萬物實踐社 Wanwu Practice Group
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ZHENG Bo

Bo is an artist and associate professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He lives and works on Lantau Island. Committed to multispecies vibrancy, he investigates the past and imagines the future from the perspectives of marginalized communities and marginalized plants. As an artist, he creates weedy gardens, living slogans, and eco-queer films. He is learning to cultivate ecological wisdom for a Good Anthropocene. He taught at China Academy of Art from 2010 to 2013. He recently held solo exhibitions at ICA Shanghai and @kcua in Kyoto and participated in Manifesta 12 and the 11th Taipei Biennial. His website is zhengbo.org.

Currently Bo is leading two research projects to study ecological art practices in Mainland China and Hong Kong. In 2020, as artist-in-residence at the Gropius Bau in Berlin, he will collaborate with scientists to understand, speculate, and imagine how plants practice politics.

email: bozheng@cityu.edu.hk

XU Feixuan

Feixuan is an anthropologist and a third-year PhD student at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She holds an MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Durham University and a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University. From 2016 to 2017 she worked as an editor at Dolphin Books of China International Publishing Group. Since 2013 she has been collaborating with the Education Department of Shanghai Museum as a guest curator.

Feixuan’s current research centers on ethics and care in trans-species relations. Her doctoral project is an anthropological exploration into the human-silkworm relationship in China in areas of contemporary art, sericultural practice, and bioscience study. As a winner of the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award, she is spending six months at New York University’s XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement program, under the guidance of artist-scholar Elaine Gan.

Sarah HUANG

Sarah is a researcher based in Hong Kong. She holds an MA in art history and archaeology from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in art history and sociology from the University of Hong Kong. From 2014 to 2018, Sarah worked on the SEACHINA project, researching socially engaged art in contemporary China. She was responsible for data collection and curation of the online archive. She was also a core member of the development team for a mass open online course (MOOC) based on the archive. She published “From Funan River to East Lake: Reflecting on Environmental Activism and Public Art in China” in Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art in 2016.

Sarah is currently a second-year PhD student at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Her project examines illustrated botanical books produced in Ming China, focusing in particular on the production and dissemination of knowledge on famine foods, their ecological implications, and connections with contemporary practices.

Michael LEUNG

Michael is an artist/designer, urban farmer, and lecturer. He grew up in London, and moved to Hong Kong in 2009 to complete a Master of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His projects range from collective urban agriculture such as The HK FARMers’ Almanac 2014-2015 to Pangkerchief, a collection of objects produced by Pang Jai fabric market in Sham Shui Po. He teaches social practice at Hong Kong Baptist University. His website is studioleung.com.

Michael is currently in the second year of his PhD research at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He is working on Insurrectionary Agricultural Milieux, rhizomatic forms of agriculture as local response to global biopolitics and neoliberalism. This spring he is conducting fieldwork in Europe, visiting territorial struggles and communities in preparation for his thesis novel.

Olga TIMURGALIEVA

Olga is a researcher, curator, and first-year PhD student at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Olga graduated from Danube University Krems, Aalborg University, and Lodz University with a joint master’s degree in Media Arts Cultures. She also obtained a master’s degree in Cultural Studies from Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Olga worked at Moscow Museum of Modern Art, V-A-C Foundation, Archive of Digital Art, and ZKM | Center for Art and Media. She assisted the exhibition “Open Codes” at ZKM in Karlsruhe and Chronus Art Center in Shanghai, and co-curated "here and elsewhere" in Lodz and "Seasons of Media Arts" in Karlsruhe.

Olga’s research interests include biotechnological art, posthumanism, new materialism, digital art and biomedia.

PARK Ji Yun

Ji Yun is an artist and researcher. She holds an MFA in Creative Media from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, and a BA in broadcasting from School of Film, TV & Multimedia, Korea National University of Arts. As a multimedia artist, she works with film, video, installation, photography, and performance. Her works have been exhibited in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Zurich.

Ji Yun is currently a first-year PhD student at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include urban ecology, more-than-humans, and socially engaged art. She is using eco-film as a method to investigate multispecies relations in urban parks.

LU Sipei

Sipei is a Research Fellow for the EcoArtAsia project at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Sipei holds a PhD in Museum Studies from University of Leicester, with a dissertation on curatorial practices through, on, and with socially engaged art in Mainland China. Her curatorial and publication projects include collaborations with the Times Museum in Guangzhou, A4 Art Museum in Chengdu, and the Orleans House Gallery and the Migration Project in London. Sipei is also a visiting lecturer at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.

In the EcoArtAsia project, Sipei is investigating how artists in Mainland China contemplate, develop, and expand methods of ecological practice. A website will be launched in 2020.

LEUNG Hoyin

Hoyin is a Researcher for the EcoArtAsia project at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Hoyin holds an MPhil in History of Art from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He wrote a thesis on the collective Art in the Camps (1988-1991) who initiated a series of art-making workshops with Vietnamese refugees in detention camps in Hong Kong. In 2018, Hoyin was selected as one of the Emerging Art Professionals by Para Site, Hong Kong's leading contemporary art centre. He is also a guest lecturer at University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong. His articles can be found in The Art Newspaper China, Randian, Paratext, among others.

In the EcoArtAsia project, Hoyin is focusing on ecological art practices in Hong Kong.