Pei-Hsuan Wang’s practice is rooted in ways of engaging with her identity, much of which is shaped by the artist and her family's diasporic migration from Taiwan to the US. Folklore, family history, bio(mytho)graphical narratives and geopolitical musings are interwoven in her work, which primarily takes the form of sculpture, installation, drawing, and video.

The artist’s recent projects are tributes and prayers to her kinship. Her niece Iris, a first-generation Taiwanese American, has inspired a body of work that imagines racial and cultural hybridity alongside various archetypes in nature and in myths. Animal presences become a kind of guardian and portal, giving form to the inner experience.

Wang has exhibited work at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, and the National Gallery of Indonesia, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include Gratitude Is A Colored Vessel at Ballon Rouge, Brussels (2023), Ghost Eat Mud at Kunsthal Gent, Ghent (2022), I've Left My Body to Occupy Others at Good Weather, Chicago (2020), For Iris at Gallery 456, New York (2020), and You Are My Sunshine at Taipei Contemporary Art Center (2019).


Pei-Hsuan Wang

(Lives and works in Ghent, BE)

  • 2012  MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art—Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
  • 2010  BA, Macalester College—St. Paul, MN, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • 2024  Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, rhizome_ x Triennale Kortrijk (forthcoming)—Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 2023  Gratitude Is A Colored Vessel, Ballon Rouge—Brussels, Belgium
  • 2023  Statues of Asking, Solo Presentation, Ballon Rouge, Art Brussels—Brussels, Belgium
  • 2022  Ghost Eat Mud, Kunsthal Gent—Ghent, Belgium
  • 2020  I’ve Left My Body to Occupy Others, Good Weather—Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2020  For Iris, Gallery 456—New York, NY, USA
  • 2019  You Are My Sunshine,Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC)—Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2018  Momentary Grace, Haiton Art—Taipei, Taiwan

Two-Person Exhibitions
  • 2018 where we meet, with ektor garcia and Good Weather at Chicken Coop Contemporary—Portland, OR, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2024  Beaufort 24: Triennial by the Sea, curated by Els Wuyts, along the Belgiam Coastline—De Haan, Belgium
  • 2024  At the still point of the turning world, curated by Karen Verschooren and Zeynep Kubat, Artefact 24, STUK Leuven—Leuven, Belgium
  • 2024  Knights of the Golden Fleece: A brilliant myth unraveled, curated by Magali Elali, Museum Hof van Busleyden—Mechelen, Belgium
  • 2023  Publiek Park, curated by Jef Declercq, Anna Laganovska, Koi Persyn & Adriënne van der Werf, Publiek Park—Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2023  Discoveries, vcrb gallery—Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2022  A Glittering Ruin Sucked Upwards, curated by Yann Chateigné Tytelman, HISK Gosset—Brussels, Belgium
  • 2021  Either Too Quiet or Too Loud, curated by Bo Chun Hsiao, Hong-gah Museum—Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2021  The HISK Affair, curated by Pieter Vermeulen and Sam Steverlynck, HISK Gosset—Brussels, Belgium
  • 2020  //////, Solid Art, curated by Hung-Fei Wu and Cheng-Tao Chen—Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 2019  Passage of Sinthome, Sanya Art Museum, curated by Liu Tian—Sanya, China
  • 2019  IRL {In Real Life}, ASIA NOW Paris Asian Art Fair, curated by X Zhu-Nowell and Frankie Su—Paris, France
  • 2019  Proyector Festival de Videoarte, curated by Zoe Yeh—Madrid, Spain
  • 2018  Asian Art Biennale, National Gallery—Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2018  Rootless Orchid, Asian Art and Culture Center, Towson University, curated by Fang Yu Lee—Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 2016  Negative Horizon: Taiwan International Video Art Biennale, curated by Fang-Tze Hsu and Pei-Yi Lu, Hong-gah Museum—Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2016  Ways of Clay: Jakarta Ceramics Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia—Jakarta, Indonesia

Selected Residency
  • 2023  EKWC—Oisterwijk, Netherlands
  • 2021  CERCCO, HEAD Genève—Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2021  Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK)—Ghent, Belgium
  • 2019  Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (guest resident)—Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2018  Asia Culture Center—Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2018  International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP)—New York, NY, USA
  • 2016  Jatiwangi Art Factory—West Java, Indonesia

Curatorial + Exhibition-Making
  • 2020  like a luminous animal, Solid Art—Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013  Soul Manufacturing Corporation with Theaster Gates, Locust Prjects and the Fabric Workshop and Museum—Miami, FL and Philadelphia, PA, USA

Selected Lectures + Symposiums
  • 2023  Collective Energy: Commissioned Artwork and Public Space, Halle Aux Sucres—Dunkirk, France
  • 2023  GLEAN Talk x Publiek Park, organized by GLEAN Magazine—Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2023  Musea Brugge—Brugge, Belgium
  • 2022  LUCA School of Arts—Gent, Belgium 
  • 2022  University of Oregon—Eugene, OR, USA 
  • 2020  National Taiwan University of Arts—Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2019  Lightbox Photo Library—Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2019  ET@T Forum, Digital Art Center TW—Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2019  Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC)—Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Awards
  • 2019  Special Jury Prize, Huayu Youth Award—China
  • 2016  Juror’s Choice Award, Taipei Arts Award—Taiwan

Selected Publications

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