Tina Keng Gallery

Tu Wei-Cheng
Born in 1969 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lives and works in Taoyuan, Taiwan

Tu Wei-Cheng holds a BFA from the Chinese Culture University (1993) and an MFA from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts of the Tainan National University of the Arts (2005). He now works as an artist, as well as a lecturer at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

In his work, Tu plays the roles of artist, curator, art promoter, and dealer, inspiring academic, commodity, and media circles. From his invention, excavation, and exhibition of the Bu Nam Civilization to more recent projects as By Day, By Night, or (Some) Special Things a Museum Can Do at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, Tu’s work blends public experiences and memories of ancient relics with contemporary art. The artist thus brings into question the relationships between old and new, traditional and contemporary, authentic and counterfeit, virtual and real, creation and curation, individual and system, and art and market.

Tu has participated in international group exhibitions and biennials, including A Beautiful Disorder: Exhibition of Contemporary Greater Chinese Artists, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, UK (2016); (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada (2015); Guangzhou Triennial (2012); Gwangju Biennale (2012); Taipei Biennial (2010); and Shanghai Biennale (2006).

Tu Wei-Cheng was awarded the 28th Taipei Arts Prize from the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2001), the Jury’s Special Award of the Taishin Arts Awards (2004), and the Surprising Discovery award, Sh Contemporary (2007).