Isaac Leung is a practicing artist, curator and researcher in art and culture. 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 and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the University of the Arts London. His passion in exploring issues in contemporary art began during his time in college. During 1998-2008, his artworks were exhibited in over 30 venues across the globe. His works were 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 are, 40 Years of Video Art in Germany and Hong Kong (Hong Kong and Germany), The 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (Venice, Italy; Hong Kong), Perpetual Art Machine (New York, USA), Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition (Beijing, China), ISEA Festival (Hong Kong, China), Both Sides Now (Hong Kong, UK, and various countries), Loop Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), One World Exposition (Hong Kong, China), and Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative (Hong Kong, China). In 2005, Leung was appointed as the working group consultant of the award-winning international exhibition “Body Movies in Hong Kong” that was presented by the Home Affairs Bureau, HKSARG. Leung was appointed as Advisor of the Digital Community of Prix Ars Electronica. The creative practice in artistic and curatorial projects has prompted him to conduct substantial research on art and culture. Apart from a video documentary that was funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, his interdisciplinary project is being materialized as an academic thesis for a Master of Philosophy degree at the Lingnan University. Leung has recently finished his doctorate research at the School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong, specializing in the contemporary Chinese art market. 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 is currently Lecturer in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
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.