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), Towards Mysterious Realities (2016–2018, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul) . She also co-curated these exhibitions such as ALTERing NATIVism—Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan (2014, Taipei, Kaohsiung), Liquid Love (2019–2021, Taipei) . 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).
Gallery and Development Manager / Curator
As a researcher in the field of sound culture and the co-founder of TheCube Project Space (Taipei-based, non-profit), 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.
Project Coordinator / Curator
Holds an MFA from Pratt Institute, New York. Currently works as project assistant at TheCube Project Space. Focus on social value, self-consciousness, and identification. Used to be executive assistant at Petah Coyne Artwork LLC; project assistant at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and a cog in numerous art fairs, festivals, workshops, and galleries. Residency experiences include Vermont Studio Center (2014), and Cope NYC Project (2016).
Yujie Huang’s research interests revolve primarily around the exhibition/curatorial history and archive of contemporary art. Her curatorial practices include Subterranean—Taiwanese Art Collectives 1980-2000: Taipei Episode (curator, 2021), Liquid Love (assistant curator, 2020), Aerobraking (co-curator, 2017). She used to be the executive producer of Documentaries of Distinguished Taiwanese Artists (2019-2020) and a coordinator for several research and museum projects, such as Curators’ Intensive Taipei 19: International Conference and Workshops (2019), Spring Project: Curating History / Histories of Curating in Asia (2018-2019), and Declaration / Documentation: Taipei Biennial 1996-2014 (2016-2017). Her articles are widely published among various magazines and online platforms, such as Artist, CLABO, Museology Quarterly and NCAF.
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-qi Zhang 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.
Working as Gallery Assistant at TheCube Project Space since 2010. Besides, Dale is also a project executive for Wu-Yue Taiwanese Opera Troupe. She has performed in numerous Taiwanese operas since 2017.
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).
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.