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Rexy Tseng

Rexy Tseng (1986) is an artist and software developer. His art practice derives from the dark humor and unrequited desires found within contemporary living conditions. He often plays on the binary relationships of subjects. This could be the relations of brothers, lovers, strangers, enemies, or friends. Tseng uses pairing as a fundamental source of questioning of love, lust, empathy, animosity, acceptance, reconciliation, grief, and other nuanced emotions.

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan until the age of thirteen, Tseng relocated to the United States to further his education. He obtained a BFA in art with honors and a minor in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. Then, in 2010 he received scholarships to attend UCLA's graduate program in Design Media Arts but left to work full-time in 2012.

Professionally, Tseng has written software for media companies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. From 2011 to 2013 he worked for GOOD initially as an intern and then as a junior engineer. And from 2013 to 2017 he was employed as an engineer at Mashable.

In 2017, Tseng left the workspace for the University of Oxford in England, where he attended as a MFA student at the Ruskin School of Art. He dropped out of the program after only one month to practice as a professional artist.

Rexy Tseng extends his creative practice internationally, having had multiple exhibitions in in the U.S., Germany, Hungary, Italy, Finland, Iceland, China, Japan, and Taiwan. He has received awards and recognition from National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan, Taipei City Government, Pittsburgh Technology Council, Taipei Free Art Fair, and others. Tseng has been published and interviewed by TEDxTaoyuan, the Crossing, and Cheers.

His latest artistic outing was as an artist-in-residence at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Japan in 2018.

Rexy Tseng,本名曾慶強,藝術家兼軟體開發者。他的藝術創作理念衍生於現代城市生活中各式黑色幽默與不滿足的慾望。過去的作品經常以二元關係的主題,議題包括兄弟、戀人、陌生人、敵人與朋友。他認為雙方的關係可以用來探討愛情、情慾、同理、敵意、接納、和解、悲傷、和其他更微妙的情感。

1986 年出生於台北市,十三歲時至美國留學,2009 年畢業於卡内基梅隆大學,美術榮譽學士及副修機器人。2010 年獲得獎學金進入加州大學洛杉磯分校 (UCLA) 攻讀多媒體設計研究所,但在 2012 年休學成為全職軟體工程師。

Rexy 的軟體開發經驗橫跨舊金山、 洛杉磯、紐約的媒體公司。2011 年至 2012 年間於 GOOD 先為職實習生後來成為初級工程師。之後 2013 年至 2017 年間擔任 Mashable 的工程師。

2017 年,Rexy 離開職場進入英國牛津大學 -- 就讀拉斯金美術學校藝術碩士班。但入學一個月後,他毅然決定輟學成為職業藝術家。

Rexy 的藝文創作跨越國界,曾於美國、德國、匈牙利、義大利、芬蘭、冰島、中國、日本、和台灣參展,並獲得國藝會、台北市政府文化局、美國匹茲堡科技議會、台北藝術自由日等多處認可表揚。他的文章與訪問曾刊登於 TEDxTaoyuan、《換日線》、《Cheers》。

他最近一次藝術經歷為 2018 年擔任日本 3331 Arts Chiyoda 的駐村藝術家。

Rexy Tseng,本名曾庆强,艺术家兼软体开发者。他的艺术创作理念衍生于现代城市生活中各式黑色幽默与不满足的欲望。过去的作品经常以二元关系的主题,议题包括兄弟、恋人、陌生人、敌人与朋友。他认为双方的关系可以用来探讨爱情、情欲、同理、敌意、接纳、和解、悲伤、和其他更微妙的情感。

1986 年出生于台北市,十三岁时至美国留学,2009 年毕业於卡内基梅隆大学,美术荣誉学士及副修机器人。2010 年获得奖学金进入加州大学洛杉矶分校 (UCLA) 攻读多媒体设计研究所,但在 2012 年休学成为全职软体工程师。

Rexy 的软体开发经验横跨旧金山、 洛杉矶、纽约的媒体公司。2011 年至 2012 年间於 GOOD 先为职实习生后来成为初级工程师。之后 2013 年至 2017 年间担任 Mashable 的工程师。

2017 年,Rexy 离开职场进入英国牛津大学 -- 就读拉斯金美术学校艺术硕士班。但入学一个月后,他毅然决定辍学成为职业艺术家。

Rexy 的艺文创作跨越国界,曾於美国、德国、匈牙利、义大利、芬兰、冰岛、中国、日本、和台湾参展,并获得国艺会、台北市政府文化局、美国匹兹堡科技议会、台北艺术自由日等多处认可表扬。他的文章与访问曾刊登於 TEDxTaoyuan、《换日线》、《Cheers》。

他最近一次艺术经历为 2018 年担任日本 3331 Arts Chiyoda 的驻留艺术家。

EDUCATION

  • 2017 | University of Oxford | MFA (attended)
  • 2012 | University of California, Los Angeles | MFA (attended)
  • 2009 | Carnegie Mellon University | BFA

SELECTED HONORS

  • 2018 | Artist in Residence | 3331 Arts Chiyoda | Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018 | Art Grant | National Culture and Arts Foundation | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2018 | Artist in Residence | Organhaus | Chongqing, China
  • 2018 | Artist in Residence | Cité internationale des arts | Paris, France
  • 2018 | Artist in Residence | Red Gate Gallery | Beijing, China
  • 2018 | Artist in Residence | Untitled Space | Shanghai, China
  • 2018 | Artist in Residence | Fusion Art Gallery | Turin, Italy
  • 2017 | Artist in Residence | Shiro Oni Studio | Fujioka, Gunma, Japan
  • 2017 | Art Grant | Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2017 | Artist in Residence | SÍM | Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2016 | 2nd Place | On Site Artfest | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2016 | Silver Prize | Taipei Free Art Fair | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2015 | Artist in Residence | Artist in Residence | 435 Art Studio | New Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 | Artist in Residence | Arteles Creative Center | Haukijärvi, Finland
  • 2013 | Artist in Residence | Hungarian Multicultural Center | Budapest, Hungary

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 | Qing Qing Qing | Solo Exhibition | Hong's Foundation | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2018 | Shenzhen International Art Fair | Shenzhen, China
  • 2018 | Qing Qing | Solo Exhibition | Organhaus | Chongqing, China
  • 2018 | Object.new | Solo Exhibition | Yiri Arts | Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2018 | Rexy Tseng + Charlotte Clermont | Fusion Art Gallery | Turin, Italy
  • 2017 | Kanna Fall Art Festival | Fujioka, Gunma , Japan
  • 2017 | I Was Meant to Love You | SÍM Gallery | Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2016 | Begehungen No. 13 | Chemnitz, Germany
  • 2015 | On Site Artfest 2015 | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 | Art Orienting | Arteles Creative Center | Haukijärvi, Finland
  • 2013 | Library Thoughts 3 | Barabás Villa Galéria | Budapest, Hungary
  • 2013 | Athens Slingshot 1 | Athens, GA, USA
  • 2011 | One, Two, One, Two | New Wight Gallery, UCLA | Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2008 | Pittsburgh Biennial/Robot 250 | Pittsburgh Filmmakers | Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 2004 | Between Two Worlds | Ellis Island, NY, USA