ABOUT MOCA

Director Intro

  • Current Director

  • Former Directors

Li-Chen Loh

Ms. Li-Chen Loh holds an MFA from New York University, USA and a PhD in Applied Arts from National Chiao Tung University. She specializes in contemporary art and new media art studies and creation, art creation and criticism, digital marketing and trend study, art education, etc. She also teaches at the Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Shih Hsin University.

She was part of the research team for the “Research Project on the Operation and Transfer of the 2nd Museum” in 2000, which was the preliminary study for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. Ms. Loh has served as CEO of Taipei Digital Art Center (DAC), Committee Member for the National Cultural Congress Advisory Committee, Chairperson of Info Date Taiwan, and Advisor of the Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT). She has engaged in public services with an emphasis on issues regarding artists’ rights, art as intervention in social issues, arts and culture, fostering emerging artists and curators, etc. She is also the co-founder of the Taiwan Contemporary Art Archive (TCAA).

Director’s Words

  • An Important Contemporary Art Brand in Asia

    Our goal is to transform MOCA Taipei into an important contemporary art brand in Asia as well as one of the significant cultural brands of Taipei City. As MOCA Taipei will soon welcome its 20th anniversary, the museum will be re-positioned and enter the domestic and international contemporary art scene with a new brand image, conducting brand marketing while actively engaging in collaboration with international institutions.

  • Establishing and Facilitating Knowledge Economy

    As an art museum that will soon enter its 20th anniversary, MOCA Taipei’s exhibitions throughout past years will be converted into constructive research content to increase the museum’s research energy and directions. By doing so, the value-added application of the exhibition contents produced by MOCA Taipei can become beneficial to the audience. From exhibition catalogue, audiovisual production, digital publication of contents on demand, IP products, to other derivative collaborations, they are all highly anticipated research and collaboration aspects for contemporary connections.

  • Exhibition Collaboration with International Institutions

    International collaboration oftentimes requires early planning; however, in terms of long-term collaboration, planning of exhibitions or seminars regarding the studies of art trends is a viable option, whereas inter-museum collaboration provides opportunities for co-planning exhibitions, mutual selection of artworks, artists’ creative projects and touring exhibitions. Moreover, MOCA Taipei will seek suitable opportunities to incorporate the mechanism of annual “international observers” to increase the museum’s international media coverage with the reports of “international observers.”

  • Media Strategy

    Establishing the preventative and crisis response principles of MOCA Taipei’s public relation department will help minimize unnecessary frictions and misunderstanding between the museum and the external environment. The museum’s online and offline advertisement and marketing strategies will be more active and flexible to reach the public via advertisements.

  • Community Collaboration

    MOCA Taipei sits at an intersection between a historic part of the city and a shopping district with various department stores. It is our goal to create a win-win situation and establish friendly, collaborative relationships with our neighbors in an unimposing and effective way. With trans-positional thinking, the museum will design activities and collaboration modes with our neighbors at the center.

  • Fundraising and Resource Attraction

    In addition to our current fundraising program and sources of income, horizontal alliances and merchandizing self-produced contents are also viable options for MOCA Taipei. In the meantime, we also look forward to incorporating large-scale crowdfunding projects.

  • Exhibition Planning Aligned with Our Vision and Goal

    The contents of exhibitions are the core and soul of MOCA Taipei as well as the foremost indicator for examining an art museum. Exhibitions must be planned carefully to ensure the alignment with the museum’s vision and goal. Therefore, the museum’s research must support the annual exhibition planning. We value quality more than quantity, with an equal emphasis on local and international contents. The overall research, curating, exhibition and marketing will be planned in sync.

  • Envisioning the Future

    MOCA Taipei enters its 19th anniversary in 2020 and will soon welcome its 20th anniversary (2001-2021). In addition to continuing our existing projects and efforts, it is our sincere hope to transform MOCA Taipei into a crucial contemporary cultural site in Asia as well as a hub for contemporary art energy from around the world. We invite all to join us and combine our power to integrate diverse culture and interdisciplinary creativity to march towards the next splendid two decades.

Future Expectations

  • We invite all to join us and combine our power to integrate diverse culture and interdisciplinary creativity to march towards the next splendid two decades.

2016/08-2019/10

Yuki Pan

Pan Sheau-Shei holds a BFA and an MFA from National Taiwan Normal University, and a PhD in Philosophy and Aesthetics from Fu Jen Catholic University. She was an exchange researcher in phenomenology and aesthetics at Louvain-la-Neuve University in Belgium. Since 2000, she has endeavored in facilitating exchange and interaction between Taiwan’s indigenous contemporary art and the global art scene. She is the founder of the Triangle Arts International Artist Workshop, and some of her brilliant curatorial works include the Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival and Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival.

2008-2016/07

JUI-JEN SHIH

Shih received his B.A. from the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, and his M.A. in Art History from Temple University, USA. He was Section Chief of the Exhibition Department at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and Director of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. In 2002, he worked with several curators and launched CO2 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta, which successfully generated much discussion and discovered young avant-garde artists. During his term as Section Chief at the Exhibition Department of TFAM, he successfully persuaded the museum to add an "avant-garde and experimental space" in the museum for exhibitions of avant-garde, new media and mixed media installations. As the current Director of MOCA, Taipei, Shi excels in integrating all kinds of resources to maximize the artistic energy of the museum.

2006-2007

Hsiang-ling Lai

Lai received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Kansas. She specializes in art history and museology. She has worked in important positions in Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Dimension Endowment of Art, and National Culture and Arts Foundation, and has been widely involved in the work of art review and criticism. She has abundant experiences in art administration and management. In 2006, she was invited to be the Director of MOCA, Taipei, and had dedicated her efforts in advancing the interaction between contemporary art and society as well as promoting international exchange between cities to enable interdisciplinary development of art.

2003-2005

Su-chen Hsieh

Hsieh obtained her M.A. in Art Administration and Curatorship from Goldsmith College, University of London. She was the Deputy Director of Mountain Arts Museum in Kaohsiung. While she was a PhD candidate of Art History at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), she was invited by the Contemporary Art Foundation to be the Deputy Director of MOCA, Taipei. After Director Paroissien's term ended, the Foundation unanimously agreed that Hsieh should be the next director given her excellent skills in art administration and leadership. During her terms, she was active in increasing international interaction and exchange between the museum and the international art scene. Through promoting the contemporary art of Chinese people, it was the goal to take root in Taiwan and envision the globe.

2001-2002

Leon Paroissien

Before he was the founding director of MOCA, Taipei, Leon Paroissien was the founding director of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and the founding director of MOCA, Sydney. He was a member of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art, International Council of Museums (ICOM), Editor in Chief for Visual Arts and Culture: An International Journal of Contemporary Art, a team member of Design Integrity and Quality Review for the Construction of the National Museum of Australia, the Chair of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Co-ordination Authority Public Art Advisory Panel, the Director of Sydney Biennial, and the Australian Representative in both Venice Biennial and Paris Biennial.

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