Contributors

Nooshfar Afnan
Freelance art writer Nooshfar Afnan has been a resident of Beijing since 2005; China is the eighth country in which she has lived and worked, including Austria, New Zealand and the US. She focuses on China’s flourishing contemporary-art scene, and is a regular contributor to Art Radar Journal and ArtAsiaPacific.

Elliat Albrecht 
Elliat Albrecht is an arts writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Hailing from Vancouver, her background is in critical theory, curating and non-profit management. She has contributed to publications such as Artforum, Ocula, Highway Magazine, Orientations, Nuvo, Montecristo and Leen Magazine.

John Batten
John Batten is convenor of heritage and urban-planning advocacy organisation the Central and Western Concern Group, organiser of Hong Kong ArtWalk and president of the International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong. He is a curator, art critic and regular contributor to the South China Morning Post, Ming Pao Weekly and Perspective, as well as appearing on television and radio.

Gerhard Bruyns
Gerhard Bruyns is assistant professor in the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. An architect, he has published and edited books on urbanisation while lecturing at Dessau Institute of Architecture in Germany, The University of Pretoria in South Africa, and in South America and Australia. His current research focuses on questions of territoriality and forms of occupation within the geopolitical and spatial frameworks of urbanisation in Asia.

Christine Chan Chiu
Christine Chan Chiu is an independent art advisor based in Hong Kong. She was formally general manager at the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, having worked for an auction house in New York and Hong Kong, and at a local gallery in a research position. She holds a BA in History of Art and French from Tufts University, with supplementary studies at the École du Louvre and La Sorbonne, completing her MA in History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London.

Vivienne Chow
Vivienne Chow is a journalist and critic specialising in arts, culture and cultural politics. In 2014 she founded the Cultural Journalism Campus, a non-profit initiative to engage young people through cultural journalism, art criticism and storytelling.

Diana d’Arenberg Parmanand
Diana d’Arenberg Parmanand is a Hong Kong-based art and fashion writer, blogger and jazz singer. She is a regular contributor to Asia Tatler and has also written for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, the South China Morning Post, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, High Magazine, The Art Newspaper and Ocula.

Caroline Ha Thuc
Caroline Ha Thuc is a French Hong Kong-based art writer and curator who specialises inAsian contemporary art. She contributes to magazines including ArtPress in France and a.m. post. in Hong Kong, and is the author of the book Contemporary Art in Hong Kong (2013).

Christina Ko
Hong Kong-based writer and editor Christina Ko has covered the luxury scene for over a decade, for publications including Prestige Hong Kong, South China Morning Post, Design Anthology and Discovery. During this time, she’s interviewed a host of names from the art world, including Mark Bradford, Haegue Yang, Takashi Murakami, and Kaws.

Christie Lee
Christie Lee is a freelance arts journalist who has covered the Asian art scene for the past six years. Most recently features editor at The Peak Hong Kong, her articles have also appeared in publications including Frieze, CoBo Social, Artsy and Baccarat.

Evangeline Man
Evangeline Man is a literary researcher who has worked in the visual and performing arts. After graduating from The University of Hong Kong she pursued her master’s degree in France, focusing on modern literature. She writes both fiction and cultural essays, and has contributed to publications like Hong Kong Literary 《香港文學》and Ming Pao.

Margot Mottaz
Margot Mottaz is a Hong Kong-based art historian specialising in post-modern and contemporary art. She is an art writer with Edipresse Media Hong Kong, the publisher of Hong Kong Tatler and Home Journal. She sits on the International Selectors’Committee for The Lumen Prize for digital art.

Anthony Leung Po Shan
Anthony Leung Po Shan was a member of Para Site Art Space, In-Media Hong Kong and Hong Kong Culture Monitor. Her research interests include artistic labour, city space and cultural politics. Her essays and commentaries have been published in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, InMedia Hong Kong, City Magazine, Leap and Artco.

Valencia Tong
Valencia Tong is a Hong Kong-based American art writer and editor. She writes about contemporary art in the Asia-Pacific region and is interested in the intersection of art and technology. She has contributed to publications such as Asia Tatler, The Artling, Art Radar Journal and ArtAsiaPacific.

Ernest Wan
Ernest Wan is a writer, translator and editor who specialises in music criticism. He has written for organisations including the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the Hong Kong government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the International Association of Theatre Critics. A collector of historical recordings of western classical music, he maintains a discography of the conductor Hermann Scherchen.

Fizen Yuen
Fizen Yuen has never studied art but has learned on the job while working as an art journalist. His work explores the space between the public and art-world insiders. He writes about the art scenes of Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan, with a particular interest in the up-and-coming generation of artists. His articles have been published by CoBo Social, the International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong, Art Press, Stand News and Photography is Art.