Born in Taiwan, lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.
Highly personal yet universal concerns spur Charwei Tsai’s multi-media practice. Preoccupied with the human/nature relationship, Tsai meditates on the complexities among cultural beliefs, spirituality, and transience. Her recent projects include Lines Tell Everything about the Universe, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2021); Green Island Human Rights Art Festival, Taiwan and RITUEL·LE·S, Institut d'art Contemporain - Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (IAC), France (both in 2020); Jogja Biennale (2019); Minimalism: Space, Light, Object, Art Science Museum in collaboration with National Gallery Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 2050, A Brief History of the Future, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, in collaboration with Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and Shrine Room Projects: Wishes and Offerings, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA (all in 2018); Hear Her Singing, Commissioned by Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, UK (2017) and Biennale of Sydney (2016). She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design and Art & Architectural History (2002) and has completed the postgraduate research program La Seine at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (2010).
Tsai’s works are in public and private collections including those held at Tate Modern, London; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Yokohama Museum of Art; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; M+ Collection; Hong Kong, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen / Beijing; Sigg Collection, Zurich; Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, Sydney; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco / France; Contemporary Art Institute, Villeurbanne / Rhône-Alpes, France, and FRAC Lorraine, France.