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Rexy Tseng

Rexy Tseng (b. 1986) is a visual artist who works primarily in painting and installation. His art practice derives from the dark humor and unrequited desires found within contemporary living conditions. Blurring human forms and objects, Tseng’s works press sensations against logic. By expanding on intimate observations, Tseng stages the unresolved past with possible futures, where he addresses personal politics, technological flaws, traumas, and emotional residues. Born and raised in Taipei until the age of thirteen, Tseng relocated to upstate New York to further his education. He received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, he attended MFA at UCLA in 2012, and he attended MFA at University of Oxford in 2017. Between degrees, Tseng worked as a software engineer in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

Tseng has exhibited in Armenia, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S.. He has received awards and recognition from Charlottenborg Foundation, Tomorrow Sculpture Awards, Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka, Taipei Art Awards, Li Chun-Shan Foundation Visual Art Award, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, Taipei City Government, and others. Tseng has participated in artist residencies internationally, including Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Cite internationale des arts, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea), Organhaus, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and more.

曾慶強 Rexy Tseng,視覺藝術家,主要從事繪畫和裝置創作。1986 年出生於台北,十三歲時至紐約州留學,2009 年畢業於卡内基梅隆大學,2012 年肄業於 UCLA 研究所,2017 年肄業於牛津大學研究所。學位之間曾於舊金山、洛杉磯、紐約任職軟體工程師。他的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,模糊身體與物件的界線,作品以感官對立邏輯。藉由放大親身經歷,演示出未完結的過去與未來的可能,探討個體政治、科技缺陷、創傷、情感痕跡。

曾慶強的藝文創作跨越國界,曾於亞美尼亞、中國、丹麥、芬蘭、德國、匈牙利、冰島、義大利、日本、立陶宛、俄羅斯、英國、美國參展,並獲得夏洛特堡宮基金會、福岡亞洲數字藝術大賞、明天雕塑獎、台北美術獎、李仲生基金會視覺藝術獎、文化部、台北市政府文化局等眾多機構認可表揚。他參與過世界各地的藝術駐留項目,包括 Anderson Ranch Arts Center、Cite internationale des arts、韓國國立現代美術館、四川美術學院、重慶器空間等。

曾庆强 Rexy Tseng,视觉艺术家,主要从事绘画和装置创作。1986 年出生于台北,十三岁时至纽约州留学,2009 年毕业于卡内基梅隆大学,2012 年肄业于 UCLA 研究所,2017 年肄业于牛津大学研究所。学位之间曾于旧金山、洛杉矶、纽约任职程序员。他的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,模糊身体与物件的界线,作品以感官对立逻辑。藉由放大亲身经历,演示出未完结的过去与未来的可能,探讨个体政治、科技缺陷、创伤、情感痕迹。

曾庆强的艺文创作跨越国界,曾于亚美尼亚、中国、丹麦、芬兰、德国、匈牙利、冰岛、义大利、日本、立陶宛、俄罗斯、英国、美国参展,并获得夏洛特堡宫基金会、明天雕塑奖、福冈亚洲数字艺术大赏、台北美术奖、李仲生基金会视觉艺术奖、文化部、台北市政府文化局等众多机构认可表扬。他参与过世界各地的艺术驻留项目,包括 Anderson Ranch Arts Center、Cite internationale des arts、韩国国立现代美术馆、四川美术学院、重庆器空间等。

EDUCATION

  • 2017 | University of Oxford | MFA (attended)
  • 2012 | UCLA | MFA (attended)
  • 2009 | Carnegie Mellon University | BFA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2022 | Pain and Pleasure | Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2021 | Distance | Cross Gallery | Treasure Hill Artist Village | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2020 | Rexy Tseng | Ministry of Culture | Art Taipei | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2020 | Forms of Desire | Fish Art Center | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2019 | Against Composition | Art-Center Pushkinskaya-10 | Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2019 | Ren Ren | Grace Collection Gallery | Shanghai, China
  • 2018 | Qing Qing Qing | Hong's Foundation | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2018 | Qing Qing | Organhaus | Chongqing, China
  • 2018 | Object.new | Yiri Arts | Taichung, Taiwan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2022 | Ground Flight | Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute | Chongqing, China
  • 2022 | Summer Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts | London, UK
  • 2022 | Alternative Art Festival | Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art | Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2022 | Asia Digital Art Award | Fukuoka Art Museum | Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2022 | Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition | Kunsthal Charlottenborg | Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2022 | 9th Beijing International Art Biennale | National Art Museum of China | Beijing, China
  • 2022 | Hotel Asia Project: Man-Made Landscape | Times Art Museum | Chengdu, China
  • 2021 | Beyond the Border | Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts | Shenyang, China
  • 2021 | Siluva Art Biennial: Touched Land | Museum of Siluva | Siluva, Lithuania
  • 2020 | Taipei Art Awards | Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Taipei, Taiwan

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

  • 2023 | Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art | North Adams, MA, USA
  • 2023 | Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts | Omaha, NE, USA
  • 2022 | Anderson Ranch Arts Center | Snowmass Village, CO, USA
  • 2022 | National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Seoul, South Korea
  • 2022 | Sichuan Fine Arts Institute | Chongqing, China
  • 2020 | Tokyo Arts and Space | Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019 | Art-Center Pushkinskaya-10 | Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 | Organhaus | Chongqing, China
  • 2018 | Cité internationale des arts | Paris, France
  • 2018 | Red Gate Gallery | Beijing, China

SELECTED HONORS

  • 2022 | Baird Fellowship | Anderson Ranch Arts Center | Snowmass Village, CO, USA
  • 2022 | Finalist | Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition | Charlottenborg Foundation | Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2021 | Excellence Award | Asia Digital Art Award | Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2021 | Li Chun-Shan Foundation Visual Art Award | Li Chun-Shan Foundation | Taiwan
  • 2021 | Finalist | Tomorrow Sculpture Awards | Chongqing, China
  • 2020 | Finalist | Taipei Art Awards | Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2020 | Made in Taiwan - Young Artists | Ministry of Culture | Taiwan
  • 2019 | Nomination | New Star Art Award | Nanjing, China
  • 2019 | Nomination | iArt Project | Yuan Art Museum | Chongqing, China
  • 2019 | Finalist | Tomorrow Sculpture Awards | Chongqing, China