Chih-Chien Wang

Chih-Chien Wang’s practice involves the presentation of found objects and the process of collecting or recreating them. This process builds up his understanding of the living space and the cultural diversity of the city. The concerns also resemble his understanding of people, reflect the place where he lives in, and reveal his doubt about the self.

Photography, video and installation constantly serve as the main tools for Wang’s creation. With these media, he was able to preserve the fresh impression on specific moments while enjoying the capability to recreate scenery generated from the collected experiences. Photography, video and installation continue offer him great diversity of examining content and keep challenging the presentation of concepts.

The artist received the generous support of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 


Chih-Chien Wang was born in Taiwan and has resided in Montreal since 2002, where he completed a Master’s degree in Photography in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University, following his studies in Cinema and Theatre at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. His work is the subject of recent solo exhibitions at venues such as Centre Expression de St-Hyacinthe, in 2014; Centre Space in Toronto and Musée régional de Rimouski, in 2013; the Montreal Museum of Fine arts, in 2012; and his first solo exhibition in 2005, presented by Dazibao. He is also included in numerous group shows, including Out of Grace, at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery in Montral, in 2010, initiated by Lynda Gaudreau; the Quebec Triennial’s Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, in 2008; and Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination, at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, in 2006. Represented by Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, his artworks can be found within the collections of several important Canadian and international institutions.

Recent exhibitions


As far as we were; as close as I can, Contemporary Art Square, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal

Orange, Expression, Saint-Hyacinthe


Short Sentences, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal
Acts of Presence, Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal


Watered Plant, February, The New Gallery, Calgary
It is what it is, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa
Out of Grace, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal


Jelly Project #2, Gallery 44, Toronto


Time has hollows, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal
Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme, Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal