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.

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. 

Brian Kuan Wood

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


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.

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.

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.

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 he co-founded Complimenta Inc., now under the open acronym c.h.a.m.p.s. (come here and move people slowly).


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–).

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).