museum in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
  • “Transpacific. An Encounter in Santiago”, La Moneda Palace Cultural Center (LMPCC), Santiago, Chile
  • “National pride – the second layer”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “European Media Art Festival”, Lagerhalle, Osnabruck, Germany
  • “Impakt Festival 2007”, Panorama 10: Star Skattered Skies, Louis Harlooper Complex, Cinema 3, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “A World of Make Believe”, Screening tour program from Film Bank, Focus Filmtheater, Arnhem / Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, i.h.k.v. Fabrikaat / De Fabriek, Zaandam / Filmfuis Den Haag / Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam / ’t Hoogt, Utrecht / Filmfoyer Tilburg / Plaza Futura, Eindhoven / Vera Zienema, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • “Videowall”, Lazy Marie i.s.m., Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “Honey, I understand you, but…”, DUMBO Transitions, Safe-T Gallery, New York, US
  • “IAQ-Infrequently asked questions”, ISE cultural foundation, New York, US
  • “New Wave of Taiwan Digital Art I”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US
  • “After The News”, BankART1929, Yokohama, Japan
    2006

  • “Liverpool International 6_Liverpool Biennial”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • “Open Ateliers 2006 Rijksakademie”, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    “2006 The Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin”, Centre Georges Pompidou / National Museum Jeu de Paume / French Cinematheque, Paris, Frence
  • “Staring into Space”, Temp d’Images Festival, Trafo Space, Budapest, Hungary
  • “Happy Believers”, 7th Werkleitz Biennale, Volkspark Halle / Saale, Germany
  • “Wondering About (What, Where and Why) “, Moving Maastricht #3, Hotel La Bergère on the Wilhelminasingel, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • “V International Show of Video Art / VAIA 2006”, Cultural Centre, Alcoi, Spain
  • “I don’t know what else to do with myself!* “, Screening in AK28, Stockholm, Sweden
  • “Screen Culture in Asia”, ART (212) Contemporary Art Fair, Asia Society Museum, New York, US
  • “International Short Film Festival France and Asia” (part of La Fete Festival), At Bangkok Code, Tailand
  • “Made in Asia”, Program: Le Monde Bouge / The World Movies, La Nuit Blanche Festival 2006, Le Divan du Monde, Paris, Frence
  • “Première vue”, Passage de Retz, Paris, Frence
  • “Strobe 06 • Festival de Video Creació”, Amposta, Spain
  • “Taipei: Views and Points”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Festival Rayons Frais”, Tours, Frence
  • “War & Nature”, Virgil de Voldère Gallery, New York, US
  • “The Age of Anxiety”, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Empieza el juego”, Video Festival, La Casa Encendida in Barcelona / Centro Cultural Caja Madrid in Zaragoza, Spain
  • “Projected Realities: Video Art from East Asia”, ACAW (Asian Contemporary Art Week program), Asia Society & Museum / Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, US / Little Theatre Auditorium, NCPA, Mumbai, India
    “KÖRPEREIN/SATZ”, within the program “Secret Agenda”, Hedah Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • “Exposed: Black Box & Crystal Ball”, Cross cultural contemporary media art project in public sites in London, 10 places located in Central London W1, Harrods Department store, Window, Escalator (gate10), LG i-gallery 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, London, UK
  • “Eastern Alliance 3 or TeleDivision Show”, MNAC (Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana), Bucharest, Romania / Centrul de Arta Contemporana KSA:K, Chisinau, Moldova
  • “Exploding Television – Satellite of Love presents: Sex and Sadness”, Curated by Jan Schuijren, In the framework of the Rotterdam International Film Festival, in collaboration with Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • “VIM (Very Important Messages)”, Amsterdam local television Salto A1 and produced by Bellissima Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Sex and Sadness”, Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Empty Fields”, A dialogue between contemporary art and contemporary philosophy, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei/ National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taizong, Taiwan
  • “i-Dentity “, Fashion and Textile Museum GB/ Biennale of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR/ House of Palomino/ The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US
  • “Wrong(ed) Attitude “, Sparwasser, Berlin, DE/ Paris (CCTP), Frence
  • “Short Turns “, Argos Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Ionesco’s Friends “, Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin, Italy
  • “The Peninsula: An Artist Film-Video Anthology in 3 parts + An Exhibition Part of M1 Singapore Frience Festival 2006 “, Singapore History Museum, Singapore
  • “Islanded: Contemporary Art from New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan”, the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand/ Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
    2005

  • “The Spectre of Freedom “, 51.International Art Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo delle Prigioni,Venice, Italy
  • “A Peep Into Contemporary Taiwanese Photography”, Taipei MOMA Gallery, Presented in collaboration with British Council Taipei / Taipei MOMA Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Gravity in Art”, De Apple Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Impakt Festival-Video Dictionary”, Casco Gallery, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “Joy”, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • “FORMAT “, TV program in SVT, Sweden
  • “L’ Oeil du touriste” (Tourist’ s Eye), Project: “La Tour Eiffel n’a jamais été aussi belle” (The Eiffel Tower has never been this beautiful) , Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris, Frence
  • “Unimovie”, International Video and Short Film Festival, Pescara-Città Sant´ Angelo, Italy
  • “The 1st Pocheon Asian Art Festival”, Pocheon Ban Wol Art Hall, Pocheon, Korea
  • “Dreaming Bodies”, Video Art Screening: Tokyo Vol.4, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Taipei Croquis”, Single Channel Video from TAIWAN, graf media gm: YOKOHAMA, Yokohama, Japan
  • “Archaeology of the Future-The Second Triennial of Chinese Art”, Nanjing Red Classic Gallery, Nanjing, China
  • “Big Screen Asia Pills 11.12 Maggio Film Festival”, Prato della Valle, Venice, Italy
  • “Island Art Film and Video Festival 05-Video Dictionary”, Prenelle Gallery, London, UK
  • “Love & Peace & Rocket? “, International Conference of Independent Art Spaces, EiEi, Valparaiso, Chile
  • “In and Out or In-between”, SOKA Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Every Time”, Nan-Hai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2004

  • “Do You Believe in Reality? “, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Spirits”, Gasworks Studio, London, UK
  • “Spin City 2004”, Huashan Arts District, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Taiwanese Art Exhibition-The New Identity Part-5: Tracing Self”, Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka Japan
  • ” Move on Asia-Animation & Single Channel Video Art Festival “, SBS Lobby, Korea
    2003

  • “25hrs”, International Video art show, EI Raval Sports Pavilion, Barcelona, ES
  • “Taiwan Art/Film/Video Festival”, Lothringer13/Laden, Munich, Germany
  • “Random – Ize Taipei Video Art Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Overexposed”, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
  • “City_Net Asia”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • “King–Kong Never Die–Contemporary Performing & Video Art in Taiwan”, Dog Pig Art Coffee, Kaoshiung, Taiwan
  • “Discourses on Love: 64 Conversations in SARS’ Era”, IT Park Gallery& Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Citybody 2- The Port”, Dog Pig Art Coffee, Kaoshung, Taiwan
  • “P8 – Continual outflank- the eight immortals’ trie to swim the ocean”, “Project 1-P_A_U_S_E, _止_” The 4th Gwangju Biennial Exhibition, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Korea
  • “Uudoubtedly, It’s P8”, New Field Art Festival, Shin Leh Yuan Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “By~P8 “, “The Gravity of the Immaterial”, “Project 8” – Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • “C02 Taiwan Avant – garde Documenta “, American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Magnetic Writing II Swirling in Light and Shadow-Gazing and Gazed Upon”, IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
    2001

  • “P8 – Happy Community – In The Meantime, P8 Is Taking The Shortcut. “, “The Gravity of The Immaterial” M.O.C.A. Grand Opening Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 1st Exhibition of Contemporary Sculptural art in Taiwan Artistic site – a new [form] IV: The Sculptural Field of Tomorrow “Huashan Art District, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “P8 – Happy Community: a gratifying harvest after total cultivation – Warning: heavy radiation, dangerous to get close “, IT Park Gallery& Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “P8 – Happy Community – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, Paint House Gallery& Studio, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “P8 – A Market Survey for 2001 Art in Taiwan- Diligent Research of Total Speed Lost”, Huashan Art District,Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • “TAIPEï-PARIS: POLYNÔME de GÉNÉRATIONS”, SALON d. HONNEUR MAIRIE DU XIII`eme Arrondissement, Paris, France; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1996

  • “Happy Community – Total strategy, its laughter and tears description”, ETAT Web TV Site, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Neo/Fact”, IT Park Gallery& Photo Studio, Taipei, Taiwan

RESIDENCY

    2009

  •  Red Stable, The LAB / Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ireland
    2008

  •  OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
    2006-2007

  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Stichting Trustfonds, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    2004

  •  Gasworks Studio, London, UK

AWARDS

    2008

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui in ESLITE GALLERY”, Taishin Arts Award “The Visual Arts Award”
    2003

  • “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Superficial Circumstance, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui in  IT Park Gallery & Photo Studio”, Taishin Arts Award “Jury’s Special Award”
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013 “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui,  PROJECT ONE, Hong Kong, China
  • 2007 “The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Invisible City”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 “Looking up! Looking down!”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 “Random – Ize Taipei Video Art Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan