Exhibitions

Cross-Strait Young Artists / Taipei: The Lost Garden

Cross-Strait Young Artists / Taipei: The Lost Garden Cross-Strait Young Artists / Taipei: The Lost Garden Cross-Strait Young Artists / Taipei: The Lost Garden Cross-Strait Young Artists / Taipei: The Lost Garden Cross-Strait Young Artists / Taipei: The Lost Garden

Exhibition Period
05 Jul 2014 - 10 Aug 2014
Address
ESLITE GALLERY│5F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Taipei 11073, Taiwan
Opening Hours
5 Jul 2014

First launched in 2013, ESLITE GALLERY's “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program” is pleased to present “The Lost Garden” (Taipei) curated by Nobuo TAKAMORI and “The Sociology of Oneself” (Beijing) curated by ZHU Zhu in July and August, 2014 respectively.

Curated by Nobuo TAKAMORI, “The Lost Garden”, showing works by artists LEE Jo Mei, LIN Jin-Da, Shu-Kai LIN, Po-I CHEN, and Wei-Li YEH. “Shaped by rapid historical and environmental transformation, Taiwan is an island inhabited by survivors from different periods and cultural backgrounds,” described Nobuo TAKAMORI. For this exhibition, artists gleaned remnants of the past and turned them into pieces of art that embody the weight of time as well as inspiration of life and death.

Po-I CHEN (born in 1972) photographed the old village of Hongmaogang during the process of its removal. He transforms images of relic into works that tell changes over time while pondering over the meaning of modernization. LIN Jin-Da (born in 1983) blends his personal life experiences into works of video, photographs, literature and documents, which also probe into the collective memory and cultural context of contemporary society. Taking family history as the main subject of her art, LEE Jo Mei (born in 1985) has created videos and installation works with poetic quality. Shu-Kai LIN (born in 1983) uses hand-made molds left over by his father’s factory as material for his creation of imagined cities, providing a new way to look at urban life. The artistic career of Wei-Li YEH (born in 1971) has been a long process of junk-collection, utilization and transformation through which he attempts to redefine cultural history.

“The Lost Garden” tells the story of the past, the history of individual as well as people’s state of living at the present. It reveals how the artists collect memories in the remains of time, sort out history, and reflect the present world they live in.

Shu-Kai LIN

Shu-Kai LIN / Born in 1983 in Tainan, now lives and works in Tainan

Tainan, a city full of temples, winding alleys and religious symbols, was where Shu-Kai LIN grew up. 
LIN internalizes the experiences from life and depicts imaginary islands and cities in a way that is
almost neurotic. Apart from producing images with religious symbolization, LIN also uses hand-made
molds leftover by his father’s factory as his material to construct cities of future, showing the
unlimited metamorphosis of his imaginary islands and cities.

 

1983      Born in Tainan, Taiwan
2007      B.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts
2012      M.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2013      “The Gesture of Handwriting-The Mental Image of Contemporary Island and City”, 
             Der-Horng Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
2011      “The Gesture of Handwriting - The Mental Image of Contemporary Island and City”, 
             Life Science Library, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2008      “Lin, Su-Kai Solo Exhibition”, Nan-Bei Gallery, Taipei National University of The Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2006      “Lin, Su-Kai Solo Exhibition”, Dogpig Art Cafe, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2017     “An Ode to Thirty”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2016     “Read the Landscape”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015     “A Bird’s Eye of the World”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

            “Make Sense”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei , Taiwan

            “The Abandoned Beauty”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung,Taiwan

            “Hilarious Observations on Daily Life”, WINWIN ART, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

            “The Great Scenery”, Absolute Space, Tainan, Taiwan

            “Dream Hatched Theater II Come and Sit At Our Balcony”,

             Century Contemporary Dance Company, Taipei, Taiwan

            “Tomorrow comes Today’’, 182 art space, Tainan, Taiwan

2014      “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Taipei: The Lost Garden”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Art Fair Tokyo”, Tokyo, Japan
             “YOUNG ART TAIPEI” , Regent Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan 
2013      “Sommerreise”, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany 
             “Asynchronous States - AIA Asia in Independent Asia” , VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Twilight, The Prospects of Asian Industry: Korea, Japan, Taiwan Collaborative Art
             Project”, Cheng Da Book Store, Tainan, Taiwan
             “Asia Hotel Art Fair Hongkong” , Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China
2012      “South Country, South of Country”, Howl Space, Tainan, Taiwan; Zero Station, Saigon, Vietnam
             “Art Show Busan”, Busan, Korea
             “Sincerity”, Wu-Chi Art Studio, Tainan, Taiwan
             “Formosa Wall Painting Group - Forte Marghera Art Park Ex-situ Project”, Nantou, Taiwan
2011      “My Dear Crocodile”, REC Creative Laboratory, Tainan, Taiwan
             “Art Beijing.Contemporary Art Fair”, Beijing, China
2010      “Sixth Session Resident Artists Program”, 435 International Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings”, Der-Horng Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
2009     
“Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2009”, Grand Hyatt Seoul, Seoul, Korea

 

AWARD

2013      National Culture and Arts Foundation Artist Grant, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan
             Selected, Kaohsiung Awards, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2012      Selected, The 10th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, Taoyuan County Government, Taiwan
             Selected, Exhibition of the Newly Emerging Artists in Taiwan – 3D Creation Series,
             Taichung Seaport Art Center, Taiwan
2006     
The Creation Award of Long Yen Foundation, Long Yen Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

 

SELECTED COLLECTION 
2011      National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

 

 

LIN Jin-Da

LIN Jin-Da's work has a precise yet poetic quality, in which memories, lives and spaces are fused and transformed into surrealistic images. Here he presents his video John's Township in which memory and history are blended, Platform Movie where life scenes are transformed into specimens, and his project about a public aquarium embedded with collective memory. Complex issues were raised from the artist’s personal experiences and constituted into scenes which are both realistic and dreamlike.

1983    Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2011    M.F.A., Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of The Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

 

Solo Exhibitions

2009   “Harry’s Drug Store - Coral”, the Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2004   “Perforator”, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2014   “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Taipei: The Lost Garden”, ESLITE GALLERY,
             Taipei, Taiwan
           “What We Are Mapping”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012   “South country, South of Country”, Howl Space, Tainan, Taiwan; Zero Station, Saigon, Vietnam
2011   “TAIWANALE”, tamtamArt gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010   “Formose Cinema – Rencontre du film Taiwanais”, 6e CONTINENT, Lyon, France
           “Solitary Orchid II MOCA NO 2010 Autumn Exhibition & Table Edge Symposium”, Grass Mountain
             Chateau, Yangmingshan, Taiwan
2009   “POSTO- the reverse of Topos”, MOCA Taipei , Taiwan
           “Nostalgia for Future”, A7958 Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
           “Mobile man”, Wolong Gallery, Taipei , Taiwan
           “S-HOMO”, K's art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
           “Solitary Orchid”, MOCA NO, Chaming Lake, Taiwan
2008   “Asia Students and Young Artists Art Festival”, Old Building of Seoul Railway Station, Seoul, Korea
2007   “Red Ink - New Media Art” , Beitou Citizen's Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2006   “Zero”, National Taipei University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
           “Weather in my brain”, 284 , Taipei, Taiwan

Award

2010  S-an Arts Prize, S-An Cultural Foundation, Taiwan
2003~2010   Hsing Tian Kong Long-Term Scholarship, The Hsing Tian Kong Culture and Education
                      Development Foundation, Taiwan
2009   Tainan National University of The Arts Scholarship for Studying Abroad: Osaka、Kyoto,
           Tainan National University of The Arts, Taiwan
2005   S-an Arts Prize, S-An Cultural Foundation, Taiwan 
2004   First Prize, Taoyuan Arts Prize, Taoyuan County Government, Taiwan
           Honorable Mention, Taipei Arts Prize, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan
           First Prize, MOCA in the Night, MOCK, Taiwan
           Excellence, Taipei Photography Prize, Photographic Society of Taipei, Taiwan

2000   First Prize in Illustration, ELLE「Young Talents」, ELLE, Taiwan
           First Prize, Design Award of Taiwan Creative Star, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan

Po-I CHEN

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

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION
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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
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

 

SELECTED AWARD

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
 

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

Wei-Li YEH

Wei-Li YEH / Born in 1971 in Taipei, now lives and works in Yangmei 

Wei-Li YEH's “Antiquity-like Rubbish Research & Development Syndicate” is an ambitious project of “production”. As a gleaner, YEH created numerous pieces of “art” which adhere to the concept of collective creation via the labor of collecting junks. Through his works, lifestyle and working space, the artist attempts to redefine the meaning of “junks” within the context of contemporary society and to explore the aesthetic potentiality of the subject.  

1971     Born in Taipei, Taiwan
2000     M.F.A., Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, USA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014     “Antiquity-Like Rubbish Research & Development Syndicate”, 5-8 Chung San Road,
             Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
            “Go Jian Quest with Limo & Kong”, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China
            “Antiquity-Like Rubbish Research & Development Syndicate: Selected Documents
             and Photographs: 2010 to 2014”,Fotoaura Photography Institute, Tainan, Taiwan
2011     “Antiquity-Like Rubbish Research & Development Syndicate”, Miaoli, 15 Datung Street,
             Miaoli, Taiwan
            “New Day Street + Treasure Hill | 2008 to 2011 Selected Works”, Hanart Square, Hanart TZ
             Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2009     “Divinity Trace”, New Day Street, Yangmei, Taiwan
2008     “THTP Project, Phase Five, Oversight”, Centre A, Vancouver, Canada
2007     “20 Boulevard Soult”, Cite Internationale des Art Gallery, Paris, France
2006     “THTP Project, Phase Four, the Archive + the Garden”, Treasure Hill Artivist CO-OP, Taipei, Taiwan
2005     “Wei-Li Yeh: Three Places: Photographs 2002-2005”, NCU Art Center, National Central University,
             Chung-Li, Taiwan
2001     “Guest: On the Subject of Home”, Septemberly Studio, Brooklyn, New York, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2014     “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition/Taipei: The Lost Garden”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
            “The Gift”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2013     “Thaitai: Measure of Understanding”, MOT, Taipei, Taiwan
2012     “Shanghai Biennial”, Power Station, Shanghai, China
            “Taipei Biennial”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2011     “Post-Actitud”, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
            “Taiwan Centennial Photography Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
            “Taiwan Calling: Contemporary Artist of Taiwan”, Lugwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary 
2010     “Taipei Biennial”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
            “Found Beauties from Corporate and Private Collection”, Kitakyushu Art Museum,
              Kitakyushu, Japan
            “Ethique d’aujourd’hui sue le Patrimoine”, Galerie Frederic Moisan, Paris, France
            “Get It Louder”, SOHO-San-Li-Tsun, Beijing, China
2009     “Topographie in Vivo”, Talmart Editions, Paris, France
            “Whose Exhibition is This? ”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2008     “Taiwan Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
            “The Third Guangzhou Triennial”, Guandong Fine Arts Museum, Guangzhou, China
2006     “Altered States”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2005     “Wanakio Art Festival”, Maejima Art Center, Naha, Okinawa, Japan
2004     “2004 Taipei Biennial”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2003     “Only Skin Deep: Representation of the American Self”, International Center of Photography,
              New York, USA

LEE Jo Mei

LEE Jo Mei / Born in 1985 in Taipei, now lives and works in Taipei and Tamsui

LEE Jo Mei has created a space of memory for her grandfather. LEE’s work is like a labyrinth where the viewer pieces up the life history of the artist’s grandfather bit by bit. From Taiwanese immigrant village on Ishigaki Island to the vegetable garden in Tamsui, this narrative not only expresses the artist’s feelings, but also reflects upon the unique modern history of Taiwan. 

1985     Born in Taipei, Taiwan
2007     B.F.A.,  Fine Art Department, National Taiwan University of Art
2011     M.F.A.,  Fine Art Department, National Taiwan University of Art

 

SOLO EXHIBITION
2013     “Yi Shan Qing Yun”, tamtamArt TAIPEI IPIX, Taipei, Taiwan
2009     “Ishigaki Jima”, Ping Pong Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2014   
“Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Taipei: The Lost Garden”, ESLITE 
           GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2013    “ThaiTai: Measure of Understanding”, URS21 Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei,Taiwan
2012    “2012 Keywords - Asynchronous Lifeworld”, Juming Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
           
“ThaiTai Fever│Stage one : Sorry, We’re Open”, Bangkok, Thailand 
          
“19991121 > 20130421 | PART ONE”, Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2011    “Une terrible Poetique”, Olivier Hong Galerie, Lyon, France
2010    “Two Outstanding Tilapia”, UrbanCore Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
           “Super Friday #5”, New Day Street, Pushin, Taiwan 
           “Thank You ART-Nezumiko Exhibition Vol. 2”, Void gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009    “Super Friday #3”, New Day Street, Pushin, Taiwan
           “Topographie in vivo”, TALMART Gallery, Paris, France
           “Dandy & Angel”, Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2008    “If We…”, National Taiwan University of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2007    “Looking.Souvenir” , Café Noir, Taipei, Taiwan
           “Warped Message”, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
           “Paris- Taipei Aller/Retour” , National Taiwan University of Art + Taipei Art Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2006    “The Situation of The Body”, National Taiwan University of Art, Taipei, Taiwan

 

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