latest update:2021-12-31

Amy Cheng is a curator and writer based in Taipei. In 2010, she co-founded TheCube Project Space, which serves as an independent art space devoted to the research, production and presentation of contemporary art in Taipei. With the aim of delving into local culture and establishing long-term relationships with artists and cultural practitioners, Cheng explores the possibility of “expanding curating”. Since 2009, she has carried out several research projects, including sound cultures in Taiwan and Critical Political Art and Curatorial Practice Research, for which she contributed to and edited the publication Art and Society: Introducing Seven Contemporary Artists. In 2016, she initiated cultural study program outside the establishment, the Praxis School lecture series.

The exhibitions curated by Amy Cheng include: The Heard and the Unheard: Soundscape Taiwan, Taiwan Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia (2011), the exhibition series Re-envisioning Society (2011-2013, Taipei), Towards Mysterious Realities (2016-2018, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul) and The Ouroboros Screening program (2019, Taipei, Luxembourg). She also co-curated these exhibitions such as ALTERing NATIVism—Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan (2014, Taipei, Kaohsiung), Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative (2016, 2018, Shanghai, Torino) and The Trilogy of Future Memories—Talking drums Radio, Sound Meridians and Liquid Love (2019-2021).

Cheng has been appointed the jury member of the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2017) and of the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award (2015).

  • 2010-

    Co-founder of the The Cube Project Space, (co-founder with Jeph Lo)

  • 2018

    “The Body as Strategy for Action”, Para Site

  • 2010

    “Return to Society: The History and Politics of Art as Social Intervention─A Look at Taiwan’s Four Phases of Development Since the Fall of Martial”, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Volume 9, Number 5