Tsui Kuang-Yu

Tsui Kuang-Yu was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1974. His education consists of a degree in 1997 from the Taipei National University of the Arts. His awards include: "The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Superficial Circumstance, Solo Exhibition by K. Y. Tsui in IT Park 2003; and Taishin Arts Award, "Jury's Special Award". He also participated in Taipei Biennial in 2004, Liverpool and Werkleitz Biennials in 2006, and Contour Biennial in 2007, and several other international exhibitions. Currently he is working on an ongoing urban project and diving to discover more invisible cities in the world.
He approaches the intractably ordinary with the mien of an urban dweeb but the attitude of one of the legendary warrior heroes of his title, who can penetrate any object, see through any barrier, and react to threats in an instant. The three parts of the video, The Penetrative, The Perceptive, and The Spontaneous, present him walking into walls, guessing (wrongly) what objects are being thrown at him from behind, and vomiting at random. “I am not really a very humorous person,” the artist insists. In fact, “When viewers say, “I like your art, it’s funny - I am a bit disappointed.” His real aim is to make people think: “What are the possibilities in everyday life? How do I deal with it? How can I transform it?”

Video Retrospective

Exhibition at 1313 Gallery, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of aluCine Festival.