Wang Chen | Australia/China
Wang Chen was born and raised in China, and has studied in Australia since 2015. In 2018, Wang Chen obtained her Master’s degree in Fine Art at RMIT University and settled down in Melbourne. Wang Chen creates emotionally resonant artworks that extend beyond languages or cultural barriers based on her multi-cultural background. In Chen’s video works, she examines various methods of re-experiencing her internal emotion and memory and shares them in the context of exhibitions.
Chen Dandizi | China
Chen Dandizi (b.1990). Graduated from the oil painting department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2015. Creation involves video, installation, photography and literature. Her recent works explore the perception and experience of encounters with the daily phenomenon of natural or artificial, including alienation of human emotion, and hope to get the consolation out of alienated by the observation and imagination of nature. In her case, text reading, self-knowledge, and observation of the environment and atmosphere in the region create a hidden connection that is difficult to capture, as it says: “everything makes sense.”
Chen Dandizi’s recently solo exhibition includes: “A Severe Hangover”, Canton Gallery, Guangzhou, China (2018); “Fleeting Memories & Written Notes”, Capsule Gallery, Shanghai, China (2016); “The Most Daring Venture”, Guangdong Contemporary Art Centre, Guangzhou, China (2016). Selected Group Exhibitions:“Inner Scapes”, Galleria continua, Beijing, China (2018),Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Jimei Citizen Square Main Exhibition Hall, Xiamen (2018), Shanghai West Bund Art & Design, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai (2018),“Crush”, Para Site, Hong Kong (2018),“The Modern Look (Part 1)”, Shanghai Modern Art Base, Shanghai, China (2017); “Rhythm Analysis”, OCAT-Library, Shenzhen, China (2016); “Chinese Video Artists Festival”, Mexico national culture digital center, Mexico (2015).
Nikki Lam | Hong Kong/Australia
Born in Hong Kong, Nikki Lam is an artist, curator and producer based in Narrm/Birraranga (Melbourne, Australia). Working primarily with moving images, performance and installation, her work explores hybrid identities often through studies of rituals, language and representations, as well as the ephemeral medium of video. Nikki’s work has been shown widely across Australia and internationally including Itoshima International Arts Festival (Japan), Pier 2 Art Center (Taiwan), Underbelly Arts Festival, SafARI, Firstdraft, BUS Projects, Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), The Substation, The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok), Galleria Marcollini (Italy), and Over View International Festival of Video Art. Nikki is currently Co-Director of Hyphenated Projects, associate producer at Next Wave and a board member of Seventh Gallery. She has been the Artistic Director of Channels Festival (2014-2017), ACMI X coordinator at Australian Centre for Moving Image, visual arts editor at Peril Magazine and digital content producer at Footscray Community Arts Centre. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia (2009, Monash University) and Executive Master of Arts (2014, University of Melbourne).
Alvin Luong | Canada
Alvin Luong fabricates personas and stories by integrating personal biography with historical narratives and contemporary events. These personas and stories are created through photography, video, and installation. Luong’s artworks are positioned between reality and fiction, familiar and foreign, and humourous and tragic. The artist reflects on moments of comedy, profoundness, and absurdity from life under various conditions of governance, culture, and economics. Key influences in the artist’s work include the artist’s biography of being a descendant of refugees, living in the West as an Overseas Chinese, and a passion for economic justice. In 2016, Luong completed a BA (Hons.) from the University of Toronto with the highest standing in the field of Humanities. That year Luong was invited by Trinity Square Video to produce a solo exhibition. In 2017, Luong was awarded the OCAD University Off Screen Award for best New Media installation in the 2017 Images Festival, and received a commissioned by V Tape and Reel Asian. In 2018, Luong was Artist-In-Residence at IOAM Beijing, lectured at the Institute for Provocation in Beijing, and was a finalist for the award Media Artist Award by EQAA Bank. In 2019, the artist exhibited at Boers-Li Gallery in Beijing.
Zhiliang Jin | (UK/China)
Zhiliang Jin has lived and studied in Glasgow, UK and several places in China. Zhiliang Jin’s work explores the recurring motif of information, from painting to video installation, making different ways of perceiving the essence of surrounding objects and our experiences with them. He uses photography (cropped photos and online photos) as the foundation to make drawings, and paints them as a means of refining information from a chaotic world. His work considers information from around the world, crossing the threshold between the ins and outs of information in terms of perception, space in between and ways of seeing. He is intrigued at how we make contact with the information around us, discovering its meaning, and how data is spread in the world as well as the distance between insider and outsider viewpoints. His work aims to capture objects’ extraordinary presences, and to provoke the viewer to perceive them and attempt to understand the essence and content of human perception more wholly.
Sucheng | China
Sucheng graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Normal University, works and lives in Nanjing. His works include video, painting and printmaking.
Selected exhibitions include: November 2016, the third CAFAM Biennale, Beijing; November 2014, “The Lost Garden” 2014 Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition; November 2011, New Star Art Exhibition, Shanghai; April 2011, the Guanlan International Print Biennial Exhibition, Shenzhen, Guangdong; January 2009, “Photography” concept photography exhibition, Chongqing 501 Contemporary Art Museum; September 2008, “Yingtan and Buoy”, Nanjing Qinghe Contemporary Art Museum; April 2008, “Indian”, Shanghai Vanguard Gallery; October 2006, Concurrence’s solo exhibition, Amelia Johnson Contemporary (HK); December 2004, “Su Cheng Concept Photography Exhibition”, Nanjing Red Classic Art Museum.
部分展览：2016年11月，第三届CAFAM双年展，北京；2014年11月，《失园记》2014当代艺术邀请展；2011年11月，新星星艺术展，上海；2011年4月,《观澜国际版画双年展》广东深圳；2009年1月,《观影》观念摄影展，重庆501当代美术馆；2008年9月,《幽潭与浮标》，南京青和当代美术馆；2008年4月,《印》，上海Vanguard画廊；2006年10月，《Concurrence》个人作品展，Amelia Johnson Contemporary（HK）；2004年12月，《苏澄观念摄影展》，南京红色经典艺术馆；
Daphne Xu | China/Canada
Daphne Xu (b. 1992) is an artist exploring the politics and poetics of place through film, photography, video and printed matter. Her practice engages ethnographic observations of the everyday and the affective experiences of contested landscapes. With a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from Brown University, she works at the intersection of visual ethnography, public art/design, and civic media. In 2016, she co-founded Sponge Gourd Collective, an artist and research collective, whose publications and video installations have been circulated and exhibited in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Berlin, Madrid, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston. Daphne’s work has been acquired by the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and has been exhibited at Inside Out Museum (Beijing). Daphne is currently a Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University.
Zhao Xu | China
Zhao Xu, film director and artist, born in Inner Mongolia in 1992 and dropped out of UAL Wimbledon Art College in 2013, based in Beijing now. His first feature film “Hills and Mountains” was selected by West Lake International Documentary Festival in 2018. It was also the closing film in 2017 JIMEI x ARLES INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL and was screened at UCCA “New Asian Scenery” Program. In 2015, his short documentary film “Regarding Lambs in the City” won the jury prize of the 12th Beijing Independent Film Festival and was sought after by Li Xianting Film Fund. It was also selected by the 12th China independent film festival, the 6th Chinese Visual Festival and London We Are the People Film Festival. Besides films, his works also include paintings and video installations.
Hanwen Zhang | USA/China
Born in Changchun, China, Hanwen Zhang is an artist and filmmaker who currently lives in New York. He received a BS degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Tsinghua University in 2016 and an MFA degree in Photo, Video and Related Media in the School of Visual Arts in 2019. Zhang’s practice is mostly based on still and moving images, supplemented by performance, digital technology, and writing. Derived from observation of personal experience, he examines the status of existence and identity issues in contemporary society, as well as their relationships with ideology, space, memory, and body. His work has been exhibited in Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Fou Gallery (New York), Art Academy of Tsinghua University (Beijing), and other places and his writing has been published on ArtCo China, BLINK, BROWNIE, and other media outlets.
张瀚文，影像工作者。本科毕业于清华大学，2019 年毕业于纽约视觉艺术学院获得摄影方向艺术硕士学位，现生活工作于纽约。他的艺术实践主要以静态与动态影像为主，并与行为、数码技术及写作结合，从以个人经验视角下的观察与叙述出发，关注个体的生存状态与身份问题，以及它们与空间、图像、记忆、意识形态之间的关系。他的作品曾在上海当代艺术博物馆、纽约 SVA Theater、天津美术馆、清华大学美术学院美术馆等地展览或放映。他的文章曾在《典藏》、《布林客BLINK》 及 BROWNIE 等媒体及出版物上发表。
Peng Zuqiang | USA/China
Peng Zuqiang makes moving images. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was awarded the New Artist Society Fellowship, and a BA from Goldsmiths, University of London. His works have been shown internationally at exhibitions and festivals in China, Germany, Ecuador, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S, including Dok Lepzig, Open City Documentary Festival, Connecting Space in Hong Kong, Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has attended artist residencies including the Core Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Zuqiang is part of the film collective Fish in a Pot.