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Category : Artists

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Bindhu Malini Narayanaswamy

Bindhu Malini Narayanaswamy, an Indian singer and composer, is one of the few artistes who has pursued training in both Carnatic (from South India) and Hindustani (from North India) classical forms, and yet has also constantly strived to explore avenues outside of her strict classical roots to other forms and traditions in search of the pure soul-stirring power that music has. This has given form to a light yet confident personal style for her as a performer. Narayanaswamy has composed […]

Tejaswini Niranjana

Tejaswini Niranjana is currently Professor and Head of Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong and Visiting Professor with the School of Arts and Science at Ahmedabad University, India. She is the curator of the India-China musical collaboration project, ‘Saath-Saath: Music across the Waters’, which began in 2016. Among her books are Mobilizing India: Women, Music and Migration between India and Trinidad (Durham, 2006), and Musicophilia in Mumbai (forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2020). Her edited volumes include Genealogies of the Asian […]

Kang Ya-Chu

Kang Ya-Chu is a Taipei-based artist. Her work explores issues of identity, the relationship between human and nature and the social environment through mix-media sculpture, site-specific installation, land art, video, drawing, photographs, textile research and collaboration. Drawing inspiration from her travel experience and the rich weaving history of the world, Kang’s work often reflects themes of boundary related to life and death, yin and yang, identity and camouflage, private and public, known and unknown, artificial and natural. The materials themselves […]

Ju-chen Chen

Dr Ju-chen Chen is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her scholarly interests cover a range of topics and geographic locations: female migrant workers in China and their attempts to obtain better housing for their sons; Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong and their participation in beauty pageants as a way to achieve their dreams; and independent musicians and music event organisers from Hong Kong and Taiwan and their alternative lifestyles. […]

Miki Ho

Miki Ho is an illustrator based in Hong Kong. Her Propaposter series about the local community, featuring playgrounds, street markets and street food, has been published by the local independent press, Artiquette Press, since 2015.

Albert Chan

Mr Albert Chan is an experienced textile specialist with a long history of working in the textile industry. With a deep knowledge of materials, yarns, fabrics and traditional and digital printing, he is an active researcher on textile materials and fashion trends, as well as on innovative materials and finish treatments. He is currently an Advisor to the Mill 6 Foundation Limited and a business consultant of the ADAM Arts Creations Limited, a social enterprise established by Arts with the […]

Edith Cheung

Edith Cheung juggles her time between commercial and self-initiated projects as a textile catalyst. She takes interest in all textile-related matters, ancient and modern, East and West. After returning to Hong Kong from New York and Europe in the late 1980s, she started working as a costume designer in the film industry. At the 27th Golden Horse Award, Cheung was awarded Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction for her work in Director Yim Ho’s Red Dust. She has worked […]

CHAT Sewing Team

The CHAT sewing team is currently composed of a retired paper pattern master and a sewing worker. They are committed to the development of textile creation and co-learning, and are a key element of CHAT’s community and co-learning programmes. For many years, they worked in textile factories and witnessed the rise and fall of the textile and clothing industry. The paper pattern master once expressed, ‘After the decline of the textile industry, we can hardly find a place to apply […]

Kwok Hang Lin (Auntie Hang)

Kwok Hang Lin (Auntie Hang) worked as a sewing lady for 46 years. Her first job was working in an electronics factory when she was 11 years old. After working for a few months, her mother encouraged her to work at a garment factory instead. She excelled in using different types of sewing machines, and her years of experience enabled her to handle special designs and challenging requests with ease. She treated every production process as a learning opportunity, not […]

Assemble

Founded in 2010, Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. Their work addresses complex urban situations, and spans housing, workspace, cultural infrastructure and public space. They create social, economic and organisational models as well as buildings, and engage in design projects from the scale of furniture to the scale of the street. Their attention to detail and imaginative approach to re-use is typified in their work in the Granby […]