Lo graduated from National Taiwan University of the Arts, Graduate School of Plastic Arts. Lo focuses on the special textures present in our daily life, seeing them as n Walter Benjamin’s discourse— fragments and reflections of a complete structure, a whole world. His works can be viewed as organic documents, unlimited to specific mediums, attempting to arouse inquiry and contemplation on ever-changing warped messages. Lo has been an artist in residency at Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei in 2010, and at BankArt 1929 NYK, Yokohama/Japan in 2012. His works place emphasis on the temporality in processes of creating and interacting with the community, networks, or spectators, whereby the fragmented, fissured, and forgotten history can be restored or even fictionalized. He has participated in the 2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris/ France, and also Une terrible poetique, La Biennale de Lyon, France.
He studied in Germany, and staged the exhibition "Live Live Seafood" at the Digital Art Center, Taipei in 2013. He is equally adept in the video and painting fields. He also holds a belief that, through the creation of arts, artists can not only connect or confront themselves with the society, but also fulfill its function of "self-healing". His works encompass a riotous profusion of themes of themes ranging from mortality, souls, and conviction to the collective psychosomatic disorders reflected in special physiological rituals. (He is also collaborating with NML as resident curator for ISSUE Jul, 2015.)
Syafiq A. Samat
Syafiq is a media artist with a background in interactive design + animation. He explores the aesthetics of art making through computer codes. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions locally and recently Antara 2014 ‘Transcoding Multi-Culture’ at Publika and MYStory Exhibition at Galeri Petronas last year. Currently, he lectures at the Art & Design Department, University Teknologi MARA, Kedah.
Anjo Bolarda is a self-taught artist whose works have been exhibited in several local and international venues. He creates projects that deal with memories and stories of people living in contemporary society. He works with spaces, time and everyday elements through paintings, illustrations, installations, and performances. Aside from his artistic practice, Anjo is also the community founder of Behance Philippines, a platform to guide emerging artists/designers in their practice. He is also a co-director of 98B COLLABoratory, a Manila based artist-run initiative and space
Goh Lee Kwang
Kuala Lumpur (MY)
Goh is a reputable force in the Malaysian sound art scene and has created sound installations, sonic-visual interactive installations, single and multi-channel videos, improvised music performances, tape music, works for radio broadcasts and soundtracks for theater, dance, film, and has exhibited in venues in both Asia and Europe.
Kamal is an artist, designer, researcher and founder/ composer behind the experimental music project: Space Gambus Experiment. Kamal’s works explores sound or music projects into interactive installations collaborating with visual artists, musicians and scientists. He is also founced known as “Electroprimitive”, performing a combination of electronic-acoustic instruments, sound poetry, experimental-improvised music, media art and theatre. Kamal received artist-in-residence of national space agency Malaysia 2005-2006, winner of the Young Contemporary National Art Gallery Malaysia 2004, Nokia grand prize winner for best music video director Kuala Lumpur/Singapore 2007 and ASEAN New Media Award held in National Art Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia in 2007.
Chew Win Chen aka Okui Lala (b. 1991, Penang) enjoys taking photos, videos and talking to people. Since graduating from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya with a degree in Media Art, she has explored various mediums: from creating experimental videos, designing visuals for performances to conducting photography workshops within communities.
A chalk doodler at a young age and college drop out major in Mechatronics Engineering, bibi participated in group shows and festivals including, "Urban Folklore" in Kunstraum, Innsburk. "Weapon of Mass Change", G40 at Art Whino, Maryland. and "Beyond Pressure" Contemporary Art Festival in Yangon.
Archisa is a creative body assembling all of UiTM's architecture students. The purpose for this association is to manage the students’ welfare, funding, academic and many more. It is managed by a group of students representing each studio/year.
They have participated a lot of events with Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM); from design competitions to some academic talks. every semester, they would manage an architectural exhibition inside Fakulti Senibina Perancangan dan Ukur (FSPU) which will organized by the
VOQ song-writer and singer of the electronica band, “Organ-O-Rounge”. He began his solo career with the name of VOQ (Bokku) from 2010. He has worked with diverse video artists in collaboration with his compositions and live performances. VOQ's current interest would be expression of visual art via music.
Chikara Matsumoto uses drawings, video and light to make shamanism-inspired pictorial representation of the image. He often collaborates with musician "VOQ" for performances and exhibitions. He has had numerous international exhibition and his recent solo and group shows include 2014 "Yume no Hanashi (El sueño nos habla / Tale of Dream)", Vértigo Galeria, Mexico and 2013 "GHOSTS, UNDERPANTS and STARS", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and 2012 "Koganecho Bazar 2012", Yokohama and "Image Art Festival MOVING 2012", Kyoto Art Center and 2011 "Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions vol.3 Daydream Believer!!", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and 2009 "Mind as Passion",Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan and 2008 "KITA!! Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia", Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Indonesia.
Sarah Ameera Sabran
KL-based, Sarah Ameera is a media artist who experiments in visual artistry of the analogue and digital. Her interests are in the mysteries of life, science and art, while encouraging people to love and celebrate themselves. Her works extend to prop/set making, illustrations,, live video projections, and have collaborated with with Liyana Fizi, Ferns, Pastel Lite, Jack In the Box Penang, We Are Kix, Converse Jamboree, ASWARA, DA+C Festival 2011.
Bradley Scott Rosen is a composer of concert music and musical installations. He is known for his strong visceral aesthetic, developed early in his involvement with the hardcore and punk scene. Drawing from that tradition’s view that community is essential to political and artistic growth, he is interested in collaborations and co-creations with performers. His works often engage numerous senses, compositionally curating visual, sensual and presentational components. With Michael Weyandt and Alice Teyssier, he is co-founder of The Atelier, a collaborative and multi-disciplinary collective presenting poetic sonic essays on themes of resuscitation, nostalgia, and learning through sensual experience and identity. His works have been shown at the Abrons Arts Center and Firehouse Space (NYC), Instalakcje Festival (Warsaw), Darmstadt Summer Courses (Germany), and at the University of California-San Diego, where he recently completed his Master of Music degree in composition under Roger Reynolds and Katharina Rosenberger.
VORS Studio is an archictectural-art based collective in Shah Alam, Malaysia. All of the members were graduated from Center of Studies, Architecture UiTM Shah Alam and consist of different talents as individual; architectural design, to craftmanship, event planning, street art, photography, and publication.
WU graduated with a MFA in computational studio arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Most of WU I-YEH ’s recent works attempt to capture individual differences in perception, as well as to rethink the possibilities of multifaceted communication between individuals and the Others by means of programming, images, installations and texts.
Yan Jun is an improv sound/music artist who often uses feedback noise between speakers and the space to create subtle and unstable sound influenced by his and the audiences’ body movements. His works involves field recordings. including malfunction of the recorders themselves. His “Living Room Tour” project used common household objects found within specific environment of the audience’s home by means of solo or collaboration (in beijing often with the “Impro Committee”) into a social form of music. He is a member of Far East Network (FEN) lead by Otomo Yoshihide and the Tea Rockers Quintet. His performance received a honorary mention at Ars Electronica (Linz) and has attended in Rotterdam International Poetry Festival and Berlin International Poetry Festival.
Andreas is an a cross disciplinary artist with an engineering background focusing on creative communities, alternative education, DIY/DIWO culture and interdisciplinary collaboration in art, science and technology. Since 2004, he is working in community-base initiatives to produce installations, workshops, lectures and organizing events as well as festivals in Indonesia. Co-founder of several initiatives including lifepatch.org – citizen initiative for art, science and technology, an independent community-based organization working in creative and appropriate application in the fields of art, science and technology.
Bradley Scott Rosen
His works spans across sites and disciplines, from performing arts, improvisational music and exhibitions. He often collaborates with visual artists and musicians to create works are that express the time-process through physics of light and sound which are then expanded over the environment as an on-site installation. His solo show “show big things as if they were small” held at Kobe Art Village Center and “show small things as if they were big” at Shin-Fukujyusuo, Osaka 2011. He has also shown at “Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan (Moscow Museum of Modern Art/Haifa Museum of Art, 2011) and x_sound: John Cage, Nam June Paik and after (Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, 2012).
San Diego (US) / Penang (MY)
Chris is a musician, entrepreneur, and educator dedicated to finding new modes of expression and innovative technology-based solutions for artists and audiences. He has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia and has released six albums of his work internationally. Chris is also the co-founder of Sonifind, a music discovery app that connects audiences to unheard music from around the world. He remains active as an educator, teaching courses on music and music cognition at the University of California, San Diego and Chapman University in Orange County. Chris currently divides his time between Southern California and Penang, Malaysia, together with his wife Ying Ying and daughters Ania and Maia.
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