Po-I CHEN / Born in 1972 in Ciayi, now lives and works in Tainan.

Studying for PhD degrees of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering at the same time, Po-I CHEN is truly an interdisciplinary man. He always photographs relics overloaded with memories calmly and showing the traces left on the wall. In his recent series "Hongmaogang Village", the artist explores narrative possibilities regarding the removal and village history of Hongmaogang through the display of photographs with documents and objects.

1972      Born in Ciayi, Taiwan
1997      M.S., Hydraulic & Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
Present      Ph.D. candidate in Hydraulic & Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University


2013      “Records of the Relocation of Hongmaogang Village” , Knaudo Museum of Fine 
             Arts,Taipei, Taiwan
             “Morakot” , Tsing Hua University Arts Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Fotoaura Institute  
             of Photography , Tainan, Taiwan
2012      “Stone Age”, Ewuyu Art Space, Taitung, Taiwan
2011      “OutLook”, Floor 8 Contemporary Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2010      “OutLook” , Fotoaura Institute of Photography, Tainan, Taiwan
             “History Without Memory - Bamboo Fence Diary”, National Cheng Kung University 
             Arts Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2009      “Toward the Twilight”, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan


2014      “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Taipei: The Lost Garden”, ESLITE 
             GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2013      “Twilight, The Prospects of Asian Industry, Korea, Japan, Taiwan Collaborative Art
             Project”, Cheng Da Bookstore, Tainan, Taiwan
             “Crossroads‧Another Dimension: A Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange of 
             Project 2013”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Macao Museum
             Art, Macao, China; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2012      “YES, TAIWAN - 2012 Taiwan Biennial”, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 
             Taichung, Taiwan
             “Into Society: Critical Realism in Taiwanese Photographic Arts since 1990”,  
             Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
             “Dali International Photography Exhibition”, Dali, China
2011      “Remembering as a Social Narrative in Taiwanese Photography”, Lishui International
             Photography Cultural Festival, Lishui, China
             “Windows to Taiwan”, Porter Butts and Class of 1925 Gallery, Madison, United States
2010      “The Hong Kong Photo Festival 2010”, Hong Kong, China
             "Different Dimension", Novosibirsk State Art Museum, the 3rd Novosibirsk 
             International Festival of Contemporary Photography, Novosibirsk, Russia
2009      “Fusion Folks—Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Bopiliao, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Oceanic History of Kaohsiung”, Kao Yuan Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2008      “Second Vision”, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
             “Open City:Architecture in Art”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2007”, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, 
             Kiyosato, Japan
2007      “Seeing Ethics”, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Hong Mao Gang, the beautiful”, Hong Mao Gang, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2006      “Attachment”, National Cheng Kung University Arts Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2005      “Art of Kaohsiung 2005 Unseen History:Art of images in Kaohsiung”, Museum of 
             Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2004      “Young Photographer’s Award”, Taiwan International Visual Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan



2012      Award from Dali International Photography Festival, China
2011      Award from S-An Cultural Foundation, Taiwan
             Award from Lishui International Photography Cultural Festival, China 
2008      The Taoyuan Creation Award, Taiwan
2007      Taipei Art Awards Nomination, Taiwan

2012      Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2007      The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2005      Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

Group Exhibition

2014     "Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Taipei: The Lost Garden", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

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