任大賢 Jen, Ta-Hsien跨領域藝術Interdisciplinary
Born in Kaohsiung in 1977, Ta-Hsien Jen earned an MFA from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts in Tainan National University of the Arts in 2010. He has had several solo as well as group exhibitions around Taiwan since 2002. Jen has been invited to create some large-scale public art installations. As the recipient of Taipei Arts Awards in 2006, Jen specializes in sculpture and strives for the balance between the geometrical structures and variations of linear figures.
Contemporary Arts International (CAI)
Contemporary Arts International (CAI) was founded and built by two artists with international connections, Yin Peet and Viktor Lois, with headquarters in Acton, Massachusetts. It was open to the public in 2010. Programs provided include international symposia and exchange, artist-in-residency, art education and exhibitions. Its 12-acre campus is surrounded by nearly 100 acres of town forest, the site of a former working granite quarry. The main building–The Red Box Performance Hall– is a 7,000 square foot multi-purpose studio building containing two galleries, a classroom/workshop, a multidisciplinary performance hall, and outdoor working spaces. Also located on the grounds is a house for resident artists with four private bedrooms, an office, shared kitchen, and living rooms.
It is the third year of the art exchange program between the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government and Contemporary Arts International, Boston. In 2016, we sent the sculptor, Ta-Hsien Jen, to CAI for residency. The fish sculpture he created during his residency has been kept at the outdoors of CAI. Endeavoring to build metal creations in a linear and geometrical structure, Jen held his solo exhibition “Borderless” in Tsung Yeh Artist Village in October, 2016.