Chang Yuchen works in an interdisciplinary manner—writing as weaving, drawing as translation, teaching as hospitality, commerce as social experiment (see Use Value) and publishing as a dandelion spreading its seeds. By constantly entering and exiting each medium, she strolls against the category of things, the labor division among people. Yuchen was a recipient of Kahn | Mason SIP Fellowship, Poetry Project Curatorial Fellowship, Huayu Youth Award Grand Jury Prize, Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant and Luminarts Fellowship. She has shown/performed her work at UCCA Dune, Power Station of Art, Para Site, Taikwun Contemporary, Artists Space, Abrons Art Center and more. She was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA, Museum of Art and Design, NARS x Governors Island, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Textile Arts Center. Yuchen has written for publications including Heichi Magazine, Press and Fold, Art in Print, Randian, and she lectures/teaches at Yale University, University of the Arts, Center for Book Arts, Printed Matter, among others.
Gong Press is a publishing project by Qianfan Gu (based in New York), St. Jiu (based in Beijing), and Yuki He (based in New York). We produce art publications in collaboration with our artist friends. The project is named after the weapon “GONG (弓, bow)”: like a bow without an arrow, Gong Press exists in a state of quiet and dormant potency, ready to be activated through creative collaborations.
Catherine Lie is an Indonesian interdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator who works between New York and Jakarta. Interested in the notion of commoning, Catherine works with scores, videos, texts and their translations to explore alternative histories. She collaborates with more-than-human ghosts in everyday life: stuffed animals that play with kinship and identity formation, a broken phone that broadcasts the invisible story of global copper mining operations, and sourdough starter as a pedagogical lens for design and ecology. Catherine’s work has been exhibited at the Wiesner Gallery, Sakiya, Museum MACAN, and A.I.R Gallery.
Juntao Lin a fiction writer and a Ph.D student in Comparative Literature at NYU. His research interests include German Romanticism and Idealism, Marxist aesthetics, modern Chinese literature.
Ming Lin is an archivist and researcher—one half of Shanzhai Lyric, currently in office at Canal Street Research Association.
Alex Tatarsky makes performances somewhere in between dance, theater, comedy and deluded rant — sometimes with songs. They are one half of poetic research duo Shanzhai Lyric.
Bryan DelValle's practice is focused on painting, drawing and collage that deals with intimate, autobiographical subject matter. He lives and works in Valley Stream, NY and holds a BFA in painting from School of Visual Arts.