Speakers

In the order of the number of strokes in their surnames

Japan

Tetsuyuki Imataki

Born in 1966, Tetsuyuki Imataki has been working at Kagawa Prefectural Government Office since 1989 after graduating from the Faculty of Law of Kagawa University. Currently working as assistant director of Setouchi Triennale, he has curated a number of art projects, including the first and second edition of Setouchi Triennale, Kenzo Tange Centennial project 2013 (Kenzo Tange : Tradition and Creation : From Setouchi to the World) and Sanuki Film Festival. He is now planning Setouchi Triennale 2016.
Miyo Okada

Born in Kobe, Japan, in 1982, Miyo Okada graduated from the Department of Fine Arts (Painting) of Kyoto City University of Arts. In 2012, she joined Command N, an artist-initiated organisation led by Masato Nakamura, in which she worked as a start-up member of the community art project Trans Arts Tokyo and served as a coordinator of Wawa project (a Japan Earthquake Regeneration Support Action Project). She is now working as the public relations manager of 3331 Arts Chiyoda.

United Kingdom

Lewis Biggs

Lewis Biggs is the director of Tate Liverpool from 1990 to 2000 and the artistic director of the Liverpool Biennial from 2000 to 2011. He also served as an independent curator of the Aichi Triennale 2013 (Nagoya, Japan) and of the Folkestone Triennial (UK) in 2014, a role he will resume in 2017. He is the founding chairman of the Institute for Public Art, which advocates artist-led urbanism through global research and the International Award for Public Art.
Conor Roche

Conor Roche is a computer scientist with over fourteen years international experience working as a technology and digital media specialist in the culture and creative industries. He is currently based in Shanghai as associate director at BOP Consulting, and director and co-founder of Fieldwork.

Conor is also the co-founder of Culture Crowd, an equity crowdfunding for the cultural industries research group. Recently he has written extensively about crowdfunding in China, he was first to publish an English translation of Chinese equity-crowdfunding regulations. He has been interviewed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal and China Daily regarding equity crowdfunding in China. He is currently developing a cross-border equity crowdfunding solution in China with the company ShareIn.com.

Previously Conor was the first Head of Broadcast and New Media at the Roundhouse, London and awarded a Nesta Fellowship as part of the Clore Leadership Programme 2011/12. He designed the technology infrastructure for the Roundhouse Studios as part of its major renovation, negotiated a commercial partnership and distribution deal with Google as part of the Roundhouse’s award-winning online broadcast programme. He was a board member of Alpha-Ville the international arts and technology festival, a member of the Lumen Prize international selection committee and digital advisor to the charity Cardboard Citizens.

Beijing

Carol Yinghua Lu

Living and working in Beijing, Carol Yinghua Lu is a researcher, writer and curator. A contributing editor for Frieze since 2007, she also serves on the advisory board of The Exhibitionist: A Journal on Exhibition Making. She has previously worked as the China researcher for the Asia Art Archive (2005-2007) and was a fellow of the ZKM Summer Seminar 2009: Contemporary Art and the Global Age led by Hans Belting. In 2013, she was invited to serve as the first visiting fellow of the Asia-Pacific department of the Tate Research Centre.


She was a member of the jury of the Golden Lion Award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, co-artistic director of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale, co-curator of the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale in 2012, member of the jury of the Pinchuk Foundation’s 2012 Future Generation Art Prize and of the first International Awards for Art Criticism organised by the Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21) in partnership with the Royal College of Art, London. She was the international advisor for Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto–CAMK from 2009 to 2010, co-directed the 5th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in 2014 and was the visiting professor for the 4th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in 2012. She is currently a co-curator of Discordant Harmony, a touring exhibition exploring the potentials, challenges, problems and possibilities of imagining Asia.

Chongqing

Ni Kun

Ni Kun, a Hunanese currently residing in Chongqing, is the co-founder and curator of Organhaus and the director of LP Art Space. He is concerned about the art interaction in the rapidly changing backdrop of urbanisation and globalisation in China. He has been interviewed and invited to give talks by art organisations in Germany, UK, Italy, Australia, India, etc. He curated the education project Under-Construction/Reconstruction as the Imagination of Social Practice: Projects on Social Art Practice by Artists in Asia of Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2013 for the Rockbund Art Museum of Shanghai. In 2014, he was invited by Fukuoka Asian Art Museum of Japan to be a research scholar for a six-week topical study. He also curated Daily Farm – Video Art Exhibition on the New Silk Road 2014 for the Museum of Contemporary Xinjiang; On the Other side – Video works from China toured around Berlin and Hamburg in 2009, New Dehli in 2010, Zurich in 2011, Chongqing in 2013 and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in 2014. His latest curated projects include Play City: Sm-Art C&V and Real Estate / Landscape in Japan, Thailand and Chongqing.

Shanghai

Daniel Szehin Ho

Daniel Szehin Ho is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of randian, a bilingual magazine on contemporary art in China and beyond that is published online (and recently in a print edition).

Daniel also writes for ArtForum and Broadsheet, among others, and he has edited and translated numerous museum catalogues, including for Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), UCCA (Beijing) and Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai).

Taipei

Chang Tieh-chih

Chang Tieh-chih is the co-founder of The Reporter, a new news media based in Taiwan. His op-ed columns have appeared in many major newspapers and magazines in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He was the chief editor and co-publisher of City Magazine in Hong Kong and has published several books on culture, social activism and rock music.
Chen Hui-chiao

Born in Tamsui, Taiwan, in 1964, Chen Hui-chiao is one of the founders of IT Park Gallery in Taipei and has served as its art director since 1988. She is one of only a handful of female artists from Taiwan currently active on the international art scene.

Hong Kong

Vangi Fong

Born in 1984 and graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in Humanities, Vangi Fong now works as a freelancer of design coordination, arts education and public participatory projects. She is also a member of Wooferten Continuously Working Group and So Boring cooperative kitchen based in Yau Ma Tei.
South Ho

A graduate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006, South Ho is a Hong Kong artist. He has received a number of awards, including the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009. His work is collected by the Burger Collection, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Legislative Council of Hong Kong and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan.

He currently lives and works in Hong Kong. In 2013, he co-founded 100 ft. PARK, a non-commercial art space dedicated to providing an open platform for exhibiting and sharing art.

Carmen Ho

Carmen Ho is the cultural manager of the K11 Art Foundation, a non-profit organisation that advances the development of Chinese contemporary art through creative, cross-border collaborations. Overseeing all of the foundation’s projects and programmes, she applies her multidisciplinary expertise to fulfilling its mission of promoting Chinese talent and raising the collective appreciation of art and culture.

A graduate of The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in Fine Arts, Carmen previously worked for over three years at Louis Vuitton, where she was in charge of art and cultural events in Asia.

Angelika Li

Angelika Li holds a BA (Hons) in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Reading in the UK and an MA in Cultural Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Appointed as the first gallery director of Sotheby’s Gallery in Asia, she currently serves on the Art Advisory Panel of the MTR Corporation and is now director of The Mills Gallery, a new non-profit art space focusing on textile arts and forming part of the heritage conservation project of The Mills in Hong Kong.

She has conceived, curated and directed more than 140 exhibitions and events. Recent exhibitions and projects include Old Master Q: What The @#$% Is Going On? Original Works by Alphonso Wong (2014), New Ink: An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists from the Yiqingzhai Collection (2013) and It’s the wall world by a Japanese artist collective Chim↑Pom at The Mills Gallery.

Lee Wai-yi

Lee Wai-yi is the director of v-artivist. With the belief that popularization of art forms an essential part of a democratic society, she has been working closely with citizens to create and practice the concept of ‘art as a gift economy’ in the last decade.
Chow Yiu-fai

Holder of a PhD from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam, Chow Yiu-fai is an assistant professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University. He co-authored the book Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image, which was published in 2013, and he has contributed other academic works to journals such as Cultural Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. His current research projects focus on creative class and single women. Alongside his academic life, he is also an award-winning creative writer and has penned some 1,000 lyrical works for a number of Chinese pop artists. He has recently devoted increasing attention to prose writing and multimedia and visual art projects. He is currently a board member of Renaissance Foundation and Windmill Grass Theatre Company and is a core member of the House of Hong Kong Literature.
Lam Tung-pang

Lam Tung-pang is living and working in Hong Kong as an artist. A graduate of the Fine Arts Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and of Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, Lam Tung-pang has received a number of awards, including the Asian Cultural Fellowship (2012) allowing him to travel for four months in the U.S., the award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Culture and Arts presented by the Secretary for Home Affairs (2012) and the Arts Scholarship of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2003). His recent projects include his series Disappeared Hong Kong Art, The Curiosity Box and painting on plywood.

Mathias Woo

Mathias Woo leads a career as a scriptwriter, director, producer as well as curator, and is recognised for a portfolio of more than 60 original theatre works, which have been invited to cities around the globe including Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, Berlin, Brussels and Krakow of Poland. Mathias’s theatre works explore subjects as wide-range as literature, history, architecture, religion and current political affairs. He is renowned for incorporating multimedia into theatre creation. The multimedia architectural musical series – The Life & Times of Louis I. Kahn, Looking for Mies and CORBU became the hallmarks in the scene of Hong Kong theatre. His recent productions include Eighteen Springs, 1587, A Year of No Significance (an adaptation from historian Ray Huang’s book of the same title), Hua-Yen Sutra, East Wing West Wing Series, and Kunqu opera Tang Xianzhu’s Dream on Dreams, and A Tale of The Forbidden City. In 2009, Woo initiated and curated Architecture is Art Festival, the first of its kind themed on architecture in Hong Kong, which re-examined architecture from an artistic point of view, manifesting various artistic possibilities of architecture with different forms. In 2008, he was invited to participate in the 11th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. In 2012, his Looking for Mies was awarded by the Hong Kong Design Centre DFA Merit Award winners. In 2013, he was awarded the Arts and Cultural Figure of the Year in Shenzhen and Hong Kong Lifestyle Award by Southern Metropolitan Daily.

Yuen Siu-cheong

Currently an editor and writer, Yuen Siu-cheong holds a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Chinese of Lingnan University. Formerly an editor of the literary magazine Fleurs des Lettres, he is now a core member of The House of Hong Kong Literature and has won numerous awards, including the Youth Literary Awards and the Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese 2014. He has written a number of novels for young readers, including Extraordinary Students. Fat is an indelible word is his latest collection of poems.
Clara Cheung

After graduating from Rhodes College (Tennessee, USA) with a double major in Fine Art and Computer Science in 2002, Clara Cheung went on to obtain a master’s degree in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, in 2007. She is the founder of C&G Artpartment, currently an active member of the non-profit art groups Project 226 and Art Together as well as a part-time lecturer at a number of local universities. She has curated many art exhibitions at C&G Artpartment and other venues in response to local social issues, and she has also arranged several art education programmes for a variety of organisations and schools. She has recently focused on and explored performance art and mixed media art, while many of her works are inspired by her daughters’ toys and science books.
Jeff Leung

Having previously worked for the administration and curation of exhibitions at a number of art institutions, Jeff Leung is now an independent curator and part-time lecturer and is currently engaged in the study of Hong Kong art.
Chen Ho-lok

Chen Ho-lok is a Hong Kong writer and activist. He is the co-founder and director of the Coming Society. Since graduating from the Philosophy Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012, he has been actively engaged in social movements, with a particular focus on their cultural and curatorial aspects. His major projects since 2013 include: Hong Kong Marxist Festival (2013), Resist be thy crime– political prosecution and hope (2013), Wrong Side Café (2014), VeryMK rooftop farm (2014).
May Fung

May Fung is currently a part-time instructor at the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University. With her extensive experience in the art sector, she has served as an advisor and examiner of the Home Affairs Bureau and Hong Kong Arts Development Council, as well as jury of the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva). She is now working as an independent video artist, art administrator, educator, curator and art critic.

In 2008, with the support of Dawei Charitable Foundation, she founded Art & Culture Outreach (ACO), a non-profit making charitable art organisation that aims to promote exchange and cooperation amongst local art and cultural workers and manages 18 art units at the ‘vertical’ artists’ village at Foo Tak Building. She is now the chairperson of ACO.

Sara Wong

Sara Wong is co-founder and board member of Para Site Art Space. She obtained her BA in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992 and MA in Landscape Architecture from The University of Hong Kong in 1997. She participated in artist-in-residence programmes at MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, Bronx Museum of the Arts in the USA and the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Switzerland. Her recent exhibitions include a group show at Pearl Lam Gallery (2013) and a site-specific installation at the Oi! (2013) in Hong Kong. She is also a practising landscape designer and currently a senior lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute.
G Yeung

Currently an editor of the art section of Stand News, Yeung holds a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Journalism and Communication of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies. He was formerly a cultural journalist for Hong Kong Economic Journal and an art editor for House News. Yeung co-established the art critic group Artalk with his friends in 2012 to advocate the idea of shaping a better world by incorporating art in people’s lives. His articles have been published in media in the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He loves doodling cats and elephants during meetings.
Yeung Yang

Yeung Yang is an independent curator, writer and university lecturer. Her curated projects include in midair, sound works hong kong 2007 (2007), Art Responds to 14QK (2007), Nocturne, Alfred Ko solo photography exhibition (2008), Burdening Representations – Historical Memory of China from Hong Kong (2009) and Around sound arts festival and retreat in 2009, 2010 and 2013. She regularly contributes to the magazine a.m. post (Hong Kong), while her articles, essays and other writing can be found on the website of the International Art Critics Association (HK) She has recently served as editor for several publications, including STAMPED – Project Glocal (HK/Manila, 2014), Ten Years After – Sketches (Hong Kong, 2013), Away from the Crowd – The Art of Jaffa Lam (Hong Kong, 2013) and Pocket 2: Say, Listen (Hong Kong, 2013). She was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2013. She is currently executive director of the non-profit collective soundpocket, which promotes the art of sound and listening and its understanding in Hong Kong. She also teaches the General Education Foundation Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Grace Cheng

Grace Cheng is the director of Community Art Network. She believes that art can create boundless possibilities in life, Grace Cheng sees herself as a medium for bringing art to people, especially in her current role as director of Art in Hospital, an organisation that uses art to bring comfort to those in need, and as a committee member of Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, where she helps people with various abilities to take part in art creation. Grace has curated several art projects, including the Charming Experience exhibition for Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2009, which enabled visitors to enjoy art through the different senses. Budding Winter (2010) and ArtAlive@Park (2011), on the other hand, were public art events curated to display public art at parks and to nurture young artists. In 2009, she was commended by the Home Affairs Bureau for her contribution to promoting culture and art.
Orlean Lai

Being an independent curator and creative producer, Orlean Lai founded the orleanlaiproject, a company introducing cross-media productions, from audio-visual and media art to music and dance. Her company has successfully brought a number of acclaimed cross-media productions from overseas to Hong Kong. In recent years, her company has taken an initiative to collaborate with artists and designers from various disciplines to explore the new possibility of presentation formats and deconstruct the boundary of art forms and mediums.
Him Lo

A graduate of Middlesex University, UK, with a BA in Illustration (2004) and of RMIT University, Australia, with a BA in Fine Arts (2008), Him Lo is a multidisciplinary artist based in Hong Kong. His work is mainly a quest for a suitable form of existence in the city, in which he focuses on the relations between the ego and the physical and expresses time with a sense of urgency in dark, often violent terms. He is currently the director of Hong Kong House of Stories.
Ellen Pau

Ellen Pau is an active new media artist in the local and international art scene, and the founder cum curator of the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. Many of her video artworks are inspired by her observation of everyday life and they have been widely exhibited not only in Hong Kong, but also in a number of international movie festivals and art biennials. In 1986, she and her friends founded Videotage, a media art collective in Hong Kong aiming at facilitating artistic and cultural exchange and promoting video and media art in Hong Kong. Apart from this, she also specialises in multiple areas, from movie and curation to art critiques and research on the latest trend of new media art in Asia. She also works as an art consultant for her newly founded company Inter-Act Arts.
Tse Ming-chong

Tse Ming-chong is the founder and chairman of Lumenvisum. He has practised as a photographer and a photography educator for more than 25 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree in communication from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2003, before earning his master’s degree in imaging and communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2004. He is currently the principal lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute.

His photographic installation Hong Kong Diary ’94 was shown at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in the exhibition -ism’95: The 1st Tokyo International Photo-Biennale in 1995, while in the same year he received the Bronze Award and the Kodak Award in the Editorial Category from the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers. He was awarded a Fellowship for Artistic Development by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1997 for the project Photo-Research of Off-course Hong Kong Jockey Club Betting Centre. In 2003, he received the British Chevening Scholarship from the British Council of Hong Kong. Solo exhibitions include The Road (2015), Horse Race Will Continue in Hong Kong (2000), Face To Face (1999), Flashes of Images (1997) and Hong Kong’94 (1995). His works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Film Archive.

Moderator

Vivian Ting

Vivian is the head of historical research of Design and Cultural Studies Workshop. She graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained her PhD in Museum Studies in the UK. She worked at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath, and the Plymouth City Museum where she was responsible for conducting research on Chinese collections and museum collecting policies, curating exhibitions and conducting workshops and talks. Prior to her current post, she taught museum studies and art curatorship at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University. She has involved in many contemporary curatorial projects and her research focuses on how people engage in art activities in the wider context of cultural consumption.

Alvin Yip

Alvin Yip is the director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation and a faculty member teaching and researching across the fields of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Public Space and City Design, Exhibition and Curatorship, Creative industry and the Pearl River Delta.

His curatorial projects break new ground at home and internationally, notably Detour (2009,10,13), the Young Designer Festival in the region, Hong Kong pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale (2006,14), Fashion Forward Festival (2013,14), and Asia’s first Social Innovation Festival (2013,14,15). His projects were presented in Rome, London, Barcelona, Helsinki, Istanbul, Berlin, Bilbao, Moscow, Cologne, Paris, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, New York amongst other cities.

Committed to bringing cultural and societal changes at large, Alvin has served as co-founder and board member of Wan Chai Visual Archive and Fashion Farm Foundation, vice-commissioner for Hong Kong in Venice Biennale, council member of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, board member of Hong Kong Architecture Centre, board member of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, committee member of Harbourfront Commission, committee member of PMQ, advisory panel member of Hong Kong Art Museums, advisory committee member for Hong Kong Stamps, committee member of ACABAS, expert team member of Cultural City Plan China, nomination committee of the national China Architecture Media Award, co-chair of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale.

Received his professional terminal degree from the Architectural Association in London, Alvin has engaged in different building projects in Toronto, Manchester, Hong Kong and has received a lot of awards including the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award in 2007, the Rome Scholar in 2004, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2011 and Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service on HKSAR 2010 Honours List.

Kurt Chan

Kurt Chan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chan has participated in over 70 local and overseas art exhibitions, including the 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial and the 51st Venice Biennale. He also writes on art and culture in many occasions.

Zheng Bo

Zheng Bo is an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of City University of Hong Kong and an affiliated member of the Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thoughts at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. He received his PhD from the Visual and Cultural Studies Programme at University of Rochester in 2012. Alongside his academic life, he is also an artist and writer specialising in socially engaged art and an editorial board member of Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art. He has worked with a wide range of communities, including the Queer Cultural Center in Beijing and Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong. His artwork Family History Textbook received a Prize of Excellence from the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2005; Karibu Islands received a Juror’s Prize from Singapore Art Museum in 2008. His recent art projects include Sing for Her, a participatory installation created with minority singing groups in Hong Kong, and Plants Living in Shanghai, a found botanical garden and an open online course created with ecologists and humanities scholars in Shanghai.

His essays on Chinese socially engaged art have been published in multiple journals and books. He received an Early Career Award from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council in 2014 and a Professional Development Award from City University of Hong Kong in 2015. Currently he is building an online database and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), both on Chinese socially engaged art.

Performers

JR Blues Line

JR Blues Line is a Hong Kong-based blues duo formed by two renowned bluesmen, Jimmy Chan (former Blues Espresso’s member) on blues harp, and Ram Cheung (former Then You Suffer’s member) on vocals and guitar. Over all these years, they have cooperated with different blues bands and have developed their interest in the pursuit of blues spirits. Ram’s aspiration to express passion and emotion in raw and simple forms soon matched with Jimmy’s desire to tell stories through acoustic blues. Driven by their common interest in and shared enthusiasm for blues music, they form JR Blues Line, using blues harp and fingerstyle guitar to orchestrate and perform their favourite tunes in Delta and Chicago blues style.

Chan Tin-chi

Chan Tin Chi, a final-year undergraduate student in music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), has learnt to play the guzheng with her teacher, Ng Hiu Hung, at the age of 10. Throughout her learning experience, she has received individual teaching from Professor Xu Lingzi, Professor Zhou Wang, Wang Zhongshan, Sun Wenyan, Teng Chunjiang and others.

Chan Tin Chi has rich performance and competition experience. Not only did she obtain diploma in zheng with distinction in the examinations of The Central Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music, but also won numerous prizes in different competitions, including the first prize in the Seventh Fangyin Cup Zheng competition professional group, the second prize in the First Youth Music Cup Zheng competition professional group, the championship of the Fourth China Youth Festival Zheng competition, the championship of the Fourth International Music and Arts Competition and the championship of the Zheng solo advanced level in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival.

Also, she has been frequently invited to perform at and out of school. For instance, she has given performance in a TVB television programme, Cultural Plaza, and was one of the Community Cultural Ambassadors in the year 2013 and 2014.

Jonathan Yang

A senior college student in Hong Kong, Jonathan Yang is the leader of a musical band called Ketchup and Mustard. Motivated by his passion for a rich diversity of music, he has decided to develop his own musical style. In particular, he tends to employ Aleatoric music where some elements of the composition are either left to chance or mixed with acoustic sound, groovy rock and trippy minimal music. Ketchup and Mustard won the YRock POP Award in Originality in the YRock International Music Challenge 2012.

Uka Yeung

Uka Yeung is a singer cum songwriter who loves nature and travelling and enjoys using acoustic guitar and songs to record her daily life. After completing secondary school education, she decided to pursue her musical dream and enrolled in Digital Music Production Programme organised by Hong Kong Design Institute. Later, she has started to perform on the street as a way to share her music with the public. This experience gradually develops her fresh singing style and her career path in folk song writings. Over the years, she has composed and written more than 20 songs, of which the Joy Of Wandering acclaimed the 2nd runner-up in 2014 SoundBase Festival. Also in the same year, she was shortlisted for top 20 of The Voice of China Season III (Hong Kong area) and the top 16 place in The Voice (Sr.4)

She is now working on her first album.