Yichia Liao (b. 1961)
Yichia Liao an artist that practices photography and installation art is a significant figure in the field of Taiwan’s contemporary art photography. Liao’s fascination with time since the age of four has been the main reason for becoming an artist and embracing photography, a medium that has the ability to capture, dissect, and manipulate time. His artistic practice surrounds the relationship between time and the universe. Each series he extracts a certain element of the world and probes its relationship with time. His early embracement of digital photography has enabled him to expand this ideology through digital manipulation. Known for his strikingly detailed and excessively high-resolution images he is often viewed as a contemporary pictorialist upon the first encounter. Having a vigorous background in analogue photography and experiences in the darkroom he is highly influenced by modernist values. Yet he adopts issues and conveys his works in a conceptual and critical manner, resulting in an inevitable tension of conceptual and (extravagantly beautiful) subjectivity that coexists in his works which have become his signature style. He is known for series such as , , , and
Known for series such as Miracle Robots and Daydreaming Sameer Tawde is a visual artist and photographer currently based in Mumbai, India. Dialogues of an Introvert was the finalist of IPA awards and Holy Boulevard was featured in GUP Magazine. In 2013 and 2014, he was invited for an artist residency at the FUKUOKA ASIAN ART MUSEUM, Japan, and MUSEUM QUAI BRANLY, Paris. In 2012, he was nominated for the Paul Huf Award. His works largely involve humour and play with a fictional approach and are often interlaced with a documentary and an imaginary eye.
Kurt Tong (b.1977)
Lives and works in Hong Kong. Graduated with a master degree in documentary photography at the London College of Communication in 2006, Tong’s work has been widely exhibited in places such as Victoria Museum in Liverpool, UK; Galleri Image in Denmark; the Visual Art Center at the Chinese Cultural Foundation of SanFrancisco, Impressions Gallery in Bradford and Lianzhou Photography Museum. He is known for series such as Sweet Water, Bitter Earth (2014-2106), The Queen the Chairman and I(2009-2012), Combing for Ice and Jade, and In Case it Rains in Heaven which was also published as a monograph by Kehrer Verlag in 2011. Tong’s works revolve around personal projects exploring his Chinese roots and understanding of his motherland. He is also represented by The Photographers’ Gallery in London.