Anton DEL CASTILLO
He graduated Bachelor’s degree and Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines (1998, 2005). He was artist fellow for the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York USA (2007). He is a full-time Associate Professor of the University of the Philippines, teaching art for grade school and high school students.
BLACK BAROQUE COMMITTEE
Black Baroque Committee is neither an organised movement, nor collective. Their approach is neither serious nor frivolous. They despise all hypocritical declarations of good and evil. The textbook dichotomy of optimism and pessimism, or beauty and ugliness, is absurd to all BBC members who had amputated their sentiments. Their experiments are not to be understood as science, their gestures not to be taken as art, their activities are never political, and their words have hardly anything to do with the notion named 'love'. To them, the necessity of such differentiation is as useless as the petit-bourgeois distinction between tiring labour and boring leisure.
She graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. She has participated in the Hong Kong International Art Fair 2008, ‘Ha Ha! Happy Mid Autumn Festival - Works by Esther Yip Lai-Man’and ‘Fotanian - Fotan Artists Open Studios 2009’. Esther is also a teaching artist of community art organization ‘Art for All’ and one of the artists in the Fotanian community. Art has been Esther's lifelong passion and an endeavor she has been persistently pursuing. Esther likes creating 3-dimensional artworks and installations, particularly paper sculptures with mechanical folding effect. Apart from her artistic pursuit, Esther is a flight attendant and enjoys travelling around the world. Travelling is a great source of inspirations for her art and enables her to meet friends of different nationalities.
He completed his undergraduate studies at York University in Toronto where he gained a BFA in visual arts and later on studied at the Royal College of Art in London and gained his MA in painting. He had solo exhibitions of his paintings in Hong Kong, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. His works had been invited to present in over fifty group exhibitions in Hong Kong and abroad, including “Hong Kong Art Biennial” at Hong Kong Museum of Art, “Artlink@Sotheby’s International Young Art” exhibition and auction travelling to Chicago, Tel Aviv and Vienna, “Mapping Asia” at Hong Kong Heritage Museum, “Embracing the New Century” at China National Museum of Fine Art, and “HKAC 30th Anniversary Exhibition” at Hong Kong Arts Centre. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University.
Siu Kee HO
He completed his Doctor of Fine Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has received art residency from Taipei International Art Village in 2005, Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Italy in 2001, Starr Foundation Fellowship and Asian Cultural Council in 2000, Fellowship for Artistic Development of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1997, Urban Council Fine Arts Award of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Artist in Residence Programme of Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre in 1996. Presently, Siu Kee is the program director of the graduate program of the School of Fine Arts and Design of Baptist University in Hong Kong.
She graduated Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts Major in Advertising from the University of Santo Tomas, and a Master of Fine Arts, Major in Studio Arts from the University of the Philippines. Lacorte received fellowship and art grants from Freeman Fellowship, Vermont Artist Residency, Asian Cultural Council and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Philippines). She is currently part of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of the Philippines-Los Banos and curator of the U.P. Sining Makiling Gallery.
She graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Fine Arts. Jaffa is between a full-time and a part-time artist as she works as art lecturer for the Hong Kong Art Centre. She is a veteran of artist residency, as she attends at least one per year. She is also the founder of Hong Kong AiR Association (Artists-in-Residence Association).
He lives and works in Singapore and New York. He was educated at the National University of Singapore and the Parsons School of Design for Master of Fine Arts in Photography. He is actively making work internationally, having shown in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and New York. Jason is also known for his critical writing and poetry, which has been published in Art Papers, Vehicle (Singapore), Softblow, the2ndRule, QLRS & The Substation. He also spearheads a series of creative projects through Grey Projects.
He is originally from Uthaithani, Thailand. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from Rajamangala Institute of Technology, 2001. In 2010 he attended an artist residency at the at Da Wang Culture Highland Artists in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, with Vasan Sitthiket and six other Thai artist. His work is usually an expression of personal attitude towards issues that involve society, power struggles and negotiations.
Choon Lin JOO
She completed her Diploma in Fine Arts with Distinction from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2007. She has had two solo exhibits in Singapore: Too Big In the Tank, Singapore Art Festival 2011, Tunnel Esplanade in 2011 and Come Out And Play at 8Q!, 8Q Singapore Art Museum in 2009. She is a member of the Artist Village Singapore since 2009 and Printmaking Society Singapore in 2006-2007. She was an Artist-in-Residence in Gertrude Contemporary Art Space in Melbourne, Australia in 2008, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre in Japan in 2011-2012. Choon Lin is currently a student at the Glasgow School of Art in United Kingdom.
He received a MA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He sees himself as a spontaneous observer of the city. He deconstructs the city, observes it, and then rebuilds a city which is in-between the real life city and a conceptual city, by his works of art. His major works recently include Folk Art Series: Cockroach, a work concerning the city life and craftsmanship, Easy to Learn Cantonese, Chapter 1-6, concerning language learning process, and Public Sculpture: Dog Footprint, Wet Print: Rainbow, and Room as Pin-hole Camera, close examinations of public space. In 2006, he joined two artist-in-residence programs in Vermont Studio Center, US and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, respectively.
He graduated cum laude at the UST College of Fine Arts and Design. His works deals with familiar objects, chance encounters and everyday politics that cross various media from drawings, installations, photography, to interactive and participatory projects. He had his first solo museum show at the Vargas Museum in Manila (2011) followed by a solo at Ateneo Art Gallery (2012). He had gallery solo shows with The Drawing Room, Manila, La Trobe University Visual Art Center, Victoria, Australia and Goyang Art Studio in South Korea. A recipient of the 13 Artist Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (2012) and the Ateneo Art Award (2010), he has shown his works in various international exhibitions including: 3rd Singapore Biennale, Singapore Art Museum (2011); 4th Guangzhou Triennale, Guandong Museum of Art (2011); Koganecho Bazzar, Yokohama (2011); X IV Jakarta Biennale, Galeri Nasional (2011), La Trobe University Museum of Art LUMA (2011), Net Wave Festival, Melbourne (2010). His most recent art engagement is the founding of the newest artist initiative in Manila called 98B Escolta.
He received his Master and Bachelor of Communication Studies from Nanyang Technological University in 2001 and 1997 respectively. He is an artist and curator based in Singapore. His research addresses representations of the built environment, especially the contexts and implications of its lost elements. His observations are mainly transformed into objects, diagrams, situations, curations or essays. His accolades include the Young Artist Award (Visual Arts) 2005, conferred by the National Arts Council, Singapore. He is currently an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
He is an active cross-disciplinary artist-organizer based in Southeast Asia. His works shows strong allegorical images of the social order. He is preoccupied with the international artists’ network new world disorder and frequently invited for his ingenious actions around the globe. He is a recipient the 2003 Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award, the 2003 Sungduan Grant, 2006 Ateneo Art Award and a veteran of artist residency programs in Asia, including an Asia Cultural Council Fellowship and his most recent residency at Da Wang Culture Highland Artists in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
She focuses on the usage of various objects as a means of recollecting and representing memories. A strong emotional connection to objects and its sentimentality provide the foundation for her work. Tecson’s visual language encompasses both contemporary and traditional techniques with strong leaning towards arts and crafts; her process of composing found objects mirrors the reconstruction and revisualization of memories and experiences. Mimi is a graduate of College of Holy Spirit. She has been exhibiting with groups since 2006. Some of which were Boxed Exhibit at the Big Sky Mind in Quezon City, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Cubicle Gallery in 2006,2007 and 2008, respectively; with Tutok Karapatan at Art Space Glorietta in 2008; Cantos at Cubao Expo in 2009; Pasyon Nasyon and Likhang Bago at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, also in 2009; Tutok: Anobayani!? Again at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2010. Her more recent shows are Collective Memory in Blanc Gallery and States of Matter in GJ Asian Art Singapore in 2010. Mimi is currently a resident artist at Koganecho in Yokohama, Japan.
She is originally from Chaing-Mai, Thailand. She graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts from Silpakorn University, where she is also completing her Master’s degree. Preeyachanok is known in the Bangkok art circle as Kaowtoo. She has been extensively exhibiting especially in the past year. Prior to this, Kaowtoo was an assistant of Takamine Tadasu for the 2009 International Art Exhibition in the La Biennale di Vennezia. She was curator for “E Lerng ”documentary project support by the Ministry of Culture at the Nang Lerng Community & Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand in 2009; Project Manager of United Love part of More to Love : The Art of Living Together A Contemporary Art Event to Fight Stigma around HIV, Bangkok, Thailand in 2008; and Expert of Art activity & Workshop of The Thailand Research Found Exhibition, Thailand Knowledge Park, Bangkok, Thailand in 2008-2010. Both latter project received funding from Siam Gumma Jul Foundation.
Riel Jaramillo HILARIO
He is originally from Ilocos Province, Philippines. He is a visual artist and a writer. He studied at the Philippine High School for the Arts and the University of the Philippines. He also studied santo-making from Jose Lazo of San Vicente, Ilocos Sur in 1994. Riel has been an art workshop instructor at the Art Informal (2004-present), a curator for several galleries and an organizer of art projects. Riel also participated as presentor in the 1st Asian Art Museum Forum, Beijing, China (2006), The Multifacted Curator, Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia (2006), and RumahYKP, Ipoh, Malaysia (2005). This year Riel received 13 Artist Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship and Alliance France Grantee.
She is originally from Suphanburi Province, Thailand. She completed her Master of Fine Arts from Silpakorn University, where she now teach at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts. Ruthairat participated in the HIVE CAMP Asian Artists in Residencies Program in Cheongju, South Korea in 2008. She has been exhibiting and several times awarded winner in arts competition since 2003. Ruthairat’s work centers on the theme of family.
He makes art revolving around the social aspects of music and sound, exploring what can be produced through temporary communities, amateur efforts, and interactions with systems. These works are usually executions of an idea or investigations of a premise, often yielding indeterminable outcomes and adopting various formats. With the interactive installation, engaging the audience, writing letters, among others. Ang is also an occasional musician and writes on music/aural culture. From June 2011 to June 2012 he is an artist in residency with Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
Wai Ping TAM
He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Reading, Department of Fine Art in United Kingdom in 1991 and his postgraduate in Fine Arts at the University College of London, The Slade School of Fine Arts also in United Kingdom in 1995, with a mark of distinction. Ping founded and presently chairs ArtMap/ am post since 2001. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Kwok Hin TANG
He is a full-time mixed media artist and an independent curator. He served as visual arts teacher in HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity from 2008 to 2010 and a course tutor for the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006 to 2008. He completed his Master and Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and 2006.
Ling Nah TANG
She is fascinated with the city’s transitory spaces. Her work seeks to reflect and address the conditions of the modern city, particularly its speed and the lack of interpersonal intimacy in urban life. In 2008, she represented Singapore in the 2nd Singapore Biennale and also exhibited a work in the 11th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (Singapore Pavilion). Her accolades include the Juror’s Choice in the Philip Morris Singapore-ASEAN Art Awards 2003, the Della Butcher Award 2000 and the Young Artist Award (Art) 2004 conferred by the National Arts Council, Singapore.
Heis originally from Muang Khonkaen, Thailand. He graduated Master of Fine Arts from Silpakorn University in 2006 and Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts in Burapha University in Chonburi, Thailand. Thosapol has had two solo exhibitions, both at DOB Hualamphong Gallery in Bangkok, “Ancient Otaku” in 2011 and “Silent Decibel” in 2009. He has attended artist residencies in Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany in 2012 and in Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 2011.
He works with video art, photography and printmaking. He has exhibited in Singapore and overseas and he is also an independent curator and organiser for video art. He holds a Master of Fine Art degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and works as an art lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts. He is a member of Printmaking Society Singapore since 2007 and The Artist Village since 2009, and a resident-artist at the Goodman Arts Centre of Singapore since 2011. He holds a Master of Fine Art degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and works as an art lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts. He is also a member of Printmaking Society Singapore since 2007 and The Artist Village since 2009, and a resident-artist at the Goodman Arts Centre of Singapore since 2011.
He is born within the realm of the arts. He has extensively been exhibiting since early 2000 in Thailand, Singapore, Northern America and other countries. He is educated Bachelor of Fine Arts from Silpakorn University and Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute under the Fulbright Scholarship. He has received an award of excellence in Merit from Pratt Institute in 2010 and winner of the 14th Annual Asian Artists Fellowship in Vermont Studio Center in 2007, to name a few. Vichaya was a research assistant at the National Art Gallery in Singapore in 2010, an Intern at the Asian Contemporary Art Fair in New York in 2008 and a Cultural Officer, Resource and Funding Center in the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture of the Ministry of Culture of Thailand in 2007. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Painting at Silpakorn University.
He is a full time lecturer of Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts of Silpakorn University. She received award, scholarships and funding from DAAD-Matching Funds-Stipendium, International Artists Workshop, Perth, Australia and Asiatopia II. She has been exhibiting in Thailand and Europe, most known for her works critiquing the art world, art circle, fetishes and dogma of collective art practices.
He is originally from Ayutthaya Province in Thailand. He graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts under the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts from Silpakorn University in Bangkok. He is also currently a lecturer in Silapakorn University. He has been exhibiting as a student artist since the late 1990s. Warawut already won several awards including 2nd Prize for the 56th National Art Exhibition sponsored by Krung Thai Bank in 2010. Warawut usually paradises activities and experience in daily life in his art. More recent work that he is preparing for his first solo show in Singapore now reflects more on the traditional culture of Thailand that manifests in contemporary metropolitan culture.
He is working both as a visual artist and a graphic designer. His mixed media works are characterized by its use of graphic figures integrated into a milieu of dissonant objects and characters. Wesley graduated from the University of Santo Tomas. He currently teaches multimedia arts at the Asia Pacific College in Manila.