Joseph Chen King Yuen is a Hong Kong-based art and cultural organiser and artist. Currently the director of culture at Eaton HK, he is the co-founder of the artist initiative Virtue Village. His curatorial and art practices, which revolve around the moving image, visual art, and performance, touch on technology, gender, sexuality, mythology, and subculture.
Sealing Cheng currently teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College in the US. Her research is focused on sexuality with reference to sex work, human trafficking, women’s activism, and policy making. Her book, On the Move for Love: Migrant Entertainers and the U.S. Military in South Korea (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010) received the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities’ Distinguished Book Award of the American Sociological Association in 2012.
Feicien Feng is a Nanjing-born, Taiwan-raised photographer now based in Hong Kong, whose multicultural background has allowed him to infuse uniquely Eastern elements into his photography. Through his academic study of filmmaking and photography, Feng reimagines gender and continuously explores its possibilities. The world through Feng’s lens is modern, compelling, and unexpected.
Kitty Hung Hiu Han is a poet and native of Hong Kong. A graduate of City University of Hong Kong’s Department of Cultural Studies, she was a member of the university’s Tolopoem society and student newspaper. She was previously an editor for Fleurs des Lettres and a young radio/television programme host. She is the recipient of several literary awards for her poetry and fiction. Currently an educator who teaches writing and a freelance writer, her work has appeared in various publications, including Ming Pao, Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Literature Hong Kong, and Initium Media. Since having her baby girl, Kitty has embarked on discovering a whole new world that integrates gender identity, land use, and early childhood education.
Hong Kong and London-based artist Kary Kwok travels between photography, installation, and fashion. Since receiving his master of arts degree in photography from the Royal College of Arts in London, his work has engaged with the perceptions and demands that normative society has placed on marginalised bodies and subjectivities. Associated with the Black Arts Movement, he has collaborated with a number of artists, including Sonia Boyce, Hiriam To, and Franko B. He was a prize winner in the 1994 Southbank Photo Show in London and the artist-in-residence at the Rupertinum in Museum der Moderne Salzburg, where he subsequently held a solo exhibition titled “I am not what I am”.
Samwai Lam earned her master and bachelor of arts degrees in comparative literature from the University of Hong Kong. Her novels include White Dirt (2016) and Moon Phase (2020). Lam’s art criticism, shortlisted for the International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC), and her short stories, for which she received a literary award from the House of Hong Kong Literature, have appeared in City Magazine, Fleurs des Lettres, MING'S, and Esquire HK.
Li Hong Ting obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design (Culture and Design) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he then obtained his MA in Philosophy, MPhil in Philosophy, and PhD in Philosophy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. After graduation, Li has taught humanities courses in different tertiary institutions and is currently a lecturer at the College of Professional and Continuing Education, an affiliate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Born in Hong Kong, Lee is a choreographer, performer, and performance curator. He graduated from The Place, London Contemporary Dance School with a master of arts degree in contemporary dance in 2015. The same year, Lee joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as a resident artist. Lee was appointed the associate artistic director of Unlock Dancing Plaza in 2020 and began his tenure there as artistic director in 2022, curating a series of contemporary dance programmes and platforms to foster artistic discourse in the local and international performing arts field. Lee co-founded the Hong Kong-based dramaturg group Performative Dimensions with Michael Li and Lawrence Lau in 2022.
Izumi Nakayama is research officer/fellow at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests, which focus on the body, gender, labour, and technology in modern and contemporary Japan and East Asia, examine various histories, including those of menstruation, menopause, and death. Through her teaching, she addresses topics such as new reproductive technologies, bioethics, and biohacking to explore the intersecting issues of food, time, emotions, and life itself.
Nicholas Wong is the author of Crevasse (Kaya Press, 2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Besiege Me (Noemi Press, 2021). He is also a recipient of the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize. He has contributed writing to projects for the Manchester International Festival and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Yeung Chun Yin, also known as “Uncle Salt”, is a graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and the department of Philosophy in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He later undertook a doctoral programme at Humboldt University, Berlin and Kings College, London. He currently teaches courses on philosophy and critical thinking. In 2016, Yin and his friends co-founded Corrupt the Youth, with the aim of getting more people to understand philosophy.