"Ah" is a sacred sound that many major religions around the world embrace, e.g.: "A-llah ", "A-men", "A-mitabah", "A-lleluia", and "A-OM". The work aspires to connect a sense of inner peace that is within us all.
Charwei Tsai was born in Taiwan (1980) and presently lives and works in Paris and Taipei. Tsai previously earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2002) and has completed a post-graduate program at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (2010).
Tsai utilizes a variety of media in a politically engaged, performative practice. At once highly personal yet general in concern, Tsai grounds her self and art practice in a sense of (national/Taiwanese) identity and the consequent implications. Geographical, social and spiritual concerns inform a body of work directed towards activating participation outside the confines of complacent contemplation.
Tsai has had solo exhibitions in Beijing, Bogotá, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo and her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions internationally including Ruhrtriennale and Yokohama Triennale (both in 2011), Ludwig Museum, Budapest and Forum Biennale, Taipei (both in 2010), Asia Pacific Triennale (2009), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008), ZKM Center of Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (both 2007), the Singapore Biennale (2006) and the Foundation Cartier, Paris (2005). In addition to her art practice, Tsai publishes, designs and edits Lovely Daze, a contemporary art periodical released biannually.