Albert Tang

Albert Cheng-Syun Tang

Stipendiat/Research fellow
Fagområde Visuell Kommunikasjon
Telefon:+47 9691605
Kontor:Kong Oscarsgate 62, 3.etg, room 307

Albert Cheng-Syun Tang is currently a PhD research fellow at Dept. of Design at KHiB affiliated to Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.


He was born in Taiwan and from 2004 to 2009, he joined Foxconn Technology Group as a visual and product designer conducting both visual and product design projects. Since then, he has been the representative of an independent studio ACST Design focusing on book and editorial design projects.

Tang graduated from National Yunlin University of Science and Technology with a BD degree in visual communication. He finished his MA thesis Extraordinary in Ordinary at Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway.


2015            2014 Top 25: Graphic Design – Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual
2014            Gold & Silver, Category of Print, Books, Graphic Design, Professional – IDA, International Design                      Awards
2014            Winner, Graphic Design – Professional – Creative Quarterly
2014            Finalist – Golden Butter y Award – Publishing Art In Taiwan
2014            Gold, Category of Print Design – Taiwan Visual Design Golden Award
2012            Nomination Award, Category of Design, NEU/NOW Festival 2012
2011            Elected as “New comer of the year” of RAFF Design 2011, Bergen, Norway
2010            Winner, Red dot award: design concept 2010
2010            Honorable Mentions, IPA - International Photography Awards
2007            Gold Prize, Category of Best Catalog Design, Taiwan Visual Design Golden Award
2006            Silver Prize, National Geographic Photography Contest, Taiwan Region
2003            Finalist, VOLVO Car Graphic Design Contest
2002            Bronze Prize, “113 Safety of Women and Children” Poster Design Contest
2002            Excellent Award, Category of Comics, National Army Art Golden Award
2001            Excellent Award, Graduation Exhibition, NYUST
2001            Finalist, Category of Web Advertisement, 10th Times Young Advertising
2000            Finalist, Category of 3D Animation, Group of Student, National Taiwan Computer
1999            Winner, Category of 3D Animation, Truespace 3D Animation Contest
1998            First Prize, MTV & KGT Telecommunication Prepay Card Design Competition


2016            Book Cover Design from East Asia, Counter-Print Publishing
2015            Asia-Pacific Design/APD No.11, Sandu Publishing
2015            A New Type of Imprint Vol.3, ANTI
2015            Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja, Viction:ary Workshop Publishing
2015            ART IN BOOK VOL.2, SendPoints Publishing
2015            Print Matters, Viction:ary Workshop Publishing
2015            K-Design Award 15/16 Annual, Korean Design International
2015            Bells and Whistles, Sandu Publishing
2015            IdN v21n6, IdN
2014            Booooook, Designer books Publishing
2011            RAFF Design Magazine, Design Region Bergen
2011            Tomorrow's World, Tectum Publishing
2010            Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook 10/11, Red Dot Design
2010            Creative Promotion Design of Taiwan Yearbook, Sungood Books Publishing

Foredrag og deltakelse i debatter (eksterne):

2015/16        Artistic Research Forum, Norway

Utstillinger og aktiviteter:

2016:           A WIP(Work in Progress) exhibition of research project will be held in November 2016
2011            RAFF Design 2011, Bergen, Norway
2010            Red dot award winning concepts exhibition, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore
2008            Solo photography exhibition
                   “ e PerMaNent Moment : NYC” PLUS Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
                   “ e PerMaNent Moment : NYC” Fnac Photography Gallery, Taipei & Taichung, Taiwan
2007            Solo photography exhibition “Albert’s Ambiance”, Taipei, Taiwan
2007            Guest Speaker, Pecha Kucha Night Taipei primary presentation, Taipei, Taiwan

Verv og deltakelse i organisasjoner:

PhD by Design, UK – participant
Appearances of the Political, Nordic Summer University (NSU) – participant 
2009            Representative, ACST Design


In my artistic research I try to look into the time in which we are living, where technology in particular has been permeating every aspect of our everyday lives ranging from the connectedness between physical and virtual interactions, to our imaginations of individual identities, economic and social developments.
If design is the power to shape the so-called “future”, then who's future and what kind of future are going to be shaped? By whom and what? How can design raise peoples' awareness of being beyond the roles of “consumers” in the ever-evolving, computerized capitalist mode of living? My work seeks ways of converting design into alternative means to ask critical questions and to reflect upon the complicated yet uncertain relationships between human, technology and everyday life.

Publisert: 26.03.2015 av Rebeca Torres Oppdatert: 02.11.2016 av Rebeca Torres