It’s a Place Where People Can Have a “Heart to Heart”

No one is an island. People connect and communicate, and perhaps go even further to build real relationships. The interactions with others may very well be a reflection of one’s inner self in life. “Heart swap” carries a meaning. It’s a desire–I want to have your qualities, but I don’t have them. So can I swap with you? People envy others with certain qualities, like in The Prince and the Pauper, where the two switch lives and identities with each other. The “heart” is the source and the essence of life. I envy what other people have, those psychological traits or personality traits that I do not possess. The Heart Swap Club is, in a sense, a platform for connecting with others in a fun way. It’s a place where people can have a “heart to heart”.

Who is Gumbo ? Crossing Over from Medicine to Art Creation, a Rising Star Is Here

Born in Taipei, Gumbo began her career in medicine at the age of 19 when she joined the gynecological surgery team at Taipei Veterans General Hospital as a nursing professional. Though working in a medical setting, her strong interest and desire for art led her to pursue art studies in her spare time. Then at the age of 30, she entered the art scene. Despite being a newcomer, she quickly became a finalist in the Taipei Annual Arts Competition for three consecutive years. At the age of 34, she participated in the Taipei Biennale as an up-and-coming contemporary creator.

Artist’s colored pencil sketches CHILDHOOD and FATAL ATTRACTION

— Looking For a “Gestalt” Totality —

In medicine, when someone needs a heart swap, it’s because they are broken or incomplete. This is why people are looking for a “gestalt” totality, and this heart swap process is essentially the human pursuit of totality._Gumbo


The sweet and sour taste of strawberries. Their delicately sensitive skin easily bruised, very much like the mood of being in love. The self-generated circulatory system of blood vessels symbolizes that the object of love is often a self-projection, akin to a mirror-image cycle.


The fingerprint on the surface of the heart alludes to the emotions that are easily touched. But if the touch is disproportionate, harm often ensues.


Two hearts entwined with colorful veins are a symbol of embracing gender inclusive diversity.


A blue brain forms the main part of a melancholic heart, while the fiery red vascular walls are attempting to change it.


Thorns takes the shape of thorns as an expression of self-defense.


The closed-off blood vessels and closed hearts... waiting for the one in whom they believe will come.


Tears involuntarily shed evaporate in the end and turn into a gentle cloud, a blossom of pink. Mini solar panels absorb sunlight where the blood vessels are broken so the pink can cross through the opening and become poetry.


When one single candy is more than enough to satisfy—what an envy, looking back.


The bee doesn’t know that the sweet, seductive scent is a trap for death.

Our hearts are the carriers of emotions, the dwelling place of words and the chamber of meaning._Gumbo

— Heart to Heart —

9 hearts, each with 11 editions, at a total of 99 hearts: a heart-to-heart awaits you

Step 1

Blind box sale start at 21:00 (GMT+8) on 2022 8/18

Step 2

2022 8/22 19:00 (GMT+8) - 9/24 21:59 (GMT+8) Zero-dollar swap
Announcement of Heart Swap results at 22:00 (GMT+8) everyday.

— The Heart Swap Club - Road Map —

Step 1 : Buy a Heart

9 hearts, 11 editions each; 99 hearts in total, issued in blind boxes

  • Buying time for whitelisters: 19:00-20:59 (GMT+8), August 18, 2022.
  • Buying time for non-whitelisters: 21:00 (GMT+8), August 18, 2022.
  • After making a purchase, buyers will be able to see the heart in the blind box by connecting their wallet. The Heart Swap begins at 19:00 (GMT+8), August 22, 2022.
  1. Being whitelisted does not guarantee purchase.
  2. Successful purchase (successful minting) depends on the minting situation at that time.

Step 2 : Heart Swap

Successful Heart Swappers can enjoy a 20% discount on the exhibited works in ANIMAMIX FLUX 2022 and LIU Shih-Fen’s Solo Exhibition + A Special Edition Golden Heart

  • Heart Swap Time: 19:00 (GMT+8), August 22, 2022 - 21:59 (GMT+8), September 24, 2022
  • Announcement of Heart Swap results: 22:00 (GMT+8), August 22, 2022 - September 24, 2022
  • Rewards for successful Heart Swappers: 20% discount on exhibited works + a Special Edition Golden Heart
  1. After connecting your wallet, you will be able to see the heart inside the blind box. If you’d like, you can do a Heart Swap.
  2. If you don’t get the heart you want, you can immediately Heart Swap again. The Heart Swap results will be announced at 22:00 (GMT+8) everyday.
  3. Failure to complete the Heart Swap within the abovementioned period is deemed to have given up the rewards.

Rewards for Successful Heart Swappers

20% discount on exhibited works:

  • 20% off exhibited work purchases at Eslite Gallery’s ANIMAMIX FLUX 2022 (Aug 6 - 27, 2022) and LIU Shih-Fen’s Solo Exhibition (Sept. 3 - 24, 2022).
  • When to use: August 23, 2022 - December 31, 2022
  • How to use: Log in to your Qubic Pass/MetaMask wallet at Eslite Gallery and ask the staff to verify your wallet ID to enjoy the discount.
  • Discount is non-transferable.

Special Edition Golden Heart:

  • To receive it, your swap and purchase records must be in the same wallet until the end of the Heart Swap event (September 7, 2022).
  • You are disqualified if you resell or transfer the heart within the Heart Swap period (August 22 – September 24, 2022)
  • Golden Heart is limited to 1 per successful Heart Swappers, and will not receive another Golden Heart if swapped again.
  • September 26, 2022 will be airdropped to the wallets of successful Heart Swappers.


Boxes will be unblinded on September 25, 2022 at 00:30 (GMT+8)


1. How do I buy a blind box?

  • Each NFT blind box is priced at TWD 9,999 / additional gas fee for cryptocurrency transactions applies (the fee is based on the minting price at the time)
  • Before purchasing, please first choose to pay in TWD or cryptocurrency
  • To purchase with cryptocurrency, make sure you have sufficient balance in your Qubic/Metamask wallet
  • Make sure your Qubic/Metamask wallet is connected before you are directed to the purchase page
  • The minting price is based on TWD: Whether you buy in TWD or cryptocurrency, the payment amount will include the minting price based on the exchange rate at that time

2. What blockchain is the NFT on?

The NFTs issued by Eslite Gallery X Artist GUMBO in the Heart Swap Club is minted on the Ethereum chain.

3. How do I Heart Swap?

  • After the Heart Swap is open at 19:00 (GMT+8) on August 22, 2022, you can visit the Heart Swap Club homepage, connect your wallet and follow the instructions to start the Heart Swap.
  • The system will automatically gather all the heart(s) in your blind box(es), and you will be able to see what’s inside the blind box(es) in advance.
  • Select the heart you want to swap, tap on “Sign up for Heart Swap” to enter the “Heart Swap Waiting Room” to wait for the system to do the matchmaking.
  • The Heart Swap results will be announced at 22:00 (GMT+8) every day from August 22 to September 24, 2022. If you are not pleased with the heart you have, you can sign up for a Heart Swap again.

4. When can I use the discount for Eslite Gallery’s exhibited works?

  • From August 23 to December 31, 2022. You can visit the Eslite Gallery during opening hours to make purchases, no appointment required.
  • Log in to your Qubic Pass/MetaMask wallet and ask the staff to verify your wallet ID to enjoy the discount.
  • Eslite Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am ~ 7:00pm (closed on Sunday and Monday)


When you collect a digital artwork in Eslite Gallery’s Heart Swap Club, please note the following:

  1. Eslite Gallery uses the Ethereum public blockchain as the platform, and all transactions and ownership certificates are recorded on the Ethereum blockchain to ensure the authenticity of the Work.
  2. Collectors have the right to publicly display the Work for private, non-commercial purposes.
  3. Collectors may grant others the right to display the Work for non-commercial purposes.
  4. Collectors may download the Work, but may not modify, reproduce, or distribute the Work, nor sell copies of the Work, and have no right to make derivative works and merchandise from the Work.
  5. Collectors have the right to transfer or resell the Work to another collector at any time.
  6. Collectors do not have any intellectual property rights and copyrights in relation to the use of the digital artworks in the Heart Swap Club.
  7. Collectors agree that rules and interpretations of the transactions on this website shall be governed by the laws of Taiwan (R.O.C.).