Contributors

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.

Aaina Bhargava
Aaina Bhargava is an arts and culture writer and editor based in Hong Kong. She has previously worked as a culture reporter for the South China Morning Post and an editor for the online art platform CoBo Social. She has a background in art history, specialising in contemporary art, and extensive experience working for a range of art institutions.  

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.

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 books Japanese Contemporary Art (2011), Contemporary Art in Hong Kong (2013), and  After 2000: Contemporary Art in China (2015). She holds a PhD from the School of Creative Media, City University HK and is currently a part-time researcher at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. 

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.

Tiffany Leung
Tiffany Leung is a curator, producer and consultant based in Hong Kong and the UK. Her recent curatorial projects include Only a Joke Can Save Us (2021) and A’fair (2020). She is currently working with Manchester Museum to set up a new Chinese Culture Gallery, opening in 2022. During 2018-20 she was a curator at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester. Previously she facilitated research and curatorial projects at various organisations in the UK, including the Design Museum and Gasworks. She holds a master’s degree in curating from the Royal College of Art.

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.

Brady Ng
Brady Ng is a writer and editor. His work has been published in The Guardian and Nikkei Asian Review. He is a desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific magazine.

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 is a Hong Kong curator with a particular interest in the up-and-coming generation of artists. He has worked for the curatorial team at K11 Art Foundation, curated various local art exhibitions and projects, and is now working for Nan Fung as a senior programme executive. He is also a freelance writer who has worked for ARTCO, CoBo Social, the International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong and Photography is Art.