Visual artist, Marika CONSTANTINO is based in Manila, has participated in significant exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad. As a freelance writer, she contributes to a number of globally distributed publications. She shares her various experiences in the art practice to a wider audience as an educator and an independent curator. Her early exposure to art and her boundless fascination for the creative process resulted with a degree from the UP College of Architecture to further studies at the UP College of Fine Arts, with Art History as her major. Aside from her individual art practice, she is also co-director of 98B COLLABoratory.
Fairuz received a BA (Hons)Film and Animation, Multimedia University, Malaysia. His inter-disciplinary practice combines digital and analogue formats found in his music videos creations for local indie-bands, live video projections (VJ), animation for short films. He designs visuals for stage using stop-motion, puppetry, hand-made masks, 3D animation and live video mixing. He presented Salam 1 Jepun (National Visual Arts Gallery, 2013), a cross-cultural response event based on his experience as JENESYS program internship with Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] in Japan in 2012. He was the Programme Director of Digital Art + Culture (DA+C) Festival in Penang
Fariz Hanapiah is a Creative Director of Motiofixo!; a robust company specializing in motion graphics and advertising. He has worked on numerous commercial projects range from Music Videos to TV Commercials. Clients includes Honda, Volkswagen, MasterCard, Samsung, and many more. On collaboration basis he had worked with D-FUSE, The Light Surgeons and Yusuf Islam based in the UK and also local artists such as Hujan, Yuna and Pop Shuvit. He graduated from Multimedia University with a BA (Hons) in Film & Animation.
Mak is the founder and director of Soundscape Records; an established Malaysian indie music label and promoter started in 2001. He is a well-known figure in the indie music scene and has been instrumental in building the Chinese language indie scene in the late 1990’s. He is also one of the founders of FINDARS, a local arts collective based in Kuala Lumpur, and worked with them for a few years before heading their separate ways. Mak majored in Illustration from the One Academy, Malaysia.
Yap is an artist, educator and founding member of the artist collective Rumah Air Panas (RAP), an artist collective based in Kuala Lumpur. He has been involved in numerous curatorial projects, art programming, exhibitions and speaking on contemporary art practices. He is currently a specialist staff at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia. Yap received his BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1998, Birmingham City University, England. His art practice encompasses conceptual work, installations, mapping projects, collaborations, performance and sporadic writings. He had received awards in the Young Contemporaries Arts Award by the National Art Gallery in 2000 and 2002, and has been selected for research residency in Japan under the JENESYS Programme for Creators by the Japan Foundation in 2008.
Suzy is a researcher involved projects focused on community-building through education, architecture and digital technology. She collaborated with Heritage of Malaysia Trust to produce the DA+C (Digital Art + Culture) Festival 2011 and was part of the curatorial team for MEDIA/ART KITCHEN, by the Japan Foundation in 2013. She has also contributed her research to `Colors of Asia’, an exhibition jointly organized by the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education and the Design Alliance Asia (tDA Asia) and CREATIVE©ITIES project by Singapore-based curators Jackson Tan and Justin Zhuang commissioned by the Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs. She co-directs DAM Interactive and currently lectures at the post-graduate school at Limkokwing University.
Based in Taipei, Rikey CHENG (b. Hsinchu) is the founder of No Man’s Land Project. Cheng currently works as the Editor-in-Chief of No Man’s Land at Digital Art Foundation (DAF), Taipei. He is the corresponding author for ARTCO and ARTitude, both of which are renowned contemporary art magazines in Taiwan. He is also the Chinese translator of Hito Steyerl's 'In Defense of the Poor Image' in ARTitude. He was also the coordinator of Project Glocal 2014: Transi(en)t Taipei curated by Dayang Yraola.
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