Curatorial Dialogues in New Media and Contemporary Art
17 January 2017 7:30pm, LT4 Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Mr. Yang Yong (Curator, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture)
Ms. Joel Kwong (Programme Director, Microwave New Media Festival)
Moderator: Dr. Rochelle Yang (CUHK)
Language: Putonghua and Cantonese
*This forum is free and open to the public; no registration required.
About the Speakers
Yang Yong (楊勇) is a Shenzhen and Beijing-based curator. He is the founder of Shangqi Art, deputy director of the Art Curating Committee of Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles, art director of Shanghai Adream Charitable foundation and a graduate student supervisor at Capital Normal University Beijing. In addition to exhibiting his own work in international festivals, he has curated more than 20 exhibitions and art projects, including the Shenzhen Pavillion of the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, MAGIC International Art Exhibition and the Shenzhen Contemporary Art Biennale.
Joel Kwong (鄺佳玲), a media art curator and art consultant, received her Master Degree in Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently the Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Artistic Director of Transmedia Department (Asia Pacific) of Sun Mobile Communication Ltd., and also a board member of Videotage (media artist collective). In 2016, She led Microwave to partner with School of Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong), Videotage and Design School at Polytechnic University to co-host the ISEA HK 2016 (International Symposium of Electronic Art), and presented a series of Art x Tech satellite programmes.
Andrew Lam (林漢堅) is curator of MOST (Museum of Site) Gallery in JCCAC and an active cultural critic, theorist and speaker on cultural policy and new media art. He has done curated visual culture projects and created interdisciplinary installations in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and internationally, including at the 2006 Guangzhou Triennial, E6’s Hybrid Shenzhen: Asia World City, the Hong Kong Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, Lianzhou Foto, and Taipei’s Huashan 1914 Creative Park.