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Artists Residency

2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale
2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

Introduction of 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale
Established in 2004, the organization of “Taiwan Ceramics Biennale” has adopted an innovative and unparalleled model in 2008 – every 4 years a session with exhibition curating competition and artwork competition by turns – under the guidance of New Taipei City government as to explore different aspects and possibilities of ceramics. The artwork competition in particular, does not simply award the prizes but offer solo show and artist-in-residence program opportunities to the honored artists to share their spectacular skills and creativity with Taiwan whilst to obtain the endless energy of beauty from this Formosa.
 
The artwork competition has never tried to limit the possibilities of artworks or the great potentials of artists by themes. The theme for 2016 biennale “Concept” follows the macro-perspectives tradition as it was for 2008 “Boundless”, representing the infinite possibilities of arts, and for 2012 “Ceramic Visions”, standing for manifestation and observation of ceramic art. “Concept” is meant to lift the limitation on creation motif, embodying the diversified and multi-faceted feature of ceramic art.
 
The Biennale, as the bridge connecting Taiwan and the world, has three aims, including providing a platform for ceramic talents and lovers, collecting distinctive artworks with unique visions and ideas, and presenting the status quo of ceramic art development around the globe. Over the years, it has not only cemented Taiwan’s position in international contemporary ceramic art but also brought Yingge, where the Museum is located, to become one major global ceramic art hub.
 
This year’s Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, with a core structure centered on the theme “Concept”, has further categorized the 119 pieces of art into two sub-themes based on artist’s statements and forms of expression, in order to help the viewers to obtain a general understanding of the artwork and of the relationships among materials, functions, forms, space and creation concepts. The two sub-themes are “Ceramics Beyond Vessels” and “Concept Beyond Objects”. As a matter of fact, no categorization can fully describe the ideas and concepts of the artwork created. However it is still hoped that the sub-themes for and the visual display of the works of art may guide viewers in their appreciation, reflection and exchanging ideas as they navigate the world of those artists and learn the nature of the artwork and the trends of modern ceramic art.
 
2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale “Concept” is the spectacular outcome of 2 years endeavor, from promotion, call for entry to selection and exhibition. The participant geography covers all major continents, including 369 artists from 48 countries. Jury panel is formed with 7 international professionals, including Chen Chun-lan (Director of New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum), Lin Pin (Director of Taipei Fine Arts Museum), Fan Cheng-chin and Shao Ting-ju (professional ceramic artists), Ranti Tjan (Director of European Ceramic Workcentre- Sundaymorning@ekwc), Linda Sikora (Professor of Alfred University, USA ), and Kwanho Woo (Professor of Hongik University, Korea). The preliminary selection was conducted by ranking on the scores that were graded by each juror based on the images provided by participant artists. And all jury members were invited to Taiwan to evaluate the selected 122 pieces of original artworks from over 30 countries on November 8th and 9th, 2015. The final decision on 20 winning works, including 2 grand prize, 2 gold prize, 2 silver prizes, 2 bronze prizes, 5merit prizes and 7 juror’s recommendation prizes, was eventually made after several rounds of voting and discussion.

The residency of the prize winners
According to the guildline, the prize winners of grand prizes, gold prizes and silver prizes could attend the residency program in YCM up to 3 months. The duration could be during the opening of the Biennale to the end of 2017. During the residency, the museum would offer accommodation, airfares, stipends, and material fees. The residents have to donate at least 1/3 of their residency creation to the museum as the educational promotion purpose.

Grand Prize winner- Kojima Osamu/Japan
Grand Prize winner- Wu, Yu-Pei/Taiwan
Gold Prize winner- Joshua Clark/U.S.A
Gold Prize winner- Kosmas Ballis/U.S.A
Silver Prize winner- Liu, Xi/China
Silver Prize winner- Hsu, Zhi-chi/Taiwan

Artists Residency
Hsu, Chih-Chi
Hsu, Chih-Chi
許芝綺
Taiwan
Liu Xi
Liu Xi
柳溪
China
Wu, Yu-pei
Wu, Yu-pei
吳育霈
Taiwan
Osamu Kojima
Osamu Kojima
小島修
Japan
Kosmas Ballis
Kosmas Ballis
科斯瑪斯・巴利斯
U.S.A.
Joshua Clark
Joshua Clark
約書亞.克拉克
U.S.A.