汪 曉 青
ANNIE HSIAO-CHING WANG
Artist Annie Hsiao-Ching Wang was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1972. She received her practice-based PhD in Art from the University of Brighton in the UK. She can be found focusing intensely year-round on issues related to the female identity, creativity and visual culture in her photography, oil paintings, mixed media art, and art instruction. She is not only a professional artist and director of Ching Tien Art Space, but also an assistant professor at the Department of Arts and Design at the National Dong Hwa University. The Chinese publication Portrait Magazine ranked Annie Wang as one of the top 25 most influential persons of 2018.
Ever since Wang’s successful exhibition “Wedding Process” at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 1997 where it garnered the attention of art critics and curators, she has been featured at many solo and group exhibitions throughout Taiwan and the UK. In 2002, she was selected as one of the “Top Female Artists in the New Generation of Image Art” in the book The History of (Contemporary) Taiwan Women Artists.
Inspired by her personal experience with becoming a mother in 2000, Wang’s art series has been admired by international art circles since 2007. She was invited to exhibit her work at the 2007 Manchester Photography Festival in the UK, the 2012 Novosibirsk International Festival of Contemporary Photography in Russia, the Yes Taiwan: 2012 Taiwan Biennial, the 2013 Ulsan International Festival in Korea, the 2018 Kaohsiung Photo and Taipei Art District Festival in Taiwan, the 2019 Biennial Photography of Geneva in Switzerland, and the 2020 Festival Images Vevey in Switzerland. Wang also won the Judges’ Special Award by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2012, and her artwork was selected to represent Taiwan for traveling exhibitions to more than 20 countries around the world between 2014 and 2016.
In 2018, her artwork series “The Mother as a Creator” went viral and prompted numerous reports and great interest abroad. In March of 2019, the Chinese Portrait Magazine made a special report on the matter, which garnered over 10 million views. Major publication outlets like the US magazine The New Yorker, Taiwanese academic journal The Journal of Taipei Fine Art Museum, the Korean PhotoArt, the Spanish Vogue, the Belgian Elle, China’s Beijing Youth Daily, and Taiwan’s Apple Daily, have all written and published lengthy and detailed reports on Wang’s works.