Exhibitions

LAI Chih-Sheng "Between Dog and Wolf"

LAI Chih-Sheng "Between Dog and Wolf" LAI Chih-Sheng "Between Dog and Wolf" LAI Chih-Sheng "Between Dog and Wolf" LAI Chih-Sheng "Between Dog and Wolf" LAI Chih-Sheng "Between Dog and Wolf"

LAI Chih-Sheng’s latest solo exhibition “Between Dog and Wolf,” running from September 2nd to October 8th, 2017, features approximately 10 new works ranging from paintings, sculptures, videos to installations.

Exhibition Period
02 Sep 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
Address
ESLITE GALLERY | 5F, No. 11 Songgao Road, Taipei 11073 Taiwan
Opening Hours
3-6pm, Saturday, 2 September

LAI Chih-Shengs latest solo exhibition Between Dog and Wolf”, features approximately 10 new works ranging from paintings, sculptures, videos to installations. The exhibition title is drawn from the French saying that refers to the specific time just before dawn or dusk when everything is shrouded by dim light. Looking at an approaching silhouette, one is uncertain if it is a dog or wolf, friend or foe. With this as his theme, Lai Chih-Sheng proposes different approaches to look at ordinary things, captures memorable moments in daily living, and imagines the no longer imagined.

LAI Chih-Sheng

LAI Chih-Sheng's work is not based on artistic technique but conceptual practice that imparts his audience a familiar yet new experience that is both immediate and poetic. Born in 1971 in Taipei, LAI's recent solo exhibitions include "An Exception to Reality—LAI Chih-Sheng" (ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, 2011), "Instant" (IT Park Gallery, Taipei, 2013). In 2012, his work Life-Size Drawing was invited to participate in "Invisible: Art of the Unseen 1957-2012" (Hayward Gallery, London, 2013). 

 

LAI Chih-Sheng

 

1971

Born in Taipei, Taiwan

1996

B.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National Institute of the Arts, Taipei,

 

Taiwan

2003

M.F.A., Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National College of the Arts, Tainan,

 

Taiwan

 

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

“Between Dog and Wolf”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2015

“Scene”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“Room 1734”, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2013

“LAI Chih-Sheng: Instant”, PROJECT ONE, Hong Kong, China

 

“Instant”, IT PARK, Taipei, Taiwan

2011

“An Exception to Reality: LAI Chih-Sheng”, ESLITE GALLEY, Taipei, Taiwan

2005

“1996 – 2005 Someday, Something and Someone”, IT PARK, Taipei, Taiwan

2004

“Reality in the Sky”, Domicile, Taipei, Taiwan

2001

“Between Art and Life”, Paint House, Tainan, Taiwan

 

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

“Kau-Puê, Mutual Companionship in Near Future: 2017 Soulangh International Contemporary Art Festival”, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan

2016

“If it be your will That I speak no more”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Aichi Triennale 2016: “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan", Aichi Arts Center,

 

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya city, Toyohashi city, Okazaki city, Japan

 

"Delayed", NHCUE ART SPACE, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

"Untitled", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

"NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE", NO SHOW MUSEUM, North America Tour - In

 

 80 Days Across America

 

“Utopias and Heterotopias—Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition”,

 

Wuzhen Northern Silk Factory, Zhejiang, China

 

“SILK ROAD INTERNATIONAL”, AMNUA Internatinal Project II, AMNUA,

 

Nanjing, China

2015

"At" Lai Chih-Sheng & Lee Kit, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

 

The 13th Biennale de Lyon: “La vie Moderne", Lyon Museum of Contemporary

 

Art, Lyon, France

 

"Alice's Rabbit Hole–Everyday Life, Comprehensible and Incomprehensible",

 

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

 

"Abstract on-site", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“A Hundred Years of Shame—Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations”, Para Site, Hong Kong, China

2014

“The Pioneers of Taiwanese Artists, 1971-1980”, National Taiwan Museum of

 

Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 

“Bloom” ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“YES, TAIWAN—2014 Taiwan Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 

“Art for Oneself”, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan

 

The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: “We Have Never Participated”,

 

Shenzhen OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

 

“Margin Archive & Film Fest”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“Transcoding: The Grography of Digital Images”, National Taiwan Museum of

 

Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 

“NO SHOW MUSEUM”, http://www.staging.noshowmuseum.ch

2013

“Mind on Forms”, Mobile Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“Asia Cruise—Evidence”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“Drawing·Expression and Limit”, AMNUA, Nanjing, China

2012

“Invisible: Art of the Unseen 1957-2012”, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2011

“The 2nd Chongqing Biennale for Young Artists”, Chongqing Art Museum,

 

Chongqing, China

 

“The 2011 Material Language—Soil”, Juming Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2010

“Micro-Image”, Ping Pong Art Space, Taipei; Paint House, Tainan, Taiwan

2009

“LOOKING UP! LOOKING DOWN!”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2008

“Ctrl Z”, inFIDI space, Taipei, Taiwan

2006

“A Realm with No Coordinates”, Hong Kong, China / Taipei, Tainan, Taiwan

2005

“Every Time”, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2003

“Taipei Arts Award”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2002

“1st Tainan Biennial”, Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan

2001

“Cross-cultural Project in Asia”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Taipei, Chiayi,

 

Taiwan / Hong Kong, Beijing, China

 

“1st Taiwan Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition”, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan

1999

“Nation Oxygen Group Exhibition Part I”, Bali Abandoned House, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“Nation Oxygen Group Exhibition Part II”, Shin Leh Yuan Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“Island, Penghu, Nation Oxygen”, Penghu Islands, Taiwan

1996      

“Interactive Experiment”, Shanchi Abandoned Factory, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

 

 

RESIDENCY

2014

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

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