Chia-Wei Hsu winner Eye Prize 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Chia-Wei Hsu winner Eye Prize 2024

Taiwanese artist and filmmaker Chia-Wei Hsu is the winner of the 10th Eye Art & Film Prize (2024). In his work, Hsu probes the cultural history and geopolitics of Southeast Asia. The jury is impressed by how ‘he weaves these big themes with small, personal stories, bringing forgotten histories back to life and opening up new perspectives to his audience.’

Chia-Wei Hsu was selected as the winner by an international jury and receives a cash prize of € 30,000 and a (joint) exhibition in Eye Filmmuseum. The Eye Prize is meant to contribute to the production of a new work and supported by Ammodo. 

In his work, Hsu intertwines geopolitical developments and local life in Southeast Asia, presently, and in the past. In the border region between Thailand and Burma, together with veterans of the Cold War and local soldiers, he created video installations that delve deep into the history and mythology of the region, as well as into the personal experiences of the soldiers.

Chia-Wei Hsu was born in 1983 in Taichung, Taiwan. After studying at the School of Plastic Art at National Taiwan University of Arts, Hsu set off for France where he continued his studies at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in Lille.

Having graduated in 2016, he participated in many group exhibitions, such as at Eye Filmmuseum as part of the exhibition A Tale of Hidden Histories (2019). He has also been invited to take part in the biennials or triennials in Venice, Shanghai, Gwangju, Busan, Sydney, Melbourne, Aichi and, most recently, Chiang Rai. He has had solo exhibitions for the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Art Basel Hong Kong, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and ISCP in New York.

Hsu won the Annual Grand Prize at the 15th Taishin Arts Award in 2017 and the Tung Chung Art Award in 2018. He worked as a curator for the 2019 Asian Art Biennial.



Stephanie Cime

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