THE 5TH AWARD (ENG)

THE 5
TH
VH AWARD
FINALISTS
  • ZIKE HE (b. 1990)
    Proposal: “RANDOM ACCESS”

    Keywords: Memory, Data, Mortal Life, GPS, Pulsar

    Zike He is a media artist. Her works focus on personal and temporal perception in the flow of information and the technology milieu. By working on specific databases, archives and memory, her recent projects are developed with research ranging from digital space and machine learning to infrastructure and deep time, and with the exploration of their shapes in daily life. On the edges of different frames, narrative approach and discussions on “Disorder” often take the central place. In 2021, she started visiting, researching and focusing on art projects that explore science and technology infrastructure in the mountainous region of Guizhou in southwest China. Most of her works take the form of video, writing, installation, and computer programs.

  • RIAR RIZALDI (b. 1990)
    Proposal: “FOSSILIS”

    Keywords: E-waste, Future Archaeology, Oneiric Cinema, Science Fiction

    Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker. His artistic practice mostly focuses on the relationship between capital and technology, worldview, and the possibility of theoretical fiction. His works have been shown at various international film festivals (including Locarno, IFFR, Viennale, BFI London, Cinema du Reel, Vancouver, and more) as well as NTT Inter Communication Center Tokyo, Centre Pompidou Paris, Times Museum Guangzhou, Istanbul Biennial, Biennale Jogja, and National Gallery of Indonesia amongst others.

  • SU HUI-YU (b. 1976)
    Proposal: “THE SPACE WARRIORS”

    Keywords: Semi-Scifi, Queer, Body-politics, Cold War

    Su Hui-Yu obtained an MFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2003. His works are about exploring the connection between mass media, pop culture, memories of martial law, and the post-colonial history of Taiwan and East Asia. His work has been exhibited at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Hong-Gah Museum, Jut Art Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Museo Jumex in Mexico City, Casino Luxembourg, Kunstmuseum Bonn, San Jose Museum of Art in California, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and Power Station of Art in Shanghai. In 2017, International Film Festival Rotterdam dedicated a retrospective to Su’s video works, while his video work Super Taboo had its world premiere in the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. Su returned to the Tiger Short Competition in 2019 with The Glamorous Boys of Tang. In 2019, Su won the 17th Taishin Arts Award- Visual Art Award. Additionally, one of his latest productions Future Shock was awarded by Kaohsiung Short Award and premiered in Art Wuzhen in China.

  • SUBASH THEBE LIMBU (b. 1981)
    Proposal: “LADHAMBA TAYEM; FUTURE CONTINUOUS”

    Keywords: Adivasi Futurism, Yakthung, Indigenous Futurism, Science Fiction, Indigeneity

    Subash Thebe Limbu is a Yakthung (Limbu) artist from eastern Nepal. He works with sound, film, music, performance, painting and podcast. Subash has MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (2016), BA in Fine Art from Middlesex University (2011), and Intermediate in Fine Art from Lalit Kala Campus, Kathmandu. His works are inspired by socio-political issues, resistance and science/speculative fiction. Migration, climate change, and indigeneity or Adivasi Futurism as he calls it, are recurring themes in his works.

  • ZZYW (founded in 2017)
    Proposal: “OTHER PARADISE”

    Keywords: Simulation, Protocol, Paradise, Computation, Haze

    zzyw is an art and research collective formed by Yang Wang and Zhenzhen Qi in New York in 2017. It produces software applications, simulations, and text as instruments to examine the cultural, political, and educational imprints of computation.

    Yang Wang (b.1989) is an independent designer, a media artist, and a software engineer. Throughout Wang’s practice, computation is a tool for art-making and the subject of study. His work utilizes simulation to recreate conditions for critical examination. Besides his independent art and research practice, he is an alum of New Museum-led art & tech incubator NEW INC for the year 2019 to 2020, and an alum of the Technology Residency at the New York-based art institution Pioneer Works. He was the former Technical Director of Shanghai-based new media art agency OUTPUT Lab, a former Senior Creative Technologist at New York-based architectural design firm Rockwell Group and the former Interaction Designer at New York-based interaction design firm Potion.

    Zhenzhen Qi (b.1983) is an educator, researcher, and technologist from China, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2014, she has taught courses on interactive media, web, and game development at New York University, Teachers College, Columbia University, City University of New York (CUNY), and Guangzhou Academy of Art (GAFA) as an adjunct professor. She has given talks and led workshops at Power Station of Art, New Museum, New York Creative Tech Week, Museum 2050, Asia Art Archive in America, and more. She is the recipient of the Creative Technology Fellowship and Macy Fellowship at Columbia University. Additionally, she was a member of NEW INC, a culture and technology incubator at the New Museum in New York.