Amy Cheng is a curator and writer based in Taipei. In 2010, with music critic Jeph Lo, she co-founded The Cube Project Space, which serves as an independent art space devoted to the research, production and presentation of contemporary art in Taipei. With the aim of delving deeply into local culture and establishing long-term relationships with artists, Cheng explores the possibility of “expanding curating”. Since 2009, she has carried out several research projects, including “Sound Cultures in Taiwan”(2011–2015) and “Critical Political Art and Curatorial Practice Research” (2009), for which she contributed to and edited the publication Art and Society: Introducing Seven Contemporary Artists. In 2016, she begins organizing cultural study courses outside the establishment, the “Praxis School” lecture series.
Recent exhibitions curated by Amy Cheng include: “The Heard and the Unheard: Soundscape Taiwan, Taiwan Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia” (2011), the exhibition series “Re-envisioning Society” (Taipei, 2011–2013), the screening program “Unhomely: Tales of an Island” (Manchester, 2013), “Shamans and Dissent” (Hong Kong, 2013) and “Towards Mysterious Realities” (2016). She also co-curated these exhibitions: “Melancholy in Progress: The 3rd Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition” (Taipei, 2012), “ALTERing NATIVism—Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan” (Taipei, Kaohsiung, 2015), “Phantom of Civilization” (Luxembourg, 2015), and “Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” (Shanghai, 2016).