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TSE SU-MEI

TSE SU-MEI
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Born in 1973, Luxembourg.
Lives and works in Luxembourg and Berlin.


Studies
2000

Diplome National Superieur d’Arts Plastiques avec les felicitations du Jury, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-d’Arts, Paris                        
1996
Diplome de BTS textile et impression, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Appliques, Paris
1993-1999    
Conservatoire de Musique, Paris VI
1991              
1er prix de violoncelle, 1er prix en musique de chambre, Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg

Grants and Awards
2014

Residency at Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2009
XLIII Award of Contemporary Art, Prince Pierre Foundation, Monaco
2008
Short residency at MIT List Visual Arts Center and visit of the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA    
2007
Artist in residence, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston MA, USA
Art residency and Lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
2006
SR-Medienkunstpreis, Saarlandischer Rundfunk, Saarbrucken
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA   
2005
Edward Steichen Award, Grant and Art Residency in NY for 2006
Art residency and Lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
2003
Golden Lion for the Best National Participation, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice IT
2001
Prix d'art Robert Schuman, prix interregional SaarLorLux

Solo exhibitions
2017
Between Eggs, Stones and Floating Balls, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Nested, cur. C.Gallois & K.Weilenmann, MUDAM LUXEMBOURG – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
A Certain Lightness, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
Elegy, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2015
one thousand and one dreams behind us..., Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA
2014
Faded and the space between, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Gewisse Rahmenbedingungen, Frieze Art Fair, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
...ET A L'HORIZON, IL Y AVAIT L'ORAGE, Centre d'Art Contemporain-Chateau des Adhemar, Montelimar, France
2012
The Source, Project One, Eslite bookstore, Hong Kong, China
2011
Distant Voices, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Lapses of Time, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
Vertigen de la Vida, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
2010
Stille Disco, Solo Exhibition, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
New Sense Of Order, Su-Mei Tse & Yves Netzhammer, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
2009
Words and Memories, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
VARIATIONEN, Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris, France
Solo exhibition, Prix International d’Art Contemporain Fondation Prince Pierre, Monaco
Floating Memories, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston USA
Solo exhibition at Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
2008
Some Magical Clangs. Su-Mei Tse + Virginie Yassef,CRAC Alsace,  France
East Wind,Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Bird Cage, Su-Mei Tse and Jean-Lou Majerus, public art project, Luxembourg
1000 Words for Snow, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
2007
DUOLOGUE, Lee Mingwei & Su-Mei Tse, 2 Solo Exhibitions at MOCA Taipei, Taiwan    
Media Test Wall - Su-Mei Tse, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA, USA
Su-Mei Tse, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
2006
Su-Mei Tse,Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Proposition de detour, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
The ICH-Manifestation, Noctour by Contour Video Festival, Mechelen, Belgium
PS1 New York,New York, USA
Su-Mei Tse, Casino, Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Albion Gallery, London UK
2005
Su-Mei Tse: Video works, Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, USA
The ICH-Manifestation, The Renaissance Society, Chicago IL, USA
Su-Mei Tse SOLO, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
2004
Recent Works, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA
Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp Belgium
The First of Moderna Su-Mei Tse, Moderna Museet, Stockholm Sweden
JETZT, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
2003
Air conditioned, Venice Biennale (Luxembourg pavilion), Venice Italy
2000
Rien a voir, video-projection, Instants Chavires, Montreuil France

Group exhibitions (selection)
2016

Setouchi Triennale 2016, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
2015
30 Years, Artists of the Gallery, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
About Trees, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Conversation Piece, Fondazione Memmo, Roma, Italy
Taking Time, Théatre des Expositions #6, Villa Medicis, Académie de France à Rome, Italy
2014
Mythos Wald? Historische und zeitgenössische Interpretationen zum Thema Wald und Bäume, Neu Galerie im Haus Beda, Bitburg, Germany
Guess What ? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure : Selected Works from YAGEO Foundation Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Fruits de la Passion, La Collection du Centre Pompidou, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Days of Endless Time, curated by Kelly Gordon, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2014: New Film and Contemporary Art, Gaîté Lyrique et Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France /Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
NY-LUX. Edward Steichen Award 2004-2014, MUDAM LUXEMBOURG – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2013
Exhibition of the works donated by Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Musée Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Dojima River Biennale 2013 "Little Water", Osaka, Japan
Rhythm in it. Vom Rhythmus in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
The Distaff Side, Collection Melva Bucksbaum & Raymond Learsy, The Granary, Connecticut,USA
2012
10 Years in Zuoz, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Ateliers Luxembourg, The Venice Biennale Projects 1988-2011, MUDAM, Luxembourg
John Cage, KUAD Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
A House Full of Music, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
4 Films : Adrian Paci, Luisa Rabbia, SUPERFLEX, Su-Mei Tse, Peter Blum Gallery, New
York, USA
Neon who’s afraid of red yellow and blue? Maison rouge, Paris, France
2011
ANICROCHES, Variations, choral et fugue, curated by Fabienne Fulchéri, Espace Louis
Vuitton, Paris, France
Incongru. Quand l'art fait rire, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Thirty Years Peter Blum Edition, Peter Blum Gallery Soho, New York
Pour une République des Rêves, curated by Gilles A. Tiberghien, CRAC Alsace, France
Silent Echo, Collection I & II, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Walking Through …, MUDAM Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg
HELP !, Galerie Premier Regard, Paris, France
Quiet Attentions : Departure From Women, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
Echoes, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, France
2010
The Yvonne Rainer Project, screening program, BFI Southbank, UK
The Record, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Nasher Museum of Art Duke University, Durham USA
Lebenszeichen, curated by Peter Fischer & Brigitt Buergi, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
BRAVE NEW WORLD, From the perspective of Mudam Collection, Mudam, Luxembourg
CUE: Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009

ARTLV_09 - The Tel Aviv Bienial, Tel Aviv, Israel
Far and Near: Nature in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Tenants, AD Gallery – Remap2, Parallel event to the 2nd Athens Biennial, Keramikos, Athens Greece
Contemporary Art Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland USA
Reflection: The World Through Art, Dojima River Biennale, Osaka Japan
Invasion of Sound, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw Poland
Biennale Cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, Linz Austria
2008
Images in the night, for the 10th Anniversary of Le Fresnoy, Grand Palais, Paris France
Time Square, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
WONDER,Singapore Biennale 2008, curated by Fumio Nanjo, Singapore
L’Art en Europe, Pommery Expérience #5, Domaine Pommery, Reims France
Visual Arts in Greece 3, And Now?, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece
2007
ReMap KM, parallel project to the 1rst Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
Kunstpreis Robert Schumann - Best Of,Trier, Germany
Lieux Communs, Instants Chavires, Montreuil, France
Merveilleux, Chateau de Malbrouk, Manderen, France
Une Collection Pour Une Region, Chemins de Travarses GR FRAC Lorraine : 550km, Musee de la Lutherie et de L'Archeterie Francaise, Mircourt, France
Shangri-la on the horizon, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
SAMPLING'07, Museet Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Danemark
in midair_soundworks, Hong Kong, China
Listening Awry, Christian Marclay, Santiago Sierra, Kimsooja, Su-Mei Tse, McMaster Museum of Art Ontario, Canada
Art Brussels, AD Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2006
Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Dans les Alpes-Panorama, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Tell me/ Raconte-moi, Casino, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Women of Europe, Saint Tropez, France
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Japan
Tell me/ Raconte-moi, Casino, Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
2005
i-Dentity_An exhibition celebrating 25 years of i-D magazine, London UK
Art Unlimited, Art 36 Basel, Switzerland
Tell me/ Raconte-moi, Musee national des Beaux-Arts, Quebec Canada
Variations Xanadu, MOCA, Taipei Taiwan
Dis_appearance, Fri-Art, Kunsthalle Freiburg, Fribourg Switzerland
AURAL CULTURES, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Alberta Canada
Radiodays, Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam NL
Nouvelles Vagues, collections du Musee National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Shanghai, Canton, Beijing, China
Irreducible, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Fransisco CA, USA
2004
18e Rencontres Paralleles, Festival, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie France
26th Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo Brasil
Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art - 18 Solo Exhibitions, Kinmen Taiwan
InVisible Silence, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence RI, USA
Fiction Love, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei Taiwan
Emotion 1, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt Denmark
2003
Montagna arte scienza mito, MART, Rovereto Italy
Affinites selectives - Wahlverwandtschaften, Metz France
Realites_Collections sans frontieres II, Galerie Zacheta, Warsaw Poland
Scale 1:1, beaumontpublic + koenigbloc, Luxembourg
Mursollaici, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris France

Public Collections
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Coppel Collection, Mexico
CNAP – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
FRAC - Lorraine, Metz, France
MART - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Schweden
MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg
MHVL - Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Museet for Samtidskunst, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA
NMNM - Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
UBS Art Collection, UBS (Luxembourg) S.A., Luxembourg
YAGEO Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
Yeh Rong Jai Culture & Art Foundation, Taiwan

Bibliography (Selection)
2014

Guess What ? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure : Selected Works from YAGEO Foundation Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Fruits de la Passion, La Collection du Centre Pompidou, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
NY-LUX Edward Steichen Award 2004-2014, publié par Mudam Luxembourg & Edward Steichen
Award Luxembourg a.s.b.l., février 2014
2013
donation Daniel et Florence Guerlain, dessins contemporains, éd. Centre Pompidou, Paris,2013 ISBN
978-2-84426-625-5
Rhythm in it, Vom Rhythmus in der Gegenwartskunst, On Rhythm in Contemporary Art, published
by Madeleine Schuppli & Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Magazine Air France, février 2013, Maintenant j’entends les oiseaux, Muriel Teodori, page 84-87
2012
Neon, Le néon dans l’art des années 1940 à nos jours, published by La Maison Rouge, 2012
A House Full of Music. Strategien in Musik und Kunst, Edited by Ralf Beil, Peter Kraut, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Hatje Cantz, 2012, ISBN 978-3-7757-3318-2
Kunstbulletin Gisela Kuoni, Su-Mei Tse, ‹Distant Voices›, 3/2012 page 82-83
2011
Edward Steichen Award, Luxembourg : Su-Mei Tse, Etienne Boulanger, Bertille Bak, Maria
Loboda, publié par Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg asbl, novembre 2011
Quiet Attentions : Departure from Women, publié par Art Tower Mito, Japon, 2011
2010   
Stille Disco edited by Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
SU-MEI TSE, NOTES, Special Edition, published by Peter Blum Edition, New York
The Record, Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Edited by Trevor Schoonmaker, Nasher Museum of Art Duke University, Durham USA
2009   
SU-MEI TSE, NOTES, published by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum & Charta (ISBN 978-88-8158-766-7)
Brigitte Ollier, Les sept sons du silence, Liberation Supplement, 31 oct/01 nov 09, p.16
Yasmine Youssi, La petite musique de Su-Mei Tse, La Tribune, 24 octobre 2009
Marie-Anne Lorge, Douleur exquise, Le Jeudi, 22 octobre 2009, p. 33
Catherine Francblin, Su-Mei Tse echo d’un reve eveille, art press n° 360, octobre 2009, p. 60-64
Nuit Banai, Su-Mei Tse Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, ARTFORUM, october 2009, p. 243
Biennale Cuvee 2009, World Selection of Contemporary Art, OK Books, exhibition catalogue, p.21
SU-MEI TSE, published by Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan
ART iT No.22 Winter / Spring 2009, Faces 22, Tse Su-Mei Between West and East by Yanashita Tomoko, p. 16/17
2008   
Catherine Francblin, Su-Mei Tse & Virginie Yassef, CRAC Alsace, art press n° 350, novembre 2008, p. 100
Singapore Biennale 2008 Wonder, exhibition catalogue, National Arts Council Singapore, ISBN 978-981-08-1684-1
Some Magical Clangs, Su-Mei Tse & Virginie Yassef, Exposition CRAC Alsace, 04.06. – 14.09.08, journal d’exposition
L’Art Contemporain en Europe, Experience Pommery # 5, BeauxArts editions (ISBN 978-2-84278-631-1)
2007   
DUOLOGUE : Lee Mingwei & Tse Su-Mei, Monographies, first published in November 2007 by Contemporary Art
Foundation/Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (ISBN 978-986-83211-3-7)
Merveilleux ! D’apres Nature, Exhibition Catalogue for Chateau de Malbrouck, Manderen, edited by Fage editions (ISBN 978-2-84975-118-3)
2006   
Kunsthaus Zurich In den Alpen Exhibition Catalogue (ISBN 3-906574-35-0)
Wei, Lilly. "Su-Mei Tse," ARTnews, December 2006.
LeMieux-Rutbal, Bruno. "Su-Mei Tse," Lapiz, no. 227, November 2006.
Gopnik, Blake, ‘Breathing Room Amid Chelsea’s Mega-Galleries’, The Washington Post, October 17th, 2006
Stringfield, Anne, ‘Goings On About Town’, The New Yorker, October 16th, 2006
Morton, Julia, ‘Walk the Line’, New York Press, October 18th, 2006
Koplos, Janet, ‘Su-Mei Tse at Franklin Art Works’, Art in America, October 2006
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennal 2006, Japan
“I-Dentity”, published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of i-D Magazine, London
Lovely Daze issue n°3, When I am alone, everything is so surreal, fall 2006, publised, edited and designed by Charwei Tsai
Su-Mei Tse. Monographie. edited by Casino, Forum d’art contemporain & The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 2006 (ISBN 2-919893-61-0)
Lovely Daze issue n°2, Take A Stroll, spring 2006, publised, edited and designed by Charwei Tsai
Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art Kinmen, Island. Catalogue de l’exposition Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art - 18 Solo Exhibitions, Kinmen, Taiwan, 2004. Edited by Charta, 2006 (ISBN 88-8158-598-7)
2005   
raconte-moi / tell me, Exhibition Catalogue edited by Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec et Casino Luxembourg – Forum d' art contemporain, Luxemburg
Variation Xanadu Exhibition Catalogue edited by MoCA, Taipei (ISBN 986-81341-1-0)
Chris Chang FilmComment. "The Hills Are Alive" Ed. The Film Society of Lincoln Center, mars/avril 2005, vol.41/n°2, p. 16
Art Unlimited. Art 36 Basel, 2005
Jos Van den Bergh Su-Mei Tse Tim Van Laere Gallery. Ed. Artforum International, fevrier 2005, p. 185
Aural Cultures. Catalogue d’exposition. Ed. Jim Drobnick. YYZBooks, Toronto, 2005
Irreducible. Catalogue d’exposition. Contemporary Short Form Video 1995-2005, CCA Wattis Institute, San Fransisco
2004   
Territorio libre, 26e Bienal de Sao Paolo 2004 catalogue d’exposition
Marie-Claude Beaud, Su-Mei Tse Jetzt = Jetzt, Ed. art press n° 306, novembre 2004, p. 38
InVisible Silence. Catalogue d’exposition. David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, 2004
Passport. Catalogue de l’exposition Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art - 18 Solo Exhibitions, Kinmen, Taiwan, 2004
2003   
Dreams and conflicts. The dictatorship of the viewer. Ed.Marsilio, Florence. Catalogue d’exposition de la 50e Exposition internationale d’art, Biennale de Venise, Venise, 2003
Su-Mei Tse « air conditioned ». Ed. Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg. Publication dans le cadre de la 50e Exposition internationale d’art, Biennale de Venise, Venise (pavillon du Luxembourg), 2003
Realites_Collections sans frontieres II. Catalogue d’exposition. Galerie Zacheta, Varsovie, 2003
Niru Ratnam It’s oh so quiet, Ed. I-D Magazine, The Studio Issue, septembre 2003, n° 241, p.200

Videography
- Su-Mei Tse SR-Kulturspiegel 31.05.06, Saarlandischer Rundfunk by Sven Rech
- Video portrait Su-Mei Tse, 2004, produced for the exhibition at the Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Danmark.
Interview with danish author, director and critic Lars Movin
Filmed and produced by director and photographer Steen Moller Rasmussen