Chiu Chao-Tsai Solo Exhibition - The World of Fatigue

During:2009/11/07 - 2009/12/05

1977 Born in Miaoli , Taiwan

Education
2000-2004 M.F.A., Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei , Taiwan
1996-2000 B.F.A, National Institute of the Arts, Taipei , Taiwan

Solo Exhibitions
2009 “The World of Fatigue”, VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan」
2004 “The Object Park of Gravity”, Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan

Group Exhibitions
2010
“Memories and Beyond“Kuandu Biennale, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,Taipei , Taiwan
“Key Words - Latent sculpture.Renting.Rcenario“,Juming Museums,Taipei ,Taiwan
“Living with Art“ - Contemporary Art from Japan and Taiwan, Yi&C,Taipei ,Taiwan
“Post-Adolescence”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
“Art in Movement for Children”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung , Taiwan
“Dream in a contemporary Secret Garden”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York , USA
“Speak.Describe”- Cross-Strait Contemporary Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
“Matter & Medium”, My Humble House Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
“Material Language — Stainless Steel”, Juming Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
“Art on Balcony”Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
“Room19”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,Taipei , Taiwan
“Harmony in Diversity - Compatibility of 19 Cross-Strait Art Spirits”, Asia Art Center ,Taipei , Taiwan
“Bubble Tea”Art of Taiwan and Its Contemporary Mutations, Moravian Gallery ,Brno , Czech
“BlueDot ASIA”, Seoul Center, Seoul, Korea
2007
“Dare to Art”The Genealogy of TNUA Fine Arts College, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,Taipei , Taiwan
“Very Fun Park”, AcquaBar ,Taipei , Taiwan
“Outra Fair”, Plaza of Vieshow ,Taipei , Taiwan
2005
“Gachapon Works from 12 Artists”, Pixie ,Taipei , Taiwan
2004
“Passages and afar : Contemporary Sculptures in Taiwan”, Providence University ,Taichung , Taiwan
“Taipei Mei & Mei”, TC284 , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
“Come on everybody! King-kong, Barbie, More!”, The Pier2 Art District , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2002
“Text Field—15 Parabolas”, Main Trend Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
“Loops”, Tainan National University of the Arts / Paint House , Tainan , Taiwan
2001
“Exhibition of New Perspective Art Taiwan”, Taichung County Seaport Art Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
“Substitute Gene”, National Institute of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
“Sculpture Exhibition of Cultural Exchange”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
“Scattering Shooting Q”New Age Group Exhibition , Lungmen Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“30% off”, National Institute of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
1999
“Ten Limits”Photography Exhibition, Jazz Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Chiu Chao-Tsai Solo Exhibition - The World of Fatigue

During:2009/11/07 - 2009/12/05

The World of Fatigue

Chiu, Chao-Tsai’s recent work-- “The World of Fatigue”, embodies his witty and stress-free signature style. Through his use of signs and symbols, Chiu brings his viewers back to a pure fun and childlike happiness and makes them laugh from their heart.

At first glance, “The World of Fatigue” is all about “iconoclasm.” These works seems to have many political implications, but through turning the seriousness of political and economical icons, such as the symbols for The Taipei 101 Tower, Mao Ze Dong, and The Eiffel Tower, into a weak smile, a grin, the meaning these symbols stand for also turns into something hilarious. “The World of Fatigue” destroys the original meaning of these symbols. Additionally, “The World of Fatigue” cleverly points out the non-stop faking of strength and the hiding of shame in our world. The winding of the clockwork spring reflects the self-motivating process, even if we are, in fact, all very tired. If there is a prescription to reverse the sleepiness, like Viagra, it is up to artists to question this logic of hard-work and simulation by letting things get a little softer. “The World of Fatigue” is the prescription by which Chiu invites his viewers to face the truth about themselves, fight back against the non-stop faking in our life.