Hou Chun-Ming

Hou Biography & Filmmography

Preferred Name :Hou Chun Ming

Alias :Legend Hou‧Hou of Liuchiao Township

  Born at Liuchiao Township, Chia-yi County, Taiwan in 1963, Legend Hou often signs “Hou of LIuchiao Township” on his artworks. He is the first generation of B.F.A. studnet from National Art Academy (Now Taipei National University of the Arts).  In 1990s Hou conducted art creation with installation and printing and his artworks have been known for being taboo challenging, highly ritual and associating with contemporary Taiwan politic environment and social phenomena. Hou was invited to participate in many international art exhibitions including Venice Biennale. Recently he has been focusing on soul-searching scrabbling and free writing. He published several books: Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals by China Times Publishing; A Suicide Message of Dying on Love at Age 36 by Locus Publishing; Grain Rain‧Amorous Affair by Cans Art; The Caution in Mirror by Psygarden Publishing : Legend Hou’s Sin & Punishment by Garden City Publishing.

 

Chronology

Hou of Liu-chow Township/ Legend Hou

 

Solo Exhibitions

1990

Hou’s Mythology, Auditorium, College of Fine Arts, Lujhou, Taipei County, Taiwan

Desire Punishment, City Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1991

The Wedding of Hou Family, Taipei Dignity, Taipei, Taiwan

1992

The Resentful Soul, Apartment No.2, Taipei, Taiwan

Erotic Paradise, Arp Gallery, Kaoshiung, Taiwan

God of War,  IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan

1993

Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals, Lion Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals, New Vision Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals, Neo-eco Art Environment, Tainan, Taiwan

1995

Hou Chun-Ming’s Print Solo Exhibition, Najota Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

1997

Sinner in Paradise, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2000

Crawling on the Belly, Hanart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2001

Ali Temple, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

2002

Mido’s Father, Wind Mountain Cloud Water, Chiayi, Taiwan

2004

Hometown Plants, Hwataoyao, Miaoli, Taiwan

2005

Going Home- The Reshaping Trilogy of Legend Hou’s Life, Yannick Co., Taipei, Taiwan

Mind Writing, Dadaocheng Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2006

Journal by Pillow, Cansbook, Beijing, China

2007

Lesbian’s Lace Whipping, Grain Rain‧Amorous Affair, Art Taipei 2007, Taipei, Taiwan

The Rise of Dragon.The Flight of Phoenix, Cansbook, Beijing, China

Journal by Pillow, 107 Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

Calm Down at Toufen, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

2008

In the Name of God, PYD Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Confession by Jun-meeng at Age 47, L’orangerie Non Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2009

Collision between Taboo and Desire:Hou Chun-Ming’s Works of Print 1992-2008, Taichung / Miaoli, Taiwan

The Announcement of Hou’s Resurrection, Chiayi, Taiwan 

2010

Portrait Chronological Exhibition Inart space, Tainan

2012

Something Good To Say  Cans Tea & book house, Taipei

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 Selected Collective Exhibitions & Presentations

1987

Realty Side Show, The Intestine Sutra, Graduation Exhibition at YFY Building, Taipei, Taiwan

1988

Little Women, A Trio Exhibition in October, Yunhan Culture Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

1990

The Hall of Fame, Hsing-tien, Taiwan Document Cell Exhibition, U Theater, Taipei, Taiwan

1991

Bye-bye: Reading from the Hell, The Society Observation Exhibition, Lion Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1992

Re-transfigure of Hsing-tien, NTU the February 28 Massacre Community Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

Extension vs Breaking, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei,

1996

New Paradise, Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei,

1997

Transfigure in Middle Age, Taiwan Installation Art Exhibition, Chiayi City Art Center, Chiayi

1998

God Hates You, Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

The House of Fire, Fire at Night, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

1999

You came from my hometown and you supposed to know what happened there, The Installation Exhibition at Mountain 99, Tsaotun, Nantou

2002

I-ness: About Me, Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum, Kaohsiung

2004

Strong Anal Sex, Homer Lee’s Art Center, Art Taipei 2004, Taipei

The Magic Pot, Modern Art Festival, Golden Dragon Kiln, Miaoli

2005

Paint to Calm Down, The Mind Picture of Liu-chiao Family, Taoshan Humanity Hall, Chiayi

The First Year of Misha, The Pebble Land Exhibition, Huatao Kiln, Homer Lee’s Art Center, East Gate Museum, The Cultural Affair Bureau of Miaoli County

The Fierce Chiayi Artists, Chiayi County Mei Ling Arts Museum

2006

The Contemporary Landscape, MOCA, Taipei

Body Love, Art Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung

2007

Grain Rain‧Amorous Affair, Art Taipei 2007, Taipei

As Nature Takes Its Own Course – The Avant-garde Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Asian Art Center, Beijing

2008

The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea, Electronic Colorful Glass Flower – The Translation of Ordinary Culture, Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum, Kaohsiung

Fudge in Solemn Silence at Fan Gallery, Transfigure Prince at L’orangerie Non Gallery, and Mandela at Moon Gallery, Art Taipei 2008

2009

Star bright, Sincewell gallery ,Kaohsiung/ Taiyugallery ,Chiayi

2010

Taiwan Biennale 2010 ,Taichung

2011

 International Paper Art Exhibition and Symposium, Taipei

2011

Had To Write, Art Taipei 2011 atMoon Gallery Taipei

2012

Artist in Wonderland Kuandu Biennale /kuandu Museum of Fine Arts

Taipei

2012

Time game:Contemporary Appropriations Of The Past ,Taipei Fine Art Museum  Taipei

2012

Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction, Taipei Biennial 2012 /Taipei Fine

Art Museum  Taipei

2012

Textual Criticism In Bed  Art Taipei 2012 at Moon Gallery, Taipei

 

 

Selected International Exhibitions

1990

Busan International Biennale, Busan, South Korea

1995

Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals, The 46th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Art Taiwan- Erotic Paradise, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1996

Say Yes, My Boy, CONTAINER '96 - ART ACROSS OCEANS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hong Kong: Sin and Punishment, Out of Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Art Today at Taiwan, Ludwig International Art Forum Hall, Berlin, Germany

1997

Tracing Taiwan: Works on Paper, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

Lu-Ting (Lantou), Three Generations of Hong Kong Reading, Museum for 1997 Hang-over, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong

1998

INSIDE OUT: NEW CHINESE ART, New York, USA

Modern Taiwan Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

1999

God Hates You, Fin de Siècle Rituals: Contemporary Taiwanese Art, Taipei       Gallery, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, New York, USA

2004

Contemporary Taiwanese Art in the Era of Contention, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, USA

2006

The 15th JAALA Biennia, Kyoto Fine Arts Museum, Japan

2008

Name of by the god ,Pyo Gallery ,South Korea

2009

“Paper Symbol - Medium Extending”Tang Temporary Art ,HongKong

2009

Always(as it  was),Tang Temporary Art ,Bangkok

2010

Festival Of Imaginary St. Germain des Près Paris

2010

Hou Chun-Ming solo exhibition ,Ai Kowada Gallery ,Tokyo

2010

Asian father interview project Vergallery ,Thailand ,Bangkok

2010

Hou Chun-Ming exhibition at Indexgallery ,Canada Toronto

 

 

 

 

Hou Chun-Ming's exhibition at INDEXG, 2010 (installation views)

Selected Collections

Ludwig International Art Forum Hall, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum, National Taiwan Art Museum, Dimension Endowment of Art, Wen-shiou Collection Center, Spring Culture Foundation, Five Cent Driftwood House.

 

Publications

Legend Hou’s Sin & Punishment by Garden City Publishing

The Caution in Mirror by Psygarden Publishing;

My Mandela Sketch Book by Psygarden Publishing;

A Suicide Message of Dying on Love at Age 36 by Locus Publishing;

Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals by China Times Publishing;

Crawl by Belly by Ali Temple Publishing;

Going Home by Ali Temple Publishing;

Grain Rain‧Amorous Affair by Cans Art

Portfolio