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Tzu-chieh Jian

Curator : Tzu-chieh Jian
Dates of residency: August
Born: 1974
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Lives and works: Taipei
Education: Phd, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan, 2014; MA, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 2001


“As an art critic, I write for local art journals as well as lecture on “art theories” at universities in Taiwan. There is a gap between theory and practice, and the gap includes being different from the Western. In addition, the gap also involves some imagination of “internationalization”. And the gap is often seen as “mistakes” when it comes to internationalization. However, what interests me most is how to treat the differences positively instead of modifying them. Under the circumstances, the mistakes even generate certain collective feelings which bring about a piece of work –”us”. “

Jian Tzu-chieh is an Taiwanese independent curator and art critic. He is currently a lecturer at the Taipei National University of the Arts. He graduated from the doctoral program in Art Creation and Theory at Tainan National University of the Arts. He is an editor and feature writer for ARTCO Monthly. He has also curated a number of international exchange exhibitions between Taipei, Korea and Paris.

SUPPORT: Tzu-chieh Jian’s curatorial residency is supported by the Taipei National University of the Arts as well as the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (kdMofa, Taipei).

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