I am working on the work of ART which based on designing and I am interested in contemporary culture. Being a hybrid mix of an artist and a product designer has triggered me to notice the changing of contemporary culture up to now. It has also encouraged me to question on the values, the new aesthetic feeling, and the objects surrounding me. Moreover, this form of art has introduced me to see things from different point of view in order to manage or utilize any available materials appropriately.
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.
Issay Rodriguez, artist (Philippines, 1991) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman University, and graduated in 2013 with the Distinguished Paper Award and the Gawad Tanglaw Award. As a student, she is a scholar of the Jose “Pitoy” Moreno Foundation and, with the support of the French government, studied exchange scholars at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. She has exhibited her work in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Taipei, Singapore, New Delhi, Dubai, Manila and Paris.
Chihhung Liu, born in Hsinchu (Taiwan) in 1985. He graduated from M.F.A Program, Department of Fine Arts at Taipei National University of the Arts. He is a freelancer/artist who lives and works in Taipei currently. Recent paintings embody his understanding of life and his personal experiences. His approach to narration and interpretation from a mundane perspective allows him to tightly interlock emotions and images.
Hidemi Nishida was born in Otaru city in Hokkaido in 1986, currently lives and works in Tokyo. He studied Design in Sapporo and obtained a Masters of Fine Art at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway. His architectural background brings together functional making with an interest in intimate transformations of our environment. Nishida questions our milieu, deconstructing and adapting existing structures or materials or even whole landscapes in order to refresh our view of the world.
Artist statement:Parag’s artistic practice emerges from what He encounter and see around him, from his immediate surroundings and the scenery He is familiar with, as thinker how He intervene into these spaces and forms in contemporary times. He often draws inspiration from — and make use of —simple, quotidian objects from his childhood. His works highlights the changes that have taken place over the last few decades within his community.
Currently splitting time between Brooklyn, New York and Vienna, Austria, sound art-i-vist, socio/environ composer, and a core member of SHARE.nyc (http://share.dj/share) since 2001, Keiko Uenishi is known for her works formed through experiments in restructuring and analyzing one's relationship with sounds in sociological, cultural, and/or psychological environments.