Cave Art Center was founded in 1983, by Mr. Hong Ping Tao. He, as an artist himself, acts an operator and promoter while dedicated to provide a public platform for the young and middle-aged artists. The Gallery experienced the 1980’s when Taiwan’s economy was blooming and 1990’s when culture was developed in multi-aspect manners.
In addition to running the art industry, he also operated Cave Academy, offering lectures on art research and appreciation, thus starting the popularizing of art. He also published the magazine “Dun Huang Art News” and began Internet art auction activities. At the same time, the Chinese history of oil painting was re-discovered through the academic art historians, making it possible for the outstanding artists to be unearthed again. After the introduction by Dun Huang, these artiest became active in the Chinese art market, such as Yu Ben, Li Qing Ping, Sa Dji, Hu Shan Yu, so that they regained their position and evaluation they deserved both academically and in art history.
1992 Cave Art Center Taichung was established
1997 Cave Art Center Kaohsiung was established
1998 Cave Art Center Hsinchu was established
1998 Elected as Chairman of Gallery Association
1999 Led members of Gallery Association to attend Art Expo in Beijing and Shanghai
1999 Taipei International Art Expo; 9/21 Earthquake happened and held 9/21 Special Auction. The artists made contribution with collectors support, all donated to Zhi Chi Foundation for reconstruction
2000 Taipei International Art Expo Theme “Creativity that Shocks the World”, combining for the first time the pure art and beauty of life, while giving space for the new generation artists for the first time to make their show.
2006 Cave Art Center Shanghai was established
2009 Moved to Sung Yuan Road, Gu Bei New Districut, Shanghai
2011 Cave Art Center Taipei moved to Fu Jin Street
As someone who has experienced operational activities over 30 years of both sides of Taiwan Strait and knows the difference of culture and market characteristics, along with the convenience of Sung Shan and Hong Chiao Airports, the distance of the cultural people of two shores was greatly reduced. Now, we bring back the accumulated China experience and introduce Chinese artists for friends in Taiwan. We also hope to bring the excellent local artist onto the international platform so there are interactions between Eastern culture and the world with significant influence.