Contributors

Muhanned Cader
Enoch Cheung
Choi Yan Chi
Manuel Cirauqui
Martha Colburn
Florian Germann
Roland Lüthi
David Platzker
Vittorio Santoro
Robert Storr
Cally Yu Yeuk Mui
Annie Wan Lai Kuen
Paul Winstanley
Lawrence Weiner

Muhanned Cader (contributor in Torrent No. 2)

Muhanned Cader is an artist working and living between Colombo, Sri Lanka, and London, UK. In 2005, he was awarded the Kala Suri, a title that honors excellence in the arts, by the Sri Lankan President. Cader’s work was included in the 2012 group exhibition Lines of Control at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Cornell, USA.

Enoch Cheung (contributor in Torrent No. 1 and 2)

Enoch Cheung Hong Sang is an artist living and working in Hong Kong. A graduate of the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, the Netherlands, Cheung also works as a graphic designer and lectures part-time in the photography and design department of the Baptist University in Hong Kong.

Choi Yan Chi (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

Choi Yan Chi is a Hong Kong-based installation artist who has played an instrumental role in promoting contemporary arts in Hong Kong since the 1980s. In 2002, she helped establish the Academy of Visual Arts at the city’s Baptist University and is a member of its teaching faculty. Choi is co-founder of 1a space, a progressive, non-profit visual arts organization in Hong Kong.

Manuel Cirauqui (contributor in Torrent No. 2)

Manuel Cirauqui is a writer and curator based in New York, USA. He has lectured at numerous art institutions and universities in Europe and America. Cirauqui is the producer of the radio program §ympo§ium on WGXC station. Alongside his practice as an independent art scholar, he currently works as a curatorial associate at Dia Art Foundation, New York.

Martha Colburn (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and multimedia artist who lives and works between Holland and New York City. Colburn is a 1994 BFA graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and later studied at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, earning an MFA equivalent in 2002. In 1999, she received the honor of Best Animated Film in both New York and Chicago Underground Film Festivals.

Florian Germann (contributor in Torrent No. 2)

Florian Germann graduated from the University of the Arts in Zürich, Switzerland after having trained as a stone sculptor, cabinetmaker, and art conservator. His most recent solo exhibition ‘Geomental Process Area / Fat City’ took place at the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France in 2013. In 2009, Germann received the Nationale Suisse Art Prize, which is awarded to Swiss visual and media arts graduates.

Roland Lüthi (contributor in Torrent No. 2)

Roland Lüthi lives and works in Zürich. He graduated from the University of Zürich in 2001 having studied English, History and Art History. Lüthi has since been involved in a number of digitization and publishing projects in Switzerland and is currently exploring the holdings of the Image Archive of the ETH-Library in Zürich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).

David Platzker (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

David Platzker is a curator of Prints & Illustrated Books at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. From 2004 to 2013 he was the director of Specific Object, a site operating as a gallery space, a vintage art bookstore and a research hub housing important books and documents relating to art of from the 1960s to the 1990s. From 1998 to 2004 Platzker was the executive director of Printed Matter, a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of artists’ publications.

Vittorio Santoro (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

Vittorio Santoro is an artist living and working in Paris and Zurich. Recent solo projects include Vittorio Santoro: Filmic Works at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012), It Was the Opposite of a Voyage, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris (2012), Owls Turn Their Entire Head To Change Views at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2012), Les vingt-quatre heures, Galerie Campagne Première, Berlin (2011), Visionaries&Voyeurs, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2011). His group exhibitions include, amongst others, Correspondances (Mail Art) at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2013), Le Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012), Les feux de l’amour at the FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux (2012), Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zurich (2008) and Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London (2007).

Robert Storr (contributor in Torrent No. 2)

Robert Storr is an American curator, critic, painter, and academic. Dean of the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, since 2006, he was appointed as artistic director of the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Storr was a curator in the department of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002. He is currently professor of painting and printmaking at the Yale School of Art and, in 2000, the French Ministry of Culture awarded him the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

Annie Wan Lai Kuen (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

Artist Annie Wan Lai Kuen teaches Ceramics at the Academy of Visual Arts at HKBU. She was the Award Winner of the Hong Kong Art Biennial in 2003. She earned her Diploma in Design and a Higher Certificate in Studio Ceramics from the former Hong Kong Polytechnic. She also graduated from the Fine Art Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in 1997 and a MA in 1999.

Lawrence Weiner (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942, Bronx/New York) is an American artist living and working in New York and Amsterdam. Lawrence Weiner’s played a prominent role in the development of conceptual art in the 1960s and 1970s. His renowned artist statement, Declaration of Intent (1968), marks the pivotal shift towards understanding art primarily as a conceptual undertaking. Language as art became his central medium, such as in his first book Statements (1968) and his contribution to Xeroxbook, a milestone of conceptual art prints published by Seth Siegelaub in 1968.

Paul Winstanley (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

Paul Winstanley is an artist based in London. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1976 to 78, and then at Cardiff College of Art. Paul Winstanley’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Munich and New York.

Cally Yu Yeuk Mui (contributor in Torrent No. 1)

Cally Yu Yeuk Mui is a poet and writer strongly involved in Hong Kong’s cultural and social development, and in particular the quality of public space. She received her MA in Cultural Studies from the Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong in 2005. Yu has organized and curated major cultural events including the Cattle Depot Book Fair in 2005 and the Chinese Literature Camp in 2011. She is one of the founders of two cultural action groups, Art Citizen and Happy Action. Yu was one the writers-in-residence representing Hong Kong in the Liverpool Biennial in 2012 and was the critic-in-residence of the Macau City Fringe Festival in 2012.