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  • Dec 22, 2023

2025 Taoyuan International Art Award Open Call Starts in April 2024

2025 Taoyuan International Art Award. Courtesy Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts.

The open call for submissions to the third 2025 Taoyuan International Art Award, organized by the Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts (TMoFA), will take place from April 1 to 26, 2024. This Award is for new works presented publicly for the first time and which have never entered government-organized competitions in Taiwan. Artists may participate as individuals or groups regardless of nationality or age. 

The predecessor to the Taoyuan International Art Award was the Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, which has been one of the most significant contemporary art competitions in Taiwan since 2001. In 2020, the Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award rebranded itself and launched the first “2021 Taoyuan International Art Award”. The Award is now to be held every two years, with an international jury. The scope of open calls has also now been extended globally, thereby strengthening international exchanges and laying a solid foundation for artistic research and creation. For this edition, the Grand Prize winner receives NTD 600,000, and three Honorable Mention winners each receives NTD 200,000. In addition, a Sojourn Award of NTD 350,000 will be offered to a Taiwanese artist for a tour abroad to inspire creations and cultivate artistic talents. 

Lijuan WANG, Acting Director of TMoFA, said, “Taoyuan International Art Award is a biennial exhibition program that builds an international network. In addition to encouraging the heterogeneity of contemporary art on a global scale, we are committed to exploring international creative proposals that show the perspectives of the times. In order to expand the boundaries of art forms and cultures, along with an open-ended call for entries, TMoFA also organizes an international jury as a major feature of the Award.”

The third "2025 Taoyuan International Art Award" preliminary review jury includes ABBY CHEN, REUBEN KEEHAN, SUNJUNG KIM, PO-WEI WANG, PEI-YI LU. Courtesy Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts.

All categories compete on the same stage, reviewed by a multidisciplinary international jury

This year's international jury is convened by Lijuan WANG, Acting Director of TMoFA, and the preliminary review will be conducted by Abby CHEN, Head of Contemporary Art Department at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Reuben KEEHAN, Curator, Contemporary Asian Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art; Sunjung KIM, Artistic Director of Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea; Po-Wei WANG, Artistic Director of Digital Art Foundation, Taiwan; and Pei-Yi LU, Associate Professor at National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan.

Abby CHEN has a longstanding interest in the changing relationship between the American Bay Area, Asia, and the world. Chen’s curatorial practice of community-based and public art projects closely connects with experimental Chinese communities to explore issues of ethnicity, gender, and urbanization. Reuben KEEHAN has been the curator of several Asia Pacific Triennials (APT). In recent years, Keehan participated in APT10's exhibition project promoted by exchanges between Taiwan and Australia, "Between Earth and Sky: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Taiwan", which was the first international academic exhibition of Taiwanese indigenous contemporary art. Sunjung KIM was the former president of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation and is currently the Artistic Director of Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea. Kim has been repeatedly selected in the ArtReview Magazine’s annual "Power 100," and is pivotal in shaping Korean contemporary art scene. Po-Wei WANG is a researcher, curator and art critic, specializing in media theory and art/science/technology (AST). Wang is currently the Artistic Director of Digital Art Foundation, Taiwan. Pei-Yi LU is the associate professor of MA Program on Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan. Lu’s primary research interest lies in Off-Site Art practice and curation, and is the author of several international research books.

Located in Qingpu, Taiwan, the main venue of Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts is expected to be completed in 2026. Courtesy Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts. 

About Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts (TMoFA)

Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts (TMoFA) is a government organization running multiple venues. In addition to the main venue of TMoFA currently under construction in Qingpu, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, there is also the Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center, which opened in October 2021 and is devoted to contemporary calligraphy art. Meanwhile the Taoyuan Children’s Art Center, which will open in April 2024, targets family audiences and aims to promote the development of art and aesthetic education. TMoFA has been warming up for future operations through various art projects. In concord with the surrounding natural environment and community, the construction of the main venue is jointly developed by Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop (Japan) and Joe Shih Architects (Taiwan) under the design concept of The Hill. The main venue of TMoFA is expected to be completed in 2026 and to become an important international arts exchange platform. 

2025 Taoyuan International Art Award
Open Call for Submissions: April 1-26, 2024
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