FEBRUARY 19-JUNE 6, 2008
Yu-Cheng Chou draws from the visual repertoire of found digital images, ranging from computer game animation to advertising photography and traditional East Asian landscape painting. His project for MCA DENVER--immediately appealing and playful--deconstructs the superficial world of fashion and glamour magazines and highlights the dehumanization of computer-generated graphics.
Yu Cheng Chou was born in Taiwan in 1976 and currently lives and works in Paris, France. He holds a BA from Taiwan National University of the Arts, Taipei and an MA from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. In 2005, Chou received the Taipei Award for Excellence. He has had solo exhibitions at Open Art Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan and Galerie ColletPark, Paris, France. Group exhibitions include Grand Palais, Paris, France and Bruselles Exposition, Brussels, Belgium. This was Chou's first exhibition in the United States.
Sponsored in part by the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan; Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, TECO, New York, NY and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, TECO, Kansas City, MO; and the Asian Art Coordinating Council.
image: Yu-Cheng Chou, Jamerendu (detail), 2005, video (DVD) still, 16/9 SD, color, sound, 14 min 20 sec. Courtesy of the artist.