CHIH-CHIEN WANG

 
green cloth

www.chihchienwang.com

Green Cloth #04, 2007, inkjet print, 101.5 x 127 cm, ed. of 7  

BIOGRAPHY / HIGHLIGHTS / WORKS FOR SALE  /  PFOAC EXHIBITIONS  / LINKS  /  ARTIST'S C.V.


BIOGRAPHY

Chih-Chien Wang was born in Taiwan and has resided in Montreal since 2002, where he obtained a MFA degree at Concordia University following studies at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. His recent solo exhibitions could be seen at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2016) the Art Gallery of Mississauga (2015), the Darling Foundry in Montreal (2015), Expression in Saint-Hyacinthe (2014), the Musée régional de Rimouski (2013) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2012), and he has been included in group exhibitions, including the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, The Quebec Triennial at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery in Montreal, Zenith Gallery in Beijing, Aperture in New York, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne Switzerland. His work can be seen this Fall at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (« Hommage to collector Roy Heenan » ), at the Kamloops Art Gallery in British Columbia (« Since Then » group exhibition) and at the at Art Museum at the University of Toronto/ Justina M. Barnicke Gallery ( « Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us »). The Canada Council of the Arts awarded Chih-Chien Wang the 2017 Duke and Duchess of York Prize in photography.

His works figure prominently in several public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Ville de Montréal - and in corporate and private collections such as Hydro Quebec, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, Fédération des Caisses Desjardins, Banque nationale, Giverny Capital and Caisse de dépôt et placement.


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My work focuses on the everyday experience. I use photography and video to examine texture, smell or existence of life, and, accompanying with sensibility, I also express my concern about urban environment and cultural differentiation. These concerns sometimes resemble my understanding about people, sometimes reflect the space which I live in, and sometimes answer my doubt about the self. The intrigued signal happens so often that it seems normal to be ignored; however, once it opens up the awareness, the magic of recognition flows.

-Chih-Chien Wang


HIGHLIGHTS

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Yushan and Green paper   Hair on Cup

Yushan and Green paper, 2005, digital print
 
Hair on Cup, 2006, digital print
     
Jean Hole   Newspaper Wrap

Jean with a Hole, 2005, inkjet print on paper,
76,25 x 61 cm, edition of 10
 
Newspaper Wrap, 2004, inkjet print on paper,
101,5 x 81,25 cm, edition of 10,
collection of Hydro Québec, the Royal Bank of Canada
     
Red Man   Orange on a Basket

Red Man, 2004, inkjet print on paper,
76,25 x 61 cm, edition of 10,
collection of the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Orange on a Basket, 2003, inkjet print on paper,
101,5 x 81,25 cm, edition of 10,
collection of the Musée de l'Elysée, Laussane

WORKS FOR SALE

For a current list of works in inventory please click here


PFOAC EXHIBITIONS

August 2017 - "Winter connects us, then spring arrives" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2016 - "Bordering the Fantastic" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
September 2014 - "Distance to the Sea" (solo),Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
August 2014 - "Luminescences MTL - TO" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
July 2014 - "Luminescences MTL - TO" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2014 - "Papier 14" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
July 2014 - "Luminescences MTL - TO" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2012 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
September 2013 - "Chih-Chien Wang" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain @ Centre Space
April 2013 - "Papier 13" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
July 2011 - "Corporel" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2011 -"PAPIER '11" (group), contemporary art fair of works on paper (Montreal), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
March 2011 - "Short Sentences" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
December 2010 - "AQUA Art Miami " (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
June 2010 - "Looking Back" (group), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
May 2010 - "LOOP 2010" (solo), Barcelona, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2009 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
December 2008 - "photo MIAMI" (group), Miami, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2008 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
July 2008 - "duo exhibition" (due, Isabelle Hayeur), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain


LINKS

Video interview with Chih-Chien Wang, Cabine C (ARTV) click here
François Dion. "Combinaisons" Spirale (portfolio) No. 215, July 2007
"PORTFOLIO: The Centre of the Forest is a Lake Like MIrror" Ciel Variable Magazine March 2006
Alice Ming Wai Jim. "Domestic Trajectories" Ciel Variable Magazine March 2006
"Conversations in Contemporary Art: Chih-Chien Wang" Conversations in Contemporary Art (CICA) April 2 2014






ARTIST'S C.V.

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