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b. 1980, Taiwan

Charwei Tsai Biography

Charwei Tsai was born in Taiwan and presently lives and works in Taipei and Paris. Tsai utilises a variety of media in politically engaged performative practice. Her works are highly personal, portraying a sense of her Taiwanese identity and the consequent implications. Geographical, social, and spiritual concerns inform a body of work directed towards activating participation outside the confines of complacent contemplation.

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Tsai graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design and Art & Architectural History (2002) and completed the postgraduate research program at L'École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (2010). She has had solo exhibitions in Taipei, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bogotá and Mumbai with The Guild in 2010 and her projects have been included in various international exhibitions, including the J'en Rêve at Fondation Cartier, Paris, France (2005), inaugural Singapore Biennale (2006), Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves at the ZKM Center of Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2007), Traces du Sacré at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008), the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial (2009), and Taiwan Calling at the Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2010), Yokohama Triennale and the Ruhrtriennale (both in 2011). In addition to her art practice, Tsai has published an artist's journal _Lovely Daz_e twice annually since 2005.

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Charwei Tsai Featured Artworks

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Numbers by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiNumbers, 2020Video with colour and sound, 6'34"
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We Came Whirling Out of Nothingness XII-III by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiWe Came Whirling Out of Nothingness XII-III, 2021Ink and agate pigment on linen
90 x 90 cm
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Hear Her Singing by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiHear Her Singing, 2017HD video with sound & colour, 16'28"
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Ah by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiAh, 2011Video with sound, 5"14'
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Water Moon by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiWater Moon, 2017Video with sound & colour, 40"
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Meat Map I-IV by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiMeat Map I-IV, 2008C-print
61 x 86 cm
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We Came Whirling Out of Nothingness III-V by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiWe Came Whirling Out of Nothingness III-V, 2019Watercolour & ink on rice paper
214 x 214 cm
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We Came Whirling Out of Nothingness V-XI by Charwei Tsai contemporary artwork
Charwei TsaiWe Came Whirling Out of Nothingness V-XI, 2019Watercolour & ink on rice paper
120.5 x 118.2 cm
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Charwei Tsai Recent Exhibitions

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Charwei Tsai In Ocula Magazine

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Emptiness and Form, Form and Emptiness: Interview with Charwei Tsai Related Press Emptiness and Form, Form and Emptiness: Interview with Charwei Tsai 9 February 2021, Cobo Social

Taipei-based artist Charwei Tsai explains the continuing influence of Tantric Buddhism on her new exhibition, which references sacred mandalas found in a Japanese mountain temple complex, Tibetan mantras, and the use of the breath in meditation.

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BULAUBULAU CHARWEI TSAI Related Press BULAUBULAU CHARWEI TSAI 1 January 2019, ArtAsiaPacific

Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, Bulaubulau, at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, drew upon universal yet highly personal concerns surrounding indigenous communities in Taiwan. Utilizing a range of natural and manmade materials in her practice, the artist comments on both the...

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Preview: 8 highlights from Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and West Bund Art and Design Related Press Preview: 8 highlights from Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and West Bund Art and Design 8 November 2016, Art Radar Journal

November is a big month for Shanghai. From 10 to 13 November 2016, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will open its doors at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. Now in its fourth year, the fair is an officially sanctioned project of the 18th China Shanghai International Arts Festival and includes the participation of 84 galleries from 18 countries...

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A 'Universe of Possibilities': Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai Related Press A 'Universe of Possibilities': Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai 7 November 2016, Art Radar

The Taiwanese-born artist Charwei Tsai (b. 1980), incorporates geographical, social and spiritual motifs onto natural embodiments of work that stimulate human perceptual thought. Tsai’s intuitive style developed after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris 2010. In...

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