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【Solo Exhibition of Huang ZanLun】iGod

 

Dates: 2019/01/05 (Sat.) – 2019/03/02 (Sat.)
Opening Reception: 2019/01/05 (Sat.), 19:00~21:00
Artist Guide Tour: 2019/01/19 (Sat.), 18:30-19:00
Artist Talk: 2019/01/19 (Sat.), 19:00-20:00
Commentators: Wang Sheng-Hung, Chen Kuang-Yi
Venue: VT Artsalon (No. 17, Lane 56, Section 3, Xinsheng North Road, Taipei City)


Huang Zan Lun
 
Born in Yilan, Taiwan in 1979. Huang now lives and works in Yilan and Taipei. Huang holds a BFA fromTaiwan National University and a MFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in the field of fine arts. As a young emerging artist in Taiwan, Huang has held solo exhibitions in MOCA Taipei, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei Artist Village. And his works have been shown in a five-year international touring exhibition organized by Vitra Design Museum in Germany as well as in Asolo Art Film Festival in Italy. Huang’s works focuses on the mixture and hybrid of biology and machine, which unfolds a multilayered dialectic discourse between human self-awareness and the external environment.

2015   MFA of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, TAIWAN
2008   B.A. of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, TAIWAN

 
Solo Exhibition:
2018  “Elsewhere”, Central Harbourfront Space, Hong Kong, CHINA
2017  “Vessels of the Soul: Corporeal”, WinWin Art Gallery, The Pier-2 Art Center,
         Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
2017  “Vessels of the Soul Incorporeal”, Share Art Space, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
2017  “The Future that Never Comes”, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, TAIWAN
2016  “Humanoids”, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, TAIWAN
2015  “Becoming Animals II: Monsters” , Kingcar Art Center, Taipei, TAIWAN
2013  “Along the same vein” , YESART Air Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN
2013  “Breed”, Jia Art Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN
2012  “Double”, meme space, Hong’s Foundation for Education and Culture,
         Taipei,TAIWAN
2010  “Substitute”, Art Center of Providence University, Taichung, TAIWAN
2010  “Substitute”, 2010 Open Call for Artists-in-Residence & Exhibition
         Proposals Selected Taiwanese Exhibitions, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, TAIWAN
2010  “Stateless”, Jia Art Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN
2010  “Stateless”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, TAIWAN
2009  “Reality; Illusion?”, Jia Art Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN
2008  “Lab 33”, King Space, Shanghai, CHINA


Group Exhibition:lan
2018   2050, A Brief History of the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,
         Taichung, TAIWAN
2018   Metamorphosis, Tainan, TAIWAN
2017   Fibering-Eco Aa a Verb  International Video Installation Exhibition, Yo-Chang 
         Art Museum, National Taiwan Uniersity of the Arts, New Taipei City, TAIWAN
​2017   Vision-Field The 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Da Xiang Art Space,
         Taichung, TAIWAN
2017   Art Maker Festival, Chung Hsing Cultural and Creative Park, Yilan, TAIWAN
2017   Steampunk- Time Capsule, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
2017   Eco As A Verb, Art centre Pushkinskaya10, Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA
2017   Hello, Robot! Design between Human and Machine, Vitra Design Museum/
         Weil am Rhein, GERMANY and Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and
         Contemporary Art/ Vienna, AUSTRIA 
2016   The Future Invitation, Farglory Museum, New Taipei City, TAIWAN
2016   Digital and Performer Arts Festival, Quanta Arts Foundation, Taoyuan City,
         TAIWAN
2016   Very Addictive:Re-extension of Aesthetics in Daily Life, MOCA Yin Chuan,
         Ningxia, CHINA
2016   Steampunk, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
2015   Inside-Out, Art Site of Chaiyi Railway Warehouse, Chaiyi, TAIWAN
2015   34th Asolo Art Film Festival: "TAIWAN VIDEA":The Taiwanese
         Avant-garde Video Exhibition, Eleonora Duse Theatre,Asolo, ITALY
2015   Manufactured Island.Drifting Landscape, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, TAIWAN
2015   Contemporary Taiwanese American Arts Program:The Moment,
         Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, USA
2015   The Apocalyptic Sensibility: The New Media Art from Taiwan,
         Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN
2015   Yesterday’s Town of the Future, WinWin Art Gallery, The Pier-2 Art Center,
         Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
2015   Motion, Emotion-New Media Art in Taiwan, Fuzhong 15, New Taipei City,
         TAIWAN
2015   Code: Cytus, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park ,Taipei, TAIWAN
2015   The Pioneer of Taiwan Artists (1971-1980), National Taiwan Museum of Fine
         Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN
2014   Elsewhere- Joint Work of  Wang Hsiao-Hua and Huang Zan-Lun Work,
         memespace, Hong’s Foundation for Education and Culture, Taipei, TAIWAN
2014   Micro Nature, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
2013   What’s ahead?-Contemporary Sculpture of Taiwan in Post-Expansion Era
         FORMOSA Sculpture Biennial 2013, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
2013   Post-Humanist Desire, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei, TAIWAN
2013   Super Connect -International Techno Art Exhibition: TEA , National Taiwan
         Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TAIWAN
2013   Asia Contemporary Art Show, J.W. Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong, CHINA
2012   Mobile Forest, Digital Art Center Taipei, Taipei, TAIWAN
2012   Find Green Light, Park Lane by Splendor, Taichung ,TAIWAN
2011   The Next Body -Taiwan Digital Art Pulse Stream Plan: The Second Phase,
         Digital Art Exhibition, Hua-Shan Creative Park, Taipei,TAIWAN
2011   Becoming Cyborg, The Digital ark of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,
         Taichung ,TAIWAN
2011   The Arising Artist Award of New Taipei City in Year 2011, Cultural Affairs
         Department, New Taipei City Government, Taipei, TAIWAN
2010   Keywords: Latent Sculpture, Renting, Scenario, Juming Museum, Taipei,
         TAIWAN
2009   Artexpo NYC 2009, Artêria Gallery,Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,
         New York, U.S.A
2008   Shanghai Art Fair, King Space, Shanghai, CHINA
 

Awards and Collections:
2016   Artworks Collection Program by Art Bank Taiwan, Minster of Culture, Taipei,
         TAIWAN
2012   Artworks Collection Program by Art Bank Taiwan, Minster of Culture, Taipei,
         TAIWAN
2011   Winner of The Arising Artist Award of New Taipei City in Year 2011, Cultural
         Affairs Department, New Taipei City Government, Taipei ,TAIWAN

2010   The Dolly, Young Artist Taiwan Collection, National Taiwan Museum of Fine
         Arts, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung , TAIWAN
2009   P175, Young Artist Taiwan Collection, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,
         National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung , TAIWAN
2003   Anima 2, Cultural Affairs Bureau collection, Yi-Lan County , TAIWAN


Grants:
​2016   Project Grant in International Cultural and Arts Exchange:
         Annual 2015 Section6, National Culture and Arts Foundation, TAIWAN
​2016   Project Grant in Fine Arts: Annual 2015 Section 2, National Culture and Arts
         Foundation, TAIWAN
2014   Project Grant in Fine Arts: Annual 2014 Section 2, National Culture and Arts
         Foundation, TAIWAN
2013   Project Grant in Fine Arts: Annual 2013 Section 1, Cultural Department, Taipei
         Government, TAIWAN
2012   Project Grant in Fine Arts: Annual 2012 Section 2, National Culture and Arts
         Foundation, TAIWAN
2009   Project Grant in Fine Arts: Annual 2009 Section 2, National Culture and Arts
         Foundation, TAIWAN

As people have become largely relying on the convenience made possible by technology, such convenience has also led to our oblivion of the warmth in the real world. Technology shortens the spatial and temporal distance, allowing people to replace physical warmth with windows on computer screens and provide consolation for people on the other side. Without genuine person-to-person interaction, people can now display their identity and status in the computer windows, giving people staring at the windows to examine their true
self within the virtual space.

Huang Zan-Lun’s solo exhibition reveals an integration/hybridity of living creatures and machines, through which the artist reflects upon the creative core of his work that looks at the multi-layered relation between self-identity and external environment. Moreover, his work also opens up another dimension, which is the subtle, dialectic relationship between technological machines and belief.

iGod refers a mysterious third world, in which technology guides human beings into the next era when the carriers of various technological interfaces can rapidly transmit massive information. However, within the cold, technological body, people have gradually started reconsidering the distance between the real and the virtual. The artist deconstructs a large number of disposed computer motherboards and takes these IC components apart to re-configurate the space to create a circular site that resembles a “future city” while attempting to uncover the emotional experiences of the previous users during the process of deconstruction.