Yaman Shao

Yaman Shao is currently the creative director of ALIEN Art Center and Silks Club, and the executive director of ALIEN Art.

Her creative fields include visual art, curatorial practice, photography, video, graphic design, interior design and other production supervision and guidance, art research, art museum management, international curating cooperation of art institutions. From 2019 to 2022, she has curated 19 art exhibitions, including the parallel exhibition “The Color of Zen: A Tribute to Hsiao Chin” held by the Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet in France and “Franz Bethe: Red X Thread”, co-curated by the Museum für angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, “Shozo Shimamoto:Across The Borderlands of Art” co-curated with Dr. Jérôme Neutres, director (2009-2019) at the Réunion des Musées nationaux-Grand Palais, and the exhibition "Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art - A point of transit signals from East and South East Asia", jointly curated with the famous Japanese collector Daisuke Miyatsu, and the art exhibition “Rehearsing the Future", as a reflection on post-pandemic lifestyles, etc. So far, four catalogues of contemporary art have been edited and published, including texts and art criticism articles by world-renowned writers. The main axis is to sort out the development of contemporary art and applied art.

Since 2016, she has been the planner of the historical building project of the ALIEN Art Centre, and turned the place from a ruin into the first-rate contemporary art museum in Kaohsiung selected by Lonely Planet Travel Guide; planned the art design and vision of the Silk Club. In 2019, it won the World Luxury Hotel Awards: Luxury Art Hotel – Global Winner; and in 2020, it won the MUSE Hotel Awards: World Class Art Hotel-Regal Winner. The planning of space commemorates the roots of architecture with "a perspective that reflects the times", which believes that art is a feast of "visual creation", "locality" and "architectural space”.

Yaman Shao's paintings are characterized by semi-abstract and semi-realistic techniques. Recent themes focus on using daylight to record air, fog, and other time-lapse landscapes. The works are often full of subtle changes in the same tone, forming a composition with a sense of rhythm. Sometimes the relationship between the work and space and nature is used to create the feeling of four seasons.

Related Works

Echoes of All The Flowers

2022.06.25 - 2022.10.30 Current Event

The Place Where There Is No Darkness

2022.04.15 - 2023.01.01 Current Event

Encountering Serenity in the midst of Madness

2020.11.15-2022.01.23