About

Weng Wei Hsiang is a media artist and researcher currently based between Taipei and London.

His practice investigates the intersection between artificial and natural systems to examine how we, as humans, share, co-produce and sense our therefore resulting diverse, entangled, and paradoxical relationship of such cross.

Employing materials such as air, light, sound, and data, he constructs devices, situations, and experimental set-ups within spatial and landscape settings. These set-ups often play the role of both observer and creator, mediating our perspectives of dynamic situations and living systems, and the relationships create a dissonance that leads to unpredictable outcomes which test how physical movement, sensory engagement and the interaction of the body and brain influence our perception of our environment.


Much of his recent work and research has focused on the concept of man made boundaries as the main field of interrogation. He creates meeting points for a variety of organic and synthetic fragmentations, allowing them to interact and self-evolve. Those encounters manifest themselves in new forms of temporality, morphology or scale, in which he envisions a potential coexistence between humans and nature.

Wei Hsiang was awarded first prize in Kaohsiung Arts Award and was one of the artists selected to take part in Terra Carta Design Lab; in addition, he had also been invited to the Reshaping History - China Youth New Art, Asian Art Biennial, Boston CyberArts, and the Avant-Garde Diaries by Mercedes-Benz.






Education


2019-2021 MA in Information Experience Design - Experimental Design , Royal College of Art

2018-2019 Digital + Media, Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design

2006-2009 MFA in Multimedia and Animation Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts



Selected Exhibitions, Commissions and Projects



2022 Dialogues: Hybrid Art Project, Physical/Virtual Show, Normandy, France

2021 Satellite Event - The End of the End of the World, Menier Gallery, London, UK

2021 XD Spatial Practice: In Limine Symposium, Wormwood Scrubs, London, UK

2021 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2019 Aerocene - Fly with Aerocene Munich, Olympiapark, Munich, Germany

2018 New User - Boston Cyber Arts, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2016 Transition of Times - 20 years of Kaohsiung Arts Award, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2016 Studio Myan Myan - Goodnight, Mon, Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre, Taipei, Taiwan

2015 Yang's Ensemble - Phaedra's Love, National Theater-Experimental Theater, Taipei, Taiwan

2014 ai-ai / an ambiguous time, Wingrow Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2014 Weng Weihsiang Solo Exhibition, Cinema Park Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 Landscape of Spectacle, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 Young Star New Vision, Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 yǐ shǔ yí shù yí shú yí shū yī shù yǐshū yì shù, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

2012 Mercedes-Benz -The Avant/Garde Diaries, Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2012 Kaohsiung-Fine Arts: Sprout.Young, Da-Dong Arts Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2012 The Digital Mapping of Inner Landscape, Art stock20, Taichung, Taiwan

2010 Time Unfrozen, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2010 The 7th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong, China

2010 Reshaping History - China art From 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China

2010 Beyond The Mirage: New Media Art Exhibition, Honggah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2009 The 14th Busan International Film Festival, Busan Cinema Center, Busan, Korea

2009 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung, Taiwan

2009 Kaohsiung Arts Award, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2009 MVRDV - The Vertical Village, Dept. of Architecture TamKang University, Taipei, Taiwan

2008 Grooving - New Wave of Taiwan Contemporary Art, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2007 The 5th Taoyuan Creation Award, Taoyuan Department of Culture, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2007 Microanalysis of Everyday Life, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2006 The 2nd Art & Science International Exhibition & Symposium, National Museum of China, Beijing, China

2006 Video Art Festival, Nagano-ken, Japan

2006 Music Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan



Grants & Awards


2019-2021 Studying Oversea Scholarship, Taiwan Government Ministry of Education , Taiwan

2018-2019 RISD Grad Fellowship and Assistantship Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

2013 Taishin Arts Award, Award Selected, Taishin Bank Foundation of Arts and Culture, Taipei, Taiwan

2009 Kaohsiung Award, First prize , Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2007The 5th Taoyuan Creation, Award Selected, Taoyuan Department of Culture, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2007 The 12th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition of Taichung City, Honorable Mention, Taichung, Taiwan

2006 Music Film Festival, Award Selected, Taipei, Taiwan

2006 The 2nd Art & Science International Exhibition & Symposium, Award Selected, Shanghai, China







Contact

 

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