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Rexy Tseng

Rexy Tseng (b. 1986) is a visual artist who primarily works in painting and installation. 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 withdrew from MFA at UCLA in 2012; and he withdrew from MFA at University of Oxford in 2017. Between degrees, Tseng worked as a software engineer in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Tseng's practice derives from the dark humor and unrequited desires found within contemporary conditions. Exuding a sense of disarray and absurdity, Tseng's work presents the bruised optimism of his time. He addresses the inherent flaws of techno-capitalism, material culture, and unresolved past.

Tseng has exhibited in Armenia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S. He has received awards and recognition from Allegro Prize, Charlottenborg Foundation, Li Chun-Shan Foundation, Taipei Art Awards, Tomorrow Sculpture Awards, and others. Tseng has participated in artist residencies internationally, including Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Boghossian Foundation, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea), 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,作品帶有混亂和荒謬,呈現出他所處時代下受創的樂觀情感,探討科技資本主義的缺陷、物質文化、未完結的過去。

曾慶強的藝文創作跨越國界,曾於亞美尼亞、比利時、中國、丹麥、芬蘭、德國、匈牙利、冰島、義大利、日本、立陶宛、荷蘭、俄羅斯、韓國、英國、美國參展,並獲得 Allegro Prize、Charlottenborg Foundation、李仲生基金會視覺藝術獎、台北美術獎、明天雕塑獎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 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts、Boghossian Foundation、Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art、韓國國立現代美術館、四川美術學院等。

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、纽约任职软体工程师。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,作品带有混乱和荒谬,呈现出他所处时代下受创的乐观情感,探讨科技资本主义的缺陷、物质文化、未完结的过去。

曾庆强的艺文创作跨越国界,曾于亚美尼亚、比利时、中国、丹麦、芬兰、德国、匈牙利、冰岛、义大利、日本、立陶宛、荷兰、俄罗斯、韩国、英国、美国参展,并获得 Allegro Prize、Charlottenborg Foundation、李仲生基金会视觉艺术奖、台北美术奖、明天雕塑奖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 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts、Boghossian Foundation、Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art、韩国国立现代美术馆、四川美术学院等。

EDUCATION

  • 2017 | MFA absent | University of Oxford
  • 2012 | MFA absent | UCLA
  • 2009 | BFA | Carnegie Mellon University

PROGRAM

  • 2024-2025 | Berlin Program for Artists | Berlin, Germany

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2025 | TBD | Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art | Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2025 | TBD | KeYi Gallery | Hefei, China
  • 2024 | TBD | Treasure Hill Artist Village | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2023 | The Little Death | Uitstalling Villa | Genk, Belgium
  • 2022 | Pain and Pleasure | Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2021 | Distance | Treasure Hill Artist Village | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2020 | Rexy Tseng | Ministry of Culture | Art Taipei | Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2019 | Against Composition | Art-Center Pushkinskaya-10 | Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2019 | Ren Ren | Grace Collection Gallery | Shanghai, China
  • 2018 | Qing Qing | Organhaus | Chongqing, China

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2025 | TBD | KW Institute for Contemporary Art | Berlin, Germany
  • 2024 | Limburg Biennale | Marres | Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 2024 | Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition | Kunsthal Charlottenborg | Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2023 | Suhen | Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts | Shenyang, China
  • 2023 | Summer Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts | London, UK
  • 2022 | Iridescent | National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Goyang, South Korea
  • 2022 | Ground Flight | Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute | Chongqing, China
  • 2022 | Asia Digital Art Award | Fukuoka Art Museum | Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2022 | 9th Beijing International Art Biennale | National Art Museum of China | Beijing, China
  • 2021 | Siluva Art Biennial: Touched Land | Museum of Siluva | Siluva, Lithuania

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

  • 2024 | Boghossian Foundation | Villa Empain | Brussels, Belgium
  • 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 | Goyang, South Korea
  • 2021 | Sichuan Fine Arts Institute | Chongqing, China
  • 2020 | Tokyo Arts and Space | Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019 | Art-Center Pushkinskaya-10 | Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 | Cité internationale des arts | Paris, France
  • 2018 | Red Gate Gallery | Beijing, China

SELECTED HONORS

  • 2024 | Finalist | Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition | Charlottenborg Foundation | Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2022 | Special Mention | Allegro Prize | Allegro and Contemporary Lynx Foundation | Poland
  • 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 Awards | 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 | Finalist | Tomorrow Sculpture Awards | Chongqing, China