Curator & Director
Steven Dragonn (Suiyang Long)
Born in Guangzhou, Dragonn graduated from the Sculpture Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts with a BFA in China. In 2009, he had his master degree in the Film and Multimedia Arts Department of Université de Paris-Est, France. He was the former curator of Contemporary Art Project of Memorial Hall of Lingnal School of Painting, chief curator of Kids’ Triennial of Canton,China, art director of R-Space in Vancouver, Canada. Now he is an independent curator, he works in both Guangzhou and Vancouver, founder of Canton-sardine, external instructor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China.
(Steven Dragonn’s CV)
Xiaoyan Yang is China Mainland national-wide esteem art critic and senior curator, he immigrated to Canada in 1999 and then become citizen of Canada. In 1987, he had his Master degree of Art history in the Department of Art History, of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China. In 2004, he received his PHD of Architectural Theory and History, in the School of Architecture, of South China University of Technology, China. Now he is Ph.D. Advisor of Sun Yat-Sen University, China, associate Dean of the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-Sen University, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Chief Master Instructor and Visiting Professor of the New Media Art Department, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Chief Master Instructor and Visiting Professor and etc. He is also the co-founder of Canton-sardine.
(Xiaoyan Yang’s CV)
Lam is a visual artist, designer and curator based in Vancouver BC. His curatorial interest is primarily rooted in regional West Coast art history, with an emphasis on the development of painting and its avant-garde narrative. He moved to Canada from Hong Kong during the 1980s. Lam studied design, art history and painting, both in Alberta and British Columbia. He is currently practicing painting as his main medium. Lam sees art making as an on-going spiritual practice. His main subjects are the perception of reality, the meaning of art, and the relationships between time, memory and space. Lam lives and works in Vancouver, Canada since 1998.
Pongsakorn Yananissorn’s practice expands on naturalized experiences and unobserved paradoxes in which ideologies are at their most potent. Employing various mediums that correlates to their own socioeconomic and historical specificities his projects often take form in subtle interventions, negotiations and a proposition to another mode of being of opening up spaces. This engagement applies to both his artistic and curatorial practice. Where he co-founded and directed Plaza Projects and Number 3 Gallery, after graduating from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. After studying and working in Vancouver, Canada he is now currently based in Bangkok. His project includes PostScripts, a public art exhibition as part of the 2018 Bangkok Biennial.