Tian Taiquan 田太权
Born 1960 in Chongqing, Tian Taiquan graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1988. Tian’s photographs investigate Chinese contemporary society through the use of imagery that confronts metaphysical issues of life and death. Tian frequently incorporates China’s rich culture and history within his photographs. This link between past and present is intended to draw attention to the issues of present day Chinese society. Tian also imparts Chinese notions of aesthetics and beauty within his work.
Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1984
From his early series ‘Traces of Civilization’ through to his more recent work ‘Totem Recollection’, the viewer is given an intimate snapshot of various historical and social issues that inspire Tian.
Solo Exhibition 2010 7010 Dali international Photo Festival 2009 “Hide And Seek ”Tian Taiquan Solo Exhibition , Chinese Visual Arts Center Beijing “Internet Focus Series”- Pingyao International Photography Exhibition Tears Of Eros, London, England 2008 Art Asia Miami, Art+Shanghai Tears of Eros, Likailin Gallery, England Truth & Memory, Gibsone Jessop Gallery Canada Nature, Shanghai 2007 Truth & Memory, Art+Shanghai, Shanghai Marks, Shijiazhuang Contemporary Art Gallery, Hebei Province A Lonely Studio Story , Art Season Gallery Singapore Lost, Chongqing Totem Recollection Pingyao International Photography Exhibition 2006 Lethe Pingyao International Photography Exhibition Lethe Guangzhou Shenzhen & 501 Art Space, Chongqing Abnormal Feeling Sichuan Fine Arts Institute 1986 Concept of Photography Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Group Exhibition 2008 Art Asia, Miami, Art+Shanghai Buy Art Fair England China Unwanted Girls NY City City Crack Beijing Revert to Asia SH Art Fair, Shanghai Mediascape, Art+Shanghai Golden Eyes Art Fair 2008, Seoul Dialogue 2008 China Image, Beijing Gathering under Olympic Rings, Beijing Kitai Period China Forward, Moscow 55 days in Valencia , Spain 2007 No Lethe, Beijing Ground Humanism, Beijing Revolution-Reality to Imagination, Beijing Pleasant Sensation of Figures, Kunming China Photography Collections and Exhibition 2007, Beijing Asian International Arts Exhibition 2007, Hong Kong Perspective with Chinese Artists in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition, America Foreordination and Transcendence Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore 2006 Foreordination and Transcendence Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Beijing First Sign Contemporary Arts Invitational Exhibition 2006, Beijing 5×7 Frame Decides the Attitude Biennial, Pingyao International Photography Exhibition Seoul International Media City, Korea Arts Makes World a Better Place Exhibition, Shanghai Tank from Chongqing Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Shenzhen 2005 Between two Riversides Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Pingyao