Critically acclaimed Taiwanese artist Chou Yu-cheng is bringing his administrative brand of conceptual art to the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK — the Liverpool Biennial!
The concept of the 2018 Liverpool Biennial is 'Beautiful World, Where Are You?' which takes place from 14 July until 28 October 2018, and invites us all to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil.
Chou has gained international recognition for his deliberately minimalist works, which interplay between the source and results of his creations. Through his selective conversations, Chou shapes a minimal yet deliberate set of intellectual and aesthetic tricks, which ultimately play on the properties of art, object and space, and subtly critique mass media, institutions and the mechanisms that produce them.
Chou was the recipient of the Taipei Art Award, Taiwan (2012), as well as the Taishin Annual Visual Art Award, Taichung, Taiwan (2011). Recent shows include New Museum, New York, USA (2015); Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan (2015); Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2014); Queens Museum, New York, USA (2014) and Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2012). In 2003, he held his inaugural UK show at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester
Liverpool is an internationally recognized hub of culture, and in 2008 became the European Capital of Culture. In a festival that is packed with cutting-edge and controversial contemporary art, Chou Yu-cheng promises to be a highlight.