Excerpted from Artist Statement ‘ ”We” about solo exhibition <Prima Facie Exhibit: Park>’
By CHI Chien
Who am I? When a person asks: who am I? This person becomes the question: I am ‘who am I?’ This I become a line (boundary) that can be the differentiation of symbols, the scarfskin of body or an ideological contradictory. ‘I’ am inside this line, and my ‘not self’ is outside of it. ‘Self’ is a product of consciousness that is the sum of all the ‘past’ and what has been known (I/ not self). Creation is released from the justification of the ‘past’, which means that unless one can find the answer underneath the obvious ‘prima facie’ fact, one will be trapped inside a stereotype of lacking self-consciousness due to the circumstances underneath the ‘prima facie’ fact only exist in the group consciousness of human being.
The reality of creating, the reality of artworks and the reality of viewing are mixed and turned into a ‘body’ – living in a park, which is the best site for thinking ‘communality’. Through ‘painting occupying’ ‘here’, painting becomes a dialogical state of ‘art total’ showing the possibility of overlapping ‘painting with park’. This possibility surrounds a core of ‘habitat’ to deliver thoughts, and this ‘habitat’ is communal that reveals a path of ‘communality’ in this park.
CHI Chien CV
2002 Chinese Culture University-Graduate Program In Fine Art, Western Painting
2008 National Taiwan University of Arts-The Graduate School of Plastic Arts, M.F.A
2013 In-betweeness / Cortex and Shadow, YAMI ART SPACE, Taichung, Taiwan.
2013 Chi Chien, Fernado, Taipei, Taiwan.
2013 「THE WINGS”Double Solo Exhibition, Bo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
2013 「Austronesian International Arts Award”, Xinying Cultural Center and National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Tainan and Taipei, Taiwan.
2012 「Austronesian International Arts Award」, Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan.
2012 「The Art Exhibition of New Taipei City」, Cultural Affairs Department, New Taipei City Government, New Taipei, Taiwan.
2012 「Super Novart」, Freedom Men Art Apartments and YAMI ART SPACE, Taichung, Taiwan.
2010 「The Beauty Of Art」, Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan.
2009 「The Art Exhibition of Taoyuan」, Cultural Affairs Bureau Taoyuan County Government, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
2008 「The Art Creation Award of Taoyuan 」, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County Government, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
2008 「Floating Formosa」, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
2008 「Exhibition of 321」, Open-Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
2008 「2008 Collage Art Awards Exbition」, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
2007 「Cortex Differance- Painting intermediary of Contemporary」, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
2006 「Ten Viewpoints- Suspension interface of diverse puality」, National Taipei University Education, Taipei, Taiwan.
2005 「The moment of Taiwan- A Soliloquy of Society Edge」, Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
2005 「The Art Exhibition of Taipei County」, Cultural Affairs Bureau Taipei County Government, Taipei, Taiwan.
CURATOR OF EXHIBITION
2007 「Cortex Differance- Painting intermediary of Contemporary」, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei.
2013 Central Theatre: Animal Portrait-The Hound, The Purchasing Plan of The Art Bank.
2013 Central Theatre: Animal Portrait-The Bird NO.2, The Purchasing Plan of The Art Bank.
2012 National First Prize in The Mixed Media, The Art Exhibition of New Taipei City.
2012 The First Prize in The Mixed Media, The Art Exhibition of New Taipei City.
2012 National Second Prize in Oil Painting, The Art Exhibition of New Taipei City.
2012 New Taipei Fine Arts Exhibition nationwide oil painting selections.
2012 Austronesian International Arts Award selectioins.
2009 The 27th Sulpture Art in The Art Exhibition of Taoyuan selections.
2008 Award of Thesis, Fine Art College, National Taiwan University of Arts.
2008 Award of outstanding create, Fine Art College, National Taiwan University of Arts.
2008 The 6th Art Creation Award of Taoyuan selections.
2008 The First Prize in Thesis in S-An Art Award.
2005 The Art Exhibition of New Taipei City oil painting selections.
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