Artist

Huang Po-Chih

Born in Taoyuan, 1980 and lives in Hsinchu, Taiwan

In his multi-disciplinary practice, Huang Po-Chih focuses on exploring issues related to production, agriculture, manufacturing, and consumption. His works envision a macroscopic backdrop of trade and exchange, cross-sectioning complex industrial structures all the way down to the individuals who partake in this structure.
Huang Po-Chih adopts various roles in his projects. As a member of the family, he perused and compiled his family heritage, the stories about his mother’s ancestry and family members; as a producer, he reclaimed barren farmland in order to grow lemon trees; as an entrepreneur, he drafted and executed proposals; as an artist, he manipulated the system and resources of the art world. His projects are not only presented as objects of our observation but they also inherently take on potential and enduring social significance.
The symbolic objects—denim, lemon trees, turtledoves, and celery—relate intimate stories derived from the artist’s personal experiences, memories, and perceptions, and are offered up for us to partake. They also signal the key plots and stages in the projects and constantly extend the scope and boundaries of the issues being discussed.
With symbolic colors and spatial logic, Huang Po-Chih renders the space with an aesthetic pleasure and a presence of ceremony like that in monochromatic paintings. Such visual experiences also establish a proper distance between the projects on display and their social backdrops, allowing viewers to engage in objective contemplation and reflection.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Prudential Eye Award Finalists’ Exhibition 2016
The Prudential Eye Awards returns in 2016, featuring 15 artists who an eminent panel of Judges believe...
16 Jan 2016 - 27 Mar 2016
ArtScience Museum
Exhibitions
Huang Po-Chih: Protein Boy: Scene Two (Let Imagination Become Delusion And Seize Your Fantasies)
On the occasion of Art Basel Hong Kong, am space presents “Protein boy”, a solo exhibition...
23 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Booth 1C48
Exhibitions
Huang Po-Chih: 500 Lemon Trees – A Proposal for Museums: Factory
am space presents “A Proposal for Museums: Factory” by Taiwanese artist Huang Po-Chih, the...
20 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
Exhibitions
Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life
“Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life” brings together works and performances by 17 contemporary...
17 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
CHAT – Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile