Vanguard Gallery is honored to annouce that Hsu Che-Yu (b. 1985) is the winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation-Loop Barcelona Video Art Award Production 2020, in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona and Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China; Moca Museum of Contemporary Art of Taipei; Liham, Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; Art Sonje Center Seoul, South Korea; and Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève, Switzerland.The art award aims to increase contemporary artistic production in the video art field by supporting artists of Asian origin or nationality.
The jury remarks that Hsu Che-Yu” Ingeniously amalgamates true tragedies of our world with technologies including animation and film to create compelling humanistic works. We wish to highlight his complex and sophisticated narrative structures as well as his subversive poetic commentary on the subject matter and we are looking forward to showing his multi-dimensional works in the future.”
Hsu Che-Yu states: “I’m honoured to be awarded the Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP Barcelona Video Art Production Award this year. Most of my works explore the relationship between individual and collective memories from Taiwan. I’m happy these efforts find positive reactions outside my hometown and looking forward to collaborating with Han Nefkens Foundation in the coming year.” Hsu Che-Yu receives funding for the production of a new work which will be presented at the Fundació Joan Miró in November 2021 to coincide with Loop Barcelona 2021. Hsu Che-Yu’s work will also be presented in 2021/22 by Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève; Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing; MOCA Taipei and ILHAM, Kuala Lumpur.