Pei-Shih TU (b. 1981) was born in Miaoli, Taiwan. She received her MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2007, and now lives and works in Taiwan. Tu's work centers on animation. Her recent work explores the relationship between image and narrative as well as the visual meaning of animation. Her works have been recognized by art awards in Taiwan and abroad, including a grant for Taiwanese artists by Asian Cultural Council (ACC) in 2009, a nomination for BACC Award for Contemporary Art in 2012, and Honorable Mention in Taipei Arts Award in 2016.
Dream-like fictional narrative of cut-out animated videos, deviant sexuality and sadistic violence weaved together in a theater of cruelty, referencing classical images and footage gathered from both historical and cheap online sources, handmade luxurious glossy collages from pop media images, are all in the first Artrooms survey of Taiwanese artist Tu Pei-Shih, one of the most promising artists in Taiwan’s contemporary art scene.