Artistic Director/Curator

Amy Cheng is an independent curator who lives and works in Taipei.

She is the co-founder of TheCube Project Space, which serves as an independent art space devoted to the research, production and presentation of contemporary art in Taipei. Her curatorial practice centers on the historical and geopolitical relations between Asia and the world in the contemporary scene. With the aim of delving into local culture and establishing long-term relationships with artists and cultural practitioners, she explores the possibility of “expanding curating”. Since 2010, she has promoted the studies on Taiwan’s modern sound cultures and extended this endeavor to multiple cultural forms such as exhibition, publication, online database, and internet radio.

The exhibitions curated by Amy Cheng include: Liquid Love (2020, Taipei), Towards Mysterious Realities (2016–2018, Taipei and Seoul), Shamans and Dissent: Artist Dispatch Project Exhibition (2013, Hong Kong), Re-envisioning Society (2011–2013, Taipei) and The Heard and the Unheard ─ Soundscape Taiwan (Taiwan Pavilion, 2011, the Venice Biennale). She also co-curated these exhibitions such as Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative (2016, 2018, Shanghai and Turin), Phantom of Civilization (2015, Luxembourg), ALTERing NATIVism — Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan (2014, Taipei and Kaohsiung), the Third Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition — Melancholy in Progress (2012, Taipei) and Do You Believe in Reality? (2004 Taipei Biennial).

Cheng had been appointed the jury member of the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award (2015) and the 57th Venice Biennale (2017).

Jeph LO
Gallery and Development Manager / Curator

As a researcher in the field of sound culture and the co-founder of TheCube Project Space, Jeph Lo has devoted long-term attention to the development of indie music, experimental music, as well as sound art and culture in Taiwan. He used to write special reports on the thriving indie music in Taipei for weekly and periodicals in the 1990s. He edited Walk the Music: Taipei Music Map since ‘90 (2000) and translated Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House (2002). Besides, he co-curated the exhibition Altering Nativism: Sound Cultures in Post-war Taiwan (2014) and worked as the chief editor of the exhibition’s catalogue/reader. Moreover, he is the chief organizer of the website Soundtrack: The Database of Taiwan’s Sound Culture (soundtraces.tw) and the Talking Drums Radio streamed online.

AU Sow-Yee

Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Au Sow-Yee now lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. She has an interest in mixed formats of moving images, conceptual art, installation and creates artworks that explore and extend from images and the production of images, as well as the connections between history, politics, and power. She was shortlisted for Han Nefkens Foundation’s Loop Barcelona Video Art Award in 2018; the Asia Pacific Breweries Signature Art Prize in 2018; and the 18th and 14th Taishin Arts Award. She has shown her artworks in 2023 Sharjah Biennale Thinking Historically in the Present, 2022 Busan Biennale We, on the Rising Wave, Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017); 2 or 3 Tigers at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW, 2017); Asian Film and Video Art Forum at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA, 2017); Condition Report: Mode of Liaisons at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC, 2017); Taipei Biennial 2018: Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem; and One Song and the Boat at the Times Museum, Guangzhou (2021-2022). Sow-Yee was the co-founder and co-curator for KLEX (Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video and Music Festival) in 2010, 2011 and 2016. She was also a guest writer for online magazine No Man’s Land and co-founded Kuala Lumpur’s Rumah Attap Library and Collective in 2017.

Jason J S LEE
Gallery and Exhibition Coordinator

An artist from Singapore who works with several media which includes photography, installation, and performance. Jason is concerned with issues that revolve around the urban environment and contemporary society. He has participated in group exhibitions, curatorial projects and collaborations with varying roles as artist, organizer, photographer, web publisher and designer. He has presented works extensively in Singapore and various countries including Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macao, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts.


Fang-Chi CHANG
Project Coordinator

Fang-Chi Chang works as a project coordinator of the Praxis school of TheCube Project Space. Her research interests focus on the kind of death that is unspeakable and intangible. As a pre-researcher, she cultivates her sensation/perception/cognition/ awareness as ways to get close to it. From 2007 to 2017, she grounded her research on the Losheng Sanatorium (Taiwan) by re-aligning its Death Roster and the Location of Columbaria. Furthermore, she joined groups that see creation as action, and worked as coordinator when it relates to Losheng, including: Group of Losheng Story House: Project of Lo-Chi (2008); Masao Okabe Frottage Collaboration on Losheng (2009); Huang-Die-Nan-Tian-Wu-Ta-Tuan: The Flower of Akusho (2010),and Zhu-Gao-Zhi-Qi (2011); Ghost Festival of Losheng (2013); Chen Chieh-Jeh Studio: Happiness Building (2012), Realm of Reverberations (2014), and Wind Songs (2015). After 2017, She started to examine whether it is possible and appropriate to study death in a decontextualized way.


Elsie LAM
Research Assistant

From Hong Kong and graduated from the Chinese Department of National Taiwan University, Elsie is currently studying in the Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art Program at National Taipei University of Education, aiming to bridge the gap between euphemism in Chinese literature and honesty in artworks. Drawing from personal experiences, her research interests focus on exhibition as a site of communication, cultural identity construction and spatial reflexivity.

Wei-Lun CHEN
Exhibition Technical Support

Holds Master of Fine Art in New Media Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts. Works as an arts researcher, curator, exhibition technical support. He researches about art aesthetic focusing on image theories, media and popular cultures. He views all the things that make up art as an important part of artistic practice, turning research into a motivating force for action while at the same time advancing his research through practice. Recent curated exhibitions: “Notes for Tomorrow ─ Southern Taipei Version” (Guest curator, 2022, TheCube Project Space); “Just what is it that makes today’s image so different, so appealing?” (Curator, 2021, Hong-gah Museum).


Cheng-Tao CHEN
Web Tech Support

Independent researcher, website design engineer.

Chen holds a Master of Science in Life Science from the National Chung Hsin University as well as Master of Fine Arts in Trans-disciplinary Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts. He began working in the field of website design and network management during his university days. At the age of 28, he joined the NTU modern dance society classes under recommendation by a friend, and started to know about art. Later he enrolled into the Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts at the TNUA. His graduation thesis titled Living with the Forest : the Case of Two Art Projects “The Project for Making a Forest” and “Stone and Tree” to reflect on the relationship between art and nature. He has initiated a series of “Tree Tree Tree Person — Taroko Arts Residency Project”, and is still on-going. Besides curation, he works in the field of Information technology serving the art industry in Taiwan and has been in charge of the development of websites for a number of art-related organizations, including TheCube Project Space, ARTouch and Digital Art Center Taipei.

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