Photo Credit: NIU Chun-Chiang

WANG Chun-Chi

WANG Chun-Chi's Exhibition
WANG Chun-Chi's Exhibition Visitors Photo
WANG Chun-Chi's Lecture
WANG Chun-Chi's Lecture Photo
WANG Chun-Chi's Exhibition Visitors

WANG Chun-Chi

Location USA / New York, NY
Residency International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
Year of the Grant 2014
WANG Chun-Chi is a curator and artist based in Berlin. She is trained as artist at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. In 2012, she was Assistant Curator for Taipei Biennial, Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction. Her projects was presented in Berlin, Paris, New York, Taipei, and Seoul in various collaborations from 2010 to 2014. A collective and intergenerational investigation of feminism in the context of contemporary art practice that included a symposium, exhibition; and lecture. She is the founder and director of IDOLONSTUDIO (Berlin).

Thoughts on Residency Program:

My work is to observe repeatedly. During my stay in New York, I hoped to gain opportunities to exchange and share with fellow artists and curators through different types of art. Therefore, I tried to explore more agile ways of cooperation for temporary situations, such as developing project on a concrete curatorial concept, or simply focusing on one project. For example, I would develop a shared art philosophy from a concrete curatorial concept or theme, which eventually became an open source project that facilitated integration. Therefore, during ISCP Open Studios in April, I curated a small exhibition titled Image/Sound: Concept and Position. The themes included politics, history, architecture, and daily life, and I invited four artists to showcase their works: Taiwanese artist Ting Chaong-wen’s documentary It is a Gold (2013), Korean artist Onejoon Che’s video Spinning Wheel (2011), Austrian artist Eva Engelber’s video Tomorrow, and Taî-pak thiaⁿ saⁿ piàn (2012) by French artist Yannick Dauby, who lives in Taiwan.

During the exhibition, I was contacted and invited by Saisha Grayson (Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum) and Eric Heist (Momenta Art, an NPO). The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art does not just exhibit works by female artists; as an educational venue, the center awards outstanding female artists in New York annually. The center’s exhibition at the time featured The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, one of the most important figures in the history of feminist art. Therefore, Assistant Curator Saisha Grayson asked me to talk about works of Asian female artists from my perspective. Later, we plan to have closer collaborations. I also had the opportunity to participate in the Annual Benefit event by Momenta Art. This annual event invites artists to donate their works for auction, and all revenues will be used for the NPO’s operation and events in the next year.

Through this artist-in-residence experience, I am more certain that my curatorial objective is to make people reconsider, slow down, adopt a new perspective, and explore and study things underneath the surface, and to excavate rather than simply exploit. I hope that my curatorial works can make audience think, discuss, and give rise to new ideas about the world around us.