Vanguard Gallery is pleased to announce that Hsu Che-Yu will participate in the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo and the 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale. Both exhibitions were originally expected to open in 2020, but due to the global pandemic, have to be postponed to this September.
Hsu Che-Yu was born in Taipei in 1985. He graduated from Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts of Tainan National University of the Arts in 2013. Hsu Che-Yu primarily creates animations, videos and installations that feature the relations between media and memories. What matters to the artist is not simply the history of events traceable through media, but also the construction and visualization of memories, be they private or collective.
His recent exhibitions include: “An Unusual Day”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai (2020); “NYFF New York Film Festival”, Currents, New York (2020); “Out of Blueprints”, K11 Art Foundation x Serpentine Galleries x NOWNESS, London (2020); “The Upper Hand”, IKOB—Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen (2020); “IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020”, Bright Future Short, Rotterdam (2020); “Taiwan–Japan Comic Aesthetics & Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Taiwan Museum, Taichung (2020); “MIEFF Moscow International Experimental Film Festival”, Moscow (2020); “EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival”, Seoul (2020); “Artivirals”, Maaltebruggekasteel, Gent, Belgium (2020); “Artificial Unit”, TheCube Project Space, Taipei (2020); “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020”, Louvre auditorium, Grand Palais auditorium, Paris; “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2020); “Zonder Kunstenaar, geen kunst”, M HKA, Antwerp (2020); Linea d’Ombra Festival, LineaDoc, Salerno (2020); “ASIA NOW ”, Paris Asian Art Fair, Paris (2020); Liste Art Fair—Rewriting Imagination, Basel (2020); “Pre-Biennale screening program-The 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale”, Seoul Cinema, Seoul (2019); “HUGO BOSS ASIA ART”, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2019); “Operations < > Calculations: The Universe Between Humans and the World”, Centre for Experimental Film, Shenzhen (2019); “Into the Crevices of Imagination”, TKG+, Taipei (2019); “Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Feminine Time”, Times Museum, Guangzhou (2019); “Once Upon A Time—Unfinished Progressive Past”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2019); “Human Trace, Intercity, and Transformation of the World”, OCAT Institute, Beijing (2019); “Anxiety of Images”, Taiwan Museum, Taichung (2019); “Sharing Perceptions”, Fotoaura institute of photography/Akademie Graz, Tainan/Graz (2019); “AAMP Asian Artist Moving Image Platform”, Bucheon Art Bunker B39, MMH, Bucheon (2019); “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2019”, Video library, Paris/Berlin (2019); “Proregress”, Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2018); “London Design Biennale: Emotional States”, Somerset House, London (2018); “IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018”, Bright Future Short, Rotterdam (2018); “AFIAS Spain Moving Images Festival 2018”, Matadero, Madrid (2018); “Cinema Taipei”, Bangkok Biennial, Cho Why, Bangkok (2018); “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2018”, Forum des Images, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2018”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2018); “Osmosis Audiovisual Media festival” , CCI Fabrika, Moscow (2018); “TreasureHill Light Festival 2018—Here & There”, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei (2018); “Encounters”, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema, Hong Kong (2018); “Taiwan Animation Festival”, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh (2018).
About Bienal de São Paulo
The Bienal de São Paulo, Latin America’s most important biennial, is plowing ahead with plans to mount its main exhibition in September. Recently, the biennial has revealed an artist list for that show, which is being curated by a team led by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.
The show is titled “Faz Escuro mas eu canto” (“Though it’s dark, still I sing”), a reference to a 1965 poem by Thiago de Mello, and was conceived prior to the onset of the pandemic. The 91 artists included meditate in their work on what art can do during our challenging moment.
About Seoul Mediacity Biennale
Established in 2000 as an initiative of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Mediacity Biennale is organized by the Seoul Museum of Art. The Biennale is internationally recognized for forging new links between art, media, and the urban fabric. Yung Ma was appointed as the Artistic Director for the 11th edition of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale.
In light of the current global Covid-19 pandemic and widespread lockdown measures, escapism has become all the more symbolic and relevant. Titled “ONE ESCAPE AT A TIME”, the biennial is going to explore new contextual meaning of escapism under the new circumstance.