I-Chen TSOU CV
2013 X House, Taiwan New Art Union, Tainan, Taiwan
2007 One minute sculpture, Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, TaiwanGroup exhibitions
2012 Out of place – An ongoing archive, Corpo 6, Berlin, Germany
2012 TYPOSPHÄRE, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany
2012 Twice upon a time..., stattberlin, Berlin, Germany
2011 Nightentity unlimited, Stattbad, Berlin, Germany
2011 Shaping soul, tamtamART, Berlin, Germany
2011 Lose weight exercise, tamtamART, Berlin, Germany
2010 8 femmes, tamtamART, Berlin, Germany
2010 Squattage, Lyon, France Curatorial Exhibitions
2013 (Con)temporary space time-Taiwan performance art, Berlin Germany
2011 Shaping soul, Berlin Germany
2013 short film <I'm...> selected for Bangalore Queer Film Festival 2013, Bangalore, India
2012 short film <I'm...> selected for Documentary Month, France.
2010 short film <First step> selected for Young film director unit, CHINESE FILM FORUM, Taiwan
2010 video <Corps sculpture> third price FESTIVAL NOS YEUX GRANDS OUVERTS, Paris, France
2010 short film <journey> selected for FORMOSA FILM FESTIVAL, Lyon France
2008 short film <one night> selected for WOMEN MAKE WAVES FILM FESTIVAL, Taiwan
EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE GALLERY
Born in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2008, I-Chen TSOU obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts also of Motion Cinema from National Taiwan University of Arts. In 2010, she obtained another Bachelor’s Degree of fine Arts from ÉSAD (L'École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble-Valence, France). Later in 2012, she obtained a Master Degree with premium grades from ÉSAD. TSOU’s works focus on body art, conceptual act art and video art. One of her video works won the Third Prize in the Festival of Video Art in Paris, France, 2010, and she was the only Asian of all ward winners. In the same year, her short film was selected by the 3rd Festival Formosa Film, Lyon, France, and in later 2012 the same film was invited to show in Documentary Month in France. Since 2011, she joins tamtamART art association as a curator. Her curatorial experiences include “Lose Weight Exercise”, a joint exhibition in MPA-B 2011 annual programme and “Shaping Soul”, a group exhibition of Germany, Austria and Taiwanese female artists.
《Body Series – Prequel》 contains 3 video works – Body Echoes, Body Disassembly, and Body Cycle. The three video clips had been through image post-production to remove the visible background and leave the body parts as the only objects in the space. The skin texture comes out from the body that narrates the experiences of the artist’s body process. The body parts are dressed up, dissembled and re-assembled, which makes body the soul of the space. The process starts with the white of Body Echoes, through the blue of Body Disassembly and ends with the red blood of Body Cycle. Together, the three videos clips form the prequel of the story of body process.