Huang Chien-Hua received his BFA in 2003 from National Taiwan University of Arts, Department of Sculpture, and MFA in 2006 from Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts. During the time in Tainan, his work shifted towards image making. Huang conveys his view on time and space with contemporary digital photography. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Tainan National University of the Arts, Department of Art Creation and Theory, continuing his investigation on the identity of human existence in an image driven age.
Huang’s group exhibitions include the 2005 “Kaohsiung Awards”, 2005 “Independent@Rice+” in Tokyo, 2006 “City Mambo – International Exchange Exhibition of SLY
Art vs. Stone Villa” in Sidney, 2008 “Second Vision at the National Taiwan Museum of fine Arts” in Taichung, 2008 “Eternal Adventureland” at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, 2008 “Very Fun Park” by Fubon Art Foundation, 2009 “Young Art Taipei”, and 2009 “Light Position” at the Digiark of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. In 2008 Huang had a solo show “I don’t follow the rules” at Gifu City Culture Center, Japan. He was Honorable Mention in the 2003 Taipei Arts Award, the recipient of the 2005 Kaohsiung Awards, and received the National Cultural and Arts Foundation’s International Culture Exchange Grant in 2008. His works are in the collection of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
In regard to contemporaneity, Huang Chien-Hua commented: “We are drifting in a paradoxical world. We find pleasure in it, but we lost our ability to discern.” He has extensively observed the liminoid phenomena through signage, word play, and representation in the media era; with experiences existing in a digital age and shifting perspectives, Huang relates to the world’s wisdom in the most intimate and direct way, and tells a disorderly yet delightful parable of human nature.
Huang Chien Hua