We are proud to announce that two distinguished scholars are in residency at kaitak in the first semester of 2017-18 academic year. Please join us in welcoming Prof. Huang Xiaopeng (University Fellow) and Prof. Hajoe Moderegger (Visiting Scholar)!
Prof. Huang and Prof. Moderegger will conduct their artistic research and develop their art practice during their time in Hong Kong. Both of them will actively engage in various kind of knowledge transfer through academic seminars, public lectures and tutorial sessions, while Prof. Huang will also teach two painting courses for the undergraduate programme.
Read on to learn more about the background and artistic pursuits of Prof. Huang and Prof. Moderegger.
About Huang Xiaopeng
Huang Xiaopeng, born 1960, China. He studied for a MA at the Slade in London (1990-92). He is University Fellow in HKBU, and Professor in South China Normal University, China. His video and public installation works explore inevitable dislocations as a consequence of translating, copying and transforming, to test the boundaries of meaning. His exhibitions include: 2015: “ A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations”, Para Site art space, HK；2011: “Giorgio Andreotta Calo, Jalal Toufic, Huang Xiaopeng”, Whitechapel Gallery, London (U.K.); 2006: “The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now”, P.S.1 MOMA, New York (U.S.); He has also contributed critical text “Education as an Art Project” to Printed Projects 11, Dublin, 2009 (the 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009).
About Hajoe Moderegger
Since 2001 Hajoe Moderegger (Associate Professor and MFA Program Director at the City College of New York) and Franziska Lamprecht (CUNY & HCCC) collaborate under the moniker “eteam”.
At the intersection of relational aesthetics, the Internet and land art, eteam coordinates collective happenings and conceptual transactions between the earthly plane and the realms of the interweb, often reconstructed in hypnotic video work, radio plays as well as novellas and novels. Their current research is related to forms of disappearance, invisibility and narrative structures. Parts of this ongoing research have been presented in lecture forms, participatory workshops, videos and a novella.
eteam’s videos and installations have been featured at MoMA PS1 NY, MUMOK Vienna, Centre Pompidou Paris, Transmediale Berlin, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, New York Video Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the 11th Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva, among others.
They have received awards and fellowships from Art in General, New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), New York Foundation of the Art (NYFA), Rhizome, the Creative Capital Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and were residents at the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) LA, Taipei Artist Village (TAV), Eyebeam NYC, Smack Mellon NYC, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony.
Currently they are finishing up “The Line”, a commission by the Whitney Museum of American Art, which will be launched online in the beginning of September 2017 as part of the Museum’s Artport collection of digital works.