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Amy Cheng

Amy Cheng is an 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-organised 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. In 2016, she began organising cultural study courses outside the establishment, the “Praxis School” lecture series.

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 was 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.

Recent exhibitions, curated by Amy Cheng, include: “The Heard and the Unheard: Soundscape Taiwan, Taiwan Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia” (2011), the exhibition series “Re-envisioning Society” (2011–2013) and “Towards Mysterious Realities” (2016). She also co-curated exhibitions such as “ALTERing NATIVism—Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan” (2014), and “Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” (2016, 2018).


POSTED in 2013