WU Chuan-Lun, When Collecting Becomes Breeding – Taiwan, 2019
WU Chuan-Lun, When Collecting Becomes Breeding – Taiwan, 2019. Installation view at No Country for Canine, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Musquiqui Chihying in collaboration with Elom 20ce and Gregor Kasper, The Currency, 2020
Musquiqui Chihying in collaboration with Elom 20ce and Gregor Kasper, The Currency, 2020. Installation view Readings From Below. Group exhibition at Times Art Center, Berlin, Germany
Having applied through an open call released earlier this year, Chuan-Lun Wu and Musquiqui Chihying were selected from dozens of applicants for a three-month residency, which will take place during Delfina Foundation’s summer and autumn seasons respectively. With both artists intending to undertake research in UK museums, the two residencies will feed into Delfina Foundation’s thematic programme, Collecting as Practice.
These residencies follow on from the success of Rosalie Yu‘s in late 2020, which was the first Delfina Foundation residency in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (ROC).
Born in Taiwan, and currently based between Berlin and Tainan, Chuan-Lun Wu‘s has a practice whose general background is formed by the ever-changing, compromises and contradictions informing the relations between nature and civilisation, between ecology and politics, as well as between materials and digital means. Collecting is a regular gesture contributing to his projects. He sees his works and methods as a lubricant between the collections and the public, leading viewers to perceive the mindset and scheme of the human and natural world. Chuan-Lun’s residency has additional support from Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons.
Born in Taiwan, and currently based between Taipei and Berlin, Musquiqui Chihying explores the cultural and social identities constructed through the flow and circulation of audiovisual elements in physical and virtual spacetime. Specialising in the use of multimedia such as film and sound, he investigates the human condition and environmental system in the age of global capitalisation and engages in the inquiry of and research on issues of subjectivity in contemporary social culture in the Global South.