CHOU Yu-Cheng

CHOU Yu-Cheng (born 1976, Taipei) studied at the l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, and the research program - La Seine. He specializes in the interplay between aesthetics and society. His works emphasize the working process behind visual aesthetics with a focus on producing alternative modes of operation and cogitation within established mechanisms, and generating alternative corresponding benefits through "atypical collaborations" which concurrently disclose the problems of existing facts. Chou’s artworks take various forms, wherein he often plays the role of the ‘intermediary,’ in contrast to what he considers the main ‘body’ of his works—the individuals, enterprises, institutions and organizations—that he negotiates with and for. Through manipulation of the "working process,” such as transmitting, transferring, or altering factors such as time, object and place, the results of his projects are thus crystallized, culminating in the formation of a mutual dialectic between the input and output, a scheme which he likes to call "design treachery." In his previous projects, he created an economic discourse-like working process, which resulted in a series of works that contemplate the origins and whereabouts of resources, vacillating between institutions, corporations, museums, art galleries, etc., or creating a language of ‘modernity’ through ‘historical’ clay figurines and bronze sculptures in contemporary biennials. His recent projects gradually shifted to the meditation on "Life", in which he adopts the course of life as his text, launching various collaboration projects with people, such as laborers, artists and teachers. It is apparent that Chou’s practice constantly explores modern interpretation through existing mechanisms, art history, autobiography and other matters, developing their aesthetic expression through sculpture, painting, digital media, literature or theater. Recent solo shows include at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado; Galerie ColletPark, Paris and Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei (2014); Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung (2014). Group exhibitions include in Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei Fine Art Museum; Queens International 2013, Queens Museum; The Great Ephemeral, The New Museum. Chou recieved The Taishin 2011 Annual Visual Art Award and Grand Prize of Taipei Art Award 2012, Taiwan. He lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.


  • 2014 02/07 - 2014 04/06

    ThaiTai Fever - After and Before a Meeting

    The title of the last exhibition in Bangkok from OCAC was How to fix a leaking roof in rainy days?. This title speaks the multilayered concept of “relationship”, while OCAC was in residence in Bangkok for six months. It also questions while an exchange is in process, how do we compile in order to present...


  • 2003 01/09 - 2003 01/18

    Moremove - a Chou Yu-Chen solo exhibition

    Project Moremove mainly explores how physical movement can produce repetitive beats, and objects can produce non-habitual movements (remixed electronic dance music produces the core atmosphere in the project). The performance and video recording will be demonstrated within the exhibition space.

  • 2014 11/05 - 2014 11/30

    One Has Said That...

    Starting with the words  one has said that... , the audience are presented to the historical background of the exhibition site. The true identity of that someone is never actually revealed. As the main theme of this exhibition, that “someone” does not necessarily represent........

  • 2013 12/07 - 2014 02/08

    ThaiTai : A Measure of Understanding

    Following the end of the namesake demonstrated in Bangkok Art and Culture Center in 2012, ThaiTai: A Measure of Understanding toured to Taiwan for exhibition and was highly marked as the cooperation project milestone between Taiwan and Thailand. It inherits and emphasizes the significance in the interaction process... 
    Lee Jo MeiChou Yu ChengLin ChiweiWu Chien HsingChiu Chen HungChiu Chao TsaiFan Hsiao LanShih Pei ChunChi Kai YuanHsu Chia WeiSyu Jia JhenChia Chen JenHuang Chunzhen + Liu Youcheng + Liu YuqiaoChang En ManYeh Wei LiLiu HojangLo Shih Tung