Huang Po-Chih 黃博志

In his multi-disciplinary practice, Huang Po-Chih focuses on exploring issues related to production, agriculture, manufacturing, and consumption, and from there undertakes criticism on a socio-economic level. His works envision a macroscopic backdrop of trade and exchange, cross-sectioning complex industrial structures all the way down to the individuals who partake in this structure.

Huang Po-Chih adopts various roles in his projects. As a member of the family, he perused and compiled his family heritage, the stories about his mother’s ancestry and family members; as a producer, he reclaimed barren farmland in order to grow lemon trees; as an entrepreneur, he drafted and executed proposals; as an artist, he manipulated the system and resources of the art world. His projects are not only presented as objects of our observation but they also inherently take on potential and enduring social significance.

在黃博志多元化的藝術實踐中,他著重探討的是有關生產、農業、制造業、消費等議題,並以此為基礎進行政治經濟層面上的批判。他作品中的視野以廣泛而宏觀的貿易、交易為背景,剖析復雜的產業結構,並沿著它不斷地向下深入,最終著眼於一個個參與這一結構的平凡個體。在他的計畫中,黃博志扮演著不同的角色,他以家族身份考察並撰寫母親的故里和家族成員的故事,他以生產者的身份在田地裡種植檸檬樹,他以組織和執行者的身份起草、規劃著計畫的遠景,同時,他以藝術家的身份調用著藝術世界的體系和資源。這些計畫在成為我們的觀看對像之餘,也正在發揮著它們自身的持續性和潛在的切實社會意義。

Education

2005 B.Ed. in Department of Fine Arts and Crafts Education, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan.
2011 M.F.A. in Department of New Media Art School of Film and New Media, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 500 Lemon Trees: An Organic Archive, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
2016 500 Lemon Trees: Patient Number 7, ITPARK, Taipei, Taiwan.
2011 No.147, Ching-Shui Li, Galerie Grand Siecle, Taipei, Taiwan.

Group Exhibitions

2016 Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Food – Ecologies of the Everyday:13thTriennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Alte Kelter, Fellbach, Germany.
Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition / Asia Contemporary Art Links, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea.
2016 Very Fun Park @NTU, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Prudential Eye Awards, ArtScience Museum, Singapore.
2015 Hugo Boss Asia Art, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
Rivers – The Way of Living in Transition / Asia Contemporary Art Links, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Micro-Micro Revolution, Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, U.K..
The Testimony of Food: Ideas and Food, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
2014 Project Glocal: TRANSI(EN)T MANILA, Teoff Center, Escolta St. Binondo Manila, Manila, Philippine.
Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal,Shenzhen, China.
The glimmer that we see/ Vietnam, Free Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan.
2013 DisOrder / Exhibition / in Order, Order System Company Zhongshan Branch, Taipei, Taiwan.
2013 Taipei Arts Awards, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
2012 CRUSH on EMU, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan.
YES TAIWAN—2012 Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.
2011 Macross, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
Live Ammo, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan.
Creating Spaces, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan.
Don’t Brush off What You See, MEME Space Taipei, Taiwan.
Modes of Body, Providence University Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
Knotting: Swarm in the Era of Digital Media, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts-Digiark Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan.
2010 SuperGeneration@TAIWAN, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China. / Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.
Art With Mountain, No, 297, Songren Road, Taipei city, Taipei, Taiwan.
The 8th Taishin Arts Award, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Reshaping History–A Spectacle of The Ordinary, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China.
FORUM BIENNIAL OF TAIWANESE CONTEMPORARY ART 2010,
UrbanCore Café & Bookshelf, Taipei, Taiwan.
Smooth, King Car Education Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
Taiwan Digital Art Pulse Stream Plan- The First Phase; “Body, Gender, Technology” Digital Art Exhibition,
Digital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
2009 Room 19, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
The Organic Flux, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.
Unsealed Files: The 3rd Anniversary of VT Artsalon, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan.
S-HOMO, K’s Art, Tainain.
REALITY FANTASY, MODERN ART GALLERY, Taichung, Taiwan.
Dream in a Contemporary Secret Garden, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, U.S.A..
SOFT Revolt, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan.
2008
Breathing Deeply, Soka Art Center, Bijing, China.
2007
[11th] Japan Media Arts Festival, National Art Center, Japan.
Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Australia.
SECOND VISION, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.
SELECTIONS FROM PENUMBRA: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM TAIWAN, Centre for Contemporary
Photography, Australia.
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 3, Galerie Grand Siecle, Taipei, Taiwan.
NEW VISION, Expol-Sources Art Space, Bijing, China.
Collaboration-Anticipating The Art of Future, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
ShContemporary 08-Best of Discovery, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China.
SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan.
2007 URBAN NOMAD FILM FEST 2007,
Taipei Artist Village, Nanhai Gallery, Capone’s and Mei’s Tea Bar ,Taipei,Taiwan.
FEIGNING MOVEMENT 2, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan.
Traversing Fantasy: International New Media Arts Festival 2007,
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
URBAN NOMAD Project ,Scope Basel, Basel, Swiss.
Very Fun Park 2, No.12,Songshou Rd. , Taipei,Taiwan.
The Paradox of Simplicity and Complexity, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.
Breathing Deeply, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
Transformation in perception, MODERN ART GALLERY, Taichung, Taiwan
URBAN NOMAD Project, Scope Miami, Miami, America.
2006 SlowTech, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan.
decode, TADA Center, Taichung. / Art Center TNNUA, Tainan, Taiwan.
neMaF 2006 6th New Media Festival in Seoul, Seoul, Korea.
III INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC ART 404, Rosario, Argentina.
Open-Contemporary X Post document, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 “Drawing”-Selected Exhibition of Sketch, STOCK 20, Taichung, Taiwan.
A Theather of Taiwanese Common Culture, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung.
2005 FREE ART EXHIBITION, Taipei Artist Village,Taipei.
WU XING WU XING-Earthly and Distinctive Flowers and Grass,
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
2004 Art Kook, Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung, Taiwan.
Thin Air, STOCK 20,Taichung,Taiwan.
Migration and Regress, STOCK 20, Taichung.Art Site of Chia-Yi Railway Warehouse, Chiayi, Taiwan
2003 The Image of NTCTC, Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung, Taiwan.
2002 Taiwan Tempora, Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung, Taiwan.

Honor

2004 The Annual Residential Artist for the STOCK 20 in Taichung, Taiwan
2005 LUCY and SUNNY Have a Drug collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2006 The 11th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition, Digital Art, First Prize .
2007 Flov”er collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2008 The Digital Art Awards Taipei 2008-Digital audio-visual, First Prize .
2009 The 8th Taishin Arts Award, Final list.
2011 Arising Artist Award of New Taipei City, First Prize.
2013 Taipei Arts Awards, Grand Prize.
2016 Prudential Eye Awards, Best emerging artist using installation.