Chan Kok Hooi (b. 1974, Penang, Malaysia, where he currently lives and works) received his Diploma in Fine Art on a full scholarship from the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur. His solo exhibitions include A+ Works of Art(Kuala Lumpur, 2018); Art Seasons (Singapore, 2012); Pierogi Gallery (New York, 2010); Galeri Petronas, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, 2010); Photo Store (Feijiacun Village, Laiguangying East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 2008); and Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont, 2007). Chan has been awarded the Malaysia Young Contemporaries twice, the Jurors Award in 2006, and the Top 3 Winner in the 2D Category in 2004; and in 2003, he received the Top 5 Winner Philip-Morris Malaysia- ASEAN Art Award — all organised by National Art Gallery, Malaysia. Chan was the 2006-07 recipient of the Asian Artist Fellowship at the Freedom Foundation Vermont Studio Award in 2007. Institutional collections of his work include the Beppu City Art Museum, Japan, the National Art Gallery, Malaysia, and the Singapore Art Museum.
Hoo Fan Chon is a Malaysian visual art practitioner based in Penang; he graduated with a BA in Photography at the University of Arts London-London College of Communication in 2010. He was the co-founder and a member of an art collective – Run Amok Gallery (2012-2017). In 2019, Fan Chon participated in the 3rd edition of the Makassar Biennale. The following year he co-curated “Bayangnya itu Timbul Tenggelam-Photographic Cultures in Malaysia’ at the Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. His solo exhibitions include “Biro Kaji Visual George Town’ (Penang,2019) and “The Wolrd is Your Restaurant” (Kuala Lumpur, 2021). He was one of the selected artists for the inaugural 2022 SEA AiR, an artist residency programme organised by Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and funded by the European Union. His practice explores the cultural nuances between the mainstream and substream, the highbrow and lowbrow; and how our value systems shift as we migrate from one culture to another.
Tino Sehgal (b. 1976 in London, England, he currently lives and works in Berlin). Renowned as one of the most important artists of his generation, Tino Sehgal’s critical acclaim derives from his radical artistic practice that takes the form of “constructed situations”: live encounters between visitors and those enacting the work. Their ephemeral beauty rests in the fleeting specificity of the encounter, where players often engage the visitors with their active participation in constructing the piece. Sehgal’s abandoning of material production in favor of lived experience is nevertheless achieved with a sensitivity to classical considerations of form, composition and space, grounded not only in the history of dance but also western traditions of sculpture and painting. In 2018 he co-curated week-long series of live works entitled ‘A Prelude to the Shed’ which took place within a purpose-built architectural setting by Kunlé Adeyemi. The program included Sehgal’s own work alongside a broad range of artists including William Forsythe and Azealia Banks, which heralded the opening of The Shed’s permanent home. His work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, recently at MdbK, Leipzig (2022) Bleinheim Palace, UK (2021); The Odawara Art Foundation, Japan (2019); Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin (2018); V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia (2017); Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland (2017); Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh; Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Stedelijik Museum, Amsterdam (2015); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2015); Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo and CCBB, Rio de Janeiro (2014); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Tate Modern, London (2012); and Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010) and Kunsthaus Bregenz (2006), among others.