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Chia-Wei Hsu wins Eye Art & Film Prize 2024

Taiwanese artist and filmmaker Chia-Wei Hsu is the winner of the 10th Eye Art & Film Prize (2024). In his work, Hsu probes the cultural history and geopolitics of Southeast Asia. The jury is impressed by how ‘he weaves these big themes with small, personal stories, bringing forgotten histories back to life and opening up new perspectives to his audience.’

By Eye Editors17 May 2024

Chia-Wei Hsu, winner Eye Art & Film Prize 2024, © Studio Chia-Wei Hsu

About Chia-Wei Hsu

Chia-Wei Hsu was born in 1983 in Taichung, Taiwan. After studying at the School of Plastic Art at National Taiwan University of Arts, Hsu set off for France where he continued his studies at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in Lille.

Having graduated in 2016, he participated in many group exhibitions, such as at Eye Filmmuseum as part of the exhibition A Tale of Hidden Histories (2019). He has also been invited to take part in the biennials or triennials in Venice, Shanghai, Gwangju, Busan, Sydney, Melbourne, Aichi and, most recently, Chiang Rai. He has had solo exhibitions for the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Art Basel Hong Kong, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and ISCP in New York.

Hsu won the Annual Grand Prize at the 15th Taishin Arts Award in 2017 and the Tung Chung Art Award in 2018. He worked as a curator for the 2019 Asian Art Biennial.

Hsu Chia-Wei, A Performance in the Church, 2021. Three-channel video. 16'40", 3'53", 6'40". Courtesy the artist. Provided by Hsu Chia Wei Studio.

Hsu Chia-Wei, An Actor from Golden Triangle, 2023. VR, two-channel video, mirror installation. 9'53". Courtesy the artist. Provided by Hsu Chia Wei Studio.

In his work, Hsu intertwines geopolitical developments and local life in Southeast Asia, presently, and in the past. In the border region between Thailand and Burma, together with veterans of the Cold War and local soldiers, he created video installations that delve deep into the history and mythology of the region, as well as into the personal experiences of the soldiers.

Jury report

Read more about Chia-Wei Hsu 's work and the Eye Art & Film Prize 2024 jury report.

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Eye Art & Film Prize

The Eye Prize has been awarded annually since 2015 to an artist or filmmaker who is building an exceptional oeuvre and making an exceptional contribution to new developments at the intersection of the visual arts and film. The award consists of a cash prize of € 30,000 intended to produce new work.