Isaac Leung is a practicing artist, curator, and scholar in art and culture.
In 2003, Leung received an Honorary Fellowship of a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New Media Art Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then, his works have been exhibited in over 30 venues across the globe, including Zolla/Lieberman Gallery (USA), Para Site (Hong Kong), Videotage (Hong Kong), Connecting Space (Hong Kong), MOCA (Shanghai), and Venice Biennale of Architecture (Italy). Leung’s works are centered on critical issues concerning technology and social media, and they have been featured on National Public Radio (USA), and in Agence France-Presse (France), Chicago Tribune (USA), NY Arts Magazine (USA), Chicago Readers (USA) and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong).
In 2013, Leung was appointed as the Chairman of Videotage. During his tenure, he initiated and participated in projects that included exhibitions, workshops, lectures, publications, online projects, and symposia. Some of these include 40 Years of Video Art in Germany and Hong Kong (Hong Kong and Germany), The 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (Italy and Hong Kong), Perpetual Art Machine (USA), Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition (China), ISEA Festival (Hong Kong, China), Both Sides Now (Hong Kong, UK, and various countries), Loop Barcelona (Spain), One World Exposition (Hong Kong), China Remixed (USA), Clockenflap (Hong Kong), and Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative (Hong Kong). In recent years, Leung has been active in promoting international exchanges of video and media arts. He is also a staunch supporter of exploring new models for interdisciplinary collaboration and creative entrepreneurship. In addition to his contributions to Videotage, Leung has also served as advisor and assessor for diverse international institutions, previous services include projects presented by Home Affairs Bureau (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Arts Development Council (Hong Kong), and Prix Ars Electronica (Austria).
In the same year of 2013, Leung received his PhD degree, specializing in the contemporary Chinese art market. Leung has given lectures at several prominent conferences, including Transmediale (Germany), International Arts Leadership Roundtable 2016 (Hong Kong), Art Basel Salon (Hong Kong), and ARCO Contemporary Art Fair (Spain). Leung has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University, the City University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He will serve as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of the Hong Kong Education University in July, 2017.
Jamie Wyld is Director of videoclub, an artists’ moving image platform, showing and touring film and video nationally and internationally. videoclub works with various partners, including Film London, Videotage (Hong Kong), Seattle International Film Festival, Nottingham Contemporary, FACT (Liverpool) and the Whitechapel Gallery. Showing work by artists such as Jordan Baseman, Naheed Raza, Uriel Orlow, Laure Prouvost and Michael Robinson. videoclub was founded by Jamie Wyld, Ben Rivers and Laura Mousavi in 2005. He is also a Director of creative collective The Nimbus Group, which works with digital media to create experiences. Their first app, 0-1, an app that believes it is a god, has been swept up internationally. The Nimbus Project, their second project, is a collaboration with Chris Watson, to create a sound art app, to take listeners to impossible places to augment daily life. Jamie set up This is Wyld in 2013 in order to establish an agency that could respond rapidly to needs within the cultural sector, while also being strategic and able to work with clients over the long-term. Between 2008 and 13 he was Programme Curator at Lighthouse in Brighton, UK. As curator he produced and delivered exhibitions at Lighthouse’s venue and offsite, working with artists such as Laure Prouvost, Malcolm Le Grice, Mariele Neudecker and Lynette Wallworth. He has been a contributing curator to Brighton Digital Festival in 2011, 12 and 13, working with artists, filmmakers and technologists such as Semiconductor, David Blandy, Aral Balkan and Time’s Up! He programmed Lighthouse’s education and learning programme for four years, establishing long-term projects such as Art at Work (a two-year art and media programme for two academies in Brighton & Hove) and Past Present, the latter resulting in a nomination for innovation award by Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. He was also involved in fundraising for Lighthouse, including core funding from Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Brighton & Hove City Council. Plus programme funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, plus others. Prior to joining Lighthouse Jamie worked as Digital Arts Programmer at Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, running the Digital Space programme, working with artists such as Vicki Bennett, Thomson and Craighead, and Boredom Research. He also produced and delivered the Single Shot, Sheffield programme with Film and Video Umbrella, an 18 venue month-long show, including Site Gallery, Showroom and Workstation, University of Sheffield, plus bars, clubs, libraries and BBC Big Screen. During 2003-07, Jamie worked for Arts Council England, developing and supporting artists and organisations, strategic development, and assessing grant applications. He was responsible for portfolios of organisations which included Gasworks Gallery, ACME Studios, Impressions Gallery, Artquest and Film and Video Umbrella.
Angel Chan is a cross-media art administrator and currently works at Videotage as Project Coordinator. She focuses on developing and administering art and culture projects ranging from new media art, video art, installation, photography, to architecture.
Iven Cheung is a professional art administrator with 6 years of experience working at acclaimed local art organizations, corporate art project teams, and higher education institutions. Between 2008 and 2011, he served at Videotage, a non-profit interdisciplinary artist collective as curatorial assistant and video archivist. During this period, he contributed to the establishment of VMAC (Videotage Media Art Collection), an extensive archive of video and media art from Hong Kong. In 2011, he joined the curatorial team of One World Exposition and organized the first substantial project that aimed at exploring the development of Chinese media art from the regional, national and global perspectives. In 2012, he was invited back to his Alma mater to serve as research assistant and project coordinator to organize and kick start a new series of co-curricular initiatives and admission marketing campaign before advancing his art project and curatorial career at prominent local property developers – K11 Concepts Limited (Member of New World Group) and Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Company Limited from 2013 to 2014. He is currently serving at the Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Museum of Education as Assistant Curator and participating in several curatorial projects organized by Videotage.
Moritz is an early career curator and interior designer; he is currently working with videoclub to deliver the Both Sides Now programme, working in the UK and China. He also contributes to acubien.com as a lifestyle editor, based at Asia Bureau. He recently worked as design assistant with Not Tom, a London-based design consultancy, supporting design concept development, sales and marketing, and design research. In early 2015, he worked with Art Basel as Film Coordinator, working with Li Zhenghua, to coordinate the film programme during Art Basel Hong Kong, showing works by artists such as Chen Tianzhuo, Lu Yang and Song Kun. In 2014, he worked at La Biennale di Venezia, helping to deliver events and exhibitions held in the Hong Kong Pavilion. Moritz is a recent graduate, holding a BA in Environmental and Interior Design.
Kevin Lam has received formal training as an art historian in Hong Kong, England, and the US. Before joining Videotage, he has worked in a number of prestigious institutions in the US. He was a Research Fellow at the Cleveland Museum of Art (2013 – 14) and played an important role in the reinstallation and the reopening of the Museum in January 2014. He was also a Research Assistant at the Getty Research Institute (2011) providing comprehensive research support in the Photography Department there. He is currently finishing his doctorate dissertation on the figure painting in 20th-century China at Northwestern University, US. Part of his dissertation was presented at the Annual Conference at the Association of Asian Studies in Philadelphia (2014).
Christopher Lee is General Manager of Videotage, a Hong Kong-based non-profit organization specializing in the promotion, presentation, creation and preservation of new media art across all languages, shapes and forms. Founded in 1986, Videotage has evolved from an artist-run collective to an influential network, supporting creative use of media art to explore, investigate and connect with issues that are of significant social, cultural and historical value. Videotage is dedicated to nurturing emerging media artists and developing the local media arts community. It has organized numerous events and programs since 1986, including exhibitions, presentations (Dorkbot), festivals (Wikitopia), workshops, performances, a residency program (FUSE) and cultural exchange programs (Both Sides Now), as well as continually distributing artworks through its networks and publications; and developing an extensive offline and online video art archive (VMAC). As new media art combines the meticulous characteristics from art, science and technology, Videotage strives to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogues amongst artists, scientists, academics and entrepreneurs in order to offer critical perspectives on artistic advancements and technological developments. Christopher received a Master of Business in Electronic Commerce, Curtin University of Technology (Australia). Christopher is a photographer who is also an active player of multi-media stage performance which integrates human installation, still imageries, moving pictures and sound collage into a performance space to remind the audience that emptiness is surfacing in their physical and virtual minds. Christopher held his debut photography exhibition “Towards Disappearance” in 2011 in HAJI Gallery. It was about fading moments of life.
From Hong Kong to Los Angeles and back. Currently working as a project coordinator at Videotage. BA in Art History from UCLA.