Public Program

Artist Talk: Discordant Harmony – Masaya Chiba, Yang Ah Ham, Sora Kim, Leung Chi Wo, Liu Ding, Teng Chao Ming, Zou Zhao

7, Feb, 2015 (Fri) 14:00

Exhibition Hall(1F, 3F), Seminar Room(1F)

Artist Talk: Discordant Harmony – Masaya Chiba, Yang Ah Ham, Sora Kim, Leung Chi Wo, Liu Ding, Teng Chao Ming, Zou Zhao

About Artists

Masaya Chiba
Born in Kanagawa in 1980, Chiba currently lives in Kanagawa. He graduated from the Oil Painting Course at Tama Art University in 2005. Painter. By digging holes in collaborative projects, and making human figures out of papier-mâché and wood scraps, Chiba makes places and objects that are a product of his own physical actions. He also creates structures using a wide array of everyday materials like plaster, stone, fabric, drawings, and photographs, and depicts these temporary landscapes in his paintings. Then Chiba makes a new space by displaying these works on simple, homemade wooden stands, realizing a total harmony between painting and sculpture. In recent years, he has participated in various group exhibitions both in and outside Japan, including Roppongi Crossing (Mori Art Museum, 2013), Mono no Aware: Beauty of Things (The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, 2013-2014), the California-Pacific Triennial (Orange County Museum of Art, 2013), Kunisaki Art Project (2012), and Winter Garden (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009).

Yang Ah Ham
Yang Ah Ham received her BFA and MFA in painting and art theories from the Seoul National University, Korea. After receiving an MA in Media Art from New York University, she participated in the Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam from 2006 to 2007. The artist has been working on a series of projects that depicts the lives of individuals and social systems. The resulting works were presented in her solo exhibitions including Adjective Life in the Nonsense Factory(Art Sonje Centre, 2010), Transit Life(Kumho Museum, 2005) andDream…in Life(Insa Art Space, 2004). Ham also participated in a number of group exhibitions that include Art of communication: Anri Sala, Yang Ah Ham, Philippe Parreno, Jorge Pardo(MMCA Deoksugung, 2001), Gwangju Biennale 2010, Shanghai Biennale 2008, and Busan Biennale 2006. Ham was awarded the Arts Award of the Year (Arts Council Korea, 2005) and nominated for the Hermès Foundation, 2008). In 2011, she co-organized an artist-initiative project be mobile in immobility(DEPO, Istanbul, 2010, Total Museum of Art, Seoul, 2011) with artists from the Netherlands, Turkey and Korea. In 2013, Ham was nominated for the Korea Art Prize by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, which provided an opportunity to expand the  Nonsense Factory project.

Sora Kim
Sora Kim was born in 1965 in Seoul. She studiedat Seoul National University and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. Currently she lives and works in Seoul. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows around the world, including solo shows such as Three Foot Walking, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark(2013); Abstract Walking, Art Sonje Centre, Seoul, Korea(2012), Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea(2010); and group shows such as Once is Not Enough, AVPavillion, Seoul, Korea(2014), Novelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France(2013), Playtime, Culture Stations Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea(2012) and (Im)possible Landscape, Plateau, Seoul, Korea(2012).

Leung Chi Wo
Leung Chi Wo was born in Hong Kong in 1968. He is a co-fonder of Para Site, a non-profit art space in Hong Kong. Leung studied Culture of Photography in Italy in 1991 and obtained his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997. He has done residencies at Monash University, the Australian National University and MuseumsQuartier, Vienna. His recent exhibitions include solo shows at Rokeby, London (2012), ISCP, New York (2013) and Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong (2014), and biennales in Marrakech (2012), Guangzhou (2012) and Manchester (2014). He is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong.

Liu Ding
Liu Ding was born in 1976 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. He is an artist and curator based in Beijing. Liu’s artistic and curatorial practice treats objects, events, and discourses of art history and the foundation of historicization both as materials and as the basis for critical reflection. Liu’s works have been exhibited in numerous art institutions, including the Tate Modern, Turner Museum and Arnolfini Gallery in the UK, the Vienna Kunsthalle in Austria, the Astrup Fearnley Modern Art Museum in Norway, the Sao Paolo National Museum of Art in Brazil, the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, the RasquArt Centre in Switzerland, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Italy, the Seoul Municipal Museum of Art in Korea, Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, USA, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, the Iberia Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Shanghai Contemporary Museum of Art, and the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China. He has participated in the Taipei Biennale 2012, the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 (Chinese Pavilion), the 5th Seoul International Media Biennale in 2008 and the 2nd Guangzhou Triennale in 2005. This year he has been invited to take part in the New Orleans Biennale and the Shanghai Biennale with new commissioned works.

Teng Chao-Ming
Teng Chao-Ming currently lives and works in Taipei. He graduated from the Media Arts and Sciences programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, relocated to New York afterwards, then moved to Taipei in 2012. Recent shows include Queens International, Queens Museum Biennial, New York (2012); Modern Monsters: Death and Life of Fiction, Taipei Biennial, Taipei (2012);little water, Dojima Biennial, Osaka (2013);Romance of NG, TKG+ Gallery, Taipei (2013);Altering Nativism: Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan, MoTUE, Taipei (2014);Therefore, X=X. Project Fulfill Art Space (solo), Taipei (2014); and Post-movements: Nights of Café Müller, KdMoFA, Taipei (2014). Upcoming shows includeThese Stories Began Before We Arrived, TIBE, Taipei (Feb, 2015), and a new commissioned work for GLUCK 50, Milan (May, 2015).

Zou Zhao
Zou Zhao was born in 1989 in Fujian, China. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London ,with a BA in Fine Art, and completed her Masters degree in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2014. Her work has been shown in London at various venues, including the Camden Art Centre(2013), the UCL Art Museum (2013), art space(2014), the Chinese Visual Festival (2014) and at Double Vision: Overseases Chinese Women Invitation Exhibition 2014, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, China. She has also co-curated The strange impression of seeing things for the first time at the Art Pavilion in 2013 in London, and was the recipient of the Berenice Goodwin Award for Performance from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 2013.

7, Feb, 2015 (Fri) 14:00
Exhibition Hall(1F, 3F), Seminar Room(1F)
Leung Chi Wo, Liu Ding, Masaya Chiba, Sora Kim, Teng Chao-Ming, Yang Ah Ham, Zou Zhao
Sponsored by
Art Sonje Center, National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan, Spring Foundation