Joni Zhu

Joni Zhu is a curatorial researcher and practitioner who works at the intersection of contemporary art, critical theory, and popular cultural analysis. Her postdoc researches art in the age of digital and networked surveillance in the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.


Feifei Zhou

Feifei Zhou is a Chinese-born artist and architect. She co-edited Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene (2020) and was a guest researcher at Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene. She is currently working as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.


Shengtian Zheng

Zheng Shengtian is an artist, scholar and curator based in Vancouver, Canada. He is the Managing Editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, the Adjunct Director of the Institute of Asian Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, a Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University and a Trustee of Asia Art Archive in America. As an independent curator, he has curated numerous exhibitions including Jiangnan - Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibitions, Shanghai Modern, 2004 Shanghai Biennale, China Trade, Art and China’s Revolution, Landmark and recently, Winds from Fusang toured to USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena and the Diego Rivera Mural Museum in Mexico City. He was the senior curator for Asia of Vancouver Biennale and won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his curatorial work. He is a frequent contributor to periodicals and catalogues and four volumes of his writing on art and culture were published by China Academy of Art Press in 2013. He has lectured widely at institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Stanford University, McGill University, Tate Modern, Getty Museum, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, M+ among others. His artwork has been showing in China, USA, Canada and Russia. Zheng received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2013.


Henry Zhang

Henry Zhang is a writer and translator living in Beijing.

Hu Yinping

Hu Yinping was born in a township suburb of Sichuan in 1983, and currently lives and works in Beijing. Despite earning her MFA at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2010, Hu Yinping rarely works in sculpture. Instead, she channels chance meetings and fortuitous situations into insightful scenarios. Her solo exhibitions were held at Arrow Factory, Beijing (2016, 2018), Space Number 3, Chengdu (2016) and MoCube, Beijing (2016). She has also participated in group exhibitions such as Para Site, Hong Kong (2021), Kommunale Galerie, Berlin (2017) and Pace Beijing (2014).

Pauline J. Yao

Pauline J. Yao is Lead Curator, Visual Art, at M+ in Hong Kong. Her recent exhibitions at M+ include “In Search of Southeast Asia Through the M+ Collections” (with Shirley Surya) and “Five Artists: Sites Encountered.”

Zairong Xiang

Mimi Wong

Mimi Wong writes about art, culture, and literature. Her work has appeared in ArtAsiaPacificThe BelieverCatapultElectric LiteratureHyperallergicLiterary Hub, and Refinery29. Her fiction has been published in Crab Orchard ReviewDay One, and Wildness. For her writing on contemporary art, she was awarded an Arts Writers Grant by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation. She is Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine The Offing and a part-time lecturer at The New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kate Wong

Kate Wong is a Chinese-Canadian writer and curator living in London, UK. Interested in discursive approaches to art and knowledge production she is the founder of low theory (, a bi-annual digital journal and curatorial project that considers alternative modes of thinking, and that focuses on interdependency as decolonial praxis. Recent projects have been driven by a continued interest in political philosophy, and have focused on radical materialism, the feminist imagination, and on embodied virtuality. Wong’s writing on contemporary art and culture has appeared in TANK Magazine, Yishu Journal, Frieze Magazine, and Another Gaze Journal, among others, and she is an Associate Lecturer in the University of the Underground’s New Politics and Afrofuturism programme (

David Willis

David Willis is a writer, curator, and art advisor from New York, based between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiang Mai since 2015. David Holds a BA in anthropology from Columbia University and an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He previously served as a curator at MoTplus art space and as an advisor to the Nguyen Art Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City. Willis publishes regularly in magazines such as Art Asia Pacific and Art & Market. His overarching goal is to promote contemporary art in Southeast Asia.

Jia Weng

Jia Weng is an architectural designer, urbanist, and researcher from Beijing. She is currently completing her doctoral studies in architectural history and theory at Yale University. Her research examines how conditioned air has influenced architectural design and architectural culture in the early 20th century. She investigates buildings but also valves, windows, bubbles, sealants, and membranes around the world.

Frank WANG Yefeng

Frank WANG Yefeng (b. Shanghai, China) is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York, NY, and Providence, RI. He works across 3D animation, video, installation, and writing. He received his MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and currently serves in the Digital Media Art curriculum at Rhode Island College as an Associate Professor. Yefeng’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including BRIC Biennial (USA), Gene Siskel Film Center (USA), International Festival Les Instants Video (France), Festspielhaus Hellerau (Germany), Hyundai Motor studio Beijing (China), Duolun Museum of Modern Art (China), and others. Yefeng’s upcoming events include ISCP Artists in Residency. Recently, he is awarded AFIAS 2020 at Spain Moving Image Festival and a Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. 

Huan Wang

Wang Huan is a Beijing-based writer, critic and curator. He has tried practising a kind of anti-stylistic writing and has published a series of art reviews in various public media. He won first place in the 5th International Award for Art Criticism (IAAC) in 2018. He won the PSA 2019 Emerging Curators Project with the curatorial project "Sunset on a Dead End"  in 2019. He published the book "NOTHING LEFT BUT WORDS" as chef editor in 2020.

Bo Wang

Bo Wang is an artist, filmmaker and researcher based between the Netherlands and China. As an artist, his works have been exhibited internationally, including venues such as Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, Garage Museum in Moscow, Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands, Visions du Réel in Switzerland, Image Forum Festival in Tokyo, Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art in Yekaterinburg, DMZ Docs in South Korea, Times Museum in Guangzhou, BOZAR in Brussels, among others. He received a fellowship from the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in 2013, and was an artist-in-residency at ACC-Rijksakademie 2017-2018 as well as NTU CCA in 2016.

Timotheus Vermeulen

Timotheus Vermeulen is assistant professor in Cultural Theory at the Radboud University Nijmegen, where he also co-directs the Centre for New Aesthetics. He is co-founding editor of Notes on Metamodernism.

Matt Turner

Matt Turner is the author of the poetry collections Not Moving (2019, Broken Sleep Books) and Wave 9: Collages (2021, Flying Island Books), and translator of Lu Xun, Ou Ning, Yan Jun and others. His essays and reviews can be found in Hyperallergic Weekend, Hong Kong Review of Books, LARB China Channel, and Cha. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Alvin Tran

Alvin Tran is an artist and choreographer that works in national dance troupes, music videos, and museums.

Yi Xin Tong

Yi Xin Tong was mediocre at sports since childhood. It was painful to not be able to run fast in elementary school, but he won championships in sit-ups and picking ping-pong balls with chopsticks. In middle school, he was still not doing well in track and field. However, he coincidentally won a runner-up in pull-ups, because a stick was installed on the pine trees in front of his house. At the time, Tong was interested in pool, but regrettably pool rooms belonged to the "three rooms and one hall" banned for students, so he didn't dare to go often. Tong was consistent with not being good at running in high school, vomiting after abusive long-distance runs. Thus, he was not eligible to participate in campus sport games. Tong also once liked football and basketball, but vulgar sports as such required excessive physical display and competition, which he found embarrassing. In college, it was hard to pass the mandatory Tai Chi course, and thinking back on it still brings him a cold sweat - perhaps he has gained the essence. After graduate school, Tong went to the gym for a while to escape society. After every session, he ate good amounts of fried chicken and burgers, with the excuse of gaining mass. Unfortunately, the effect was not bad. Later, he started fishing and stopped working out. Now with fishing categorized as a sport, the tables have turned, and Tong is finally a person good at sports.

Yifei Tang

Tang Yifei is a writer and curator. Born in 1997, she graduated from Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art in 2021. Co-curated Love This Pain, Institute for Provocation, Beijing; People's Park Plinth, Furtherfield, London.

Marianna Simnett

Marianna Simnett lives and works in London. Her interdisciplinary practice includes video, installation, performance, sculpture and watercolour. Simnett uses vivid and visceral means to explore the body as a site of transformation. Working with animals, children, organs, and often performing herself, Simnett imagines radical new worlds filled with untamed thoughts, strange tales and desires.

Timur Si-Qin

Artist Timur Si-Qin’s interests in contemporary philosophy, the evolution of culture, and the dynamics of cognition take form in branded ecosystems and installations of 3D printed sculptures, light-boxes, and VR. Si-Qin’s works seek to think beyond the anthropocentric dualisms at the center of western consciousness.


Si-Qin’s long term project is the proposal of a new secular faith in the face of climate change called New Peace. Drawing from disparate disciplines like the Evolution of Religion, Marketing Psychology, and Object Oriented Ontology, Si-Qin understands spiritualities as cultural softwares capable of deep behavioral and political intervention. New Peace is thus a new protocol for the necessary renegotiation of our conceptual and spiritual relationship with the non-human. New Peace is an artwork, a brand, a sect, and self propagating memetic machine.


Si-Qin is a New York-based artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese descent who grew up in Berlin, Beijing, and in the American Southwest. Recent exhibitions include Magician Space, Beijing, The Highline, NY, Kaleidoscope/ Spazio Maiocchi, Milan, Art Basel - Hong Kong, the 5th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art and the 2019 Asian Art Biennale.

Danni Shen

Danni Shen is a curator and writer based in New York. She is currently Research Associate at The Kitchen, and Critic-in-Residence at MICA during the academic year. Previous curatorial roles include at SPRING/BREAK Art Show NY/LA and Empty Gallery—a black-cube space dedicated to time-based, non-object-oriented, interdisciplinary practices physically located in Hong Kong. Shen was also the Curatorial Fellow at Wave Hill, Curator-in-Residence at Residency Unlimited, and Guest Critic at NYU Tisch-ITP. She is a contributor to various publications including BOMB Magazine, Art in AmericaThe Brooklyn RailHyperallergicRhizomeonscreentoday介面included.

Danielle Shang

Danielle Shang is a Los Angeles based art historian and exhibition organizer. Her research focuses on the impact of globalization, urban renewal, social change, and class restructuring on art-making and the narrative of art history.

Zachary Sauer

Zachary Sauer is an artist-designer and independent researcher living in Brooklyn. He received a BFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design and has worked as a creative consultant for various clients in New York and Los Angeles. His background in design and interest in critical theory inform his ongoing exploration of postmodern visual culture.

Chang Qu

Qu Chang is a Hong Kong and Shenzhen-based curator and writer contributing to journals such as Artforum, Ocula, and Yishu. Qu is currently a student of the Cultural Studies Ph.D. program at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Prior to that, she worked as Curator at Para Site. Her recent curatorial projects include Lo Lai Lai Natalie: The Days before the Silent Spring (2020), Sea Breeze (2019, Jogja Biennale, co-curated with Cosmin Costinas), Café do Brasil (2019, Para Site), Doreen Chan: Hard Cream (2019, HB Station), Crush (2018, Para Site), among others.


oxi pëng

oxi pëng is a symbiotic being who writes (sci-fi academic papers), creates (posthuman-performances), and dreams (of pink tardigrades) softly.

Pedro Neves Marques

Pedro Neves Marques is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer. He/They are the editor of the anthology The Forest is the School/ Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (2015) and the author of two short story collections, most recently Morrer na América [Dying in America] (2017).

Tom Mouna

Tom Mouna is a writer, DJ and promoter based in Beijing and London. He has a background in the History of Art, studying for his BA and MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has written for publications including Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Art Review, LEAP, zweikommasieben, aqnb, and is the Beijing Desk Editor at ArtAsiaPacific and previously the Art Editor at TimeOut Beijing. He has worked in curatorial roles at Red Gate Gallery and Red Brick Art Museum, both in Beijing, and currently manages guī, is 1/4 of the Nightlife Residency and 1/3 of the Beijing-based electronic music label DCYY. 

Ying Miao

Miao Ying is an artist based in New York and Shanghai. She is among the first generation of Chinese contemporary artists who grew up with the internet, Chinese economic reform, and the one-child policy. Her solo exhibitions include ArtBasel Pioneers, (2021);  M+ Museum, Hong Kong (2018); New Museum, New York (2016); Chinese Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2015). Her work has been featured in international group shows at Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2020); 12th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018); MoMA PS1, New York (2017); UCCA, Beijing (2017); Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, (2016); amongst others. She is the recipient of the Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the year (2018- 2019).

Raimundas Malašauskas

Raimundas Malašauskas is a curator of trust & confusion at the Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong and The Russian Pavilion in the 59th Venice Biennale. He has co-written an opera libretto, co-produced a television show, served as an agent for dOCUMENTA (13), and curated oO, the Lithuanian and Cyprus pavilions at the 55th Venice Biennale. He was also a co-curator of the 9th Baltic Triennial of International Art (Vilnius), the 9th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre), and the 9th Liverpool Biennale. He previously taught at California College of Arts (San Francisco), HEAD (Geneva), and the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam). Paper Exhibition, the book of his selected writings, was published in 2012 by Sternberg Press. He was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Pingyuan Lu

Lu Pingyuan was born in 1984 in Zhejiang province, China. He lives and works in Shanghai. Lu Pingyuan‘s artworks involve a variety of media, including texts, installations, videos, paintings, and others. For a few years, Lu Pingyuan concentrated his practice on the writing of “stories” as a unique type of media for art creation. These short “stories” significantly broaden the artworks’ state of existence in the real world, extend the inherent spirit of art itself. His works have been exhibited extensively in both national and international museums and biennales.

Carol Yinghua Lu

Carol Yinghua Lu is the director of Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum and has recently received her Ph.D. degree in art history from the University of Melbourne. She is an art historian and curator. Lu was on the jury for the Golden Lion Award at the 2011 Venice Art Biennale, and also a jury member of the Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture of 2018. She was the co-artistic director of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale and co-curator of the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale in 2012. From 2012 to 2015 she had been the artistic director and chief curator of OCAT Shenzhen. She is the first visiting fellow in the Asia-Pacific Fellowship Program at the Tate Research Centre in 2013, and she was among the first recipients of the ARIAH (Association of Research Institute in Art History) East Asia Fellowship in 2017. She has been on the jury for the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award, Hugo Boss Asia and Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. In collaboration with Liu Ding, she is in the process of researching into the legacy of socialist realism in the practices and discourses of contemporary art in China, entitled “From the Issue of Art to the Issue of Position: Echoes of Socialist Realism.”

Alan Longino

Alan Longino is an art historian and curator investigating postwar Japanese conceptual art and global contemporary art. Currently, he is a student in the Art History Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago. In 2019, he co-curated the exhibition Yutaka Matsuzawa at Yale Union, Portland, OR, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. His writing has appeared in Artforum and the Haunt Journal of Art from UC Irvine. 

Iris Long

Iris Long is a writer and independent curator. She currently works as a researcher on art, science and technology at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. She was shortlisted by the inaugural International Awards for Art Criticism. Her translation work, Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media, received nomination from AAC Art China awards (2016). In 2018, she was the recipient of Hyundai Blue Prize for curators. In 2019, she curated Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Hyundai Motorstudios Beijing; Deja Vu, Today Art Museum, Beijing; Mind the Deep: Artificial Intelligence and Art, McaM, Shanghai and co-curated The Kind Stranger and Latent Landscapes, UN Art Center, Shanghai. She is also the art jury of ISEA 2019, and art jury of SIGGRAPH Asia 2020. Her research work has been presented in Art and Artificial Intelligence Open Conference at ZKM, Karlsrule; Korea Research Fellow Program at MMCA Seoul; Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art in Hong Kong, and International Symposium on Electronic Art and Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts in Gwangju.

Ting Lin

Ting Lin is a writer and journalist currently based in San Francisco. Her words have appeared in The Baffler, Sixth Tone, RADII and other publications. She is part of Chaoyang Trap, an experimental newsletter about life on the Chinese internet. 

Pixy Liao

Born and raised in Shanghai, Pixy Liao is an artist currently residing in New York. Her long-term photo project “Experimental Relationship” challenges conventional ideas of gender dynamics. She also explores female identity in video and sculpture. She has participated in exhibitions internationally, including the Fotografiska, Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, Asia Society, National Gallery of Australia, etc. Her solo show Your Gaze Belongs to Me is now on view at Fotografiska in New York, till early September.

Brian Kuan Wood

Brian Kuan Wood is an editor of e-flux journal.


Yan Jun

Yan Jun is a musician and poet based in Beijing (
He creates experimental music that does not involve complicated techniques. He sometimes performs for audiences in their homes using plastic bags as instrument. He is the founder of Sub Jam (

Amanda Ju

Amanda Ju is a Ph.D. candidate in the visual and cultural studies program at the University of Rochester. She writes at the intersection of gender, subjectivity, and post-socialist art in China.

Yu Ji

Based in Shanghai and Vienna, Yu Ji is known for the diversity of her practise, dealing chiefly with sculptures and installations, and also performances and videos. Her current projects have been associated closely with field researches, and an ongoing investigation into specific loci that are charged with geographical and historical narratives. She focuses on ideas created with time, space and movement, usually using the least materials to imbed immateriality and intangibles into material existence.

Andrew Thomas Huang 黄卓寧

Writer-director Andrew Thomas Huang crafts hybrid fantasy worlds and mythical dreamscapes. A Grammy-nominated music video director, Huang’s collaborators include Bjork, FKA Twigs and Thom Yorke among others. His films have been commissioned by and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA. Inspired by his Chinese heritage and queer Asian mythology and folklore, Huang continues his foray into narrative with his first feature film Tiger Girl which has received support from Film Independent and the Sundance Institute. Huang graduated with a degree in fine art and animation from the University of Southern California.

Hansel Huang

Hansel Huang is an innovation strategist and trans-disciplinary creative based in New York City. By day, he develops design solutions that put humans in the center. By night, he writes poetry and essays about culture, relationships, and social change. He has lived in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Aarhus, and New York. A generalist and a master of none, he’s still trying to make his mom proud.

Clement Huang

Clement Huang is an art writer and researcher with a focus on iconography, post-modern philosophy, gender studies, linguistics, religious studies, etc.

Rania Ho

Currently living and works in Beijing and San Francisco, Rania Ho is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation and performance. Her works employ a humorous, unexpected approach to everyday objects and situations as a means of interrogating broader social or cultural concerns. Ho received her BA in Theater Arts from UCLA and MFA in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. Ho is a co-founder of Beijing’s Arrow Factory and Wu Jin.

Elaine W. Ho

Elaine W. Ho works between the realms of time‐based art, language, urban practice, and design, using multiple vocabularies to explore the micropolitics, subjectivities, and alter-possibilities of an intimate, networked production. 

The act of describing takes on a number of forms——a kind of grammar, documentation, a gesture, a biography——or an experiment in Beijing known as HomeShop. She is the initiator of the artist-run space, active from 2008-2013, and continues to ask questions about the sociopolitics of syntax, more recently via print (• • PROPAGANDA DEPARTMENT), pirate broadcast (Widow Radio Ching & #RADIOHED) and as a co-conspirator with Display Distribute, a networked research platform investigating bottom-up organization amidst global trade (2015-ongoing).

Kunlin He

Kunlin He is an artist currently sojourning in San Francisco. His research focuses on historiographies and knowledge production in the sinosphere, including the heritage of non-Western modernism and premodern epistemologies. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, his artistic practice weaves the lyrical tradition of Chinese literature with Western rational abstract painting. He was a recipient of the 2018 Drawing Center Open Session Fellowship and the 2020 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a finalist for the 2019 SFMOMA SECA Art Award.

Jing He

Born in 1984, in Kunming, China, Jing He received her Master degree from Design Academy Eindhoven. She now teaches at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Design Academy Eindhoven. Jing He refers to herself as a cultural hybrid. The same seems to be true for her works. They are hybrids between different creative disciplines, cultures, co-creators, materials and mediums. While her works are rich in the details of daily life, Jing He’s compassion for social phenomena comes from both where she has been raised and where she currently lives. Jing He’s works have been included in the collection of The Art of Institute of Chicago and Françoise van den Bosch Foundation collection, which is held by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She was nominated in the final list of Hublot Design Prize 2018, The Best of Dutch Design Week 2016. She is the winner of Gijs Bakker Award 2016.


Hou Hanru

Hou Hanru is an international art curator and critic. He is the Artistic Director of the MAXXI in Rome and the Consulting Curator for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He has taught and lectured at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, worked as a consultant and advisor at Walker Art Center, and at San Francisco Art Institute as Director of Exhibitions and Public Program and Chair of Exhibition and Museum Studies.

Qianfan Gu

Qianfan Gu is an art critic and writer based in New York. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum and Artforum China, LEAP, Flash Art, artnet News, The Art Newspaper China, Esquire China Magazine, Wallpaper China Magazine, Life WeekThe Paper, and several others. She was shortlisted twice, in 2015 and 2016, by International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC). In 2019, she received a Special Honorable Mention from the Incentive Award for Young Art Critics by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She is a co-editor of Heichi Magazine, also the co-founder and publisher of Gong Press.



Boris Groys

Boris Groys is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist, and an internationally renowned expert on Soviet-era art and literature, especially the Russian avant-garde. He is a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, a Senior Research Fellow at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, and a professor of philosophy at the European Graduate School (EGS). His work engages radically different traditions, from French post-structuralism to modern Russian philosophy, yet is firmly situated at the juncture of aesthetics and politics. Theoretically, Groys’s work is influenced by a number of modern and postmodern philosophers and theoreticians, including Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, and Walter Benjamin.


Eric Goh

Eric Goh is a writer and curator from Kuala Lumpur. He is the founder of contemporary art space Mutual Aid Projects and a graduate student in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Prior to that, Goh was assistant curator at A+ Works of Art. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Plural, and O for Other.

Iskra Geshoska

Iskra Geshoska is a cultural worker and writer, with a main focus on critical theory, political philosophy, and developing new interdisciplinary models in contemporary art and cultural practices. She is a founder of Kontrapunkt and CRIC, a platform for critical culture (

Fo Fong

Fong Fo is a monthly magazine that was launched in March 2013. With Fong Waiking as the editor-in-chief, Zhu Jianlin as the CEO, BUBU as the publisher, Ou Feihong as the advertising manager, and Ce Zhenhao as the brand ambassador, Fong Fo take on the form of general-interest magazine, attempting to catalyze the connectivity between various locales with a minimum budget, as well as archiving and inspiring the creative impulse of the reader-artists.

Junyuan Feng

Junyuan Feng is an artist and writer based in Shanghai, China, currently a lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. He received his B.S. in physics from Fudan University and M.F.A. in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania. His recent projects and exhibitions include“An Impulse to Turn,” Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, 2020; “Hic sunt leones,” 798 Art Center, Beijing, 2019; “Building Code Violations III: Special Economic Zone,” Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2018; “Parentheses,” David Nolan Gallery, New York, 2018. His curatorial collaboration project with Alvin Li, “Liquid Ground,” has won Para Site’s emerging curator open call in 2020. He co-curated the exhibition “Whatever works, whatever it takes” with Zhihui Zhang at Goethe-Institut China in 2019. He was a finalist for the 2018 Huayu Youth Award. His writing has appeared in LEAP Magazine, Artforum and Flash Art.

Yining Fei

Fei Yining is an artist who lives and works in Shanghai. She received her MFA in Design and Technology from the Parsons School of Design, The New School. By building multi-media narratives––spanning from 3D animation, moving-image, and sculpture, Fei explores ambiguous human emotions such as uncertainty, anxiety, and desire against the backdrop of this post-human era. She combines the absurd and the real to present the tangled relationship between the world where digitization has taken over, and the individuals swept along by it. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions, including White Space, Beijing (2021), e-flux Artist Cinema (2021), UCCA Beijing (2020) Spurs Gallery, Beijing (2020), UCCA Dune (2020), Hua Niao Island International Animation Festival, Zhoushan (2020), Qianshao Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai (2019), and Don Gallery, Shanghai (2018).

Alessandro Facente

Alessandro Facente is a New York-based Italian independent art critic and curator, currently a curator at Artists Alliance Inc. His research focuses on the crossover and interplay of art criticism and curatorship through a concept that he refers to as “curaticism.” Facente participated in various curatorial programs worldwide including Curatorial Program for Research 2018 (Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden), Residency Unlimited (New York), HIAP (Helsinki), and Ateliê397 (São Paulo). He has curated solo and group exhibitions, as well as independent projects, artist initiatives, and talks in nonprofit spaces, foundations, and galleries, such as Critical Practices Inc., Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, Hudson Valley MOCA, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, NARS Foundation, and Kunstverein Dresden (Dresden, Germany). His articles, interviews, and essays have appeared in art magazines including Artribune, Art Asia Pacific, DOMUS, Hyperallergic, and TemporaryArtReview, as well as in exhibition catalogs for museums such as GAMeC in Bergamo and MADRE in Naples.

Heichi Editorial Team

Ruijiao Dong

Ruijiao Dong is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His doctoral research focuses on the history and theory of amateur theatre in contemporary China, in the context of Chinese socio-political realities and through the lens of Marxism, modernity, and national and cultural identities. His writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, and several Chinese magazines and newspapers. He has obtained an MA degree in Performance Studies from New York University and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from the City University of Hong Kong.

T.J. Demos

T. J. Demos is Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Founder and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies. He writes widely on the intersection of contemporary art, global politics, and ecology and is the author of several books, including Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and Political Ecology (Sternberg Press, 2016), Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today, (Sternberg Press, 2017), and The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis (Duke University Press, 2013)—winner of the College Art Association’s 2014 Frank Jewett Mather Award.

Asea Zhanglun Dai

Asea Zhanglun Dai is a writer and curator currently based in Shanghai.

Zian Chen

Zian Chen is a curator and co-editor of Heichi Magazine. He has contributed fiction writing to Future Histories: Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev (Mousse, 2016) and The Two-Sided Lake: Scenarios, Storyboards and Sets from Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool University Press, 2016), and has published A FanThesis on Ray Brassier’s Prometheanism (Salt Projects, 2018). He is the co-curator of Long March Project: Building Code Violations III – Special Economic Zone (Long March Space, Beijing and Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2018), Long March Project: The Deficit Faction (Long March Space, Beijing, 2019), and Planet Marx Reading Club (various locations, 2019).

Yujian Chen

Chen Yujian is the editorial assistant of Heichi Magazine.

Min Chen

Chen Min is a multi-player. After living and pursuing studies in France for 10 years, she returned to China and now lives in Hangzhou. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the China Academy of Art. Chen Min‘s current research interests lie in the issue of History & Iconology, Games & Arts, Surrealism & European Avant-Garde Movements. Chen Min is one of the winners of Hyundai Blue Prize 2019.

Chip Chapin

Chip Chapin engages dance and writing to elaborate possibilities around collective labor, redistribution of resources, and mutual care. Chapin received an MFA from Hunter College, BA from Bard College, attended MSA^ [Mountain School of Art], and LANDING 2.0; is a recipient of The Kossak Painting Grant, Agnes Gund Curatorial Fellowship, and Beth M. Uffner Scholarship; has published in Weekend, Another Tab of Chrome, No Dancing, and Ginger Magazine; performed and exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Berlin, Oslo, and Basel. Chapin currently lives and works in Enfield, NY, where they co-founded Complimenta Inc., now under the open acronym c.h.a.m.p.s. (come here and move people slowly).

Yuchen Chang

Chang Yuchen is currently based in New York. She works in an interdisciplinary manner – writing as weaving, drawing as translation, teaching as hospitality and commerce as everyday revolution (see Use Value). By constantly entering and exiting each medium, she strolls against the category of things, the labor division among people.

Felix Ho Yuen Chan

Felix Chan is currently a PhD student in the Department of Art History at University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in modern and contemporary art in East Asia. His most recent research is concerned with the global history of photography, as well as conceptualist art practice in China since the 1990s. Prior to that, Felix Chan served as curatorial assistant at The Walther Collection in New York, where he supported the collection's effort in researching, exhibiting, and publishing Chinese photography, as well as vernacular photography. He was the recipient of the Incentive Award of Young Art Critics from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in 2018 for his piece, A Theater–In Absence. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles, New York, and Hong Kong.

Barbara Cassin

Barbara Cassin is director of research at the CNRS, the director of the Léon Robin Center for Research on Ancient Thought, and President of the Collège International de Philosophie. Trained as a philosopher and philologist specializing in Ancient Greece, her research focuses on the relationship between philosophy and what is posited as not being philosophy: sophism, rhetoric, literature. Her engagement with the question of what words can do is manifest in a host of publications, many of which have been translated. One of the recent volumes to appear is Jacques le Sophiste: Lacan, logos et psychanalyse (2012). Her editorial work includes the seminal Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (2004, Engl. transl. Princeton UP, 2014). A translator herself (notably of Hannah Arendt and Peter Szondi), she is also the editor of several book series, notably L’Ordre philosophique. In 2012, the Académie Française honored her work with the Grand prix de philosophie.

Harry Burke

Harry Burke is an art critic and a PhD student in History of Art at Yale University, New Haven.


btr is a writer, critic, and translator based in Shanghai, China. He has published Shanghai: Notes on City Life (2003), Bizarre Stories (2013), Mini Stories (2016), and Petite Mort (2017). He has translated, among others, Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude (2009), M&C Saatchi’s Brutal Simplicity of Thought (2013), Paul Auster’s Winter Journal (2016) and Abbas Kiarostami’s Lessons with Kiarostami (2017). He is the founder of online magazine Petite Mort (2014–).

Johanna Bruckner

Benjamin Berman

Benjamin Berman is an artist and developer in San Francisco, California. After leaving MIT, where he researched how gaming influences society, he now directs a community-authored e-sports game called Spellsource. His professional and artistic work touches on near-future sci-fi (Virtual High, App the Movie), a data-driven society (Workpop, Hear All Ye People), and computer history (Did My Brother Invent E-Mail?) as shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, on the Disney Channel, and in the New York Times.

Fahim Amir

Fahim Amir is a philosopher and author living in Vienna. He has taught at various universities and art academies in Europe and Latin America. His research explores the thresholds of natures, cultures, and urbanism; art, design, and utopia; and colonial historicity and modernism. The original German edition of Being and Swine [Schwein und Zeit] received the Karl Marx Award 2018, and was listed by Die Zeit as one of the top 10 non-fiction books recently published. The book was selected by the Frankfurt Book Fair and Goethe Institute as one of the best books of 2019.


Mitchell Akiyama

Mitchell Akiyama is a Toronto-based scholar, composer, and artist. His eclectic body of work includes writings about sound, metaphors, animals, and media technologies; scores for film and dance; and objects and installations that trouble received ideas about history, perception, and sensory experience. He holds a PhD in communications from McGill University and an MFA from Concordia University and is Assistant Professor of Visual Studies in the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

Gabriela Acha

Gabriela Acha is an independent writer based in Berlin. She has contributed to publications such as Mousse, frieze, Kaleidoscope, among others. She launched the publication Agathe Bauer together with Romy Kießling and Maru Mushtrieva in December 2019 (published by TLTRPreß Berlin).

Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. Her books include Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism (2016), Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism (2011), and The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism (2002). She is also a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective.

Yanzi (Siyan Xie)

Yanzi (Siyan Xie) is an art researcher and practitioner. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, researching socially- engaged art communities in mainland China. Siyan cares about art labor and gender issues in the Chinese context and continues to practice as a progressive activist.

Shuyi Cao and Remina Greenfield

Shuyi Cao and Remina Greenfield are co-founders of Decompose - an art collective and experimental institute for transdisciplinary research, art production, and education. Decomposition serves as a lens to explore the complexities, vulnerabilities, and regenerative power of biological, social, and digital ecosystems. Remina and Shuyi are current members of NEW INC’s Creative Science track at the New Museum. They teach at Parsons School of Design and have given guest lectures and workshops at International Symposium on Machine Learning and Art Hongkong, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Stevens Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Civic Art Lab NY, bioFashiontech LAB CT, and Studio XX MTL.



Xiyadie is a self-taught traditional Chinese papercut artist who starting creating works with homoerotic themes to tell his narrative of transformation. Xiyadie subverts this historical form by depicting scenes of queer eroticism, where human beings are fused with nature and gay virility combines with the fertility of gardens and animal life. Due to the thinness of Chinese rice paper traditionally used for this craft, each work is made in editions, though the artist also works with materials like newspaper and silk, intricately cut and dyed by hand. His works have been shown at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2020); BACC, Bangkok (2019); Long March Space, Beijing (2019); Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts (2019); Gwangju Biennale (2018); and Nome Gallery, Berlin (2018), among others.



row&row (Boat ZHANG and Kojiro KOBAYASHI): A Chinese and a Japanese artist duo, founded in 2018 in Tsushima Island, Japan, currently work in Tokyo (and virtual Shanghai). The members are always coordinating their differences in language, culture, emotion, age, and gender (etc.) while responding, fighting, and playing with various situations encountered in daily life and in the world. They often use performance, video, installation as the form.

Raqs Media Collective

Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) have been variously described as artists, curators, editors, and catalysts of cultural processes. Their work, which has been exhibited widely in major international spaces and events, locates them along the intersections of contemporary art, historical inquiry, philosophical speculation, research and theory—often taking the form of installations, online and offline media objects, performances and encounters. They live and work in Delhi. They co-founded Sarai in 2000, at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. They are members of the editorial collective of the Sarai Reader series, and have curated “Insert2014,” “Sarai Reader 09,” “The Rest of Now" and co-curated “Scenarios” for Manifesta 7. 

Musquiqui Chihying

Musquiqui Chihying is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Taipei and Berlin. Specializing in multimedia practices, he explores the human condition and environmental system in the age of global capitalization and engages in the inquiry of and research on issues of subjectivity in contemporary social culture in the Global South. His works have been shown in international institutions and festivals such as Centre Pompidou, Paris (2020), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2020), 68th Berlinale (2018), UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2018), Taipei Biennial (2016) and Shanghai Biennale (2014), among others. He is the winner of the Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019. He is currently an assistant professor of media art at the Taipei National University of the Arts, and the founder of the Research Lab of Image and Sound.

H. Bolin & Sonali Gupta

H. Bolin is a writer and translator. Writings and translations can be found in Mask MagTripwire, and The New Inquiry, among other places.
Sonali Gupta is a doctoral candidate in biophysics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.