Chou Yu-Cheng lives and works in Taipei. He follows a practice that builds, across multiple materials, a subtle critique of mass media, institutions and the mechanisms that produce them.

Questioning the generation of value in the art world, Yu-Cheng’s works unveil strategies of exhibition-making and art production. Through conversations with companies, museums or factories, he shapes a minimal yet deliberate set of intellectual and aesthetic ‘tricks’, which ultimately play on the properties of art, object and space.

At St George’s Hall, a reflective, gold-plated work by Chou Yu-Cheng interrogated the act of protest, showing indentations made by the public when it was first presented.

Chou was the recipient of the Taipei Art Award, Taiwan (2012), as well as the Taishin Annual Visual Art Award, Taichung, Taiwan (2011). Recent shows include New Museum, New York, USA (2015); Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan (2015); Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2014); Queens Museum, New York, USA (2014) and Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2012).

Chou Yu-Cheng at Liverpool Biennial 2018

Chemical gilding, keep calm, galvanise, pray, gradient, ashes, manifestation, unequal, dissatisfaction, capitalise, incense burner, survival, agitation, hit, day light, 2015

(Gold plated stainless steel)

Exhibited at St George’s Hall with activations on 14, 21 and 28 October 2018