Artist Biography

    Artist Biography

    Chou Ching-hui

    Born in 1965
    Graduated from the World College of Journalism
    Developed interest in photography in 1988
    After completing military service, worked as a photojournalist for such local media as the Capitol Morning News, The Journalist magazine, and China Times Weekly.
    Established Ushow Visual Design Company in 2004, holding the office of a visual guide at present


    Solo exhibitions
    1995 Frozen in Time – Chronicle of a Leper Colony solo exhibition: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1997 Frozen in Time – Chronicle of a Leper Colony solo exhibition: National Ching-Hua University Arts Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    2002 Vanishing Breed – Workers Chronicle solo exhibition: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
        Vanishing Breed – Workers Chronicle solo exhibition: The 2nd Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
    2004 Vanishing Breed – Workers Chronicle solo exhibition: Quanta Building Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
        Vanishing Breed – Workers Chronicle solo exhibition: Immersing in Art, Quanta Campus Tour Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
    2009 Wild Aspirations – The Yellow Sheep River Project solo exhibition: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2010 Wild Aspirations – The Yellow Sheep River Project: Istituto degli Innocenti, Florence, Italy
    2015 Animal Farm – Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
        Animal Farm – Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: Elsa Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
        Animal Farm – Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: Crane Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    2016 In the Name of Documenting – Selected works of Ching-hui Chou 1995-2015”: Chini Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
        Animal Farm – Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: Gallery 101, Taipei, Taiwan
        Animal Farm – Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: La Galerie, Hong Kong, China
    2017 In the Name of Documenting – Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan
        Animal Farm – Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2018 The Atre of Reality– Ching-Hui Chou Solo Exhibition: DECK Gallery, Singapore


    Group exhibitions
    1989 Juan Yi-chung Darkroom Studio – Image Notebook group exhibition: Jazz Photo Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1993 Eslite Six Photographers Exhibition: Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995 Modern Taiwanese Photographers Group Exhibition: Okinawa Photography Festival, Japan
    1996 Frozen in Time – Chronicle of a Leper Colony solo exhibition selected for exhibition in Asian View – Asia in Transition photography exhibition: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    1997 Seeing the Native Son – Chronicle of Taiwanese Hakka in Shadow and Light photography exhibition: Chung Cheng Gallery, National Taiwan Arts Education Institute, Taipei,Taiwan
        Taiwan Shiseido – Through the Years photography exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
        Women – Taipei group exhibition: Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
        Portraits of Taiwan Group Photography Exhibition – Classic Chronicle of a Half Century of Faces: Taipei Photography Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998 Contemporary Taiwanese Photography group exhibition: NCP Photography Gallery, Hong Kong, China
        Old-Taipei-People group exhibition: Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
    1999 From Observing to Understanding – Modern Photographic Art from Taiwan 1990-99: Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
        Industrious Taipei People group exhibition: Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000 Taipei International Photography Festival group exhibition: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003 Humanism in China – A Contemporary Record of Photography group exhibition: Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
    2004 Humanism in China – A Contemporary Record of Photography group exhibition: Shanghai Art Museum, Chinese Fine Arts Museum of Beijing, China
    2006 Humanism in China – A Contemporary Record of Photography group exhibition: Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery Stuttgart, Germany
        Taipei – Views and Points: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2007 Humanism in China – A Contemporary Record of Photography group exhibition: Berlin Museum of Photography, Munich Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany
        Evolution – 2007 Guangzhou Photo Biennial exhibition: Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
    2008 Humanism in China – A Contemporary Record of Photography group exhibition: Dresden State Art Museum, Germany
        Humanism in China – A Contemporary Record of Photography group exhibition: Edinburgh City Art Center, England
        Home – 2008 Taiwan Biennial exhibition: Nation Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2009 Sightings: Searching for the Truth – 2009 Guangzhou Photo Biennial exhibition: Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
        Cultural Insights from Taiwanese Documentary Photography –Taiwanese Fine Arts Series: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2010 Four Dimensions – Contemporary Photography from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, Taiwan
        Dali International Photo Festival, Yunnan, China
    2011 Stories Developing – 10 Contemporary Photographers of Taiwan: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
        Eye of the Times – Centennial Images of Taiwan: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012 Society: Critical Realism in Taiwanese Photographic Arts since 1990: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    2013 Innovation & Re-creation-Selected Works from the NTMOFA Young Artist Collection: Nation Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2014 2014 Taipei Biennial -The Great Acceleration: Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Taipei, Taiwan
    2015 The Hidden Me: Self–Portrait: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
        A Voyage to South: Contemporary Images from the Museum Collection: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
        The First Edition Of Chang Jiang International Photography & Video Biennale: Chongqing, China
        Kaohsiung Arts Awards: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
        Unfamiliar Asia: The Second Beijing Photo Biennial: CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
    2016 Live Well: Farglory Museums, Taipei, Taiwan
    2016-2017 Snap Taking & Slow Thinking – Social Spectrum in the Age of Staged Photograph: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    2017 Art Souterrain 2017: Édifice Jacque Parizeau, Montreal, Canada
        The New Vision of Printmaking: Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan


    Publications
    1989 Juan Yi-chung Darkroom Studio – Image Notebook: Jen Chien Publishing
    1995 Modern Taiwanese Photographers – Focus on Chou Ching-hui: Ascending Cultural Enterprises Publishing
    1996 Frozen in Time – Chronicle of a Leper Colony collected in Vibrant Asia photography volume: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
    1998 Executive director, Seeing the Native Son – Chronicle of Taiwanese Hakka in Shadow and Light photography volume: Taipei Civil Affairs Bureau
    2001 Executive director, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum pictorial notebook project
    2002 Vanishing Breed – Workers Chronicle exhibition catalogue: Photographers International
    2004 Out of the Shadows photo album (limited edition): Evermore International Publishing Corporation
    2009 Wild Aspirations – The Yellow Sheep River Project photo album (limited edition): Taipei Fine Arts Museum
    2011 Fined Taipei photo album: Cotch Art Co., Ltd, Taipei
    2015 Animal Farm photo album (limited edition): UShow Vision Design Co.Ltd, Taipei


    Collections
    Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
    Taiwan Art Bank, Taichung, Taiwan


    Awards and Support Funds
    1989 Independence Post Group Annual Taiwan News Award, Graphic Stories category
    1991 Independence Post Group Annual Taiwan News Award, Graphic Stories and Individual Spotlight categories
    1992 Silver Medal in Reportage category: Images and the Age – ROC International Photography Art Exhibition, Council of Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan
    1993 Special Mention Award, Reportage Category, Taipei Photography Festival
    1995 Photography Award, Golden Cauldron Prize
    2006 Out of the Shadows photo album (limited edition) received the Gold Prize in Best Book and Production Design in the Categories of Magazines and Boxed Series from Gold Butterfly Award
    2010 Wild Aspirations – The Yellow Sheep River Project photo album (limited edition) received the Red Dot Design Award
        Wild Aspirations – The Yellow Sheep River Project photo album (limited edition) received the IF Design Award
    2015 Excellent Work Awards, Kaohsiung Awards, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
        Excellence in Feature Photography, Excellent Journalism Award
    2017 The 11th Arte Laguna Prize of Artist in Gallery Prize, Italy