|1993 B.F.A. in Fine Arts, National Institute of the Art, Taipei|
2005 MA degree in Taipei National University of the Art
2016 Artist in Residence, Villa Waldberta Munich
2000 Artist in Residence - ARCUS Project in Japan
1995 The Third Annual Grand Award of Prix de Paris
2016 "Wang Te-Yu Solo Exhibition / No.84", Apartment der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2015 "Believe In What You Feel", Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, Malaysia
2015 "A Solo Exhibition by Wang Te-Yu / No.80", IT PARK Gallery, Taipei
2015 "A Solo Exhibition by Wang Te-Yu / No.79", The Accton Art Gallery, Hsinchu
2014 "Wang Te-Yu Solo Exhibition / No.75", Kalos Gallery, Taipei
2013 "Wang Te-Yu Solo Exhibition / No.72", Kalos Gallery, Taipei
2011 "Wang Te-Yu Solo Exhibition / No.70", Kalos Gallery, Taipei
2003 "Wang Te-Yu Solo Exhibition - Adrift", Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
2003 "A Solo Exhibition by Wang Te-Yu / No.51", IT PARK Gallery, Taipei
2003 "A Solo Exhibition by Wang Te-Yu / No.47"Taipei National University of the Art
2001 "Wang Te Yu solo exhibition/No.40" in Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei.
1999 "Wang Te Yu solo exhibition/No.32" in Shin Leh Yuan art space, Taipei.
1997 "Black installation"in Dimension Art Center,Taipei.
1997 "Wang Te Yu solo Exhibition/No.27" in IT PARK gallery,Taipei.
1996 "Installation for New Openning"in Cherng Piin gallery,Taipei.
1995 "Sculpture of Space"in Taipei County Cultural Center.
1995 "Wang Te Yu solo show"in Shin Leh Yuan art space,Taipei.
2015 “Considerate Creations” Taipei Artist Village
2015 “The Testimony of Food: Ideas and Food” Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2014 "Regardless of What the Curator Said", Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 "Taiwan Bermuda Triangle–Art Endemism", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 "Air Lab", The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2013 "Horizon Realm: Taiwan Contemporary Arts", Dolly M.E. Robinson Gallery, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
2013 "Trans Arts Tokyo 2013", Tokyo, Japan
2012 "Passing Through Memory", Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
2011 "2011 Taipei World Design Expo", Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 "Art with Mountain - Land Art Installation", No.299 Song-Ren Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
2010 "Sensory Topology: Bodily Perception of Taiwan Contemporary Art", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2009 "Very Fun Park", COMB Desing Boutique & Café, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 "In Between", Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 "Duel Regard – The View from Taiwanese Women’s Arts", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2007 "Breathing Deeply", Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan & Beijing, China
2006 “From Encounter to Encounter -- Expounding the Playground / The 4th City on the Move Art Festival 2006” , Taipei Children’.
2006 “Empty fields / A dialogue between contemporary art and contemporary philosophy”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei.
2005 “International Triennale of Contemporary Art YOKOHAMA 2005 / Art Circus-Jumping from the Ordinary”,YOKOHAMA, JAPAN.
2002 "Paysages / 4e Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Enghien-les-Bains", Enghien-les-Bains, France
2002 "The Landscape of the Tanshui River Festival of Art & Environment at Chu-wei", The bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei
2001 "Promenade in Asia - CUTE" Contemporary, Art Center, Art Tower Mito, JAPAN.
2001 "Absolute Body", Main-Trend gallery,Taipei.
2001 "Labyrinth of Pleasure", Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.
2000 "Zero-in" in Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
2000 "Sister space / An Exhibition of International Alternative Artists & Arts Organizations" , Southern Exposure, San Francisco
1999 "You Talk/I Listen" in Centre d'Art Contemporain de La Ferme du Buisson, France
1999 "Back From Home" in Bamboo Curtain,Taipei.
1998 "Imageries of Dazzling Luminaries" in Taiwan Museum of Art
1998 "You Talk/I Listen" in Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
1996 "1996 Taipei Biennial:The Quest For Identity"in Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Wang Te-yu’s works have
always sought simple ideas. She has always tried to explore the
feeling of spatial presence with simple media, and go on to meditate
on the existential form and situation of people in these spaces. In
1990 she began spreading out a pure spatial form with fabrics of
different material, and this has become a primary motif in the
artist’s work. In a series of spatial creations whose titles begin
with a number, she has pursued continuous research into the spatial
theme, transforming the subjective/objective relationship between
spaces and people, and letting the body’s sensory experience
replace visual experience. In this way the interactive experience
between viewers and works functions directly as a pathway that the
artist provides for “entry” into the spirit of the work—a work
that symbolizes the artist’s subjective consciousness. The work
also unexpectedly encompasses the participating viewer’s subjective
experience and constructs a commonly-sensed space through the
mechanism of interaction.
While the face of contemporary art has gradually evolved through the development of new media art, with its emphasis on theories of the image, the use of virtually interactive installations simulate human sensory experience, and the visual illusions thus created become the fantasies of a virtual world. The pathway of development in contemporary art also seems to be heading in this direction, where the visual directs cognition. People rely on vision to understand the things before their eyes, and art—from the flat surface of the canvas to the flat surface of the screen—still seeks to depict visual realms that “seem as if you are there.” The spatial sense expressed by artists reflects the condition in which vision leads sensory experience. The spatial installations of Wang Te-yu’s series, which are created by different kinds of fabric, go against one’s sense of volume and vision. They use as their starting point a kind of vanishing point unlike the kind in traditional visual perception in order to explore reality and illusion, existence and disappearance. She aims to get rid of all existing known cognitive systems (and most of these cognitive systems are constructed from visual means of understanding; the so-called abandonment of visualization is the minimization of knowledge sensed through vision) to let people’s experience with the works revert directly to primal sensory experience.
Text by Iris Huang