Takt Academy is happy to present:
Chih-Chien Wang, Quebec, Canada / Taiwan
Chih-Chien Wang was born in Taiwan and has resided in Montreal since 2002, where he has completed a master’s degree in the Department of Studio Arts, at Concordia University following studies in cinema and theatre at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at venues such as the Art Gallery of Mississauga (2015), the Darling Foundry in Montreal (2015), Expression in Saint-Hyacinthe (2014), Pierre- François Ouellet Art Contemporain in Montreal (2014), the Musée régional de Rimouski (2013), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2012), and has been included in numerous group shows, 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. Wang’s work has been seen in collections including: Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, National Gallery of Canada, Hydro Quebec, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, Caisse Desjardins, Caisse de
dépôt et placement, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, Collection Prêts d’œuvre – MNBAQ, BMO Financial Group, City of Montreal and Canada Council Art Bank.
Wang’s practice is dedicated to a process of approaching individual perceptions of reality through considering the construction of language, meaning, identity, memory and emotion while examining the exercise of art making. This process attempts to define instead of conclude, by proposing multiple perspectives rather than one fixed strategy to expand on specific experiences. Ultimately, multiple attempts at defining bring forth seemingly insignificant fragments and a focus on banality that embodies and reflects on the intricacy of personal experience.
Wang mostly uses photography, video, objects or texts, and at times integrates performance and sound into the work.
Chih-Chien Wang is currently an artist in residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien for the year of 2016 supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
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