Anida Yoeu Ali is a poet, performance artist and global agitator. She is a first generation Muslim Khmer woman born in Cambodia and raised in Chicago. Ali is the co-founder of Studio Revolt, an independent artist run media lab whose works agitate the White House, won awards at film festivals, and redefines what it means to create sans-studio and trans-nomadically. Ali holds an MFA from School of the Art Institute Chicago.
Born in Los Angeles, Kim Anno is a painter, photographer, and film/video artist whose work has been exhibited, collected and screened by museums, galleries and festivals, nationally and internationally. Venues: Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, SFMOMA, Honolulu Academy of Fine Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Brooklyn Art Museum, 14th Annual New Media Festival in Seoul, Pulse, Miami, Dusseldorf etc. She is a recipient of awards: Zellerbach, Fleishhacker, Open Circle, James L Knight, Westaf, Berkeley Film, Foundations.
Eliza O. Barrios, based in San Francisco, is an inter-disciplinary artist and founding member of Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. Her solo work is primarily new media and site-specific installation. Her collaborative work with Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. spans over a decade in various mediums including public art projects, karaoke videos and performative workshops. Barrios holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Mills College.
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an artist and writer who uses food as a strategy to connect personal and public histories. Raised in Los Angeles and based in Oakland, she is an Indian and Japanese Colombian American. Sita holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College, an M.F.A. in interdisciplinary art and an M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts.
Wafaa Bilal is an Iraqi-born artist renowned for provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics through high profile, technologically-driven projects that employ the use of robotics, the internet, and photographic mobile mapping. Using his own body as a medium, Bilal challenges our comfort zones with projects like 3rdi, and Counting… and Domestic Tension. He lives and works in New York City and is an Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Hasan Elahi is Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland and is an interdisciplinary artist working with issues in surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, technology and the challenges of borders. His work has been presented at venues such as Centre Georges Pompidou, SITE Santa Fe, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Venice Biennale. His work is frequently in the media and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and on The Colbert Report.
Greyson C. Hong teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Greenfield Community College. He graduated with an MFA from Bard College after receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Kiam Marcelo Junio (preferred gender pronoun: “they/their/them”) is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist creating work through photography, video, installation, performance, and hybrid forms. Their research and art practice centers around queer identities, Philippine history and the Filipino diaspora, American imperialism, the politics of visibility, and social justice through collaborative processes and healing modalities. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. They were born in the Philippines, and have lived in the U.S., Japan, and Spain.
H. Lan Thao Lam‘s practice is at the intersection of research, object-making, installation, film, video, writing and intervention. As part of the artist duo “Lin + Lam,” along with Lana Lin, she has been involved with projects about immigration, sites of residual trauma, national identity and historical memory. Lam is the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts, Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship, among others. She is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Parsons.
Mariam Lam is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Media & Cultural Studies, and Director of Southeast Asian Studies at UC Riverside. She has co-edited Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora (University of Washington Press, 2014), a Southeast Asian American studies special issue of the journal positions: asia critiques (2013), and her monograph, Not Coming to Terms: Viet Nam, Archival Trauma and Strategic Affect is forthcoming with Duke UP.
Việt Lê is an Assistant Professor (Visual Studies) at California College of the Arts. He has been published in positions: asia critique; Crab Orchard Review; American Quarterly; Amerasia Journal; among others. Lê has presented his work at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; 1a Space, Hong Kong; Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC), Thailand; Civitella Ranieri, Italy; Shanghai Biennale, China; Rio Gay Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; among other venues. vietle.net.
Kyoo Lee, Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Jay College, The City University of New York (CUNY), is the author of Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad (2012) and the co-editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly Issue on “Safe” (2011) and Critical Philosophy of Race Issue on “Xenophobia & Racism” (2014). Some of her recent academic recognitions include resident faculty fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and The CUNY Graduate Center, along with John Jay Faculty Research Excellence Award.
Lana Lin is an artist/writer whose recent research concerns embodied vulnerabilities that emerge at the confluence of race, gender, technology, and malignant cell growth. She has been awarded fellowships from the Javits Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, and Vera List Center for Art & Politics. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum, NY, Gasworks gallery, London, and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. She is Associate Professor in Media Studies at The New School.
Maya Mackrandilal is a transdisciplinary artist and writer whose current work imagines radical futures for women of color solidarity and liberation. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. After spending eight years in Chicago, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2016. Her essays have appeared in New Inquiry, 60 Inches from Center, contemptorary, and MICE Magazine.
Zavé Martohardjono makes intercultural, geopolitical, boundary-defying, high-glam performance, video, and installations from a queer and transgender, Indonesian-American-Canadian perspective. He has shown at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, BAAD!, Bronx River Art Center Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Center for Performance Research, Center for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Dixon Place, Issue Project Room, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Movement Research at Judson Church, Recess, SOMArts, and Winslow Garage.
Susette Min is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. Formerly a curator at The Drawing Center in New York City, she has curated exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Asia Society, Los Angeles Photography Center, and Apexart. She is the author of Unnamable Encounters: The Ends of Asian American Art forthcoming with NYU Press and currently the Arts Editor of Social Text.
Eun Jung Park is an adjunct lecturer and instructor of art history at various colleges and universities in Southern California. She is an independent scholar and curator focusing on contemporary Asian American art. She received her Ph.D. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of California, San Diego.
Alpesh Kantilal Patel is assistant professor in contemporary art and theory at Florida International University. His monograph Productive Failure: Writing Transnational South Asian Art Histories is under contract with Manchester University Press. In 2007 he produced the British Art Council-funded exhibition “Mixing It Up: Queering Curry Mile and Currying Canal Street” in Manchester, England. A contributor to artforum.com, Artforum and frieze, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland in fall 2015.
Valerie Soe is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. Her experimental videos, documentaries, and installations, which examine gender and cultural identity and anti-racism struggles, have won prizes and exhibited worldwide. She has published extensively on Asian and Asian American art, film, culture, and activism and she is the author of the blog beyondasiaphilia.com (2012 Art Writers’ Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation). Her latest film is Love Boat: Taiwan.
Jeffrey Augustine Songco is a multi-media artist. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited throughout the US including Steven Wolf Fine Arts and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. His writings have appeared in Art21 Blog, Bad at Sports, The Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic. He would like to be the US representative to the 2023 Venice Biennale.
Harrod J Suarez is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. His research interests include globalization and diaspora, Asian American literature, queer theory, and digital humanities. He is currently at work on a monograph that examines diasporic Filipina/o literature and culture within the context of overseas domestic workers from the Philippines.
Tina Takemoto is associate professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts. She has received grants from Art Matters, James Irvine Foundation, and San Francisco Arts Commission and has exhibited nationally and internationally in Milan, Rio de Janiero, Berlin, Seoul, and Hanoi. Her articles appear in Afterimage, Art Journal, GLQ, Performance Research, Theatre Survey, and Women and Performance. Takemoto is board president of Queer Cultural Center and co-founder of Queer Conversation on Culture and the Arts.
Kenneth Tam is a multimedia artist working primarily in sculpture and video, and his work is interested in exploring the fraught spaces of the body and interpersonal relations. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union, and his MFA from the University of Southern California. He is a recipient of an Art Matters grant, is a California Community Foundation Fellow, and a Core Program Residency Fellow.
Saya Woolfalk uses science fiction and anthropology to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. She has exhibited at PS1/MoMA; CAM, Houston; Montclair Art Museum; Chrysler Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum; Asian Art Museum, CA; MCA Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Frist Center for the Visual Arts; Yerba Buena Center; Newark Museum; MCA San Diego; MoCA Taipei; and Performa 09; and has been written about in the New Yorker, Sculpture Magazine, Artforum, ARTNews, The New York Times, and the Huffington Post.