Pooja Seshadri majored in Visual Studies at The New School in New York, and has worked at several nonprofit and commercial galleries in NYC. She most recently served as Program Assistant at the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a grant-giving organization for experimental artists in the United States. Her research interests include intimacies in performance, subverting visuality and objectivity, and exploring the complex quantum playground of visual art.
Stephanie Lo is a Hong Kong-based art practitioner. She was the personal assistant to the founder at the design consultancy KL&K Creative Strategics for over four years, mainly assisting in managing art and design commissions, exhibition and collection registries. Lo holds a bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts and Culture from the Education University of Hong Kong. Her honours project ‘Social Perception towards the Visual Artworks of Disabled Artists in Hong Kong’ was awarded the Academic Excellence Award. After joining CCSCA, Lo furthers her research in cultural memory by exploring the intercalated migratory history, art practices, and cultural and institutional policy in art archives. She is also interested in research-based art and curatorial projects in the Sinosphere regions and South East Asia. In 2022, Lo co-curated the Contemporary Art exhibition 10,000 Flowers with her colleagues Gloria Demichelis (雲心), Yee Chung Kee (一忠可以) and Yuji de Torres with support from the NTUE and Taipei Digital Art Centre, featuring artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Allan Yuji Manarin de Torres
Yuji de Torres is a cultural worker from Metro Manila, Philippines, currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. He co-founded a nomadic curatorial initiative Kiat Kiat Projects. His Master’s Thesis focuses on notions of reimaginings and rehearsals of the nation through the urban farming initiatives of SAKA (Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo / Artist Alliance for Genuine Land Reform and Rural Development).
Rebecca Maryann Jensen
Rebecca Jensen is an emerging curator/ visual artist from Australia. With a background in contemporary arts and Chinese language. Curious about the overlaps between labour and art she aims to dissolve the boundaries between hospitality, art and the everyday through her practice.
GS Young is a writer, translator, and curator currently based in Taipei. His research interests include histories of Taiwanese Modern and contemporary art with a focus on the moving image and applications of curation as a phenomenological heuristic.
Young has previously held positions at Today Art Museum, UCCA, and M WOODS. His most recent publication projects include Multi-Verse: Ding Yi in Tibet, Hussein Chalayan: Archipelago, and Passing through Architecture: The Ten Years of Gordon Matta-Clark among others.
Margot Justine Nirina Bollin
Before enrolling with CCSCA, Nirin completed a Master’s degree in art management at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and worked for art spaces such as Galerie Joseph Tang and Lafayette Anticipations. In Taipei, his main interest is in art publishing, leading him to explore the artist book and zine scene, from self-publishing artists to national art book fairs. Reluctant to give in to the digital and high-tech hegemony, he looks for practices that grow from the body and emphasize haptic experiences.
Grace Chen is an art worker from Taipei, Taiwan. She received her MA in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has been working at international commercial galleries as a PR and exhibition coordinator for years. Her research interests include identity, trauma and memory in visual culture and mysticism and occultism in modern & contemporary art.
Gloria Demichelis is a highly motivated Italian art master’s student specializing in Asian contemporary art, with a particular focus on the dynamic Chinese artistic movements of the 1980s-1990s, as well as the rapidly evolving field of Asian new media art. After completing her Bachelor’s degree at the Turin University of Language and Culture of Asian and African Studies and attending the School for Curatorial Studies Venice at the A plus A Gallery, she has gained extensive experience curating and working in exhibitions both in Italy, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. One of her most significant accomplishments was her tenure as a personal assistant to the renowned Chinese artist Huang Rui in Beijing, where she collaborated on numerous events and exhibitions related to the 40th Stars anniversary, held in major international cities such as Beijing, London, Paris, Rome, and Hong Kong. Gloria is driven by her passion for promoting Asian art on a global platform and for contributing to the continued growth and development of the art market sector. As an art master’s student, she is committed to pursuing her research and furthering her career in the art world and looks forward to making valuable contributions to this exciting and dynamic field.
Long time resident of Taipei and community art worker.
1987 Beloit College BA Studio Art, BA Spanish Language and Literature1999-2005 Connections Community Center, Co- Founder
2009 National Chong Chi University MA Taiwan Studies
1985-2010 ESL Instructor University Level
2015-2020 Red Room Culture,Education and Arts Association, Curator on TAF campus