Wang Chung-Kun was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1982, and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University of the Arts and then obtained a master’s degree in Technology and Art from the university.
Sound art created by Wang projects a musical quality, as he liberates the abstractness of sound and transforms it into music in figurative forms. Wang sees sound as a way to convey ideas and concepts, and the understanding of sound lies in its associated connotations and meanings. Emotions expressed through music, on the other hand, can provide us with experiences that are integrated into realistic scenarios. Psychologically, the flow of sound and music can be grasped in a rational and logical way, and at the same time, music can be experienced in ways that are sentimental and experiential, and his artworks provide experiential ways to feel and perceive, suggesting that sound can’t be translated using words because it can only be what it is.
Wang’s recent solo exhibitions include: Breezy Afternoon, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taiwan (2021); Listening Machine, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (2019); Sound of the Wind, Taishin Bank Foundation, Taiwan (2018); Making Sound, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taiwan (2016); Another Soundscape, Nou Gallery, Taiwan (2013); and [+-*/], Digital Art Center, Taiwan (2010). Group exhibitions include: 2022 Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art – Log Into Our Sea, Yo-Chang Art Museum, Taiwan (2022); Spiritual Runway, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB), Taiwan (2022); Treasure Hill In the Future－2022 Treasure Hill Light Festival, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taiwan (2022); 2022 TPC Kaohsiung Public Art Festival: Electri-City II - The Terminal of Reality, Central Park, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2022); City Sonic International Sound Art Festival, Mons, Belgium (2015); inToAsia: Time-Based Art Festival 2013, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, USA (2013); and TRANSJOURNEY – Future Media Festival, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (2012). Wang was a winner of the Taipei Arts Award’s Merit Award (2013) and the Kaohsiung Art Award’s Special Jury Award (2011).