Born in 1983, Lafin Sawmah belongs to the coastal area of Pangcha (Amis) Tribe,Taitung. Like many young indigenous people, Lafin was earning a living in Taipei city, but didn’t feel satisfied in the jobs he was working at. In 2009, Lafin had an urge of coming back to his hometown, Taitung, where he discovers the passion on creating arts and crafts. Specialized on woodworking, Lafin was assistance with a few indigenous artists before he works on solo.
Huang Wei-Chien graduated with a Master's degree from the Institute of Visual Arts, National Chiayi University, and was artist in residence at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan; Bywood of Ciaotou Sugar Refinery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and the Art Site of Chayi Railway Warehouse, Taiwan. In the 38th CICA International Competition of L'Alcora in 2018, Huang was not only finalist, but also received a special award as the public's favourite.
“Pei-Chi Lee is a creative maker and an illustrator, who lives and works around good people, good food and good times. She makes works that are inspired by the unexpected narratives that are found in relationships between people and the environment. Using a sense of humour and a whimsical aesthetic throughout her practice, Pei-Chi likes to use a wide range of materials to create kinetic movement to tell stories with an emphasis on tactility and interaction with the viewers.
Born in 1983 in Kaohsiung lives in Taipei, Chen Jen Pei had residency in France, Vietnam and the Philippines for food research and art works. The statement is about food how to be expressed in history and culture, as well as to explore the local conditions and customs of their own cultural differences. The summer of 2014 began a long-term project with strangers in Paris focusing on the relationship between food culture and memory.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1993, Jr-Yun Lee received her bachelor’s degree at Taipei National University of the Arts. She is currently studying for her master’s degree at the same institution, focusing on the art of printmaking. The majority of her art pieces are based on the indirection and communication properties of the printing medium, in an attempt to intervene it into people’s daily experience. Since Lee thrives in direct collaboration with the public, she gained rich experience in various curated exhibitions.
Chun-liang Liu is an interdisciplinary artist previously based in Melbourne and now in Taipei. She is the creative director for Long Distance Collective Theatre Company in Taiwan and a theatre/dance critic for http://pareviews.ncafroc.org.tw. She is currently working on a 3-year project “Food Concert” co-produced by Taipei Arts Festival and Castlemaine State Festival.
Poyen Wang was born in 1987, Taichung, Taiwan. His practice utilizes digital media as a primary medium to examine how the archived memories in the digital realm affect our perception of reality, and how synthetic identities oscillate between the fabricated and the authentic, the performed and the documented, the private and the public. He received his master’s degree in New Media Art from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2015, and his second master’s degree at the School of Visual Arts with a Paula Rhodes Award in Computer Art in 2017.
Tang Wei Hsu (b. 1980 Taiwan) is an international artist based in New York. He is a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (2009) and was a residency artist of the international studio & curatorial program, Brooklyn (2011).