Caroline Ha Thuc is a French Hong Kong based art writer and curator. Specialized in Asian contemporary art, she contributes to different magazines such as ArtPress in France and Pipeline in Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Ha Thuc spent two years in Tokyo and published ‘Nouvel Art Contemporain Japonais’ (Nouvelles Editions Scala 2012) about the post-Murakami Japanese art scene. Her book ‘Contemporary Art in Hong Kong’ (Asia One, 2013), which was first published in France (Nouvelles Editions Scala, 2013) provides essential keys to apprehend the city’s vibrant contemporary landscape and exposes the countless links between art, history, culture and identity. She recently published a book about Chinese contemporary art analysing the interactions between the art scene and China’s rapidly changing society (‘After 2000 : Contemporary Art in China’ published in French language Nouvelles Editions Scala, France 2014 & MIP, Hong Kong 2015 for the English and comprehensive version).
As a curator, she focuses on promoting dialogue between artists from different cultures. Her recent exhibitions include ‘Radiance’ (French May, Hong Kong, 2014), ‘Hong Kong Bestiary’ (Platform China, Hong Kong, 2014), ‘Shelters of Resistance’ an in-situ installation by Kacey Wong in the courtyard of the City Hall (YIA Art Fair Paris, 2015) and recently ‘The Human Body : Measure and Norms’ (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015).
Christiane Paul is Associate Professor at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (forthcoming Blackwell-Wiley); Digital art (Thames and Hudson, 3rd revised edition, 2015); Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011; Chinese edition, 2012), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; and New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008). At the Whitney Museum she curated exhibitions including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011) and Profiling (2007), and is responsible for artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. Other recent curatorial work includes Little Sister (is watching you, too) (Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC, 2015) What Lies Beneath (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2015), The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, NYC, 2013), Biennale Quadrilaterale 3 (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009-10); and Feedforward - The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; LABoral, Gijon, Spain, 2009).
DooEun CHOI is an independent curator and art consultant based in New York. She is presently a visiting faculty member in the department of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design, with a background in art history, criticism and new media art. She has been a curator and creative director at the Art Center Nabi, one of the premier media art spaces in Seoul, South Korea, and a central institution in the international digital arts and culture scene, since its founding in 2000.
As a curator, she treats the space as a laboratory for experimenting with the types of experience and aesthetics that can emerge from combining and recombining scientific knowledge, artistic practices, and historical narratives. Her recent projects include “Mediacity Seoul 2012 Biennale” (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR),”ZERO1 Biennial 2012” (The ZERO1 Garage Gallery, San Jose, US), “Anima” (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey) and “Boundless Fantasy: Media Art from East Asia” (Charles Wang Center, New York, US).
Jeffrey Shaw has been a leading figure in new media art since the 1960s. He has pioneered the creative use of digital media technologies in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualization environments, navigable cinematic systems and interactive narrative. Professor Shaw was co-founder of the Eventstructure Research Group Amsterdam (1969-1980) and the founding director of the ZKM Institute for Visual Media Karlsruhe (1991-2002). He has received numerous awards including: L’Immagine Elettronica, Ferrara, Italy, the Oribe Prize, Gifu, Japan, the IDEA Gold Medal and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship. He co-founded and directed the University of New South Wales iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research in Sydney from 2003-2009. In 2009 Shaw joined City University in Hong Kong as Chair Professor of Media Art and Dean of the School of Creative Media (SCM) where he also leads the Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM) and the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE).
Li Zhenhua has been active in the artistic field since 1996, his practice mainly concerning curation, art creation and project management. Since 2010 he has been the nominator for the Summer Academy at the Zentrum Paul Klee Bern (Switzerland), as well as for The Prix Pictet (Switzerland). He is a member of the international advisory board for the exhibition "Digital Revolution" to be held at the Barbican Centre in the UK in 2014.
Li Zhenhua has edited several artists' publications, including "Yan Lei: What I Like to Do" (Documenta, 2012), "Hu Jieming: One Hundred Years in One Minute" (2010), "Feng Mengbo: Journey to the West" (2010), and "Yang Fudong: Dawn Mist, Separation Faith" (2009). A collection of his art reviews has been published under the title "Text" in 2013.
Maurice Benayoun, AKA MoBen, is a French media artist and curator based in Hong Kong. Pioneer of Open Media Art, MoBen’s highly diverse work explores all the artistic fields of expression using various media from video to urban installations, Internet to immersive art. The last decade he developed the concept of “Critical Fusion” as a way to interrogate all fields of human activities at the artistic, economic and political level. His work has been exhibited in Major Contemporary art Museums (Centre Pompidou, MAC Lyon, MAC Montreal, Kiasma (Hel- sinki), Eyebeam, Moving Image (NYC), ICC (Tokyo), Machida Museum, Museum of Art Seoul) Commissioned by biennials (Seoul 2012, ZERO1 San Jose 2012, Tokyo) and part of many public and private and public collections MoBen’s work won numerous international awards including the coveted Golden Nica, Ars Electronica Prize.
MoBen has conceived and presented many urban screens art- works including – La Fiac Show Paris, the Streaming Museum 4th anniversary exhibition in New York City, Momentum - Berlin, Federation Square - Melbourne, the Concourse – Chatswood - Sydney, Sikka Art Fair- Dubai, Zero One San Jose, California and Seoul Square building, Korea. With Jeffrey Shaw, MoBen is the curator of Fleeting Light exhibition featuring Jim Campbell’s work, Eternal Recurrence, the first international artist work displayed on the ICC façade.
Maurice Benayoun is presently Professor at the School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong where he leads R&V research programme and the graduate studies, while setting up the Urban Transmedia MFA stream.
Nina Colosi founded Streaming Museum in 2008 for the production and presentation of the arts and exhibitions on 7 continents which have been viewed by millions in public space, partnering cultural venues and StreamingMuseum.org. Among other programs, she produced and curated The Project Room for New Media and Performing Arts at Chelsea Art Museum in New York City (2003-2010) and “Digital Art @Google”, an exhibition and public program series at Google’s New York City headquarters. In her early career Nina was an award winning electronic music composer after receiving a Master degree from Manhattan School of Music, NYC. She is a board member of World Council of Peoples for the United Nations.
Susa Pop is an urban media curator and producer based in Berlin. In 2003 she founded Public Art Lab (PAL) as a network of experts from the fields of urban planning, new media arts and IT. Susa Pop has initiated most of the PAL projects, like the Connecting Cities Network, Media Facades Festivals Berlin 2008 and Europe 2010, Mobile Studios and Mobile Museums. Beside speaking at worldwide conferences on urban media, she is a lecturer at the University of Potsdam, FH Potsdam and HTW Berlin. In 2012 she published the book Urban Media Cultures together with three co-editors
Tanya Toft (b. 1984) is a curator, researcher and lecturer on urban digital art as a domain of criticality in the media city. She is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University, and previous Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and Research Fellow at Curatorlab, Konstfack University. She is on the International Curatorial Advisory Board of the Open Sky Gallery in Hong Kong and Curatorial Advisor for Verve Cultural in São Paulo, where she has co-curated several exhibitions at the SESI Digital Gallery with Marília Pasculli, including the São Paulo Urban Digital Festival in 2013 and 2014. Since 2013 she has been Associate Curator with The Streaming Museum in New York City and among other exhibitions curated and produced the traveling moving image exhibition and public program Nordic Outbreak with Nina Colosi, in New York City and across the Nordic region. She is editor of the upcoming book: Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art, which continues her work on Nordic digital art explored in Nordic Outbreak (2013-2014) and Voyage to the Virtual at Scandinavia House, NY (2015).www.tanyatoft.com
Tony Tang was graduated from The University of Hong Kong, practices architecture and project management for over 25 years. He had participated in a number of major commercial and composite development projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing. At 2012, he completed the International Commerce Centre (ICC), being part of the Kowloon Station development. At 2014, he led Hong Kong Architects to stage an exhibition “Tall Storeys” in London at the Royal Institute of British Architects, exhibiting the best of Hong Kong Architecture and the Transport Oriented Developments (TOD).
Tang is now working at Sun Hung Kai Properties Group as the Deputy Project Director of Habour Vantage Management Ltd. and Deputy Director of Architectural Design of Sun Hung Kai Architects and Engineers Ltd. He is also the Board Member of Architects Registration Board (Hong Kong), Member of APEC Architect Project Monitoring Committee (Hong Kong), Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects and served a number of government committees.