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

Born in Taiwan, Chih-Chien Wang lives and works in Montréal. He obtained a MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2006 having previously completed a BFA in Theatre and Cinema from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei in 1994. Canadian and International museums and artist-run centres have exhibited his work, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (solo, 2013), the National Gallery of Canada (for the Canadian Biennale "It is what is"), Optica, Dazibao, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (for the Québec Triennial in 2008), the 5th edition of Orange in Ste-Hyacinthe, at Gallery 44 and Nuit Blanche in Toronto, at Zenith Gallery in Beijing and at the Musée de l'Élysée in Switzerland.

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 - 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.

Chih-Chien Wang's work can also be seen in two upcoming solo exhibitions: in October 2014 at Expression: Centre d'exposition Saint-Hyacinthe, and in 2015 at The Darling Foundry.


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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

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.

click here to download the Chih-Chien Wang's recent C.V.




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