JUI-HUNG NI

Illustrator , Visual artists, Taipei , Taiwan

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NI Juihung
NI Juihung, aka “Chinese Fairy” is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in illustrations, installations, literature, and Feminist studies through field research, often drawing inspirations from Taiwanese subcultures of the 70s through modern days. Her work often features melodramatic narratives with elements of black humor, aesthetically she uses a lot of bold colors and visual cues from previous eras, fusing aspects of Taiwanese everyday life, to present or to mock various social phenomena including gender issues, folk beliefs and the media.
Ni’s practice is constantly inspired by her surroundings and daily life; her confessional paintings draw great similarities to the genre of I-Novels, where her work can be considered as Personal Realism. Her earlier works centered around the research on the symbolism of “Fairy” and what they represent in Mandarin-speaking communities. The researches included visits to major temples and shrines throughout Taiwan. Her work pays homage to the craftsmanship and visual elements observed in these traditional architectures, while the contents of the work are often based on her personal experiences as a woman and female artist.
“In John Berger’s book ‘Way of Seeing,’ he commented that the female nude is a major theme in European classics, a “picture culture” in which women are internalized by the male gaze. Berger stated that objectification is the result of seeing and being seen. Men are seers with authority, whereas women are seen. Women’s primary goal from birth seems to be making themselves worthy of being seen. In the process, women internalize the male gaze, and they become used to being constantly seen. (Wong Hoi Wing, “Male Gaze and Pornography”.) Figures and proxies of herself in Ni’s painting are simultaneously seen and put on display. This treatment is a bold statement and reflection of the parrelling obsessions of the sexes between East and West, and the intensified gender power dynamic of this digital era.
NI Juihung (b.1990, Taipei) currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. She is a visual artist, writer and specializes in illustrations, literature and site-specific installation. She holds an MFA from Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). Ni’s works has been selected by multiple awards including Taipei Art Award 2019. Her work has shown in Taipei Fine Art Museum and through out Taiwan.


Experience

Pier-2 Residency Program Artis at Pier-2 Art Center
2021/09 – 2021/12 Kaohsiung

Education

MFA Master of Fine Art at Taipei National University of the Art
2014 – 2017 Taipei
BF Material Art and Design at Tainan National University of the Art
2009 – 2013 Tainan County, Taiwan

Awards

2021
ONE ART Merit Award, ONE ART Taipei
2021
TiBE BOOK PRIZE 台北國際書展 書展大獎 非小說獎, 財團法人台北書展基金會 Taipei Book Foundation
2019
Judges' Award at the Taipei Art Award 台北美術獎入選, Taipei City Government
2017
Next Art Tainan Prize 台南新藝獎, Tainan City Government 臺南市政府
2017
Outstanding Art Prize 美術創作卓越獎, Taipei National University of The Art 臺北藝術大學
2015
The 13th Taoyuau Contemporary Art Award第十三屆桃源創作獎, Tanyuan City Government 桃園市政府
2014
The 9th Art Scholarship 第九屆龍顏創作獎, Long Yen Foundation 龍顏基金會
2012
The 4th MAD Exhibition ,The best Material Applications最佳材質運用獎, Tainan National University of The Art

Exhibitions

2022
Collecting Bodies :A Short story about art and nudities in Asia at The Culture Story, Singapore
2022
Taipei Golden Girl 台北嬌嬌女 at Fine Art Private Museum, Tainan City, Taiwan
2022
Nightshift Delight at Gallery x Chiao, Taipei
2021
She Says , Her story : Contemporary Women Artists from Taiwan at IA &A at Hillyer, Washinton DC. USA
2021
ONE ART Taipei at EQUAL = 等號 / 台北西華飯店, Taipei
2020
The Fairy Dairy Romance 仙女奇緣 at Treasure Hill Artist Village 寶藏巖國際藝術村, Taipei
2020
Search and Discover: The joy of collecting_ selections from the Y at The Private Museum, Singapore
2020
3 room, The Invisible Cities_ Hotpot Bath with Fairies看不見的城市 十三個房 at CHAN CHI HOT POTS LAB, Taipei
2019
2019 Taipei Art Awards 台北美術獎 at Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei ,Taiwan
2019
It’s SHOW Time –Taipei Art District Festival 大內藝術祭 at DaGuan Gallery 大觀藝術中心, Taipei
2019
Art Central at GALERIE OVO , Art Central, Hong Kong
2019
S.E.A. FOCUS An STPI Project at GALERIE OVO ,Gillman Barracks, Singapore
2018
I thought I was special 我以為我很特別 at GALERIE OVO, Taipei
2018
Para-Site Annual Auction at 香港大會堂, Hong Kong
2018
Small Singapore Show 2.0: TaiSing Conversation 新加坡小品2.0:台星對話 at OCAC 打開當代, Taipei
2018
2018 Taipei Artist Village Art Project 透明象限:藝術採集計劃 at Taipei Artiest Village 臺北國際藝術村, Taipei
2018
Exchanging Views 易地戀 at Crane Gallery 弔詭畫廊, Kaohsiung
2018
蘆竹湳好采頭藝術祭 at 蘆竹湳古厝, 苗栗
2018
Image of Love 愛的樣子 at Hsinchu City Art Gallery 新竹美術館, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
2018
TAIPEI • SINGAPORE 臺北,新加坡 at Art Stage /Marina Bay Sands,Expo & Convention Cent, Singapore
2018
The Neon Pink Fairy Save the world 螢光粉紅仙女成仙之路 at Zi Space 孖空間, Taipei
2017
窮極華麗 at 順天建築文化藝術中心, Taichung City, Taiwan
2017
World Weariness-Living in vain 厭世青,我儘全力放棄 at Pier-2 art center 駁二藝術特區, Kaohsiung
2017
Exposition YIA – Young International Artfair at Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2017
月球大旅社NEW MOON HOLTEL ニュームンホテル at Venue 濕地, Taipei
2017
Asia Contemporary Art Show Fall Edition at Galerie OVO /Conrad Hong Kong 十方藝術空間/港麗酒店, Hong Kong
2017
Young Art Taipei at Der-Hoorng Art Gallery/ Sheraton Grand Hotel, Taipei
2017
Fully Loaded , Tainan –New York 2017 大船入港 /2017台南-紐約 對飛計劃 at Pfizer Building /TAAC, New York, NY
2017
The Story of Contemporary Art in Tainan 新的旅途《臺南新藝獎 at Der-Horng Art Gallery 德鴻畫廊, Tainan City, Taiwan
2017
『Division of Reality』Outstanding Art Prize Exhibition 『現實的分割實境』 at KdMoFA 關渡美術館, Taipei
2016
You Should Go And Love Yourself 愛他,但要更愛己 at Xiang Er Spece 想貳藝文空間, Taoyuan County, Taiwan
2016
Tea time or Art time 婦女的午後時光 at Howl Space 齁空間, Tainan City, Taiwan
2016
Evoke: The Revealed Taiwanese Subjectivity 起駕回鑾 主體現形 at 絕對空間Absolute Space for the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan
2016
Be a good guy ! Don’t give up the treatment ! at Waley Art, Taipei
2015
LOVE HOTEL at Yiri Arts Space, Taichung City, Taiwan
2015
Harmony in Diversity 《The 13th Taoyuau Contemporary Art Award》 at Taoyuan Art Center, Taoyuan County, Taiwan
2015
Asian Contemporary Art Now II at N Gallery, Seoul
2015
Young Art Taipei at Jing Lu Art / Sheraton Grand Hotel, Taipei
2014
The Tourist Center of Peng Lai Mountain 蓬萊仙山辦事處 at Ho-Yo Space, Tainan City, Taiwan
2014
Free Art Fair at Huashan 1914, Taipei
2014
Art Kaohaiung at 182 Art Space / Chateau de Chine Hotel, Kaohsiung
2014
ASYAAF at 문화역서울文化中心284, Seoul
2013
The Shiny Therapy room 閃亮人生咨商室 at ART studio ,Eslite Xinyi Bookstore 誠品信義書店, Taipei

Clients

  • iing store 小英商號2016
  • JL Design
  • 緯來電視網
  • 鏡文學
  • 時報出版
  • TaiwanTraditional Village 蘆竹湳古厝
  • 臺北藝術大學美術學院
  • 花東菜市集
  • Thinker Theather 思劇場
  • Wasteland Art Space
  • 稻舍URS329
  • MedTecs 美得醫療
  • UGLI HALF 酉鬼啤酒
  • 圓神出版社
  • Bopiliao Historic Block 剝皮寮歷史街區
  • Our Theatre 阮劇團
  • The Uncanny 中泰集團