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 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 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 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.
Four years ago, out of love for the city and the cultural family of Hong Kong, California-born Mimi Brown founded arts initiative Spring Workshop. Through residencies, public programmes and communal eating, Spring is an adventure in how we encounter art. Mimi Brown also serves on the boards of Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Cate School and the Signet Society of Harvard University. She is an advisor at Para Site and a member of the Performa Producer’s Circle. She obtained her BA in Music and Comparative Religion from Harvard College and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Born in the US and raised in Hong Kong, Charlotte Chang is a freelance writer, mainly about art and education. A graduate of Harvard University, she is the former editor of the bilingual art magazine a.m. post.
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.
Sheila Dickinson is a participant in the Andy Warhol Foundation/AICA USA Art Writing Workshop and holds a PhD in Art History from University College Dublin. She is an art critic for Artforum, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Temporary Art Review, In Review and Circa: Irish Visual Arts Journal.
Adam Farhadian Griffiths
Adam Farhadian Griffiths is an English barrister in Hong Kong specialising in commercial law and chancery law, both important aspects of art law. When not advising galleries, dealers and collectors on legal and business issues, he can be found appreciating contemporary art and supporting charitable art initiatives as an ambassador of the Sovereign Art Foundation.
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).
Toronto native Elizabeth Kerr studied cinema in Montreal and worked for several years in production and exhibitions before relocating to Asia in 2002. As a writer and editor she’s worked for the Busan International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and production house CJ Entertainment, among other independents. She is a contributor to the Hollywood Reporter, China Daily Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post, Zolima and The Peak. She lives in Hong Kong.
Winnie Lai is assistant curator, learning and interpretation, at M+, the new museum for 20th- and 21st-century visual culture at West Kowloon Cultural District. Before joining M+ she worked at Hong Kong Heritage Museum. She studied History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies and University College London, and holds a MA in History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford and MA in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney.
Leung Chi Wo
Leung Chi Wo graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1991 he studied the culture of photography in Italy. He obtained his MFA from CUHK in 1997 and is currently assistant professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Richard Lord is a Hong Kong-based, British-born writer and editor. He writes about a bracingly broad range of subjects, many of them cultural, for publications including the Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post and Asia Tatler, and has worked in a befuddling variety of roles for a very large range of publications in Hong Kong and London.
Malcolm MacLeod is a recent transplant to Hong Kong from the United States. For the past four years he has been a media-studies major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he focused on journalism and screenwriting, wrote for the Occidental Weekly and worked in news production for Southern California Public Radio.
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 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.
Ellen Oredsson is an art historian, curator and writer who worked in contemporary art in Sydney and Bangkok before settling in Hong Kong. She is the founder and author of the website How To Talk About Art History.
Alexandra A Seno writes about culture in Asia. She has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Art Newspaper and Architectural Record. She has also served as executive producer in Asia for Intelligence Squared debates, and is on the advisory boards of Para Site Hong Kong and Spring Workshop, and the executive committee of the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong.
Catherine Shaw is an independent architecture, design and art critic who has lived in Hong Kong since 2011. She has contributed to magazines including Wallpaper, Design Anthology and Vogue Italia, as well as news media including Agence France-Presse, the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post. She is also the author of the Wallpaper City Guide Tokyo.
Jonathan Thomson is an artist, art historian, critic and curator. His art engages with elusiveness, transience and fragility as fundamental components of beauty. He has many years of experience in public-arts administration in Australia and Hong Kong, and in 2000 established independent art consultancy Thomson Fine Art in Hong Kong. His clients include Osage Gallery, MGM China and Louis Vuitton.
Leslie Van Eyck
Leslie Van Eyck is co-founder and director of non-profit contemporary-dance
organisation Wing Platform for Performance. She has lived in Hong Kong since 2010, and has been hosting and curating dance performances with local and international choreographers since 2013. In her native Belgium she worked as artistic coordinator of Beursschouwburg in Brussels and director of AIR Antwerp, a research-based artist residency. She holds a master’s degree in History of Art and Theory of Dance.
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.
Nicolette Wong is an internationally published poet and editor-in-chief of A-Minor Magazine & Press. As an art writer, translator and editor she has worked with organisations including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and numerous artists from Hong Kong and mainland China.