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.
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.
CC (Issay Rodriguez & Anjo Bolarda) is a gesture rather than a name to identify a group or a collective. It began as a gesture to rethink the idea of collaboration amidst community driven engagement. CC is an extension of one’s own art practice, a platform to expand and explore possibilities by contributing , or complementing each one’s strengths and weaknesses to come up with projects one can not simply do alone.
Ria Rajan was born in 1985, she is a visual Artist, Designer, and Illustrator. She was the Design Lead in Brainwave Magazin and now works as an independent artist and designer in RRAD.IN. Her work spans across mediums both analog and digital, including drawing, painting, image making, sculptural explorations and interventions in spaces.
Ananda Serné (1988, NL) holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. Through moving image, photography, textiles and writing, her practice explores forms of sensory (dis)orientation. In order to create her work, she visits specific places where she collects words, images or sounds that serve as ingredients in her practice. These elements are then intuitively arranged into narratives that weave temporary connections between the concrete and the imaginary.
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.