藝術家介紹 | Artist Statement
吳耿禎 | Jam WU
2006年獲得雲門舞集流浪者計劃獎助，前往陝北探訪民間藝術。2009年為誠品書店首位培植的 Young Talent Artist 計畫藝術家，舉辦個展三部曲。2010年獲選巴黎 CITE 駐村藝術家，前往北極與瑞士鄉村探訪歐陸民間剪紙文化。同年獲得 Louis Vuitton 藝術首獎，成為首位於 Espace Culturel LV 舉辦個展的台灣藝術家。2013與 Meimage Dance 合作舞蹈作品《 親愛的 》，獲得第12屆台新藝術獎。2014年受邀為巴黎 Hermes Petit h 創作系列皮革與絲巾作品。
2012年《 工作表 》，以日常「剪髮」與民眾交換生活物資的行為計畫，探討藝術家的職業法定化。在北京老胡同《 一個城市青年回鄉的路上 》，邀請北漂青年透過餐桌，談論青年回鄉潮。2013年《 尋找看展覽的人 》，化身傢俱店員工，探討展覽中的觀眾參與。2014年《 臨時工—一份藝術與社會的問卷 》，以舉牌臨時工為流動雕塑，於新竹車站進行問卷交談。2016年《 剪紙合作社—蕭壠計畫 》，於台南鹽份地帶，帶領素人婦女進行剪紙與環境創作。
Jam WU was born in 1979 on a small island called Taiwan that borders the Pacific Ocean. His hometown, Tainan, is the oldest city in Taiwan, with his childhood memories consisting of subtropical Anping Fishing Harbor, folk religion temple culture, and agricultural landscape.
WU predominately works creatively with paper, focusing on the interconnected possibilities between traditional everyday life and contemporary facets, as he experiments with interpreting his own personal distinctiveness. On the other hand, he also regularly implements participatory projects, examining questions about life and social experiences.
In 2006, WU received a grant from Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Wanderer Award and embarked on a journey to survey folk art in northern Shaanxi Province, China. In 2009, he was invited by Watermill Center, founded by Robert Wilson, to create site-specific art. The same year, he became the first artist selected for Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore“Young Talent Artist” program and presented his premier solo exhibition in the form of a trilogy. In 2010, he participated in the artist residency program at CITE, Paris and also traveled to the Arctic region and the Swiss countryside to survey European folk paper-cutting art in those areas. He was awarded that same year with the First Prize for the Louis Vuitton Cultural Space Audition, and became the first Taiwanese artist to exhibit at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton. He participated in the cross-disciplinary project, My Dear with Meimage Dance, presented at the National Theater in Taipei. And the work gained 2013 Taishin Arts Award. In 2014, WU invited to Paris Hermes Petit h, created a leather and silk collection works.
In the performance project, Subsist Worksheet of An Artist (2012), he offered to give haircuts in exchange for people’s everyday objects, with the intention to explore the statutory definition for the career of being an artist. In On The Way To Hometown About One Urban Youth, which took place in Beijing hutong, or old alleyways, with youths that have migrated to Beijing from elsewhere gathered over a meal to share their thoughts on the ongoing wave of youths returning back home. For the 2013 Looking for Audience, WU transformed himself into a furniture store clerk to explore issues regarding public participations in exhibitions. In Temporary _A Questionnaire of Art and Society (2014), WU sought temporaries to be placards, like mobile sculptures, proceeded questionnaire conversations in Hsinchu Train Station. Papercut Field - Soulangh Project (2016), WU introduces and leads the local ladies getting inspiration from the local environment (Tainan Salt Zone) and doing paper-cutouts.
The Fourth Person of Paper
（電算中心藝廊於4/15開展，四維堂與圖書館於4/26閉展） | ( Exhibits in Si Wei Hall & Main Library end on 4/26 while exhibit in Computer Center Gallery starts from 4/29 )
藝文空間開放時間：週一至五11:00-17:00 國定假日休展 （其他場地以各場館開放時間為準）
Opening Hours for the Art Gallery: Mon. - Fri., 11:00 to 17:00 Closed on National Holidays (Other venues have respective regularities)
展覽地點 | 四維堂、圖書館、電算中心藝廊、藝文中心大廳、5F藝文空間
enue | Si Wei Hall, Main Library, Hall, Computer Center Gallery, Hall & 5F Art Gallery of Art & Culture Center
Program Opening Reception
藝文中心 5F 藝文空間
Art Gallery, 5F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
藝文中心 4F ART HUB
ART HUB, 4F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
Jam WU Resident Workshop
Mon. 25. Mar, 1. Apr, 8. Apr, 2019 13:00-15:00, three times in total
Yi-Sin Studio, 4F of NCCU Art & Culture Center (could be adjusted to other campus space based on workshop demands)
An Encounter with the Musicians - LO Si-Rong ft. Jam WU
藝文中心4F ART HUB
ART HUB, 4F of NCCU Art & Culture Center