Ishtar Hsu’s works are often presented in shattered images, photographic collages, abstract textures, and zoom-in displays. In the process of creation, she has always indulged herself in questioning the common sense of beauty, keeping trying to break the rules that limit us and the entire society. At present, Ishtar is a freelance graphic designer and also a visual artist, swinging between 3-D objects and 2-D images with various medias that include ready-made items, resin, pottery, moving images, a home printer, collages, and an iPhone 6X that has been dropped for many times.
Ruby HSIEH I-Hsuan is an independent film curator and critic. She holds a master degree of Anthropology, National Taiwan University. She has more than 6 years work experience in film festivals, managing multiple art and cultural mediation projects. She works as a selection committee for Taipei Film Festival (2019-2021), and a programmer of Women Make Waves Film Festival Taiwan (2021-). She was the program director for Taoyuan Film Festival (2018) and international competition selection committee at 2022 Taiwan International Documentary Festival.
She is chief editor for Taiwan Documentary E-Paper. As one of the members of Taiwan Film Critics Society, her writings range from interviews, reviews, to essays on films, moving images and the film festival studies with a focus on Taiwan and Southeast Asia. She is a member of Hide & Seek Audiovisual Art, currently developing a research project about film museums / audiovisual archives in Europe and Taiwan.
In Chiao Chun's works he normally shows a personal vocabulary that relates to my personal history and background as well as the possibilities and questions in contemporary art and design. He works in a wide variety of media, in which he visualises the human deficiency in drawings, paintings and sculptures, both deeply and lightly. This reflection is both a confrontation and a mix of his personal experience and the contemporary Western culture. The method Itend to use is the combination of sharp observations and the often humorous appearance which also connecting the story of being human with contemporary motifs and materials. This makes him a detective of time, in which his experiences give him a relatively objective perspective to hold a mirror and showing the awkward attempts with the world we relate to (im) possibilities.
Chun Yao Lin is a land-based artist who explores various-issue of society through photojournalist experience. Central to his research are mainly focus on “ temporary” and "landscape”, which he used to connect the diverse topics of society, including ownership and politic, post-industrial development. Throughout his practice in using temporary landscapes as a stage, these undefined fields opened up a dialogue in topics.
ChunYao’s works have been shown in the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in 2019 and a series of works ”I’m going home” which were collected by the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in 2018, He currently lived in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Linhuei Chen is a Taiwanese Dutch artist based in Rotterdam. Her experiences of cross-generational diaspora trigger her to question its impact on the family/home context and cultural hybridity through her memories. In her artistic practice, she uses different media such as painting, drawing, text, audiovisual, and together they often form an installation.
Since 2020, she started to experiment on the visualisation of mental images of people with transcultural backgrounds, integrating her expertise in art therapy with her art projects. Through this, she wishes to understand the forming process of cultural hybridity and provide more caring to society.
Sheng-Wen Lo’s works investigate the relationships between non-humans and contemporary society, often taking daily experiences as points of departure. As a maker his practice comprises still/moving images, installations, video games, escape rooms and various media. He received MA in Photography from AKV|St.Joost in the Netherlands, and MSc in Computer Science from the Computer Music Lab at National Taiwan University. He is is a post-academic alumnus at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (2019-2021) in Amsterdam.
Sheng is the creative director of Lightbox, a public photo library and a center for contemporary photography at Taipei. During his residency in Europe, he facilitates connections between Taiwanese and the international contemporary photography scene through talks, discussions, writings, and collaborations.
He was selected as Foam Talent (2021), and received fellowships from De Nederlandsche Bank and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/ Prince Claus Fund (2019).