Curating/ Research/ Critics
Awika Samukrsaman was born in 1991 in Surin, Thailand. She received her Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts Program in Textile, Costume, Garment and Fashion Design from Thammasat University. Living and working in Nonthaburi, Thailand, She is interested in learning and developing basic weaving for everyday use and communication which is rooted from traditional Culture and has been a part of everyday life. Awika’s interest in texture in textile works has brought her into folk wisdom among local ethnic groups.
NINA-MARIA OFÖRSAGD, a Finnish media artist and curator, curates a wide range of cross-disciplinary arts. She is good at translating the external visual perception into the inner emotional perception of time and space and history through the unique interpretation of environmental images.
Kang, Jeauk, is a curator and artist who mainly works in Seoul and Suwon in South Korea. He is a founder/director of the Suwon International Photo Festival(Suwonphoto) and the art and disaster project. He is very interested in using art outside of the art category and changing society. He wants to turn the old city of Suwon into a culture and art village through Suwonphoto. By doing so, Suwon and Asia want to meet and communicate with each other. As a photographer, he has spent more than 10 years on the scene of climate change and in disaster areas.
Judha Su is a writer, critic, and catalyst, working on shifting boundaries of contemporary arts, knowledge production, and alternative pedagogy. Her creative commitment is inherently political, therefore, she perceives art as a point of contact, negotiation, and entry to imagine new possibilities that may encourage a social change. In parallel, she is working as a long-term laborer at “soi” - a collaborative platform for dialogue, research, and pedagogy, which she founded in late 2017.
Abby Chen is the Artistic Director and Curator at Chinese Culture Center and Foundation of San Francisco. Among the more than 50 exhibitions and programs curated by Abby at CCF and other institutions in both the U.S. and Asia have been important surveys in contemporary art and issues relevant to Chinese people and the world at large.
Pei Yu Chen (Doris) is graduated from Tainan National University of The Arts. The thesis is combine of digital art and performing arts has become a new vocabulary of contemporary digital art and theater performances. Focus on the theme of video art, film art, cross-cultural art, digital art, animal and plant art, spirituality and nature.
Based in Taipei, Tze-ning experienced and learned from arts programs, independent publications, and local engagements in various ways and places. While the main focus is on the encounter between individuals from differ background and their visual experiences, via arts and cultural practices.
ALEX NICHOLS is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer involved in Critical Contact Art. Art that explores identity, connection and communication through the bodies experience. The question at the core of Alex's work is how the body can become the place of active resistance.