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Amy Cheng


Amy Cheng is a Independent curator and art critic. She lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. With music and cultural critic Jeph Lo, she founded Taipei’s TheCube Project Space in 2010, which aims to explore local culture, establish long-term relationships with artists, and promote contemporary art exchanges between Taiwan and the international community. Cheng has co-organized series panels Sound of the Times. In 2009, Cheng undertook the one-year project Critical Political Art and Curatorial Practice Research, for which she established a website and contributed to and edited the publication Art and Society: Introducing Seven Contemporary Artists.

She received an MA from the Graduate Institute of Art History at National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei), and from 1997 to 1999 served as a lecturer of the history of Western art at Fu Jen Catholic University (Taipei). From 2000 to 2005 Cheng lived in Vancouver, Canada, and served as a feature writer for Taiwan’s ARTCO Monthly magazine, where she currently works as a lead feature writer. Her art criticism has appeared in Chinese- and English-language journals including Modern Art, YiShu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and Contemporary Art & Investment.


Cheng has curated numerous exhibitions, including:

Invisible City (2003) and THTP/Phase Five/Oversight/2008 at the Vancouver Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Ruins and Civilization (2004) at the Eslite Space in Taipei, the 2004 Taipei Biennial: Do you Believe in Reality? (co-curated), Altered States (2006) at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Traversing the Fantasy (2010) and Re-envisioning Society (2011-2013)at Taipei’s TheCube Project Space, The Heard and The Unheard─Soundscape Taiwan, Taiwan Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2011), Unhomely: Tales of An Island at Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester, The 3rd Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition at Hong-Gah Museum of Taipei (2012) and Shamans and Dissent (West Heavens, Artist Dispatch Project Exhibition) at Hanart Square of Hong Kong (2013).