Charwei Tsai
Born in 1980 in Taipei, Taiwan
Lives and works in Paris and Taipei

Charwei Tsai graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in industrial design and art & architectural history (2002), and the postgraduate research program La Seine at L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2010).

Highly personal yet universal concerns spur Tsai’s multi-media practice. Geographical, social, and spiritual motifs inform a body of work, which encourages viewer participation outside the confines of complacent contemplation. Preoccupied with the human/nature relationship, Tsai meditates on the complexities among cultural beliefs, spirituality, and transience. 

Charwei Tsai has participated in 15th Gwangju Biennale (2023); Performance at Climat: quelle culture pour quel futur? Centre Pompidou, Paris (2022); Screening and talk at Tate Lates, Tate Modern, London (2022); Solo exhibition: The Songs We Carry, Vernacular Institute, Mexico City (2021); Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Initiative for Practices and Visions of Radical Care: On Care and Resilience, Radio Lumbung, Documenta XV (2022); Jogja Biennale (2019); Power of Intention: Reinventing the (prayer) Wheel, Rubin Museum, New York (2019), Charwei Tsai: Bulaubulau, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester (2018), 2050, A Brief History of the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, In collaboration with Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (2018); Minimalism: Space, Light, Object, Art Science Museum in collaboration with National Gallery Singapore, Singapore (2018), Hear Her Singing, Commissioned by Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (2017); Solo exhibition: Water Moon, Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne / Rhône-Alpes, France (2017); Biennale of Sydney (2016); Simple Shapes, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2014); Sharjah Biennial (2013); Phantoms of Asia at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2012); Yokohama Triennial (2011);  Ruhrtriennale (2011); 6th Asia Pacific Triennial (2009); Traces of the Sacred at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008); Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves at ZKM Center of Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2007); Singapore Biennale (2006); and J’en Rêve at Cartier Foundation, Paris (2005).

Tsai’s works are in public and private collections, including those held at Tate Modern, London; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; M+ Collection, Hong Kong; Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco / France; Contemporary Art Institute, Villeurbanne / Rhône-Alpes, France; and FRAC Lorraine, France.

Tsai has also published a curatorial journal titled Lovely Daze twice a year since 2005. The complete sets of Lovely Daze are in the library collections of Tate Modern, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pompidou Center, Paris; and MACBA, Barcelona.