TSAI, Pei-Kuei


latest update:2021-12-31

Pei-Kuei Tsai is Associate Professor and the current director of Graduate Institute of Transdisciplinary Art, National Kaohsiung Normal University; PhD in History of Art, the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

Art is seen as a way to refine thinking and practice, and a technology of articulation between people and between people and things. Curating, writing, and education are her methods.

She currently works on curatorial projects involving practical and theoretical outlooks, such as an educational art project with Cijin Junior High School and ‘The Popping City’ project about Kaohsiung city and its virtual version. Her curated exhibition includes: the 2019 exhibition ‘The Big Popping City: A Technical Guide for a Great City’ held at 8 places in Kaohsiung, and the 2016 exhibition ‘Dream Team of Kaohsiung Awards and Its Four Challenges’, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, the 2014 exhibition ‘The Production of Artists: the Technologies of Young Artists from Kaohsiung’, and the 2011 project ‘Non-Sleep in Non-Home: Art Living in a Historical Hotel’, Tainan.

  • 2013

    The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, PhD in History of Art

  • 2021


  • 2016

    ‘The Public-ness of the Self: the Art Workshop “8/1 Kaohsiung Gas Explosion Has Everything to Do with Me!?” ’, Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society: The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, 10-12 August 2016, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • 2013

    ‘Making the Political Personal and the Personal Political: A Multiple Case Study of August Sander, Andy Warhol, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, and Chen Chieh-Jen’, PhD dissertation, the Courtauld Institute of Art , University of London, UK

  • 2012

    ‘The Artistic Revival of the JJ-W Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan’, The Revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory Workshop, the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, UK

  • 2012

    ‘Self-Destructive Mimicry: The Early Modified Photographic Work of Taiwanese Artist Chen Chieh-Jen (1960-)’, the 38th Annual Conference, Association of Art Historians, The Open University, UK

  • 2012

    ‘Exchangeability in Art after Modernism: Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-Jen as a Case Study’, the 2012 Courtauld Institute of Art Postgraduate Symposium Showcasing New Research, University of London, UK

  • 2011

    ‘An Inappropriate/d Warhol’, the Warhol Uncovered? Conference, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, UK

  • 2011

    ‘The Self and the Others in Documentary Representation: Andy Warhol and Trinh T. Minh-Ha as Examples’, Research Forum Seminar, the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, UK

  • 2010

    ‘Abstraction and Artistic Capital: Richard Hamilton as a Case Study’, Historical Materialism: Crisis and Critique, the 7th Annual Conference, London, UK