The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce that Mr. Ping Sheng WU is the winner of the three-month residency grant at New York's noted Triangle Arts Association (TAA).
During the month-long open call, a total of 21 Taiwanese artists submitted applications for this inaugural residency collaboration between TCC and Triangle. A jury formed by Alaina Claire Feldman, director of CUNY’s Sydney Mishkin Gallery, and TCC representatives convened on Jan. 11, 2019 to review the applications. A short list of five artists was decided based on the artistic quality of their work and quality of the proposed projects. Triangle then reviewed the finalists’ applications and selected Wu as the winner of the grant.
"Ping Sheng Wu’s dedication to sound and our perception of it, whether ‘natural’ or artificial, is a unique kind of aesthetic practice which isn’t often afforded generous studio time and space,” said Feldman, who had the opportunity to extensively tour and research contemporary art in Taiwan while working as the exhibition director of Independent Curators International. “Wu’s proposal specifically set out parameters for working within a New York context and researching how sound art is presented and contextualized. I believe he will take full advantage of his experience with Triangle and look forward to what comes of it,” she added.
Nova Benway, executive director of Triangle, is also excited about the new addition of Wu to the organization. “Wu’s work in sound is experimental, exploratory and rigorous. Dealing with the biggest questions—time, space, social and geographical formations, what is ‘real’ and what is ‘virtual’—he produces work in various genres, from installation to live performance to film soundtrack,” she said, noting that Triangle is pleased to support the research and presentation of Wu’s work during the three-month residency.
This residency grant is generously supported by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan). The winner is set to participate in the program March 1 through May 31, 2019.