Chen Ching-Yao, b.1976, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia
Date of birth
Place Of birth
Taipei, Taiwan, Asia
Taiwanese artist Chen Ching-Yao received his MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2004 with a focus in oil painting. He was the winner of the 2001 Taipei Arts Prize, and was a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council’s grant in 2009 that enabled him to undertake a residency in New York. Chen’s paintings stylises and appropriates figures from both popular culture and the political realm to examine notions of power and worship. Chen also often uses himself as a subject in the satirical images to further explore the complex cultural context of Taiwan in a ‘tragicomedy manner.’ His practice also incorporates photography and performance. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Taiwan, Mainland China, Korea, Japan, Australia and the USA. Chen Ching-Yao is based in Taipei, Taiwan.