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HOU CHENGYU
Born in 1991 in Tainan, Cheng Yu Hou graduated from the Department of Information and Communication, 

Chinese Culture University, and started his photographer career in Taipei. 2015, Hou moved to New Zealand

after quit the job, and he started his new career as an astrophotographer base on the Mt. John Observatory,

Tekapo. Hou majored his MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2020. In recent year, Hou targets issues

such as sense of belonging, destiny, anthropocene and post-globalization. The motivation for him is to first
acquire the expertise and practice that are in high demand by the field, and construct a path of self-conversation

through research. 


A photographer who loves to read stories, he brought geological reference books, industrial development history, anthropological papers and local chronicles, and went out to find places with stories. After long-distance travel collection, put away the tripod, lift up and reload, and find the way home.

"Landscape is not a static concept. The path under your feet determines the landscape you see. If the scenery you have seen for a hundred years is the same, it’s because you have walked the same road, and you can only see the scenery in it if you leave the scenery, not in it.
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Education
2020 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2013 BS Department of Information and Communication, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Exhibitions
2021 "Fancy-free", Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2021 "Corrupted memory", Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2020 "Step up", Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2017 “Under the Dark Sky” photography and documentary project, Aoraki Internation Dark Sky Reserve, Mt. John Observatory, Tekapo, New Zealand
2012  Carnival performance, New Taipei City Tamsui Environmental Arts Festival, Taiwan
2012 The 10 Artists Exhibition, Hwa Kang Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Residency
2016 Aoraki Internation Dark Sky Reserve, Mt. John Observatory, Tekapo, New Zealand

2013 “Wild Market” 海或 Art Festival, Hualian City, Taiwan
2012 New Taipei City Tamsui Environmental Arts Festival, New Tapie City, Taiwan

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