Howie TSUI  徐浩恩

selected works  作品精选

 


bio

Howie Tsui (Tsui Ho Yan) was born in Hong Kong (1978) and raised in both Nigeria and Canada. He holds a BFA (2002) in painting from the University of Waterloo and received the Joseph Stauffer Prize (2005) from the Canada Council for the Arts for most outstanding young artist. Currently based in Vancouver, his work is in many private collections and belongs in the public holdings of the National Gallery of Canada, Canada Council Art Bank, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery and Centre d'exposition de Baie-Saint-Paul.

In his rigorous research-based practice, Tsui astutely blends socio-cultural issues and East Asian references with a distinctive underground aesthetic. He melds contemporary cultural allusions with those from Japanese manga, Hong Kong pop culture and Chinese and Japanese ghost stories, and is fascinated by the way that history, horror and the grotesque function in the present day. He is also interested in how traditional forms of image-making – particularly that of Asian scroll painting – can be used to document and re-present the Chinese-Canadian experience.

Tsui’s new project, Retainers of Anarchy, examines wuxia (martial arts fantasy fiction) as a narrative tool for dissent and resistance. By exploring the anarchic societies of the genre, Tsui intends to reveal the paradox of how harmony can exist in lawless spaces, while rampant corruption may flourish in governed states and regulated industries.

简介

徐浩恩于1978年出生于香港,后随父母移居尼日利亚和加拿大。他在2002年获得了加拿大滑铁卢大学艺术学学士学位,并在2005年荣获加拿大艺术委员会颁发的最佳青年艺术家Joseph Stauffer大奖。现居温哥华,他的作品广泛地被私人及公共艺术机构所收藏,其中包括加拿大国家美术馆,加拿大国家艺术银行,渥太华市政府,渥太华美术馆以及圣保罗当代艺术美术馆。

他的绘画创作多基于大量的文献与历史研究,艺术家将社会文化现象与东亚的文化以及独特的非主流地下文化美学相混合。艺术家将当代文化暗示与日本漫画,以及香港流行文化与中日鬼神传说相融合。徐浩恩迷恋与对历史,恐怖小说在当下社会中的功能性及角色的研究。同时,他也对传统的造像形式,尤其是传统的长卷作为一种纪录方式倍感兴趣,艺术家也借用此种艺术形式再现其自身中加双重文化背景的独特视角。

徐浩恩的一组新作《门客混战》是对武侠小说作为异论与反抗的一种叙事工具的再讨论。通过对武侠文学中无政府社会进行研究与探讨,艺术家旨在揭示和谐与混乱,法与无法间的微妙关系。


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2002   BFA, University of Waterloo, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Retainers of Anarchy, Vancouver Art Gallery

2013
Friendly Fire, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon
Horror Fables, Le Gallery, Toronto
Celestials of Gold Mountain, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver

2012  
Radiant Specters, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Friendly Fire, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (catalogue)

2011
Celestials of Saltwater City, Centre A, Vancouver

2010  
Horror Fables, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
Of Manga & Mongrels, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

2009  
Horror Fables, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa (catalogue)
Horror Fables, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg

2008  
Of Shunga & Monsters, Le Gallery, Toronto

2007  
Of Manga & Mongrels, G+ Gallery, Toronto

2006  
Of Manga & Mongrels, Gallery 101, Ottawa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  
Bites Back, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai
Anatomica, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax
TBA, Centre A, Vancouver

2014  
Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (catalogue)
Islands Off the Shore of Asia, Para Site, Hong Kong
Thru the Trapdoor, On Main Gallery, Vancouver
Neo Folk, Ikkan Art International, Singapore
Beside Yourself, Audain Art Centre, Vancouver

2013  
You Cannot Kill What is Already Dead, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto
Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me, Powell Street Festival, Vancouver
Intersections, Cineworks, Vancouver
Accumulations, Le Gallery, Toronto
A Clear Blazing Trail, Magic Pony Gallery, Toronto

2012  
Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Musuem of San Francisco, San Francisco 
The Calendar’s Tales, 808 Gallery, Boston University School of Fine Arts, Boston
Local Flora, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa

2011  
Picture Book 1, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver

2010  
Exploded View, Ottawa Art Gallery
Monster, West Vancouver Museum
Par Chemin, Yves Laroche Galerie d’art, Montreal

2009  
Life Drawing, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto

2008  
Hut on an Island, Grasshut Gallery, Portland
Listen to your Heart, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen
Parcours et Perspectives, Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec

2007  
The Pleasure, Jaime Torres Bodet Cultural Centre, Mexico City

2006  
Paper Pushers, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
Fresh Start, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica
Said and Done, AntiSocial Gallery, Vancouver

2005  
Enjoy Relax Happy, Niagara Gallery, Toronto
My Culture Includes My Scene, Ottawa Art Gallery
Then and Now, Gene Siskel Film Center of the Chicago Institute of Art
Semi-Permanent05: Sketchel, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

2004  
Produce 04, Gallery Anno Domini, San Jose

2003  
Scatalogue: 30 Years of Crap in Contemporary Art, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa

Public Collections

2014  National Gallery of Canada
2013  City of Ottawa
2012  Ottawa Art Gallery
2008  Musée d'Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul
2007  Canada Council Art Bank

简历

2002  艺术学学士,滑铁卢大学,加拿大

个展

2016 
Retainers of Anarchy, 温哥华艺术馆、渥太华美术馆

2013
Friendly Fire, Southwestern Manitoba 画廊, 布兰登, 加拿大
Horror Fables, Le 画廊, 多伦多
Celestials of Gold Mountain, Wil Aballe Art Projects, 温哥华

2012   
Radiant Specters, Wendi Norris 画廊, 旧金山
Friendly Fire, Agnes Etherington 艺术中心, 金斯顿 (画册出版)

2011 
Celestials of Saltwater City, 温哥华亚洲当代艺术国际中心, 温哥华

2010   
Horror Fables, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 蒙特利尔, 加拿大
Of Manga & Mongrels, Jones 画廊, 温哥华

2009   
Horror Fables, Carleton大学美术馆, 渥太华 (画册出版)
Horror Fables, Ace Art Inc., 温尼伯, 加拿大

2008   
Of Shunga & Monsters, Le 画廊, 多伦多

2007   
Of Manga & Mongrels, G+ 画廊, 多伦多

2006   
Of Manga & Mongrels, 101画廊, 渥太华

群展

2015  
互作力, Art Labor 画廊, 上海
Anatomica, Dalhousie 大学画廊, 哈利法克斯, 加拿大
越界/粵界 温哥华亚洲当代艺术国际中心,温哥华

2014   
Shine a Light: 加拿大2014双年展, 加拿大国家美术馆, 渥太华 (画册出版)
亞洲的離岸島嶼, Para Site 艺术空间, 香港
Thru the Trapdoor, On Main 画廊, 温哥华
Neo Folk, Ikkan Art International, 新加坡
Beside Yourself, Audain 艺术中心, 温哥华

2013   
You Cannot Kill What is Already Dead, Doris McCarthy 画廊, 多伦多
Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me, Powell Street Festival, 温哥华
Intersections, Cineworks, 温哥华
Accumulations, Le 画廊, 多伦多
A Clear Blazing Trail, Magic Pony 画廊, 多伦多

2012   
Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, 旧金山亚洲艺术馆, 旧金山
The Calendar’s Tales, 808 画廊, 波士顿大学艺术学院, 波士顿
Local Flora, Galerie SAW 画廊渥太华

2011   
Picture Book 1, Interurban 画廊, 温哥华

2010   
Exploded View, 渥太华美术馆, 渥太华
Monster, 西温哥华美术馆, 温哥华
Par Chemin, Yves Laroche Galerie d’art, 蒙特利尔

2009   
Life Drawing, Narwhal Art Projects, 多伦多

2008   
Hut on an Island, Grasshut 画廊, 波特兰, 美国
Listen to your Heart, MOHS Exhibit, 哥本哈根, 丹麦
Parcours et Perspectives, Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul魁北克 

2007   
The Pleasure, Jaime Torres Bodet 文化中心, 墨西哥城

2006   
Paper Pushers, 1988 画廊, 洛杉矶
Fresh Start, Arena 1 画廊, 圣莫尼卡, 美国
Said and Done, AntiSocial 画廊, 温哥华

2005   
Enjoy Relax Happy, Niagara 画廊, 多伦多
My Culture Includes My Scene, 渥太华美术馆, 渥太华
Then and Now, 芝加哥艺术学院Gene Siskel影视中心, 芝加哥
Semi-Permanent05: Sketchel, 悉尼会展中心, 澳大利亚

2004   
Produce 04, Anno Domini 画廊, 圣何塞, 美国

2003   
Scatalogue: 30 Years of Crap in Contemporary Art, Galerie SAW 画廊, 渥太华

公共收藏

2014  加拿大国家美术馆
2013  渥太华市政府
2012  渥太华美术馆
2008  圣保罗当代艺术美术馆
2007  加拿大国家艺术银行


resources 资料

  • Evoking Past into Present: The Spectral Imagination of Howie Tsui, Interview by Joni Low, Published by YISHU Magazine  (PDF)
  • Friendly Fire: Bodies at War by Jan Allen  (PDF)
  • Irrevocable: Howie Tsui's Siamese Destiny by Steven Loft  (PDF)
  • Horror Fables: A Response by Aaron Boissonneault, Published by Critical Distance Vol 15:3  (PDF)
  • Telling Tales: Howie Tsui's Storied Worlds Review by Zoe Chan, Published by ricepaper Issue 16.1/ Spring 2011 (PDF)
  • Shadows by Emily Falvey  (PDF)
  • The Mongrel's Progress Published by Border Crossing  (PDF)