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Jun-Jieh Wang

Taiwan

Born in 1963 in Taipei, Taiwan, Jun-Jieh Wang graduated from the Department of Visual Communication of the HdK Art Academy in Berlin in 1984. He received the Hsiung-Shih New Artists Award. Around that time, he began working with video and installation and became one of the pioneers of video art in Taiwan. He has participated in several major exhibitions since 1997, including the 47th Venice Biennale and the Asia Pacific Triennial in Queenstand, Australia. In 2000, Jun-Jieh Wang was selected by the prestigious Japanese art magazine "Bijutsu Techo" as one of the "100 notable artists in 2000". In 2002, Wang was the subject of Japan's NHK documentary " Asian Who's Who", which was aired on NHK's global channel. Jun-Jieh Wang now lives and works in Taipei. He also teaches at the graduate school of applied arts at National Chiao Tung University and the graduate school of arts and technology at Taipei National University of the Arts. The artist in residence programme will provide the time for Jun-Jieh to create a series of works derived from the influence of Marcel Duchamp, utilising the natural landscape around Dufftown as a background.