/ ALIEN Art Centre


ALIEN Art Centre is an art field that attaches great importance to the "meaning of aesthetics" and "future development", while insisting the original intention of "Sowed In Art - Germinated In Truth".

Founded on November 28, 2018, the Centre was formerly known as Kin-Ma Military Hostel, the temporary residence of the non-commissioned soldiers and officers who were selected to go to Kinmen or Mazu. The soldiers departing for Kinmen stayed in Kin-Ma Military Hostel in Kaohsiung; the ones departing for Mazu stayed in Kin-Ma Military Hostel in Keelung, which accounted for the origin of the name of the building “Kin-Ma”. Over time, the Keelung Kin-Ma Military Hostel has been demolished, and today, the one in Kaohsiung has become the only relic of the Cold War in Taiwan.
The Kin-Ma Military Hostel was abandoned for several years after the government units were evacuated. ALIEN Art took over the construction and operation of the building in 2016. The layout of column array, corridors and tree planting were used to capture the flow of light and wind.

ALIEN Art Centre is run by ALIEN Art, who believe that art is a feast of "visual creation", "localities" and "architectural space". The ALIEN Art provides planning of exhibition content for contemporary art and applied art, reflecting the issues and viewpoints of Taiwan and even the international level, buttressed with the vision to bring de vivre through supporting artists’ creation.

■ ALIEN Art Centre
《2019 Shopping Design – TAIWAN DESIGN BEST 100》
《2020 Lonely Planet – Kaohsiung’s Top Contemporary Art Museum》
《Member of Taiwan Museum Pass》
■ Silks Club
The Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotels.2018 Best Cutting-edge Design Award
The Illumination Engineering Society-IES 2018 Illumination Awards of Merit IES
International Photography Awards.2018 Honorable Mention IPA
World Interiors News Awards - FINALIST
World Luxury Hotel Awards.2019 Luxury Art Hotel – Global Winner
MUSE Hotel Awards.2020 World Class Art Hotel-Regal Winner
Boutique Hotel Awards.2021 Asia's Best City Explorer

Franz Bette’s contemporary jewelry exhibition established the connection between ALIEN Art Centre and the Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Germany, and arnoldsche Art Publishers © ALIEN Art Centre

A series of contemporary jewelry created by Jiro Kamata staged at ALIEN Art Centre, a promising artist whose creation was recently collected by the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, and National Gallery of Victoria. © ALIEN Art Centre

Shozo Shimamoto solo exhibition and academic research in collaboration with Fondazione Morra, Italy © ALIEN Art Centre

“My mother’s garden”,Apichatpong Weerasethakul,Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art - A point of transit signals from East and South East Asia © ALIEN Art Centre

James Turrell, Corinth Canal © ALIEN Art Centre

ALIEN Art, Silks Club invited Art + COM to create Dancing Particles, a poetic installation that express the evolution of the Kaohsiung city – from a fishing village to the modern-day center of international trade and commerce. © ALIEN Art

Dancing Particles by Art + COM at Silks Club © ALIEN Art

Dancing Particles by Art + COM at Silks Club © ALIEN Art

ALIEN Art's founders creation at Silks Club. To encourage the development of contemporary art, the founders of ALIEN Art create their own works of art to convey positive messages to people © ALIEN Art Centre