During the 2018 Congress, several exhibitions will be organized including two Members Exhibitions, one on the Congress theme “New Orientalia”, and another one as a space of free expression. In addition, a National Exhibition will showcase local artists and several satellite exhibitions will complement this event.

In parallel to the 2018 Congress, the 2018 Taiwan Ceramic Biennale will being held. This additional event will be the occasion of discovering exceptional ceramics.

Members Exhibitions  
Members Exhibitions registration is only for IAC membres. 

until 23:59 Febuary 28th, 2018
Chinese Taipei time (GMT+08:00).
End of registration period

  • Thematic Exhibition

Curator of Thematic Exhibition: Director Hsiu-Tzu Wu, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

The Exhibition theme of the 2018 Congress will focus on the redefinition and re-examination of the Oriental soul, chi or life-force. Repositioned as the “New Orientalia”—the theme is meant to capture the essence of what constitutes the thousands of years of influence and impact of the Asian temperament and its effect upon our Global perception and interpretation of the Eastern spirit. Artist members will consider three aspects of investigation in their submissions, namely Functionality, Spirituality and Diversity. Functionality addresses the practical and technical aspects of clay encompassing the aesthetics of ritual and use. Spirituality is meant to focus on the intangible but powerful forces of tradition that constitute the inner nature of the culture rather than external forces. Diversity accentuates the interrelatedness of ceramics with multimedia and its crossovers into other aspects of cultural expression. Artists are asked to focus their submissions by interpreting any or all of these three qualities as it relates to the theme of the New Orientalia in their practice and creative perspectives.

  • Exhibition-Free Expression

IAC Members Exhibition that is open to all IAC artist members with no restrictions to content or theme except a size requirement. This unrestricted members’ show is conceived as a fund raiser for the IAC. In that sense, members are invited to donate their work, which will be offered for sale. The sales proceeds of works presented during this exhibition will be donated to the IAC and YCM. After October 28th, 2018, IAC will donate the unsold item to YCM for collection or education purpose only, and upon request by the respective artists, unsold works will be shipped back to the artist. The related costs will be assumed by the respective artists.

There’s no limitation for the theme or the subject matter. All donation pieces will be accepted.

Venue: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum 1F Sunlight Gallery
Exhibition: Sept. 29, 2018 to Oct. 28, 2018
Address: No.200, Wenhua Rd., Yingge Dist., New Taipei City 239



National exhibition

“Exploring local contemporary ceramics”

When one talks about the development of local ceramics, s/he usually refers to the China-Japan ceramic exhibition in 1981 that was a significant milestone for the island. Before this event, the ceramic environment was highly influenced by the legacy style due to the Japanese colonization and the Chinese style which ceramicists brought with them as they flew from China. Only a minority of artists who were exposed to the West began developing their own unique style. After 1980, the island became a more pluralistic environment with more oversea returnees indulging themselves into art education and injecting western influences, which took local contemporary ceramics to another level. The exhibition will display different generations of ceramic artworks, inviting viewers to explore the different dimensions of local ceramics.

National exhibition: Sept. 17, 2018 to Oct. 14, 2018

Venue: International Hall, Art Museum, National Taiwan University of Arts

59,Sec. 1, Daguan Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 22058


Satellite Exhibition: Beginning, Trend, Future

In the fall of 2018, art galleries and studios all over Taiwan are invited to curate a series of exhibitions and events in line with the theme of the IAC Congress—New Orientalia.

During the course of our communication about the Satellite Exhibition, we identify with the adherence to art aesthetics of all exhibitors and their imagination of the cities in the future and concern for humanity from their works. The cherry-picked exhibits embody ceramic artists’ memories of and reflection on life.

  We believe that the Satellite Exhibition will not only broaden  the horizons of Taiwanese ceramic artists but also display the elegance and beauty of the ceramic artworks in Taiwan. Let’s get to understand the context of ceramic arts from the exhibitors’ points of view, have fun, and embrace the new lifestyle where ceramic art plays an integral part.

Galleries and Museums list:

in New Taipei City:

1. Spot Handcraft Gallery
2. Fu-Guei Gallery
3. CC Gallery
4. Deco Play Gallery
5. Ivy Arts Gallery
6. Wu Gallery
7. THZ Gallery

in Taipei City: 

1. Gallery Life Seeding
2. mad L Cultural Space
3. Padpanadscha Art Center
4. Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation
5. diida ART BOX
6. Chia-Heng Hsieh’s studio


in Miaoli County:

1. Hwataoyao,Botanicen Garden, Ceramic Studio & Wood Kilns
2. Zhunan Snake Kiln

 in Changhua County:

Cheng-Hsun Chen’s studio

in Nantou County:

Shuili Snake Kiln Ceramics Cultural Park

>> CLICK HERE TO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THESE EXHIBITIONS (then click on the galleries logos to know in detail their activities)


Members Exhibitions Registration

23:59 February 28, 2018
Chinese Taipei (GMT+08:00)

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2018 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

Biennale exhibition: Sep 7, 2018 ~ March 3, 2019

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The program may be slightly modified.

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