Musquiqui Chihying (Taiwan/Germany) 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.

During his residency at Delfina – as part of the Collecting as Practice autumn programme – Chihying will conduct research into the collections in different British institutions, including the National Portrait Gallery and Bodleian Library, seeking to reveal early cultural exchange between Western Europe and East Asia before the subsequent formation of the so-called “Yellow Peril” in the late 19th century. This research will feed in the artist’s investigations into the recent global xenophobia against Asian communities after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chihying’s work has been exhibited at: Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Germany (2021); Centre Pompidou, France (2020); International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2020); Times Museum, China (2019); 12th OSTRALE Biennial, Germany (2019); 68th Berlinale Forum Expanded, Germany (2018); Para Site, Hong Kong (2018); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2016); Arko Art Center, South Korea (2016); Shanghai Biennial, China (2014).

He has received the Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019 from Han Nefkens Foundation in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró. He is the founder of the Research Lab of Image and Sound. Besides, he regularly publishes articles in art publications and is also a member of the Taiwanese art group “Fuxinghen Studio”.

Musquiqui Chihying was born in Taiwan and lives and works in Taipei and Berlin.

With support from

Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (ROC)

Thematic programme

Collecting as Practice:
Season 4

Residency season

Autumn 2021

Artist’s website



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