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THE TETORAPOTZ is a five-man band that was born of an art exhibition. They are active primarily in the context of art museums, art projects, and art-related events. All aspects of musical, visual, stage, and record production are handled by the band members themselves; all of whom are also active independently in the visual arts. Guitar & Vocals: Yasuhiko Hayashi (Paramodel) Bass & Vocals: Rintaro Hiramine (Mrs.Yuki) Guitar & Vocals: Tomomi Okubo (Mrs.Yuki) Drums: Izumi Kato Conch Shell Horn & […]

Samson Young

Born and living in Hong Kong, multi-disciplinary artist Samson Young was trained as a composer and graduated with a PhD in Music Composition from Princeton University in 2013. With an interest in the social, cultural and political dynamics of sound, Young investigates recurring topics related to identity, war and literature through cross-disciplinary works. He represented Hong Kong in a solo project at the Hong Kong Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 and his works were presented in Performa […]

Kawita Vatanajyankur

Born in 1987 and currently living in Bangkok, Kawita Vatanajyankur’s works consist of performance and video works that represent her interest in the exploitation of labour in industries and consumerism. In her performance pieces, she uses her body as mechanical tools to evoke repetitive movements which rendered them machine-like. Her colourful video works which employ visual codes of commercial advertisement ironically present the covered realities of labourers’ severe conditions which are invisible when their products are in store. Since her […]

David Medalla

Born in Manila in 1942, David Medalla moved to New York at the age of 14. After studying Greek philosophy and ancient Greek drama at Columbia University, he began to commit in art making. Throughout his life, Medalla constantly moved and worked from city to city including Berlin, Edinburgh, New York, London and Paris. His work ranges from poetry to sculpture, kinetic art, painting, installation and performance. In 1994 he founded the Mondrian Fan Club in New York with Adam […]

Byron Kim

Born in La Jolla, California in 1961 and currently lives and works in New York and California. Byron Kim has been known for his series of conceptual minimal paintings such as Synecdoche which consists of monochrome paintings of human skin colour, and Sunday Paintings in which Kim has executed a single painting of the sky every Sunday since 2001. His paintings are often suspended between figuration and abstraction. He has participated in exhibitions hosted by the New Museum of Contemporary […]

Kato Izumi

Born in 1969 in Shimane, Japan, Kato Izumi currently lives and works in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Known for his paintings of enigmatic creature-like figures, Kato has deployed diverse mediums such as wood, soft vinyl, stones and fabrics to push the limit of conventional pictorial form as well as to depict the boundary between human and nature. In 2018, he formed a rock band called THE TETORAPOTZ with 4 other Japanese artists and has performed and conducted workshops. Kato’s works […]

Ham Kyungah

Born in 1966 and currently based in Seoul, Ham Kyungah has delved into the subject of power structure and its distorted, imbalanced aspects in reality through her embroidery paintings, installation, video and performance. Most of her works require a complex, lengthy process including research, seeking right collaborators, and gaining trust from them for taking risks to embody her idea. Whilst highlighting latent political manipulations and realities in mundane things around us, Ham’s poignant observation is intricately interweaved with her examination […]

Bi Rongrong

Born in 1982 in Ningbo and now living and working in Shanghai, Bi Rongrong has collected ornamental patterns of architectures in the cities where she visited and has applied them to textiles, paintings, animations and immersive installations. In her works, the applied patterns lose the original context and appear as pure abstract forms. In doing so, Bi transforms the space into pictorial landscape. After completing an MA in Chinese Traditional Landscape Painting at Sichuan University, she studied for an MA […]

Taguchi Yukihiro

Japanese artist Taguchi Yukihiro (b. 1980) has lived in Berlin for 13 years. He often uses materials found in the streets to create artworks. His work Discurvy (2013) makes use of wood found in the streets to construct houses at an abandoned site in Berlin. The houses attracted residents from various backgrounds and formed a diverse community. In 2016, CHAT invited Taguchi to be its Artist-in-Residence. During his residency, Taguchi created Patch Pass (2016), which incorporated woven works he made […]

Lantau Blue

Known for running one of the few natural indigo dyeing practices in Hong Kong, Max To developed his own practice in Lantau with aims to revive natural methods of making high quality clothing with indigo dye. His practice has attracted the attention of several lifestyle and craft related media which has helped spread his ideas and create a network in the region. The Lantau Blue studio is located in a traditional village in South Lantau hidden in the forest and […]