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Rexy Tseng

Rexy Tseng (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, Taiwan until the age of thirteen, Tseng relocated to the United States 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 China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Taiwan, and the U.S.. He has received awards and recognition from the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Arte Laguna Prize, Tomorrow Sculpture Awards, Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka, Taipei Art Awards, Li Chun-Shan Foundation Visual Art Award, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan, Taipei City Government, and others. Tseng has participated in artist residencies internationally, including Cite internationale des arts, Tokyo Arts and Space, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Organhaus, 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,十三歲時至美國留學,2009 年畢業於卡内基梅隆大學美術系,2012 年肄業於 UCLA 多媒體設計研究所,2017 年肄業於英國牛津大學美術研究所。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,曾於美國、德國、俄羅斯、義大利、立陶宛、匈牙利、芬蘭、冰島、中國、台灣、日本參展,並獲得匹茲堡科技議會、拉古納國際藝術獎、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、國藝會、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,包括巴黎 Cite internationale des arts、東京 Tokyo Arts and Space、東京 3331 Arts Chiyoda、重慶器空間等。他的文章與訪問曾刊登於 TEDxTaoyuan、《典藏》、《非池中》、《天下雜誌》。

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,十三岁时至美国留学,2009 年毕业于卡内基梅隆大学美术系,2012 年肄业于 UCLA 多媒体设计研究所,2017 年肄业于英国牛津大学美术研究所。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,曾于美国、德国、俄罗斯、义大利、立陶宛、匈牙利、芬兰、冰岛、中国、中国台湾、日本参展,并获得匹兹堡科技议会、拉古纳国际艺术奖、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,包括巴黎 Cite internationale des arts、东京 Tokyo Arts and Space、东京 3331 Arts Chiyoda、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 | Art Taipei | Ministry of Culture + Neptune Gallery | 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 HONORS

  • 2022 | Young Artist Development Grant | Ministry of Culture | New Taipei, Taiwan
  • 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
  • 2021 | Finalist | The Signature Art Prize | ARTCLOUD | Shenzhen, China
  • 2020 | Finalist | Taipei Art Awards | Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2020 | Made in Taiwan - Young Artists | Ministry of Culture | Taiwan
  • 2020 | Finalist | Arte Laguna Prize | Venice, Italy
  • 2020 | International Creator Residency Program | Tokyo Arts and Space | Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019 | Nomination | New Star Art Award | Nanjing, China
  • 2019 | Nomination | iArt Project | Yuan Art Museum | Chongqing, China
  • 2019 | Finalist | Tomorrow Sculpture Awards | Chongqing, China
  • 2018 | Art Grant | National Culture and Arts Foundation | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2017 | Art Grant | Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2016 | Silver Prize | Taipei Free Art Fair | Taipei, Taiwan

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

  • 2023 | Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art | North Adams, MA, 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 | SomoS | Berlin, Germany
  • 2019 | Art-Center Pushkinskaya-10 | Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2019 | Untitled Space | Shanghai, China
  • 2018 | 3331 Arts Chiyoda | Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018 | Organhaus | Chongqing, China
  • 2018 | Cité internationale des arts | Paris, France
  • 2018 | Red Gate Gallery | Beijing, China
  • 2018 | Fusion Art Gallery | Turin, Italy
  • 2017 | SÍM Residency | Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2014 | Arteles Creative Center | Haukijärvi, Finland
  • 2013 | Hungarian Multicultural Center | Budapest, Hungary