翁 銘邦 | Dr. Vinci Weng
Born in 1970 in Taipei. Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan


Dr. Vinci Weng is a practicing artist working primarily with
​contemporary photography, digital imaging and moving image. In 
an artistic practice spanning over thirty years, his research interests include modern painting, digital fine art and experimental animation. He adopts the concepts of painting, photography and cinema that addressed some interesting issues of digital art with possibilities to go beyond the limit of still and moving images. His digital still and moving image explores the surreal relation of the pictorial, theatrical and cinematic perspectives.

Weng has an excellent track record of creative practice and research output. As an artist and academic, his research into digital art, experimental animation and contemporary photography has enabled him to participate in numerous exhibitions and receive many awards. His works have been presented internationally at museums and galleries such as YellowKorner Galleries Paris and Basel etc. (2019), The Royal Albert Hall London (2016), The Old Truman Brewery London (2016), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2016), Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (2016), The Pier-2 Art Centre Kaohsiung (2017), The Business Design Centre London (2014), Gallery 27 London (2013), The Space Hong Kong (2013), FQ Projects Shanghai (2013), Sotheby’s Amsterdam Gallery (2003), The Genia Schreiber University Gallery Tel Aviv (2003), MARS Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow (2003), Association of Photographers Gallery London (2002), Royal West of England Academy Bristol (2001), Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery UK (2001) and Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2001).
Several notable international awards include Chromatic Awards (2017~2018), International Photographer of the Year (2015~2017), Fine Art Photography Awards (2015~2019), La Grande Photo International Awards (2016), The AOP Photography Awards & Expo (2014), International Photography Awards (2013~2018), The RPS International Print Competition (2013~2015), Grand Prix de la Découverte (2012), The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology (2012), International Festival of Electronic Art 404 (2009), ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art (2003) and International Digital Exhibition and Awards (2002). His works have also been widely collected by public and private institutions around the world. 

Weng is an Associate Professor at College of Communications, Chinese Culture University in Taipei, and one of the representative artists for YellowKorner (YK) Galleries based in Paris (headquarter) and other major cities worldwide. He is working on new digital-still images. His current practice focuses on the potential of the digital three-dimensional space as a virtual stage for manipulating and transforming two-dimensional photographic images through which to reframe the pictorial scenarios of the still/moving image. He is, simultaneously planning to continue the new research of post-photography in his digital-imaging practice.
學 歷 | Education

2004 /  
Professional Doctorate in Fine Art, 
The University of East London, UK
1996 /  
MA in Fine Art, Faculty of Arts, Design and Media,
Birmingham City University, UK
1992 /  
BA in Fine Art (Distinction in Chinese Painting),
Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei
1988 /  
Diploma in Design (First Class Honours),
Department of Arts & Craft, Fu-Hsin School of Arts, Taipei


獎 項 | Awards

​2019 /  
Nominee (photomanipulation), 5rd Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK
2018 /  
Honorable Mention (digitally enhanced), IPA 2018, Los Angeles, USA
Honorable Mention (fine art), ND Awards 2018, London, UK
Honorable Mentions (photomanipulation), Chromatic Awards 2018, USA
2017 /  
The 1st Place Winner (photomanipulation), Chromatic Awards 2017, USA
Honorable Mentions (photomanipulation), Chromatic Awards 2017, USA
The 3rd Prize Winner (fine art), International Photographer of the Year 2016~2017, London, UK
Honorable Mention (digital art), New York International Photography and Digital Art Contest, NYC, USA
Nominee (photomanipulation), 3rd Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK
Finalist, The 2017 Taiwan Emerging Art Awards, Taichung, Taiwan
2016 /  
The 2nd Prize Winner (fine art), International Photographer of the Year 2015~2016, London, UK  
Nominee (fine art), Photogrvphy Grant 2016, London, UK
Nominee (fine art), La Grande Photo International Awards 2016, New York, USA
Finalist, The 2016 Taiwan Emerging Art Awards, Taichung, Taiwan
Honorable Mention, Kaohsiung Awards 2016, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 /  
The 3rd Prize Winner (photomanipulation), 1st Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK
Honorable Mention (fine art), ND Awards 2015, London, UK
Honorable Mention (digitally enhanced), IPA 2015, Los Angeles, USA
Finalist, The RPS International 158th Print Competition and Exhibitions, Bath, UK
2014 /  
Finalist, The AOP Photography Awards & Expo 2014, London, UK
The 1st Prize Winner (creative flair), Better Photography – Photograph of the Year Award 2014, Australia
Special Jury Prize, Kaohsiung Awards 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Honorable Mention (digitally enhanced), IPA 2014, Los Angeles, USA
Finalist, Photographer’s FORUM – Best of Photography 2014, Santa Barbara, USA
Finalist, The Art Bank Acquisition Programme 2014, The Ministry of Culture, Taichung, Taiwan
2013 /  
Honorable Mention (digitally enhanced), IPA 2013, Los Angeles, USA
Finalist, The RPS International 156th Print Competition and Exhibitions, Bath, UK
Finalist, The Young Artist Collection Project 2013, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2012 /  
Jury Award of Merit (digital experiment), The Grand Prix de la Découverte, Paris, France
Finalist, The Lumen Prize – International Award for Digital Fine Art, Cardiff, UK
Runner-Up (digital fine arts), An International Competition for Creative Quarterly 29, New York, USA
2009 /  
Finalist (still image), The International Festival of Electronic Art 404, Rosario, Argentina
2003 /  
Finalist, ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art 2003, ArtLink Inc. & Sotheby’s, Tel Aviv, Israel
2002 /  
Finalist, International Digital Exhibition and Awards, Association of Photographers, London, UK 
Finalist, Drawings for All 2002, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, UK
2001 /
Silver Medal (painting), The Peterborough Prize 2001, Peterborough, UK
Finalist, First RWA Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
Finalist (drawing), The 10th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
1999 /
Finalist (painting), The 26th Taipei Art Prize, Taipei, Taiwan 
1996 /
Winner (painting), Front Page Competition, The Art Paper, Daler~Rowney, UK
1995 /
Excellency Award (painting), International Art Competition, 
The Reader’s Digest, Hong Kong
1992 /
The Ministry of Culture Award, Taipei, Taiwan


展 覽 | Solo and Group Exhibitions

2019 /
My Wonderlands, YellowKorner Galleries, Paris France, Basel Switzerland and other major cities worldwide
The 2019 Taoyuan City Artists’ Invitational Exhibition, Taoyuan City Museum of Modern Art, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2018 /
My Wonderlands (solo show), Chinese Culture University Hwa-Kang Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 /
Beyond Limits - 2016 IPA Best Show X Formosa's Photo Elites, The Pier-2 Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The Exhibition of the 2017 Taiwan Emerging Art Awards, Taichung City Seaport Art Centre, Taichung, Taiwan
The 2017 Taoyuan City Artists’ Invitational Exhibition, Art Galleries for Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan, Taiwan
The 2017 Taoyuan City Artists’ Invitational Exhibition at Airport, Art Galleries for Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
Chong-Hong Construction x Art Bank Taiwan, The Art Space for the Lobby of New Square, Chong-Hong Culture & Education Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2015~2016 /
The Exhibition of the 2016 Taiwan Emerging Art Awards, Taichung City Seaport Art Centre, Taichung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung Awards and Exhibition 2016, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dreams + Habitations - NTMoFA Young Artist Collection Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
The 158th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions x Photomonth East London International Photography Festival, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
The 158th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
The 158th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK
The 158th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, The Hive, Worcester, UK
The 158th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington, UK
The 158th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, University of Derby, Derby, UK
Window View of Life: Place, Environment and Identity, The Gallery for Art Bank Headquarter, Taichung, Taiwan
Summer Art Festival 2015, The Gallery of Live Forever Foundation for Aesthetic Education, Taichung, Taiwan
2014 /
The AOP Photography Awards & Expo 2014, The Business Design Centre in Islington, London, UK
Kaohsiung Awards and Exhibition 2014, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Young Art Taipei 2014 – Taipei International Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, Regent Taipei, Taiwan 
2013~2014 /
The 156th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, UK
The 156th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, The Civic, Barnsley, UK
The 156th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, The Michael Heseltine Gallery, Oxford, UK
The 156th RPS International Print Competition and Exhibitions, The Museum of Somerset, Taunton, UK
2013 /
The Lumen Prize Exhibition – International Award for Digital Fine Art, Gallery 27, London, UK
The Lumen Prize Exhibition – International Award for Digital Fine Art, The Space, Hong Kong
The Lumen Prize Exhibition – International Award for Digital Fine Art, FQ Projects, Shanghai, China
The Lumen Prize Exhibition – International Award for Digital Fine Art, Canary Wharf FCA, London, UK
The Lumen Prize Exhibition – International Award for Digital Fine Art, Robert's Books, Riga, Latvia
2012 /
Fictional Painting (solo show), madL Contemporary Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 /
The 2011 Taoyuan City Artists’ Invitational Exhibition, Art Galleries for Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2010 /
Any-Space-Whatever (solo show), CYCU Art Centre, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2009 /
Lyricism (solo show), Safulak Art Village Gallery, Hsinshu, Taiwan
Sixteen Colours of Time (solo show), New Taipei City Government’s Arts Gallery, Banciao, Taiwan
The 2009 International Festival of Electronic Art 404, Rosario, Argentina
2008 /
Romance than Fiction: sixteen episodes (solo show), Art Gallery of Chiayi Railway Warehouse, Chiayi, Taiwan
The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale, Art Galleries for National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taiwan
The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale, Yuan-Ze University Arts Centre, Taoyuan, Taiwan
The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale, Arts & Culture Centre Taipei Tech, Taipei, Taiwan
The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale, Creative Arts Centre for Vanung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale, Art Galleries for Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan, Taiwan
The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale, Licence Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale, Chienkuo Technology University Museum, Taiwan
2006 /
Spread – New Media Art Show \^o^/ SIGHT – Art Fair 2006, Hwa-San Cultural Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 /
Uncanny Ambiguity (solo show), Pacific Cultural Foundation Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 /
Mysterious Beauty & Beautiful Mystery (solo show), UEL Docklands Sculpture Studio, London, UK
Ar2Go 2003, ArtLink on the Lake, Tel Aviv, Israel
ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art 2003, The Genia Schreiber University Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art 2003, Sotheby’s Amsterdam Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art 2003, MARS Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Network A.D. Exhibition 2003, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London, UK 
Humanscape project – image-metaphor-narrative, King’s College Hospital Gallery, London, UK
2002 /
Empathic Beauty (solo show), UEL Docklands Campus Oscar-Bar Gallery, London, UK 
International Digital Exhibition and Awards, Association of Photographers Gallery, London, UK 
Harlech Biennale 2002 – International Exhibition and Exchange, Harlech, UK
Drawings for All 2002, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, UK
next:stop, Strand Underground Station, London, UK
Network A.D. Exhibition 2002, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London, UK
2001 /
Brushing or Sensible (solo show), UEL East London Gallery, London, UK
The Peterborough Prize Exhibition, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Peterborough, UK
First RWA Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
The 10th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 /
The Sefton Open, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, UK
Life - an exhibition of contemporary photography, Ark-T Centre & Gallery, Oxford, UK
1999 /
The 26th Taipei Art Prize Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 
1998 /
Parallel (solo show), Pacific Cultural Foundation Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1997 /
Salon Young Artists Show, Howard Salon Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Formosa & Britain, The Gallery of the City Living Club of Art Studies, Taipei, Taiwan 
1996 /
BIAD MA Interim Group Show, Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK 
Midlands Annual Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Dudley Museum & Art Gallery, Dudley, UK
1994 /
The International Chinese Brush Painting Seminar & Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Donsan Gallery (solo show), Hsinshu, Taiwan
The 49th Taiwan Annual Arts Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
1993 /
The 20th Taipei Art Prize Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
典 藏 | Collections

The Art Bank, The Ministry of Culture, Taichung, Taiwan
The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
Yo-Chang Art Museum, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei
Donsan Gallery, Hsinshu, Taiwan
The Association of Photographers Gallery, London, UK
Steve + Chris Gaut, Truro, UK


獎 助 | Research Grants

​2014~2018 /
Research Development Grants (Rewards), The Office of Research and Development, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
2007~2012 /
Start-up Grant, The Research & Development Division, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
2001~2003 /
Studio Residency Grant, Fine Art Doctoral Research Programme, The University of East London, UK


國際駐村 | International Artist Residency

2002 /
Harlech Biennale 2002 – International Artists’ Residency in Harlech, North Wales, UK


作品代理 | Agents

YellowKorner (YK), Art Photography Galleries, Paris, France
YESART AIR Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


個人專書 | Publications

​2019 /  
WENG, Vinci | MY WONDERLANDS: Contemporary Digital-Still Art Practice in the Pictorial, Theatrical and Cinematic Perspectives – critical review + work portfolio, ISBN:978-957-43-6393-3, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 /  
WENG, Vinci | Landscapes of Aura: The Practice of the Mute-Abstract Animation for Contemporary Artist – Critical Review + Works + DVDs 2006~2010, ISBN 978-957-41-8237-4, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 /  
WENG, Vinci | ‘Mysterious Beauty’ and ‘Beautiful Mystery’: Fictional Landscapes in My Painting and Digital-Still Drawing, Doctorate Thesis, The University of East London, London, UK
1994 /  
WENG, Vinci | The Collection of Chinese Brush Painting by Vinci M. Weng 1991~1994, Taipei, Taiwan


期刊 + 專文 | Journals + Articles

2017 /
WENG, Vinci | New Media Art Practice and Aesthetics (the 12th chapter of ‘Introduction to Information Communications’), Hanlu Publisher, ISBN: 978-986-95283-0-6, pages 223~237, Taipei, Taiwan 
WENG, Vinci | The Beauty of Taoyuan – Collections of the Selected Artists 2017 (New Media Art), Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan City Government, ISBN: 978-986-05-2073-6, pages 118~125, Taoyuan, Taiwan
WENG, Vinci | A Monograph for Applied Design and Mixed Media Art – The 2017 Taoyuan City Artist Invitational Exhibition Catalogue, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan City Government, ISBN: 978-986-05-3121-3, pages 208~209, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2015 /
WENG, Vinci | The RPS International Print 158 - Competition and Exhibitions Catalogue, The Royal Photographic Society, ISBN: 978-0-904495-10-2, page 97, Bath, UK
2014 /
WENG, Vinci | Photographer’s FORUM – Best of Photography 2014, SERBIN Communications, page 180, Santa Barbara, USA
2013 /
WENG, Vinci | The RPS International Print 156 - Competition and Exhibitions Catalogue, The Royal Photographic Society, ISBN: 978-0-904495-07-2, page 36, Bath, UK
2012 /
WENG, Vinci | Déjà Vu (digital fine arts / professional category), Creative Quarterly 29: The Journal of Art & Design, New York, USA
2006 /
WENG, Vinci | Creative Minds between ‘Digital Fantasy’, ‘Pictorial Aura’ and ‘Photographic Reality’: Digital Computer as a Virtual Studio in Contemporary Fine Art Imaging Practice, The Arts Journal of National Taiwan University of Arts, Issue: 79, ISSN: 10213686, pages 45~62, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 /
WENG, Vinci | Diverse Practices and Explorations: A concise review of traditional concept and contemporary notion in Chinese ink-wash painting, The Design Journal of Shih-Chien University, Issue: 01, ISBN: 957-9129-40-1, pages 114~123, Taipei, Taiwan


會議論文 | Conference Proceedings

2013~2014 /
WENG, Vinci | From ‘Stillness Becoming’ to ‘Making Time’ – Digital Surface within My New Media-Art Practice, 2nd World Conference on Design, Arts and Education – Procedia-Social and Behavioral Science Journal by ELSEVIER, University of Architecture and Urbanism ‘Ion Mincu’, ISSN: 1877-0428, Volume 122, 2014, pages 82~91, Buchares, Romania
2010~2011 /
WENG, Vinci | Re-Imaging Painting in the Digital Fiction – Time, Colour and Space in My Recent Experimental Moving Images, World Conference on Information Technology – Procedia-Computer Science Journal by ELSEVIER, Bahcesehir University, ISSN: 1877-0509, Volume 3, 2011, pages 706~713, Istanbul, Turkey
2008 /
WENG, Vinci | Emotional Landscapes: A Review for My Work in the Exhibition – Romance than Fiction: sixteen episodes, The 2nd Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennale & Symposium, Yuan Ze University, pages 234~246, Taiwan
2005 /
WENG, Vinci | Beautiful Mystery: Digital Virtual Practice in My Painting, Cinema & Design Symposium, Shih-Chien University College of Design, pages 178~189, Taipei, Taiwan
WENG, Vinci | Immersion between Digital Fiction and Photographic Fact, Digital Technology as a Fine Art Medium in Pictorial Practice: My Personal Experience and the Related Contemporary Artists’ Notions, The 1st International Symposium for Digital Game Science, Arts and Applied Education, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, pages 33~39, Taiwan


報導 + 刊載 | Selected Press + Coverages + Catalogues

2018 /
Vinci Weng Portfolio, ND Magazine, UK (Online Version / September 2018)
2017 /
Special Report:走入藝術銀行, Art Investment Magazine, Taiwan (August 2017 / No.118 / pages 144~147)
The 2017 Taiwan Emerging Art Awards, published by The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-05-2971-5 / pages 84~85)
The 2017 Taoyuan City Artist Invitational Exhibition, published by Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan City Government, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-05-3121-3 / pages 228~229)
2016 /
The 2016 Taiwan Emerging Art Awards, published by The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-04-9053-4 / pages 62~63)
The 2016 Kaohsiung Awards & Exhibition, published by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-04-8470-0 / page 90)
2015 /
Dreams + Habitations - NTMoFA Young Artist Collection Exhibition, published by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-04-6844-1 / pages 108~109)
The Winner Coverage, Better Photography Awards: Photograph of the Year 2014, published by Better Photography Magazine, Australia (ISSN: 1322-7785 / Issue: Summer 2015 / page 38)
2014 /
The 2013 Young Artist Collection, published by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-04-3752-2 / pages 118~119)
The 2014 Kaohsiung Awards & Exhibition, published by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-04-0712-9 / pages 72~73)
2011 /
Infinite Translation:2011 Taoyuan Artists’ Invitational Exhibition, published by Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County Government, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-02-8743-1 / pages 204~205)
2010 /
Zero Point Vibration:The 2009~2010 Yearbook of CYCU Art Center, published by CYCU Art Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan (ISBN: 978-986-7383-58-7 / pages 126~141)
1996 /
The Cover Work of the Art Paper, published by Daler~Rowney Limited, UK (Spring Issue 1996)
1995 /
The Cover Work of the Reader’s Digest, published by Reader’s Digest Association Far East Limited, Hong Kong (September 1995)
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