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Taipei Contemporary Art Center

Taiwan / Taipei
Established 2010

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Founded in February 2010, Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC) is an independent art space established by Taiwanese artists, curators, critics, writers, scholars and cultural researchers. TCAC aims to provide an open platform to present, exchange, create and share. As an organization, it embraces aesthetic expressions, which test institutional conditions and values beyond market forces and individualism.

The core value and mission of TCAC is to create a critical public sphere, promote international exchange and provide diverse art experiment possibilities and learning programs. TCAC investigates the practice of conceptual institution and organization through reflecting the critical paradigms of the cultural environment, and respond to the needs and desires of the local community to explore the cross field and cross cultural exchanges.

Since 2010, TCAC has organized more than 400 events, featuring various exhibitions, forums, talks, workshops, performances in the program. The main projects include: Young Artist Salon and Friday Bar (2010-2011), Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art (2010), exhibition Trading Futures (2012), Curating Now and Institutions Forum (2013), The Burning Issues Residency (2014), international workshop and forum Made in Public (2015), exhibition Portrait Portrait (2016), international forum Common Task (2016) and TCAC Curatorial School from 2014 to 2016.

Our current venue provides open resources to the public, including an art library and TCAC Video Lounge x Hong Gah Museum TIVA video art archive. The multi-functional venues are used for exhibitions, talks, and screening.

TCAC is an association supported by 57 members, including 9 board members and 3 auditors who offer professional advisory, auditory support, and fundraising advice. The staff consists of a curatorial team who is responsible for institutional direction, operation, programming, and fundraising. Educational opportunities are also provided for interns and volunteers to participate in various aspects of art production.